Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE) is a community-based education foundation run by parent volunteers working to enhance and expand the educational opportunities for students in Lafayette’s six public schools: Burton Valley, Happy Valley, Lafayette and Springhill Elementary Schools, Stanley Middle School and Acalanes High School.



Our charge this year...to provide $4.5 million to our six public schools.  How do we do this? With your help! No matter the amount of the donation, every dollar makes a difference to our students and teachers. 



  • All donations at any level are appreciated. The goal is for 100% of Lafayette school families to participate. Every dollar makes an impact! 
  • Become a Major Donor with a minimum total contribution of $5,000 or more per family.
  • Join LPIE’s Leaders Circle by giving an additional $200 per child for a total donation of $1700 per child. 
  • Consider donating an extra 3% to defray the cost of processing your donation and save LPIE $80,000 in fees. 


LPIE at Stanley

LPIE provides well over $1 million in funds that covers:

  • 22 elective sections and supplies for Art, Music, Home Economics, Wood Tech, Computers, World Language, and Wheel
  • Historical and cultural art programs in Social Studies and World Languages by LPIE instructors
  • Technology including providing a Chromebook for all Stanley students
  • School Librarians
  • LPIE Science lessons delivered by LPIE Instructors, in Chemistry, Biology, and more
  • Math intervention sections
  • LPIE Music Mentors for small group instruction
  • Classroom funds for teachers and principals plus classroom books and school libraries
  • Assembly speaker for One Book, One School
  • Enhanced instruction through teacher collaboration and training
  • Counseling and Wellness
  • After school homework support
  • Lunchtime Clubs
  • Sports Program Coordinator

Meet the 2021-22 LPIE Stanley Co-Chairs:

We are excited to be leading LPIE's efforts at Stanley! We welcome the chance to answer any questions you may have or simply to brag about the wonderful things LPIE is providing our kidsl Please feel free to contact us for more information (contact information available in Directory).

Stephanie Asadorian and Fredi Gorham.



About LPIE


LPIE was founded in 1980 as the Lafayette Arts & Science Foundation (LASF) by a small group of parents concerned about the cutbacks in arts and science programs in the schools as a result of Proposition 13.

Since its inception over 37 years ago, LPIE has provided funds for instruction in art, music, writing, science and social studies. Today it has more than 120 volunteers, over 100 classroom instructors, an executive director and a small office staff. For the 2016-2017 school year, LPIE raised a record $3 million dollars, which supported all curriculum areas as well as teacher development, technology investments and classroom materials.

Why We Exist

Public funding isn’t sufficient to adequately fund the full, engaging and well-rounded curriculum that our community demands. Parcel taxes go a long way, but a gap remains. LPIE raises additional revenue needed to support Lafayette’s public schools.

What We Do

Since 1980, our mission has been consistent: to support and enrich the education of every child in the Lafayette public schools. We achieve this by:

  • Going Beyond the Basics LPIE helps maintain the hallmarks of an education rich in science, math, music, art, technology, foreign language, humanities and electives. This year, we invested 92% of our income to fund these essential programs, along with important student support services.

  • Identifying and Filling Needs LPIE works directly with the Lafayette School District and the Acalanes Union High School District to identify areas for investment in core academics and enrichment, supporting programs and efforts that might otherwise go unfunded.

  • Powering our Schools Since 1980, LPIE donations have provided more than $40 million in funding to support Lafayette students. LPIE continues to be an important member of Lafayette’s vibrant community.

We believe Lafayette school children need to have a well-rounded education in order to thrive in today’s world. LPIE, teaming up with parents, parent organizations, volunteers, community members, local businesses, teachers, and school districts, supports high priority school programs threatened by lack of regular funding. LPIE also brings skilled independent instructors into the classroom to share their talents and delivers extraordinary enrichment opportunities that spark students’ imaginations and ignites their dreams.


The foundation’s efforts benefit the nearly 5000 students at our six public schools. We fund programs in science, visual and performing arts, foreign language, math, and writing as well as electives, class sections, instructional aides, counselors, library databases and technology.



Last updated: June 23, 2021