SUPPORT AT WMS
Since our inception 36 years ago, our generous community has helped Woodinville Montessori School students learn, grow, and become tomorrow's doers, thinkers, creators and leaders. Our donors recognize the connection between an excellent education and philanthropic support. This is why today WMS can offer an excellent academic Montessori program for students 18 months through 18 years, preparing them for college and for life. This is the legacy of those who have come before us. And it is our responsibility to continue this legacy by stewarding the school's resources and building them for the future.
There are many ways to give to WMS, from events to the annual fund to volunteer time.
Annual Giving consists of unrestricted gifts which enables our school to support new learning opportunities and experiences for our students in the current operating year. The impact of contributions to Annual Giving allows the school to invest in faculty excellence, increase access to an authentic Montessori education through tuition assistance and further support our mission to help foster students love for learning. Community involvement is at the heart of Montessori at WMS, so a 100% participation goal is as important as our financial goal. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and can be given as a one-time donation or as a pledge that is fulfilled throughout the school year via monthly or quarterly contributions. For more information please visit our Annual giving page.
WMS SPRING GALA AND AUCTION
Each spring, we celebrate the school year with a community-building, inclusive celebration and fundraising event. The funds we raise go a long way to ensure that the WMS community remains vibrant and vital for years to come. WMS thanks our generous donors, sponsors and volunteers for helping us raise over $185,000 at the 2019 Gala, of which a Raise-the-Paddle portion of it was directed to bolster outdoor education for our students!
Stay tuned for more information about our Spring 2020 Gala and mark your calendar for Saturday, May 2, 2020!
Want to sponsor or underwrite this event? Find the form here!
Want to donate a gift in-kind to the auction? Download the form here!
MARY JEAN SCHNEIDER TUITION ASSISTANCE FUND
At WMS, we believe that a broad range of families from diverse socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds benefits the entire community and is essential to the academic success, social and emotional growth and development of our students. Tuition assistance has long been a pillar of our mission. In honor of our founder and retired Head of School, Mary Schneider, in 2017 WMS established the Mary Jean Schneider Tuition Assistance Program, which to-date has awarded over $3.8 million in aid, allowing many children the opportunity to benefit from a Montessori education, regardless of means. Donations to the MJS Fund will not only honor our founder’s vision and commitment to all students, but will support students for years to come. Click here to learn more!
VOLUNTEER HOURS—EMPLOYER MATCHING
WMS is grateful for the participation of time and energy from our families each year to support the education of our children. Every volunteer hour put in helps our school create community, allows parent and teacher connection, and alleviates some of the demands placed on teachers and administration in order to do what they do best—educate our children. If your employer offers monetary donations to match your volunteer hours, we would be grateful if you would request those donations on behalf of WMS. Details can be found by consulting your company’s HR specialist.
Amazon has a feature which allows you to support Woodinville Montessori School while shopping at Amazon. This site will donate .5% of the price of eligible purchases to our school every time you use it. And the selection, price, service and Amazon Prime benefits are just the same as on their normal website. Go to this site and bookmark it so you can remember to shop via this link every time you need to make a purchase.
Director of Development
Woodinville Montessori School is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. WMS’s nonprofit tax identification number (EIN) is 91-1212740.