It is CBSFA’s belief that healthy, well-educated kids are critical to the welfare of the community.
CBSFA began its support for the St. Paul Montessori Preschool Program in the spring 2007 semester, and has continued it since. Fully funded by CBSFA, the program provides early education and activities for kids age three to five. The Montessori curriculum and structure provides a distinct advantage to kids as they enter kindergarten by developing social, reading and communication skills.
Fur Seal Curriculum
In 2012, CBSFA contributed funding to the development of Northern fur seal curriculum for the St. Paul School. Support helped develop and conduct a two-week pilot of 7-12 curriculum at St. Paul School. Curriculum includes inquiry based on science activities, connection to earth science, and computer and technology skills.
St. Paul School Gym Renovation
Renovations to the St. Paul School gymnasium were successfully completed in 2012 with the help of CBSFA and American Seafoods funding. Our contribution of $80,000 helped make improvements towards a new gym floor, safer bleachers, and more efficient lighting. CBSFA is happy to contribute funding to promote healthy lifestyles in our community.
Bering Sea Pribilof Islands Science Education (Amix Program)
CBSFA contributes funding to the Tribal Government who designs and manages this science education program. This program is designed to educate our youth about the history, culture, and environment of St. Paul Island. Bering Sea Days and Bering Sea Science Camp are included in this important program. Bering Sea Days is a week long even in the St. Paul School for grades pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. This program promotes education related to scientific disciplines including marine ecology, GIS mapping, prehistoric animals, archaeology, oceanography, marine invertebrates, fur seal ecology, and sea birds.
Bering Sea Science Camp is a seven-day camp on St. Paul Island for youth ages 10-18. Summer camp themes are different every year and encompass hands-on field and classroom activities that reinforce scientific concepts that students learn throughout the school year.
Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program
CBSFA is proud to support the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program’s (ANSEP) goal of helping the Native American youth of Saint Paul and other Alaskan communities be better prepared for college and possibly a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Education and Training Program
In addition to local support for education, CBSFA continues to provide scholarships and training grants through its Education & Training Program. Please see related program application documents at right.