Take a look at some of the grants that your support made possible in 2020! 

Windermere Hawk Mascot

Windermere Elementary

The Hawk mascot will visit classrooms throughout the year to bring lots of school spirit and cheer to the students and staff.

Greensview Lion Mascot

Greensview Elementary

The lion mascot will help to build school community with online and hybrid learning. The mascot will encourage acts of kindness, PRIDE attributes, and teach students many of the social and emotional skills that are necessary for success.

Swank Streaming Video Service


Digital streaming service that allows teachers to show videos in class, or embed into learning platforms for students to watch at home.

Flexible Live Streaming Equipment

UA High School

This equipment will engage and connect students and families and the greater UAHS community to athletic games, school events, and more, during COVID-19 restrictions that limit spectator and audience size.

Video Enhancement Initiative

All Elementary Schools

Staff and students are producing and enhancing learning experiences by creating digital content to be shared with the school community.

Art Supplies

Burbank Early Childhood School

Art supplies for the Burbank Early Childhood School Virtual Gallery Hop.

Secrets Under the Parking Lot

Jones and Hastings

6th & 8th Grade

Students will use critical thinking skills to read and learn about Pleasant Litchford and the history of Upper Arlington.

Mentorship Program

UA High School

Upper class students at the High School are serving as mentors to freshmen and new students to help them develop a sense of belonging right away, even in the midst of a pandemic.

Dan Santat- Author Visit

All Elementary Schools

Dan Santat is a #1 New York Times Best Selling Author author/illustrator of over one hundred titles which include “The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend” which won the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal in 2015 will be spending a day at each elementary school during the 20/21 school year.

UA Alumni Association Ambassador Program

To Be Determined

In honor of his service as an ambassador, the UAAA and UA+Ed have given Will the opportunity to give a grant, at his discretion, up to $500 to benefit the Upper Arlington School District. Check back for updates on what he decides to fund.

Color Me Columbus

All Elementary School 3rd grade students

The Color Me Columbus coloring books provide an opportunity for students and teachers to consider works of art in and around their own community. The coloring books offer an opportunity for discussion, reflection and an increased understanding of the visual experience whether we are in class or working within the confines of distance learning.

Innovate K12 Prototype


Innovate K12 is a network of innovative school districts throughout the United States. The program focuses on the quest to solve real problems through discussion, ideation, and collaboration across grade levels.---and it allows student voice to be utilized in new ways.

America to Me - Documentary

Community Screening

America to Me examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education through a multipart unscripted documentary series.  The series was screened in 2019/20 with moderated community conversations.

Summer Meals Program


The UA+Ed partnered with community organizations and individual donors to provide funding for breakfasts and lunches for children throughout the summer. Thanks to the UA Community Foundation, the Columbus Foundation, The UA Rotary Club, the TriVillage Rotary Club and all of the School District PTOs.


2018 Grants

Burbank Arts

Burbank Early Childhood School, Arts Program

Breakout EDU kits at UAHS

Breakout EDU, R&D Lab at UAHS

Battlebots, UAHS

Battlebots, combat robots at UAHS

Youth Yoga

Youth Yoga, training for staff at Wickliffe

Memory Project

Memory Project, Wickliffe

Julia Cook, Author Visit

Julia Cook, Author Visit at Windermere

Hastings Garden

Hastings Garden, Hastings

Professional Development

Institute for Middle Level Leadership, Hastings

Ruling Our Experiences

Empowering girls at Jones

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Wristbands in support of Wickliffe principal, Chris Collaros

Padcaster at Windermere

Padcaster: Mobile studio using iPads.

Robotics Club at Wickliffe

Wickliffe Robotics


Kibo: Primary Robots at Greensview

What Makes Me, Me?

What Makes Me, Me? at Windermere.

Inclusive Book Collection

Book collection at Wickliffe

The History of UA

Barrington students are writing and publishing a history book about their community.


Olivia Van Ledtje, author and social media leader teaches educators and students in all 5 elementary schools.

Golden Bears A to Z

Greensview students writing and publishing Golden Bears A to Z.


FRC BearBots

Hastings & Jones



Urban Zen


Hastings Garden


What Makes Me, Me


Poet, Hanif Abdurraqib


Graphic Design, Artist in Residence


Robert Post, How to Survive Middle School

Art Outside the Lines

Art Outside the Lines with Wickliffe


Global Read Aloud, Refugee by Alan Gratz


Brendan Keily, Author of All American Boys, Tradition & more



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Contact Us



614-487-5007 ext. 1120 


1950 N. Mallway Dr., Upper Arlington, OH 43221


Online Resources


UA Schools                      UASchools.org

UA Alumni Association   BearAlums.com

Golden Bear Bash!         GoldenBearBash.com


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