The Annual Fund

As a nonprofit organization, SMS is able to receive tax-deductible contributions to supplement our annual operating budget. Each year we solicit our families, faculty, alumni, and local community to support our school.

Your donation to the Annual Fund helps us maintain SMS as a fiscally strong nonprofit organization and supports students and faculty across all program levels on all campuses. These funds provide the financial stability to make SMS a more valuable experience for the entire school community while keeping tuition as low as possible.

It is the difference between a great educational
experience and a truly outstanding one!

 Our Goal

For our fiscal year, which is July 1 through June 30, we will strive to achieve 100% participation from the Board of Trustees, faculty, and families for a total of $65,000 for new equipment, enrichments, and improvements.

Many families choose to donate through Smart Tuition with two semester contributions in December and May.

We also celebrate #GivingTuesday, the international day of giving. Following Thanksgiving, we have Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday. We will be share more information about how you can support Giving Tuesday in November.

It’s not the size of the gift that matters;
it’s your participation that counts!

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 including outdoor learning spaces

 New technology and learning materials

 Professional Development for our faculty

 The Annual Fund is the most efficient and effective way to support the mission of the Shrewsbury Montessori School.

 Ways to Give

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 all campuses.

Recurring Gifts – Annual gifts can be withdrawn twice a year through your Smart Tuition account.

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

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

Stocks and Securities –  SMS is able to accept gifts of stocks and securities transfers through the Business Office.

In-kind Donations – Items may be donated to be used in the classroom, for special events, or for fundraising opportunities.

Matching Gifts – Many companies match employee contributions. Contact your employer’s human resources’ department to inquire if your company offers this benefit.

Contact annualfund@shrewsburymontessori.org for more information.