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 gift 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.

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.

Your donation makes 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 strive to achieve 100% participation from the Board of Trustees, faculty, and families for a total of $75,000 for new equipment, enrichments, and improvements. Gifts of all sizes make an impact!

SMS also celebrates Giving Tuesday, the international day of giving and the largest day of giving at SMS. Following Thanksgiving, we have Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday. Many families contribute on this day to participate in the Giving Tuesday movement.

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 fund gifts can be made through your Smart Tuition account based on your tuition payment schedule.
  • PayPal
    You may also contribute online via PayPal by clicking Make a Gift button 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.
  • Event Sponsorships
    Event Sponsors advertise their business to our school community.

Contact Suzie Nebelung, Director of Advancement for more information.