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Our Impact

Since 2007 the Ladue Education Foundation has advanced the excellence of the Ladue School District by expanding opportunities for student success. We have connected philanthropy with public education to build our Ladue Schools community, support world-class educational programs, and connect Ladue Schools alumni.

Impact Stories

Grants Awarded

For 16 years, LEF has gone above and beyond for all students, awarding over $1.2 million in grants.

Our grant program fosters innovation, creates meaningful change, and prepares students for the future economy.

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K-1 Osmos

Conway kindergarten and first grade classrooms will use the Osmo technology to teach projects revolving around coding, simple math, spelling and drawing. Osmo is a unique gaming accessory that will positively impact the way children learn during independent work time. 

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Tubano Drums

The LEF is supporting Spoede Elementary’s music program by providing funding to purchase the necessary number of Tubano drums to complete a class set. With this funding, now all 4 elementary schools have Tubano drums.

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Climbing Walls

Students have access to a climbing wall for physical education and extracurricular activities, thanks to a grant from the LEF to upgrade PE equipment in all district schools.

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Future-Ready Strategic Plan

The LEF works closely with Ladue Schools to support their Future-Ready Strategic Plan. LEF funding and volunteers power innovative projects, grants, and initiatives that empower students to become passionate learners and achieve their highest potential. 


Read more about Ladue Schools' 2022-2027 Future-Ready Strategic Plan.