High School students volunteering for MLK Day of Service

Our Impact

Your gifts help ensure that all Shaker students have the resources and programs they need for academic success, as well as social-emotional and physical well-being. See your support in action!

Wood You Look at That!

Shaker Heights Middle School 8th graders take a design course focused on woodworking. This hands-on experience is definitely a favorite of our students! The course offering was launched with funding from the Shaker Schools Foundation in the 2021-2022 school year and is a wonderful example of a STEM lab that allows students to explore many technical disciplines.

Lomond Sensory Room

Thanks to our donors, we were able to create a sensory room at Lomond Elementary to provide a safe space with many benefits. It allows students to learn how to self-regulate their emotions, gain control of their bodies and increase their attention span over time. 


Shaker’s participation in the ACE Mentor Program (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) has provided the club’s students with an introduction to many career opportunities. Students explore interactive, hands-on, problem-solving activities in a collaborative environment.

IC Puts Students in the Spotlight

A student bursts into the bathroom at the Innovative Center (IC) to deal with a sudden nosebleed. It’s a little crowded in there–what with the cinematographer, boom operator, director, script supervisor, and assistant camera operator. Not to worry: the blood is fake–made out of corn syrup and red food dye – but the talent is real. The students are filming an original short written by Colin Burleigh, Class of 2022, called “Nosebleed.” 

Excellence is Inclusive – Shaker Travels the World Together!

Global education and travel have long been part of the Shaker Schools’ experience. We want to help Shaker students expand their worldviews and experience other cultures through international travel. The trips include performance tours, service programs and cultural exchange programs.

Making Friends at Fieldstone

Every week, students from Mercer’s multiple disabilities classroom look forward to visiting their friends at Fieldstone Farms. These gentle giants, who stand on four legs, offer unconditional support and encouragement to the students as they learn how to groom and feed them, and eventually, ride them.

The Foundation underwrites the cost of the program for students to attend.