Innovative Education

We help teachers bring concepts to life in ways that are not possible inside a classroom.

A Bass for Ava

Ava realized her passion for music when she played on a new bass purchased with a grant from our foundation.

You Rocked It!

Our Gala to Benefit Students was a SUPER big success.

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Giving Tuesday!

Your Gift – big or small – Makes a Difference

Onsite Child Care

At Every Elementary School

Our onsite before-and-after school programs supplement what’s taught in school with enriching programs, homework club, age-appropriate activities in an intimate setting with licensed staff.

Enhancing quality and choice for Carlsbad Public Schools

Carlsbad Educational Foundation’s $14.5 million investment helps elevate the education in Carlsbad Unified School District When Christine Willis and her family moved to California in 2016, the public school system was last on her list of options for her daughter to...

Self-care for parents & students

By Tora Bueno, Parent in Carlsbad Unified School District It’s challenging in life to push aside frustrations from unmet expectations or unresolved problems and be a consistent, present parent for our children. In the book, The Body Keeps Score, by Bessel Van Der...

What to Do with Your Kids this Summer (or anytime really)

By Tora Bueno, Parent in Carlsbad Unified School District I listened to Dr. Lisa Damour’s podcast episode, How Should Kids Spend Summer 2022?, and wanted to share her wonderful suggestions. Each of them struck me as evergreen for maintaining good mental health year...

Aviara Oaks Robotics Team is 1st Runner Up

From Linda Dee, Robotics Coordinator POWAY, CA — The  FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Championships were held over the weekend with 100 teams competing from Southern California (LA, Orange County, SD). Carlsbad Unified School District was represented by Armstrongs...

Our Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Commemorative event honors our current and past leadershipCarlsbad, California – Local leaders helped Carlsbad Educational Foundation officially open its new headquarters on Sept. 23 and celebrate its success in granting more than $1 million to schools in the Carlsbad...

Five tips to improve social-emotional wellness

By Tora Bueno, Parent in Carlsbad Unified School District School closures and social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the importance of having a practice to deal with life’s inevitable transitions. People of all ages suffered from abrupt...

Reaching for the Stars and Beyond

In September 2020 the Carlsbad Chamber launched its second annual Rising Star of the Month program to honor local area high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and the ability to...

Foundation approves $1 million to support local schools

An upended school year has yet to deter the great schools that are at the foundation of this great community. Students and teachers learned valuable lessons from adversities caused by distance and hybrid learning models. We, at Carlsbad Educational Foundation, learned...

Get to Know CEO Laura Pitts

We asked our new CEO Laura Pitts to answer a few questions for you to get to know her better! Learn where she's from, who inspired her path in leadership, and where you're most likely to find her in Carlsbad.Where are you from and how did you get to Carlsbad? I grew...

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Five tips to improve social-emotional wellness

By Tora Bueno, Parent in Carlsbad Unified School District School closures and social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the importance of having a practice to deal with life’s inevitable transitions. People of all ages suffered from abrupt...

Reaching for the Stars and Beyond

In September 2020 the Carlsbad Chamber launched its second annual Rising Star of the Month program to honor local area high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and the ability to...

Foundation approves $1 million to support local schools

An upended school year has yet to deter the great schools that are at the foundation of this great community. Students and teachers learned valuable lessons from adversities caused by distance and hybrid learning models. We, at Carlsbad Educational Foundation, learned...

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