WMS Annual Fund Washington Montessori School
New Preston, Connecticut

As is true for all independent schools, tuition alone cannot cover the programs that make WMS an exceptional place to learn.

On average, we must raise 10% of our annual operating budget, and we ask parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty and staff, parents of alumni, and friends of the school to help bridge this gap. Your gift to the WMS Annual Fund is part of a community-wide investment in the education of each WMS student, as well as an affirmation of those dedicated teachers and staff to whom we entrust our children every day.

Please remember that annual giving is 100% tax-deductible, and that gifts of all sizes, whether $20 or $20,000, help ensure that WMS and our students continue to flourish in this changing world. Our leadership level of giving is $5,000 and higher.

For your children, this is where it all begins, and we believe a WMS education is an investment with endless returns.

Thank you.

Your Annual Fund Gift Directly Benefits Our Students

Opportunities to Direct Your Gift

Your annual fund gift can be used to support our school’s areas of greatest need, or you can choose to direct it to a program of particular interest to you.

WMS Community Partnership Program

This program provides Middle School education to 6 graduates of the Children’s Community School (CCS) in Waterbury, CT each year. The children who come to our school have been identified as potential academic and social leaders within the CCS community. Our school’s partnership with the Children’s Community School dates back to 1995 and is a significant part of our mission.

The goal of this partnership is to provide a WMS education to students from all socioeconomic backgrounds, so our students benefit from a variety of perspectives and opinions, thereby enriching not only our own school community, but the larger community as well. All gifts to this program will support the cost of educating WMSCPP students. This includes tuition, transportation to and from school, and expenses for materials and activities.

When WMSCPP students enter eighth grade, attention is given to planning their next step into high school, so they may continue to thrive at their next level of education.

WMSCPP Fundraising

Please join us in supporting the ongoing viability and sustainability of the Washington Montessori School Community Partnership Program, an integral part of our mission as a school and community.

You may contact Trish O’Reilly, Director of Development, to contribute to this program or simply make a gift to the WMS Annual Fund and choose the WMS Community Partnership Program as your area of interest.

Thank you for your deep support and for being a part of the change we all wish to see in the world.

Our partnership with the Children’s Community School has been a core part of the WMS mission for nearly three decades.

Other Ways to Direct Your Gift

We are so deeply grateful for your loyalty, your generosity and your partnership.