About FMPS

FMPS Mission Statement
The purpose of Friends of the Marblehead Public Schools, Inc. is to create an independent, community-based corporation to enhance the quality of education in the public schools of Marblehead, Massachusetts. The corporation is not intended to reduce or eliminate the town’s responsibility to support its public schools, but rather to supplement and enhance existing school programs and activities and to make possible new programs and activities. The corporation will work cooperatively with other local organizations and individuals interested in the public schools, including but not limited to the School Committee, faculty and administrative staff and their associations, Parent/Teacher organizations, the Chamber of Commerce, and concerned citizens.

Q&A

What exactly is Friends of the Marblehead Public Schools (FMPS)?
FMPS is a volunteer run 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides privately backed funding in the arts, sciences and math for our students and professional development for our teachers. For over 20 years, FMPS has awarded over $1 million to worthy educational endeavors.  FMPS does not fund school building repair/maintenance, staff salaries, basic supplies, or operating costs.

How do our schools benefit? 
FMPS awards collaboratively developed grants in math, science, the arts and community-building to enhance the curriculum at every grade level. Teachers and students often point to these programs as the most memorable and rewarding of their school experiences in choosing and remaining in the Marblehead school district.

How does our Town benefit? 
A strong public school system strengthens our community and encourages our students to become productive, well-educated citizens.  By funding groundbreaking initiatives we attract exceptional teachers to our district and families to our community.

Why donate?  
Public school budgets are tight and fixed expenses continue to rise. FMPS brings critical, cutting edge programming and resources to our district that would otherwise not be funded.

Friends of the Marblehead Public Schools “FMPS” is a volunteer run 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.