Our Mission

The Foundation


American Preparatory Education Foundation (APEF) is a non-profit organization that provides energy, focus, and expertise as it raises funds for capital improvements, program enhancements, and scholarships to students, parents, and educators connected with American Preparatory Academy (APA) schools. The foundation’s mission is to enhance the APA experience for our students and to provide that experience for an increased number of students and families.

American Preparatory Education Foundation (APEF), tax ID number 45-4568023, is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that supports the growth and success of the American Preparatory Education system. Donations to APEF are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Who is a part of The Foundation

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors who have sole authority to select grantees and operate the Foundation within its exempt purposes. A small administrative staff will run the business affairs of the Foundation under the direction of its Board. Administrative and fundraising costs will be kept at a minimum and funded with contributions raised from corporate sponsors for that purpose.
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Program Enhancements

Some examples of program enhancements might include:

  • Adult English language or literacy classes to help our students and their families participate fully in the APA culture and to be successful in their communities
  • College Prep programs and activities to increase college access, especially to first-generation students
  • Funding for additional instructors and curriculum materials

Capital Improvements


In response to the overwhelming demand for the APA experience, APEF will support APA’s future physical expansion needs by soliciting corporate or foundation support. APEF will also develop funding for projects such as playing fields, physical education and team sports, and performing arts facilities. All donated funds will be administered directly by APEF.

The Foundation also intends to solicit grants and contributions to assist with our sister school in Lusaka, Zambia, which is part of our Africa Initiative. These funds will be administered directly by the Foundation through its employees or contractors, and not donated to a foreign organization.


The Foundation will seek contributions of all amounts from individuals, businesses, foundations, and other charitable organizations. Donors will be able to designate the type of program or project to which their donation will be directed.

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The Foundation provides financial support for: capital improvements, program enhancements at American Preparatory Academy schools, educational grants and scholarships to students, and more.

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African Initiative

Our highly effective, proven school model was cost-effectively replicated in diverse African socio-economic settings to prepare students for productive vocations and university-level studies.

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