Mission, Vision and Value

Opportunity Statement

The Swampscott Public Schools are dedicated to promoting academic excellence for all students as well as preparing students to be successful in life and to be contributors to society. It is the belief that families and the community are partners in the education process. While the traditional school budget provides the funding for the base education program, there is an opportunity to make further investments in our children by enhancing the educational experience of our students and schools. With current financial constraints, supplemental funds and programs take on even greater importance in providing a well rounded educational environment for our children.


The Swampscott Education Foundation (SEF) is dedicated to enhancing the educational experience of students of the Swampscott Public Schools by giving financial support for programs that will enrich the curriculum and provide enhancements which are beyond the normal scope of public funding. Our grant programs will support student centered projects, professional development for teachers and the increased integration of technology throughout the school system.


We believe that our students deserve the best education possible. We believe that our educators have innovative ideas and need funding, beyond the school budget, to realize their visions. We believe in this investment in our community.


In all of its endeavors, the SEF will follow its core values, namely:

  • Obeying all laws and foundation by-laws

  • Committing to the highest standards of ethical conduct

  • Acting with complete openness and transparency

  • Dealing with all of our constituencies with honesty and integrity

  • Conducting ourselves in professional manner in an environment of commitment, competence, teamwork, and mutual respect

  • Embracing and encouraging diversity

  • Never losing the focus of improving our children’s education