PRIMARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION
The W. P. Carey Foundation is a key contributor to several K-12 schools. Based on the proven link between rigorous early instruction and success in college and beyond, education at the primary and secondary levels was a long-held interest of our founder and continues to be a focus for the Foundation today. The emphasis of the Foundation’s support to K-12 schools is on admissions and college guidance.
In 1897, Anne Galbraith Carey and Dr. Daniel Coit Gilman, the President of Johns Hopkins University, founded The Country School for Boys of Baltimore, the nation’s first country day school. Her vision was to create a school where the “whole boy” would be educated in mind, body and spirit, preparing a young man for college as well as a life of honor and service. In 2003, Wm. Polk Carey and the W. P. Carey Foundation made the largest private gift in the School’s history to endow and renovate the primary academic building, Carey Hall. A recent major pledge will support the W. P. Carey College Counseling Center and endow the Francis J. Carey Lecture Series.
Francis J. Carey Hall
More than twenty Carey family members, including Wm. Polk Carey and Francis J. Carey, have attended Calvert School in Baltimore. In 2003, the W. P. Carey Foundation made a gift to endow Francis J. Carey Hall, the main building for the newly established middle school. Ten years later, the Foundation made a pledge to endow Calvert’s Lower School, the Wm. Polk Carey Lower School.
Wm. Polk Carey Funds for Excellence in Admissions and College Guidance
A 1948 graduate of Pomfret School, Wm. Polk Carey remained engaged with his alma mater first as president of the alumni association, then as a trustee and later as an honorary life trustee. He and the W. P. Carey Foundation have made numerous donations to Pomfret including establishing the endowed Wm. Polk Carey Funds for Excellence in Admissions and College Guidance.
Bryn Mawr School
The Carey Quadrangle
Bryn Mawr School was founded by five young Baltimore women in 1884 who dared to suggest that girls should have the same college-preparatory education as boys, an idea revolutionary in its time. The driving intellectual force behind these women was Martha Carey Thomas. At the time, she served as dean of Bryn Mawr College, later becoming president.
The W. P. Carey Foundation has donated over $1 million to Bryn Mawr School over the past 15 years. In recognition of the Carey legacy at Bryn Mawr, the Academic Quadrangle was renamed The Carey Quadrangle.