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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 Spring Gala

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SCEF Spring Gala was a rousing success.  Thank you to all our bidders, donors, volunteers and sponsors! Cick Learn More to donate to Fund-A-Need or purchase party spots and remaining auction items online.

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Your Dollars at Work


Your donations make a difference for every child, every day at every school in the San Carlos School District. SCEF fills the gap between public funding and the programs we know are vital for a well-rounded education.

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Fast Facts

In the 2014-2015 school year, the San Carlos School District will educate more than 3,450 children:

  • Arundel Elementary – 516 children
  • Brittan Acres Elementary – 430 children
  • Heather Elementary – 445 children
  • White Oaks Elementary – 384 children
  • Central Middle School – 687 children
  • Tierra Linda Middle School – 641 children
  • Charter Learning Center – 351 children

Last year, SCEF raised more than $2.45 million between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.

This money supports programs in our classrooms in the 2014-2015 school year.

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