Who We Are



The Council for the Advancement of Public Schools (CAPS) was founded in 1995 by public school educators to promote the success of our public schools in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Over time, our goal has expanded to advance the understanding and appreciation for the overall value and quality of public education, its pivotal role in our communities, and to bring new viewpoints on education to the forefront.


CAPS sponsors and/or supports numerous events in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, all to benefit the students of area public schools. One such event has been the National Spelling Bee. Another high-profile event is the Annual “Touch the Future” Art Show, which features creative work from 25 public high schools in Bucks and Montgomery counties.

Legislative Initiatives:

Through ongoing, regular contact, CAPS is making federal, state and local legislators aware of pressing issues affecting public education, such as budgets, testing, charter schools and more.


TV, radio, newspapers, billboards and online advertising have highlighted the positive impact of public education in our communities. Bucks and Montgomery counties’ best and brightest public school students and programs are spotlighted regularly.


From public radio and TV fundraisers, and school supply drives, to dedicated support to help Kiwanis give back to the community children through food drives and other means—CAPS is at the forefront of making lives better for our local students and their families.

Mission Statement

CAPS promotes the value and quality of public education in Bucks and Montgomery counties through advocacy and activities that highlight the positive contributions of public schools in our region. We also encourage ongoing community support for the success of our area public schools.

Success Starts Here

CAPS is a proud supporter of the Success Starts Here campaign.

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