Our Mission:


Friends funds grants that enrich the educational experience of all children in Marblehead public schools.

MCCPS Oyster Upweller

MCCPS Oyster Upweller

Our Mission


Our Impact


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.

Grants funded by Friends impact students at each of the Marblehead Public Schools, including Glover, Bell, Coffin-Gerry, Village, Charter, Veteran’s, and Marblehead High School.


Million Dollars Raised

FMPS has two major fundraising events, our Annual Fall Fund drive which takes place in September, and our Summer Soirée held in June. Through the years, thanks to generous donations we have raised close to 2 million dollars!




Helaine Hazlett, who graciously hosted our 2019 Summer Soirée, founded Friends of the Marblehead Public Schools in 1990. Since then, we’ve been dedicated to funding grants from teachers, parents and community groups that enhance our children’s education.



Thousand children Impacted

Your donation to FMPS benefits your child, our schools, and our entire community. Those dollars directly fund programs that benefit ALL Marblehead public school students and create memorable experiences for all grades and across all areas of learning.


October 2017

Grants made possible by The Friends of the Marblehead Public Schools are an invaluable part of our students’ growth and success. We are so excited about our FMPS-funded “Dash into 4th Grade” coding robots and look forward to the incredible learning opportunities that are now possible because of this grant.

Katie Fehrenbach, Grade 4 Teacher, Village School


Village School 4th Grade Coding Robots

Village School 4th Grade Coding Robots