Funds raised above and beyond the school’s revenue from tuition allows purchases and upgrades to be made that would not be covered by the annual budget. This enables the schools to maintain high standards in the prepared environment. It keeps the area fresh, inviting and stimulating, therefore promoting a higher rate of learning. New climbing apparatus for the playground, books for the library, or new Montessori materials are things the parents enjoy supporting. Monies raised above and beyond tuition revenue are also applied to the scholarship funds. These resources make some money available to families in need of financial assistance. Fundraising itself also allows recipients of scholarship money a chance to “repay” what they have received.
Being involved as parents and building a community among families is an important part of the Montessori experience. As a side benefit to raising money, the process of fundraising is community-building. Hand-in-hand we work toward a common goal; all the while getting to know each other and growing to care about one another. Fundraising is also a valuable way to contribute to the community service hours required of each family. The level of success in fundraising is directly connected to the amount of family involvement. Even a small amount of participation on the part of each family can achieve noteworthy goals.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible. Receipts for donations are available upon request.