Your contribution to the Annual Fund helps us maintain SMS as a fiscally strong non-profit organization and supports our students and faculty across all program levels on both campuses. These funds provide the financial stability to make SMS a more valuable experience for the entire school community. The Board of Trustees and Head of School determines, based on input from faculty, students, and parents, the priorities for spending.

Please contact annualfund@shrewsburymontessori.org for more information.



Annual Fund FAQS

What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund is the most efficient and effective way to support Shrewsbury Montessori School. We do not participate in typical school fundraising activities such as selling wrapping paper, candy, or candles. These activities create unnecessary work for our faculty and parents and the school receives only a small portion of the proceeds. Your Annual Fund donation directly funds enrichment opportunities for our students, facility improvements, new technology, and support for our faculty. The Annual Fund is a vital source of expendable dollars that goes beyond our school’s operating budget. It is the difference between a great educational experience and a truly outstanding one.
What initiatives were supported by the 2014-2015 Annual Fund?
Thanks to last year’s Annual Fund donors, the school was able to complete the following projects and purchases:

  • Summer maintenance projects at both campuses
  • 18 additional computers for students and faculty
  • 2 way radios for classroom use
  • Support school STEAM Initiative & IPAD Exploration Initiative
  • Children’s House Thematic Units
  • Professional Development opportunities for faculty
How does Shrewsbury Montessori School solicit for the Annual Fund?
During the fiscal year July 1 through June 30, the Development Committee seeks donations from our current families, alumni, faculty and staff, former parents, and friends through a solicitation letter. We will provide updates on our progress via NewsNotes and direct emails to the classrooms. We also have occasional fundraising events to provide additional opportunities for contributions and event sponsorships.
What is Shrewsbury Montessori School’s Annual Fund goal for this year?
Our goal this year is to raise $65,000 in Annual Fund support. As always, we are looking for 100% family and staff participation. It is your participation that counts!
Are donations tax-deductible and what is the Tax ID number for Shrewsbury Montessori School?
Yes! Your donations are tax-deductible. Our tax ID Number is 202035495.
How can I contribute?
Cash or Check – Checks can be made out to Shrewsbury Montessori School and mailed to:
Shrewsbury Montessori School
Attn: Annual Fund
55 Oak Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
or submitted in person at both campuses.

Recurring Gifts – Use your SMS ACH account to have several small amounts withdrawn from your account.

PayPal – You may also contribute online via PayPal by clicking DONATE NOW.

Credit Card – Credit Cards are accepted at fundraising events and at the Shrewsbury Office

Stocks and Securities – SMS is able to accept gifts of stock and securities transfers.

For more information about any of ways to give, please contact annualfund@shrewsburymontessori.org

Can my employer match my donation?
Yes! SMS is a nonprofit organization and fully accredited independent school. Please check with your employer’s HR department regarding a Gift Matching Program and submit any necessary forms to the business office.

 

Thank you for your continued support of Shrewsbury Montessori School as we work to make a difference in the lives of our students.

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