Slate School’s curiosity-driven focus recognized

Slate School’s curiosity-driven focus recognized


Slate School, a nonprofit K-12 independent school located in North Haven, is thrilled to announce that it has received an award from VELA Education Fund, which supports entrepreneurs who are boldly reimagining education.

VELA Education Fund is a national nonprofit fund dedicated to accelerating education innovation and opportunity for every learner.

This award comes with a $10,000 gift to Slate School.

"We are honored that VELA Education Fund has recognized the work that we do at Slate School,” said Julie Mountcastle, Head of School at Slate. “VELA's attention elevates the value of learning in environments where students and educators are celebrated for who they are and encouraged to flourish by discovering their unique gifts."

VELA Education Fund received more than 625 applications, and Slate School is grateful to be recognized for its important and unique work in curiosity-driven education.

"Slate School is driven by our community, and there is significant interest in curiosity-driven education that is different from other education opportunities in Connecticut," said Jennifer Staple Clark, founder of Slate School. "Our students come to us locally and also from a 30-mile radius, and we ensure that finances are not a barrier to this type of curiosity-driven and nature-based education. We are so grateful for VELA Education Fund's support of our mission and vision."

Slate School is committed to changing the landscape of education to inspire and nurture children as creative thinkers and curious learners.