Enrich our children's education


The Allendale Foundation for Educational Excellence, Inc. (“AFEE”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding grants that enrich the Pre-K through 8th grade educational experiences at Hillside and Brookside schools.  AFEE's Board of Trustees is comprised of volunteers from the Allendale community.  It includes parents, teachers, and District administrators, including the superintendent, principals, and supervisor.

AFEE relies solely on the generosity of the community to raise funds for its grants.  Since its inception in 1995, AFEE has funded nearly $1.9 million in grants at Hillside and Brookside Schools.  These have included a number of cutting-edge technologies (Smart Boards, laptop carts, iPad learning labs); the Learning Commons (library) at Brookside; BTV, Brookside’s own television studio; Hillside’s award-winning Ecology Center; an updated Fitness Center for 6th-8th graders at Brookside; Hillside’s Theater Week; Brookside Bytes, a brand new digital newspaper; the award-winning Law Adventure program at Brookside; and many science and curriculum-extending assemblies. This past school year we completed the transformation of the library at Hillside School, and saw several new grants including the One School One Book program at Hillside and a Hydroponic and Aquatic Sytstem at Brookside School. One of the larger, more substantial grants for the 2019-2020 school year is the complete renovation and technological improvement of Brookside School’s science labs, beginning with 8th grade. These grants are independent of the district’s budget, and consistent with the goals, objectives, and policies of the Allendale Board of Education. 

Please support AFEE and ensure our children continue to receive an exemplary educational experience!


Thank you to our 2018-2019 sponsors

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