Lincoln-West School of Science and Health at MetroHealth
Four local foundations have given Lincoln-West School of Science and Health at MetroHealth significant grants to help the school grow. The Thomas H. White Foundation provided a $25,000 grant. The Abington Foundation gave the school a $35,000 grant. The Reinberger Foundation gave a $50,000 grant. The Lubrizol Foundation gave a $100,000 grant. All gifts are going toward classroom space renovations and major equipment, including a new chemistry lab.
“We are proud to partner with MetroHealth and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District in support of their ongoing commitment to education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for underserved youth, a core funding priority for The Lubrizol Foundation,” Lubrizol Foundation President J. Mark Sutherland said shortly after the foundation’s gift in 2017. “Lubrizol’s founders believed that higher education, specifically in the sciences, plays a critical role in building strong businesses and communities.”
Open since September 2016, the Lincoln-West School of Science and Health at MetroHealth has more than 170 9th, 10th- and 11th-grade students, with the goal of expanding so the program can be offered to more students.
The school, at the health system’s main campus on West 25th Street, combines a traditional curriculum with interactive learning in a health care setting. The older students spend two days a week at the health system’s main campus on West 25th Street, while 9th-graders visit one day a month. “Home” is Lincoln-West High School on West 30th Street, two blocks from MetroHealth.