The school and beyond
As we and our partners considered donating millions of dollars and time to create this school, an important consideration was how the benefits of this project would extend beyond Philadelphia and this one school: It had to scale.
An important component of scalability is funding. Schools are built and maintained by their surrounding communities; therefore we knew that this school's funding had to come from Philadelphia, and the funding had to be part of their general school expansion capital plan.
We committed employees and corporate resources. By sharing our best practices and providing insight and access to internal resources, we believed that, together with the School District of Philadelphia, the School of the Future could be built.
When the Philadelphia School of the Future opened its doors to 170 students in 2006, we were proud. And we continue to be encouraged every day as the effects of our joint effort impact communities around the nation and world.