The Farmington Public School Foundation, an independent, section 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides funds for programs and projects that excite & engage students, empower the creativity of teachers and support the goals and mission of the Farmington Public School System.

We invite you to become part of our strong community. Your support will help FPSF expand the classroom into the world by providing funds for Innovative Education.


FPSF is pleased to announce the award of the second Innovative Initiative Grant to the Farmington Public Schools. The Edge Media Labs will bring new media literacy and technology to our students. Read more about this exciting program!

We’ve completed our first Innovative Initiative Grant, granting $138,000 to Farmington Public Schools to create Engineering Labs and Programs in grades 5- 12, and it’s already at work! Watch the video at right to see what Jim Compton, Chair of the Science Department at FHS and his amazing students had to say on how this grant supports innovation in education.


2017: Adaptive Specials: This project provides students who require an alternate setting during their specials period, a curriculum that can be facilitated in a small group or individualized setting.

2016: Mechatronics Project: Combining electronics and mechanical engineering to give students a more authentic real-word experience in engineering

2016: Students Teaching Students II: Expansion of program where students teach peers important concepts through pictures and writing.

2015: Students Teaching Students: Elementary students teach other students important concepts through pictures and writing.

2015: Jewelry Making: Designing, Marketing, and Sales: Work with high schools students to develop a full range of business and creative skills.

2015: Engaging Reluctant Readers and Writers: Pilot the use of graphic novels as a tool to improve reading and writing among elementary students.

2015: Traveling School Store: Work with high school students to organize and manage a mobile retail outlet, from start-up through re-investment.

2015: Interdependence between Plants, Worms, and Soil: Create hands-on, authentic experiences for second grade students involving a hydroponic growing station.

2015: Digital Imagery: Integrate new media experiences into the eighth grade curriculum to expand digital arts to prepare students for digital design.

2015: Developing Number Concepts with Family Math Games: Expand a math program to benefit kindergarten and second grade students.

2015: Noah Wallace School e-News Broadcasts: Enable elementary students to expand the school’s e-newspaper to include video content.

2014: Tiger Leader Program: Helping to grow West District's successful student leadership program.

2014: Improving Number Sense Concepts with Family Math Games: Innovative, engaging approach to improving math skills

2013: Social Thinking Class: Supporting the FHS "vision of the graduate" at the middle school level

2013: Archaeological Field School 2013: Program expands to Yale's Lewis Walpole Library in Farmington

2013: Maple Sugaring: Sap to Syrup: Comprehensive program for special needs students at IAR

2013: Math Music Videos: Engaging & innovative opportunities for Union School 4th grade math

2013: Land and Water Stream Table Investigations: Supporting hands-on, collaborative science learning at Union School

2012: Farmington River Environmentalists: Exploring the health of the Farmington River

2012: Noah Wallace School E-Newspaper: Student production of an online newspaper

2012: Archaeological Field School: Archeological digs at the Stanley-Whitman House

2012: Bench Mark Beautification Community Service Project: Developing the AHS bench-building program into a self-sustaining business.

2010: Noah Wallace Elementary School Science Fair: In 2010 FPSF provided a grant for the Noah Wallace Elementary School science fair.

2010: West Woods News Crew: FPSF facilitated technology for the News Crew at West Woods Upper Elementary School.

2009: Digital New Media Studio at Farmington High School: In 2009, FPSF funded the creation of Farmington High School's Digital New Media Studio.

2008: FHS's Probing Science Project: In 2008, Farmington High School received a grant from FPSF to fund the Probing Science project.

2007: Irving A. Robbins MS Engineering Electrical Go-Carts: In 2007 FPSF gave funds to Irving A. Robbins Middle School Engineering for electrical go-cart components.

Our Teacher Recognition program offers a wonderful way to recognize your child’s teacher and support the Farmington Public School Foundation at the same time. For graduating seniors, this is also an excellent way to thank and honor a favorite teacher.

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