Agenda | Next 7 Days

November 22, 2017
  • School Closed - All Programs - Thanksgiving

    November 22, 2017 - November 24, 2017

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November 27, 2017
  • Toddler Lunch: Penne Pasta

    November 27, 2017

    Penne pasta with marinara sauce and green beans. Served with seasonal fruit.

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November 28, 2017
  • Giving Tuesday - Annual Fund Kick off

    November 28, 2017

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  • Toddler Lunch: Vegetable Lentil Soup

    November 28, 2017

    Vegetable Lentil Soup with bread and olive oil. Served with seasonal fruit.

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Giving FAQ

Each gift makes a difference

Frequently Asked Questions

Princeton Montessori School’s Annual Fund is the school’s most important source of revenue other than student tuition. It is a vital part of each year’s operating budget, contributing to every part of the school’s operations. Annual Fund gifts allow us to attract and retain the very best teachers, provide quality materials, and provide our students with a wide variety of diverse experiences. In brief, the Annual Fund touches all aspects of the school.

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What is the Annual Fund campaign goal for this year?

We are striving to raise $150,000 by July 31 to benefit all our current students. We can get there if 100% of our current parents donate even $300.

How can my family contribute?

Gifts of every size are gratefully appreciated. Please give as generously as you can. Consistent participation is just as important as the donation amount. An investment in the present and future of Princeton Montessori School is one that will pay life-time dividends for your children and for future generations. In addition, your donation, unlike tuition fees, is 100% tax-deductible. We accept checks, cash, credit cards, stocks, and matching gifts from corporations. Your online credit card donation can be made here.

How much should I give?

Gifts of every size are gratefully appreciated. Please give as generously as you can. Consistent participation is just as important as the donation amount. An investment in the present and future of Princeton Montessori School is one that will pay life-time dividends for your children and for future generations. In addition, your donation, unlike tuition fees, is 100% tax-deductible.

When should I give?

The Princeton Montessori Annual Fund kicks off on Giving Tuesday. Between January and March you will be personally contacted by a trustee of the school or a fellow parent as often as is necessary to secure your participation. Donations are gratefully accepted up to July 31st, but the best gift of all is an early commitment.

Why don’t you just raise the tuition?

A full tuition at Princeton Montessori School does not cover the complete cost of educating each student. If the school relied solely on tuition income, we would price ourselves well beyond the means of most families. In addition, gifts to the Annual Fund are 100% tax-deductible while tuition is not.

Who supports the Princeton Montessori Annual Fund?

Each family, past and present, plays an active role in the school community. Our current parents, former parents, grandparents, alumni, trustees, friends, faculty, and staff share the responsibility of meeting the school’s educational goals and ensuring a soundly governed and financially healthy institution.

Who is involved in asking for donations to the Princeton Montessori Annual Fund?

Current and alumni parents, trustees, and alumni are selected to contact our constituents for donations in collaboration with the school’s administration. This ensures that 100% of the gifts received go directly to the school.

Do other schools ask for Campaign donations?

Almost every independent school in the country has an Annual Campaign. It is an important tool that helps keep tuition affordable and enhances the children’s educational experience. A common goal of 100% participation builds community and inspires others to give.

How can I ask my employer to match my donation?

Many families take advantage of their employer’s matching gifts program, doubling or tripling their gift to the school. Your human resources department will be able to tell you if your employer will match your donation.

I’m an alumni. Why should I be asked to give too?

Many of our alumni tell us that Princeton Montessori School provided the foundation for their character formation and success experienced at high school, college, and beyond. Just as annual gifts supported your education in your years at the school, your gift each year ensures that the tradition of excellence in developing the whole child continues on for current and future students. As communicated before graduation, much is done for you when you are a child. As you mature into adulthood, it is time to begin giving back. Giving back to a place that provided so much to your own development is a rewarding and valuable part of being an alumnus.

How can I volunteer to help out with the Princeton Montessori Annual Fund?

Please email or call Kathy Marmion, Director of Advancement, at kmarmion@pmonts.org at any time to discuss your interest. Participation is open to all current and past members of our school community.

What Sets Princeton Montessori Apart

Accredited at the highest level by the American Montessori Society

Led by a dedicated Head of School and engaged Board of Trustees

Staffed by a passionate team of faculty that surpasses the recommended teacher-to-student ratio set by the American Montessori Society (AMS)

Connected to PCTE, a world-renowned Montessori teacher training center as a lab school, ensuring the highest standard of a Montessori education

Set in a beautiful, natural, safe setting with state of the art learning environments

An experienced institution and a model for Montessori learning for nearly 50 years

Attended by healthy, happy, engaged, and connected families who strive to give their children the very best educational and developmental experiences available

Committed to providing the best in Montessori education and 21st Century Learning

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