De Marillac is an example of the very best sort of educational initiative sponsored by the Roman Catholic Church. Established by Daughters of Charity and De La Salle Christian Brothers the school provides tuition free schooling for middle school age children in one of San Francisco's poorest neighborhoods.
Epiphany School, Dorchester, MA
Like De Marillac on the west coast, Epiphany serves middle school age children from Boston neighborhoods. This is a ministry of the Episcopal Church.
The Gilbert School, Winsted, CT
William H. Gilbert founded the school which bears his name in 1895. The Gilbert School serves the residents of Winchester and Hartland, Connecticut.
Girard College, Philadelphia, PA
Stephen Girard was one of the richest men in America when he founded Girard College. The school is unique in that all students board at the school from 1st grade through 12th. For free.
The Glenwood School, Glenwood, IL
Established in 1887 The Glenwood school operates day and residential programs for disadvantaged children. Basically you pay what you can afford to attend Glenwood.
The Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, HI
The Kamehameha Schools were established in 1887 by Bernice Pauahi Bishop who was the daughter of the last King of Hawaii. She sought to provide a sound education for the indigenous children of Hawaii. The school serves 6,500 students in grades PK-12 on 3 campuses in Hawaii. Kamehameha's endowment is the largest secondary school endowment in the United States with a value of approximately $9 billion in 2010.
Milton Hershey School, Hershey, PA
Yes, that Hershey. The founder of the chocolate company which bears his name also established a school in 1909. The Milton Hershey School provides tuition free education for children from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
Regis High School, New York, NY
Regis was established in 1914 by an anonymous benefactor. It educates boys from 9th through 12th grade in the Jesuit tradition. This is a highly competitive school.
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