The Mission Continues

Welcome to Bellesini Academy’s online auction!

The COVID-19 quarantine required us to cancel our Spring Gala & Auction, previously scheduled for May 1st.  The Spring Gala is our largest fundraising event each year, raising over $200,000, helping us meet our general operating budget and raise funds for our four-week Summer Program.  We need to raise $200,000 to fund the remainder of our FY ‘20 Budget and our Summer Program.

The Bellesini Summer Program, also known as our 11th Month of School, is a critical component of our students’ success:

  • prevents summer learning loss
  • keeps students safe from dangers of inner-city
  • provides the opportunity for new, fun experiences
  • promotes academic growth that is critical for being prepared for success in competitive private high schools

We are redesigning the way we will run our Summer Program to provide the same impact in new circumstances. We are preparing for a combination of remote learning and in-school classes, all guided by our dedicated teachers and staff.  Bellesini also will be offering support services, college preparation, and fun activities for our alumni this summer, keeping them safe and on track to achieve a college degree.  The cost to provide these programs is $1,000 per student and $200 for each alumnus.

Thank you for your support!

Support Summer Fund

Support Summer Program Fund
Now, more than ever, the Bellesini Summer Program is a critical component of our students’ success:

  • prevents summer learning loss
  • keeps students safe from dangers of inner-city 
  • provides the opportunity for new, fun experiences
  • promotes academic growth that is critical for being prepared for success in competitive private high schools

This summer we will be utilizing a hybrid on-campus/virtual model. Students will attend school in-person on our campus two days a week. Another two days a week learning will be done remotely. The fifth day we plan to make an outside activity day. In order to follow social distancing recommendations, only half of our students will be in the school building at any given time. Students will also participate in virtual field trips.

Each grade will become a cohort supervised by two faculty members and one college alumnus. They will stay together throughout the day. We are planning on purchasing outdoor chairs to hold classes outside when possible and to use our larger indoor spaces where it will be possible to maintain safe distances between students. 

We will have the following core academic classes:

  • Reading and Writing
  • Math 
  • Social Studies
  • Health and Life Skills (grade 5-8)
  • Citizenship and Computer Class (5th grade)
  • Spanish (6th & 7th grade)
  • High School Placement and SSAT Prep (8th grade)

During Remote Learning days students will receive core class instruction and will also be able to select from among the following elective classes:

  • Sustainability
  • Forensic Science 
  • Current Events
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Graphic Novel Study

Afternoon Enrichment Program will include:

  • Coding
  • Digital Art 
  • Anime
  • Sign Language
  • Video Making, Editing and Photography
  • Theater (online)
  • Chess Club (online)
  • Fitness Club (remote and in-person)
  • Dance (remote)
  • Yoga (remote)

Text to give is “BASUMMER” at 44321

Give Alumni Summer Experience

Alumni Summer Experience

A hallmark of our program is the Alumni Support Program which tracks, supports, and engages with alumni through college and beyond. Please support our alumni summer experience for our 100 high school-aged alumni. Activities include:

  • College Prep Program 
    • SAT Prep 
    • Essay Writing 
    • College Visits (virtual)
    • Scholarship Applications and Essays
  • Community Service Opportunities 
  • Base Mentoring Program 
  • Grade level class meetings 
  • Girls High School Health, Fitness and Leadership Program 
  • Boys Fitness Program and Basketball Tournament (if appropriate)

Text to give is “BAALUMNI” at 44321

Sponsor the Event

Presenting Sponsor: $1,000

  • Company or organization logo with hyperlink to website featured prominently on online auction site and event webpage.
  • Placement of advertisement or greeting on event webpage and on the auction site.
  • Special promotion of sponsorship in weekly social media posts, in our e-newsletter, in electronic communications promoting the auction, and on our website.
  • Option to share information and links to special promotions offered by the sponsor.

Partnership Sponsor: $500

  • Company or organization logo with hyperlink on online auction site and event webpage.
  • Placement of advertisement or greeting on event webpage and auction site.
  • Sponsorship listing in social media posts, our e-newsletter, in electronic communications promoting the auction, and on our website.

Supporting Sponsor: $250

  • Company or organization logo with hyperlink on online auction site and event webpage.
  • Placement of advertisement or greeting in the online auction catalog and on event webpage.
  • Listing in our e-newsletter and on our website.

Donate Auction Item

Online auction catalog listing will feature one or more pictures of donated items as well as company logo and hyperlink to the company website and a description of any special promotions or coupons offered during the time of the auction. 

Place an Ad

 $100 – Placement of advertisement in online auction catalogue and listing in e-newsletter and on our website.