Annual Fund

Support Arbor Montessori by giving to the Annual Fund starting today!

Annual Fund donations go directly to important operating expenses such as our generous scholarships and strong professional development.

One-time Donation

Recurring Donation

*The Donate buttons will take you to a page that references Eastside Montessori Education Foundation, which is is the official non-profit name for Arbor Montessori.

At Arbor we are deeply grateful for the generosity of our community. As a result of the philanthropic support of current and past parents, alumni/ae, grandparents, faculty & staff and friends, we are able to work together to sustain Arbor’s mission and to accomplish our ongoing goals and initiatives.

In order to enable our school to remain a vibrant, supportive learning community, we encourage all members of our community to consider Arbor a priority in their charitable giving. We hope that you will join us in investing in the continued success of Arbor as a leader in Montessori education by making a tax-deductible contribution.


Why is the Annual Fund so important to Arbor Montessori School?

Gifts to the Annual Fund are gifts from the heart. Funds from these gifts go directly to supporting our operating fund and specifically our generous scholarship program. Arbor is able to use this money where it is most needed and most effective – making this amazing educational experience accessible to our whole community.When our community participation rates are strong, possibilities for external funding support from foundations and corporations increase. It also inspires giving from other Arbor families, staff, and alumni as we join together to support a school in whose mission we believe and whose community we cherish.

What is the goal of the Arbor Annual Fund?

This year, our goal is to raise $20,000 and for 100% of our current families to participate.

Who gives to the Arbor Annual Fund?

We seek gifts from current and alumni families, staff, and friends. We seek 100% participation from our current families and staff.

Doesn’t my tuition payment cover costs?

No, tuition alone does not cover the cost of educating a child. The Annual Fund helps to bridge the gap between revenue and expenses, and enables us to steadfastly maintain the best possible educational experience.

Why doesn’t Arbor Montessori School charge what it costs?

We strive to make Arbor Montessori School’s education accessible to as many students as possible. The School Board holds an utmost importance on enabling many families to provide this world-class Montessori educational experience which is why keeping tuition affordable is a priority. In addition, a gift to the school is tax deductible, whereas tuition is not. This gives each family the opportunity to write off a portion of their child’s education.

If I am receiving scholarship support am I still asked to give?

Everyone in the Arbor community is asked to participate in the Annual Fund as a symbol of our collective commitment to Arbor. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference in the lives of our children.

How much should I give?

We ask each family to consider what Arbor gives to our families, and to make a gift that is accordingly meaningful. Every gift matters, whether it is $10 or $1,000. When we give to Arbor, we are demonstrating our commitment to the school and its mission and endorsing our outstanding faculty and staff.

When should I send my gift?

The Annual Fund runs from now through then end of next August. Gifts made before December 31st may qualify for tax deductions in the current year.

May I make my donation to Arbor Montessori School online?

Yes! Click the Donate button on the right to go to donate online or on the subscribe button to set up a monthly gift.