Annual Giving: Setting Our Sights on the Stars

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Your Annual Giving Gift Helps

Each year, your annual giving contributions support Northwest Montessori School’s general operating budget to help offset expenses not covered by tuition. Your tax-deductible gift immediately benefits each student by providing funds for new classroom materials, school programs, and campus improvements. While tuition covers 90% of the annual operating budget, annual giving fills the gap between tuition and expenses. Our annual giving goal provides funds to be used each year at all three campuses.

Join us for our Annual Giving Parents’ Night Out

Friday, November 17 – RSVP HERE

Enjoy an evening to yourself as we kick off the 2023-2024 Annual Giving Campaign with Parents’ Night Out on Friday, November 17 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Simply drop off your child, along with your Annual Giving pledge card, and let us handle the rest of the details. Dinner, crafts and games will be provided for all children who attend. We hope your child will be able to join us for this fun filled evening!

One-Time Donation or Monthly Installments

You can use PayPal to make a one-time donation or set up monthly installments using your credit card. (No PayPal account is required to make a one-time donation.) Use the buttons below to select the payment option that best suits your needs. And thank you for helping us achieve our annual giving goals.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an individualized learning environment, based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori, that is designed to help students become independent, life-long learners who are academically grounded and socially confident about their place in the world.

Our Vision

Our goal is to build an environment that will help every student explore, communicate, work, and perfects skills to their highest potential. We want each student to grow in self-esteem, be well-grounded in academics, and joyful about learning.

“We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.”

– Maria Montessori

How Is Your Donation Used?

Perfectly Prepared Environments

Every year, we replace Montessori materials in each room. These materials are used daily and periodically need to be refreshed. Past campaigns helped fund the replacement of cubbies in all of our classrooms and the refinishing of tables and chairs. We are very fortunate to have parents who helped with this. This year, we hope to fund the continuation of these projects, along with additional upgrades.

Campus Improvements

Annual Giving allows us to improve and upgrade each location with unrestricted funds. Recent campaigns have allowed us to resurface parking lots in Woodland Park and Wedgwood, upgrade an outdated fire alarm system, purchase a new appliances, improve security measures, install new floors, and beautify all three of our campuses.

Marietta Rawson Scholarship Fund

We aim to share Montessori education with all children. Our financial aid program provides need-based aid to families who might not otherwise be able to attend Northwest Montessori School. This year, we are providing scholarships for 15% of our students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Northwest Montessori School fundraise?

Tuition alone does not fulfill the needs of the annual operating budget of our nonprofit organization. Fundraising is required to provide the outstanding Montessori education our families expect.

Why not raise tuition instead of fundraising?

Fundraising allows families to contribute to Northwest Montessori School through tax-deductible contributions, while keeping tuition affordable and approachable for a broader range of students.

Who gives to the Annual Giving Campaign?

We already have full participation from Northwest Montessori staff and the Board. We are now reaching out to current families, alumni, grandparents, and extended family and friends of Northwest Montessori. Corporate matching gifts also make an impact.

How much should we give?

Our goal is 100% participation. One month’s tuition is suggested, per enrolled student, however any amount is gladly accepted.

How do I contribute to the Annual Giving Campaign?

Turn in your Pledge Card at Parents’ Night Out on November 17th, or during student drop-off. Your contribution may be made as a one-time payment or up to 6 monthly installments. Donations can also be made online.

How does the Annual Giving Campaign differ from other fundraisers throughout the year?

Funds raised during the Annual Giving Campaign go directly to the operating budget for this school year. Contributions are used to enhance classroom environments, for campus improvements, and for the Marietta Rawson Scholarship Fund, which ensures Montessori education for a broad range of children. In contrast, other fundraisers may be for staff development or a specific capital project.

Our Fall Fundraiser is dedicated to continuing staff education, and the Spring Fundraiser and Social are devoted to a specific capital project, such as parking lot or security upgrades.

Thank you!

Participate by Donating Now

Please join the community in supporting our school today.

Your participation, at any level, is greatly appreciated!