Giving through Donations
Our parent community is vibrant and engaged; many families share their time, energy, and financial support with the school. This generosity makes it possible for us to develop and enhance programs and classroom experiences for students and faculty and achieve many of the goals laid out in our strategic plan each year.
It is our school's culture of giving that enables us to actualize long term goals. There are many venues by which families support our school - the Annual Fund is just one example. We encourage all families to participate at whatever level is appropriate for them.
Our school's operating expenses are funded from tuition and events that we host each year. A goal of our school is to keep tuition as affordable as possible, thereby attracting a student body that reflects the diversity of our island community. In order to supplement current revenues for this fund, we ask that you give to our operating fund.
This fund is for larger, long-term projects that sustain or improve our school's physical facility.
Our current need is a new welcoming entry way including a coat room. This space supports the child's transition from home to school. It is a welcome area for parents to communicate with teachers and offer pertinent information that might affect the school day. It is a space that facilitates many teachable moments and social skills such as greetings, self-care, courtesy, and grace.
This new space would also house a bathroom. Currently, if a child needs to use the bathroom while outside on the playground, the child must go through the entry to the back of the building to the existing facility. This takes a teacher out of the yard and means one less supervisor on the playground with the children. A bathroom in the entry represents a large portion of the funds needed for this project but it is crucial to a smoothly functioning school.
Tuition Assistance Fund
For many families who have had their children in Montessori pre-school, the logical step is to continue Montessori into the third year/kindergarten year. For some of our families, finances are a major consideration and the move to public kindergarten is based on this alone. Parents have made a choice of quality education and the public school offers a financial free burden. These parents recognize the benefits of quality preschool but need assistance in fulfilling the commitment to the third year at the Montessori Children's House of Nantucket.
The Montessori learning experience is cumulative: what a child learns in the third year depends on what he has learned in his previous Montessori years. The third year is the culmination of this learning. Visit our Montessori Third Year page to learn more about the comparisons between a "Montessori" kindergarten and a Traditional kindergarten.
Sponsor an Event
Sponsoring an event at Montessori Children's House of Nantucket is another way to augment our Operating Fund. Events are scheduled periodically throughout the year. More events are being planned so visit the site often to learn of new giving opportunities.
Events planned for the 2012-13 school year: For more information visit the Events Page
- Chowder and Cheer
- Family Fun Sunday
- Casino Night/Cocktail party
- Spring Dinner
Your gift in any amount can help us support our students and staff whereever the need is greatest.