The Upper Darby Arts and Education Foundation

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Brad Schoener Music Man Camp

The 2nd Annual Brad Schoener MusicMan Camp is on for this summer for students entering 4th through 8th grade. Dates and times are June 23rd to 27th AND June 30th to July 3rd from 9 am to 3 pm. A limited number of scholarships are available to Upper Darby School District students. Interested students should speak with their UDSD music teacher for their recommendation.



The Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation is proud to announce that the technology initiative promoting 100% literacy in kindergarten through third grade classrooms as well as the MusicMan Camp have been accepted by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development as eligible for EITC funding! This mean EITC eligible businesses can now receive tax credits for making financial contributions to these programs along with 5 other UDAEF supported programs:

Artist in Residence, Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement Courses, Engineering Program and Robotics.


For more information on Educational Improvement Tax Credit, please click here.


Upper Darby Horticulture Students Win 2nd Prize at Philadelphia Flower Show

Congratulations to Upper Darby High School Horticulture students and their teacher, William Hensil, on taking 2nd place in the Window Boxes and Lamp Posts category at the Philadelphia Flower Show!

News & Events

K-2 Literacy Initiative Profiled on Comcast Newsmakers

Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation President, Angelo Roman, recently appeared on Comcast Newsmakers to discuss the K-2nd Grade Literacy Initiative in the Upper Darby School District. Angelo highlights the Foundation's commitment to purchase Smartboard and I-Pad technology for K-2nd grade as well as the School District's commitment to install high-speed wireless internet in 140 classrooms by this Fall. Teachers will receive training to further ensure this technology and literacy initiative is as effective as possible in achieving 100% literacy by 2nd grade in all Upper Darby schools. To view the Comcast Newsmakers segment in its entirety, please click here.


Autistic Support Playground Planned for Primos Elementary

Plans are underway for the construction of a new playground at Primos Elementary to support nearly 70 students in grades K-3 with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Parents, teachers, administrators and member of the community worked together to make this playground a reality for students. Funded entirely by private contributions, the playground will be custom built with specialized equipment to develop sensory and social skills. The Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation is proud to be handling the fundraising for this important addition to our school district. DONATE NOW to help build this playground! More

Delco Daily Times features UDAEF Literacy Initiative

The Foundation's goal is to have 100% of first graders reading. All elementary schools will be equipped with wireless capability and the 140 classrooms for grades kindergarten through second will have interactive projectors and whiteboards. The first appeal will solicit $265,000 in donations from the 65,000 alumni.


Philadelphia Inquirer highlights Upper Darby High School program!

The Philadelphia Inquirer highlights the ELL program at Upper Darby High School!


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