About Us


Nantucket Education Trust is a 510(c)(3) non-profit community organization. NET’s mission: to generate private support for public education on Nantucket; to foster private and public partnerships that benefit the children of Nantucket Public Schools; and to honor excellence in teaching and learning.

The Trust, while connected to and supportive of the school system, is autonomous, and has its Articles of Incorporation, by-laws, and Board of Directors.

Rooted in a community distinguished by its unique history and setting, Nantucket Education Trust pursues the following goals:

  • to enhance educational opportunities on Nantucket by mobilizing private sector resources and expertise;
  • to foster alliances among business, community, and school interests, and to serve as a catalyst for public and private partnerships that benefit education;
  • to promote the exchange of ideas among island schools and between our schools and those from other communities;
  • to support programs that honor excellence in teaching and learning;

Rather than duplicate the efforts of the island’s existing educational groups, including the public schools, Friends of the Nantucket Public Schools, the Nantucket Community School, the island’s private schools, and numerous voluntary activities, Nantucket Education Trust seeks new ways to support existing initiatives as well as explore strategies for promoting lasting, system-wide improvements. NET will tap new sources that can assist teachers and students, while concurrently implementing more effective school programs.

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