We’re on a mission to ensure that every child in Port Townsend Public Schools is fully engaged and supported in achieving academic excellence.

The Port Townsend Education Foundation exists for the singular purpose of promoting innovative, outcome-driven classroom projects that energize teachers, motivate students and involve the community in supporting curriculum-based learning. 

Over the past eight years, PTEF has raised nearly $300,000 for teacher-generated grant projects aimed at enhancing student achievement.  Port Townsend public schools are critical to the economic health and overall vitality of our hometown. We at PTEF believe in a collective imperative to provide every child with an excellent education, one that is dynamic and rigorous and one that provides opportunities for students to develop academic discipline as well as discover and explore their passions.

We are dedicated to helping build and sustain highly quality public schools that prepare our students for college, career and the broader world.


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Posted on Feb 18, 2015 by Jim

We are excited to post the catalog of auction items for the Port Townsend Education Foundation's 2015 Music and Dance Soiree.  It is going to be a fun event and we look forward to seeing you there.  To see the catalog, click the following link:

PTEF 2015 Music and Dance Soiree auction items

Posted on Oct 14, 2014 by admin

Dr. Parker MacCready of University of Washington will give the second Future of Oceans lecture at the Chapel of Fort Worden, Port Townsend on Sunday, November 2 at 3:00 pm.  The subject is The Tides and Eddies in Puget Sound.

This series of five lectures, presented by Port Townsend Marine Sciences Center, began with  ‘el Niño, the boy wonder of climate’ , presented by Dr. Michael McPhaden of NOAA,  on Oct. 5.  McPhaden drew an enthusiastic standing-room only crowd of over 200 to Fort Worden’s Chapel.