ACE partners with the Andover Public Schools to support innovative, curriculum enhancing, system-wide initiatives that will inspire our students to succeed in facing today’s global challenges.

Andover Coalition for Education (ACE)

Since our launch in November 2005, ACE grants for the Andover schools have exceeded:

What’s happening next?


9th Annual ACE Scarecrow Festival – Join us from October 16th to October 30 on Main Street for this year’s Festival.

Help us Grow Our Pumpkin Patch! –  NEW this year, YOU can help us invest in our youngest learners by “growing” a pumpkin patch at each of our elementary schools.  For a $10 donation, ACE will place a pumpkin at the elementary school of your choice to grow that school’s patch of ‘lil pumpkins!

Make a gift to ACE to support education in Andover!  Give any amount that demonstrates how you value education for your kids and our community!

Teacher Tribute Giving Honor a teacher or staff member today by making a gift to ACE to support our schools!  A card acknowledging your thoughtful gesture will be emailed to the teacher/staff member informing them of your generosity.  


Recent Highlights

  • Raised $13,000 through the first annual Race for ACE!  Many thanks to all that participated in this fundraiser!
  • Lenore Price was recognized and awarded the Rotary Club’s Citizens Who Cares Award in March 2021 for her leadership and dedication to the Andover community and our schools.  A wonderful highlight VIDEO shares her commitment to our mission.
  • In December 2020, granted more than $25,000 to support individualized science and art kits for all 1,450 middle school students at all three schools.
  • Funded 3 major district initiatives in 2019-2020 with almost $100,000 given to our schools. 
  • Third-year of support for the Teaching Innovation Fund.  Our first ongoing grant program directed towards teacher-led projects.


Save the Date for the 2021 ACE Scarecrow Festival – October 16 to October 30!

Save the Date!  October 16 to October 30, 2021 Make a Scarecrow for your yard Join in the Scarecrow scavenger hunt Purchase a scarecrow Become a sponsor    

Save the Date for the Virtual Race for ACE: A movement challenge to raise money for our schools – May 1 to 8!

Save the Date!  May 1 to 8 Join the Race for ACE and support education in Andover!   When:  Anytime between Saturday, May 1 and Saturday, May 8th What:  Complete YOUR Race for ACE - YOU pick a physical activity that you and/or your family/team will do for 30...

Save the Date for the 2020 ACE Scarecrow Festival – October 17 to October 31!

Save the Date!  October 17 to October 31, 2020 Make a Scarecrow for your yardJoin in the Scarecrow scavenger huntPurchase a scarecrowBecome a sponsor

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Andover High School’s IDEAStudio has a lot to be proud of this year, funded by an ACE grant in 2018 with a transformational gift from Ellen and Greg Sebasky.  The IDEAStudio was launched to provide students and faculty with the environment, the resources, and the...

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ACE is a Field of Interest Fund of the Essex County Community Foundation (MA), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (Tax ID 04-3407816.) Donations to ACE are tax-deductible.

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Andover Coalition for Education
P.O. Box 1521
Andover, MA 01810