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What We Fund

SCEF Funds - Smaller Class Sizes

Small Class Size

San Carlos public schools offer smaller class sizes in grades K-3 than many surrounding school districts. This is made possible in large part by parent donations to SCEF. Last year over $380,000 was devoted to smaller class sizes for our youngest students.


Libraries are an integral part of any schools curriculum and with the shift towards 21st century learning and common core curriculum, they are more important than ever. Studies have shown that children who have access to a well stocked library staffed by library media specialists tend to perform better academically. One of the more important
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No matter what professions our children eventually pursue, science is a critical part of their future.

Music & Art

SCEF funds performing and fine arts programs for every child in San Carlos public schools.


SCEF funds programs that impact our children's physical and emotional health.

SCEF Marketplace


Visit the SCEF Marketplace for year-round offerings – Orthodontics, Summer Camps, Fitness and More. Click ‘Learn More’ to see what’s available.

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Educator Innovation Grants


SCEF is making grants directly to educators to support projects that promote Innovation, Creativity and Enrichment in the classroom. Please click "Learn More" to see your dollars at work.

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Fast Facts

In the 2015-2016 school year, the San Carlos School District will educate more than 3,500 children:

  • Arundel Elementary – 526 children
  • Brittan Acres Elementary – 417 children
  • Heather Elementary – 432 children
  • White Oaks Elementary – 385 children
  • Central Middle School – 705 children
  • Tierra Linda Middle School – 692 children
  • Charter Learning Center – 351 children

Last year, SCEF raised more than $2.6 million between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

This money supports programs in our classrooms during the 2015-2016 school year.

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