We’re looking to partner with values-aligned individuals, foundations, and other entities that are excited about bringing a world-class education to low-income families.

Our model is incredibly efficient — $3,500 can provide a full year of K-8 education to a student who otherwise would be stuck in a failing public school. Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what Stella has to say:

We have an ambitious goal: to provide 200 low-income students, like Stella, with full scholarships to attend Primer for the ‘23 - ‘24 school year.

Together we can...

Uncover the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.

Bring the gold standard in edu to low-income neighborhoods and create more equity in education.

Create a brighter future for students and families who seek it.

Leverage technology to offer an accessible superior education to millions of kids.

Interested in learning more or making an investment? Contact Lisa Tarshis, Head of at

In-kind investments

In addition to monetary contributions we are also seeking in-kind investments in the following areas:

  • Apple iPads (8th generation or later) (new or gently used)
  • Backpacks (new)
  • Children's books for grades K-8 (new or gently used)
  • School furniture (new or gently used)
  • Office and school supplies (new or gently used)
  • Uniforms attire (pants and white shirts) (new)
  • Individually wrapped snacks with a long shelf-life
  • Fresh fruit or lunches

Interested in making an in-kind investment? Contact Lisa Tarshis, Head of at

The Primer Microschools Foundation operates under Mission Edge San Diego 501(c)(3) as a Fiscally Sponsored project.