Enhancing Education for Faculty, Staff, and Students:
Valley School of Ligonier
Founded in 1946 by Constance Prosser Mellon and General Richard King Mellon, Valley School of Ligonier offers a quality private school education to all families in the region that seek it. Currently, tuition costs are lower and scholarship funding more generous than other private schools in the area.
A $1,250,000 grant will finance capital improvements, including new technology and smart devices to enhance educational outcomes, and a new HVAC system, among other projects. It also will help attract and retain talented educators by increasing starting salaries for new teachers and ensuring annual raises for current teachers. The grant will add four new staff positions: a science and math teacher, an athletic coach, a business office assistant, and a school counselor, who will support students with special needs. Finally, the Foundation grant will increase funding for school lunches and instructional supplies.