High Meadows School Receives Goizueta Foundation Grant

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ATLANTA--Nov. 19, 2002--High Meadows School, a private school serving 400 students in preschool through 8th grade in the North Fulton area, received its largest grant to date, in the amount of $237,140, from The Goizueta Foundation.

High Meadows School will use The Goizueta Foundation grant for a comprehensive marketing campaign, a capital feasibility study, and Board development.

Roberto C. Goizueta established The Goizueta Foundation in 1992 to support educational programs that promote sustainable change and have a long-term impact in the community. Specifically, The Goizueta Foundation looks for organizations that empower individuals and families through educational opportunities to improve the quality of their lives.

High Meadows School uses a 'child-centered' approach to education that strives to educate the whole child, inspiring a lifelong love of learning. For the last thirty years, High Meadows School has been providing a socially responsive community based on respect for the individual and a commitment to learning through exploration and discovery, enabling children to meet the challenges of the future by becoming creative problem solvers. 

"High Meadows is honored to receive this generous grant from such a prestigious foundation," says Paule Ebrahimi, Head of School. "This will enable us to address several strategic initiatives, positioning ourselves for future growth through capital improvements, and helping us promote the school to more prospective families. High Meadows has had many exciting accomplishments in recent years, which merit including in our marketing message - our NAEYC and SACS accreditations, and our International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program candidacy." 

High Meadows' approach to teaching is deeply rooted in best practices and the research work of world-renowned educators. The school offers a rigorous curriculum model and teaching approaches that encourage mastery of learning through activities that are developmentally appropriate and involve discovery, experimentation, peer interaction, research, and representation of information.

Students as young as kindergarten are involved in project-based units of study, involving practical life skills such as teamwork, presentation, and organizational skills, problem solving, time management, creativity, and technology. Graduates are admitted into the most challenging independent high schools and go on to succeed in fulfilling their dreams at esteemed colleges.

About High Meadows School

Founded in 1971, High Meadows School has grown over the last few decades to include kindergarten though eighth grade, providing unique educational opportunities for thousands of North Fulton and East Cobb children. The school is particularly known for its low student to teacher ratios, its co-teaching model, its environmental science studies and its hands-on, project-based, interdisciplinary approach to teaching. High Meadows School is one of only four private schools in the North Fulton area to receive SACS accreditation and the only private school candidate in the North Metro area for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. Call us in Roswell, GA at (770) 993-2940 or on the Web at http://www.highmeadows.org.

Prepared by Jim Caruso, MediaFirst PR - Atlanta and member of the board of directors of High Meadows School.

Media Contact: Becky Boyd, MediaFirst PR - Atlanta: 770.642-2080