Thank You!

Donations help us to meet our mission, and beyond. 

Consider ECS in your annual giving, and make a difference in the education of students in the city of Pittsburgh.


Out-the-Door ecs

Students at ECS have over 2100 outdoor experiences every year and spend about 175 minutes in recess a week. ECS combines academics and out-the-door learning to approach real world problems that build active, engaged, empathetic citizens. You will find students going on hikes through Frick Park identifying trees, picking up trash in the community, tending to the school’s garden beds, visiting the history center learning about the roots of Pittsburgh, and so much more. Help us create these opportunities for students to be engaged citizens.


Growing ECS

ECS grows citizens. And we are expanding our campuses to support additional students at every grade level and to continue our mission-based program through the high school years. Growth in space allows us to developmentally right-size our schools, support the demand for our program, and expand opportunities for students. Will you help us as we grow?



The Environmental Health and Wellness fund will provide increased beauty, health, and well-being to our students. This fund focuses on Environmental Health and Wellness investments in our facilities. This is an opportunity to invest in the environmental health infrastructure needed to support indoor air quality, biophilic investments, and overall attention to the health and comfort of our built environments. Help us keep our space beautiful and healthy.


ecs Annual FUND

We believe that every student should have the opportunity to have a vibrant and extraordinary educational experience. Donations to this fund support access to overnight trips, expansion of after school/athletic programming, growth of our classroom libraries, supplementary supplies or uniforms for students, and upgrades to our educational settings.