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Enhancing the Educational Tradition of
Gaithersburg High School

Since 1904, Gaithersburg High School has stood as an educational pillar for the students of Gaithersburg.  Now housed in its brand new, state-of-the-art building, Gaithersburg High School is ready to extend that legacy to a new generation of students.  And the Gaithersburg High School Education Foundation is working to enhance the ability of the school to achieve that mission.

Many high schools in Montgomery County already have education foundations helping to serve their needs that are not met by MCPS. The Gaithersburg High School Education Foundation puts Gaithersburg on par with those schools and will help equalize the resources and programs available to Gaithersburg High School and its community.

We serve as a bridge for alumni, businesses, parents and other community members to give back to this beloved institution.

Our organization funds academic enrichment programs, teacher professional education and mentoring programs for the students.  We are proud to have helped the drama department participate in an arts program with a national theater company, to help our Robotics and STEM clubs and to assist creative writing students submit entries to a short story contest.

As the Foundation continues to grow, it also will develop programs to promote character growth and overall success, such as programs to promote understanding and tolerance among GHS’s diverse student population.

Feedback on GHSEF Projects

“It was really fun to interact with the kids. The presentation was well thought out, even some parents said it was the best booth they had seen.”

Elisabeth Solomon, National Science Honor Society – USA Science & Engineering Festival

“I really like how we engage in interesting conversations on the books that we read. The books are also interesting and usually are different from what I would normally read on my own.”

GHS Book Club

“The actors were so engaging with the audience and it was truly pleasing for our students to attend.  It was so good I intend to visit again next year.  Thanks again for your generous donation!”

Jeanne Clay, Field Trip to Romeo & Juliet