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We are proud to say that  we awarded more than $28,000 in grants during the 2018-19 school year - our highest total ever!  These are some of the grants we awarded: 


Elementary Schools

  • All Elementary Schools Beyond Ballroom Dancing Program for 4th or 5th graders
  • Church Street "One Book, One School" program for all K-5 students
  • Church Street "Kindness Garden" for all K-5 students 
  • George Washington School Artist for the Bus Entrance Mural Project
  • Mamaroneck Avenue School Live Theater Tanglewood Marionettes production of Cinderella
  • Mamaroneck Avenue School Storyteller Artist-in-Resident Program for K-5 
  • Post Road School Scholarships for the Nature’s Classroom for the 4th grade
  • Post Road School Critter Caravan science program for Kindergarten students 
  • Post Road School Weather Lab for all Kindergarten students
  • Ridgeway School Supplies for the Garden Club 
  • Ridgeway School Author/Illustrator Arts-in-Residence Program for K-5


​Middle Schools

  • Eastview School Latin American Dance Artist-in-Residence
  • Highlands School More than 100 Stylus Pens for use by math students on I-pads


​High School

  • Scholarships for 9thGrade students to attend a performance at SUNY Purchase
  • Celebration Math Lunch for 70 girls taking calculus
  • Author visit with students studying Spanish at WPHS & Eastview 
  • R.E.A.D. program at Rochambeau School


We hope you will help us as we work to continue our success!

2018-19 Was a Great School Year,

Thanks To All Who Contributed! 

Ballroom Dancing Program at Church Street School

We welcome your help!  Whether you can offer time, money, or ideas, you can help us make an important contribution to the lives of White Plains Public School students.

Beyond Ballroom Dancing at Mamaroneck Avenue School in March 2020

Needless to say, the 2019-20 school year was very difficult for everyone. We wished we could have done more to help the community, but the scope of the problem was so enormous that there was little we could do to have a positive impact. Thankfully, we were able to provide a way for people to honor their children, friends, neighbors, and teachers who were deprived of the special celebrations which would typically commemorate their achievements at the end of a school year. More than 30 commemorative bricks were purchased, and, we are happy to report, are now displayed outside of WPHS. Photographs of those newly-installed bricks are available HERE.


As we look forward to a new school year filled with so much uncertainty, we will continue to seek out ways to support our  wonderful School District. If you know of any teacher or administrator within the District who wants to run a program which one of our grants could help support, please encourage them to contact us!

Grant History


Through special events, dinners, auctions, sale of commemorative bricks and fund-raising appeals, the Friends have raised and donated more than $360,000 to the White Plains Public Schools.
Read about our mission, and meet the White Plains residents on our Board.

​​​​​Friends of White Plains Public Schools is dedicated to supporting our students by

(1) Funding academic and cultural enrichment programs not included in the District's budget, and

(2) Encouraging greater involvement in and support for the schools by parents, the community, and alumni.