The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is an independent organization that supports, challenges, and invests in a successful future for all Los Alamos public school students. Since its inception in 2005, the LAPS Foundation has donated more than $1 million to fund opportunities and materials for students, provide professional development for district educators, defray operating expenses, and assist with capital improvements to enrich learning environments in the Los Alamos public schools.
The LAPS Foundation raises money through generous contributions from individuals and organizations who share the Foundation’s core values that excellent public education is every child’s right, and that excellent public education systems depend on: a well-informed and supportive community, caring and competent educators, a supportive and responsive school environment, and sufficient financing to achieve educational goals.
“On behalf of the Los Alamos Public Schools students and staff, THANK YOU! The Foundation is a wonderful partner in education and is helping meet essential needs in our schools.”–Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, Superintendent, Los Alamos Public Schools
“One of the Los Alamos County Council strategic goals is to support Los Alamos Public Schools’ goal of ranking among the top public schools in the nation. Those of us in local government appreciate that a strong school system is fundamental to the continued progress of our community. Attracting new families and retaining the ones we have depends strongly on the quality of the educational system that they can provide to their children. The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is a great partner and leader in our community toward this goal.”
–David Izraelevitz, Chair, Los Alamos County Council