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As an independent school, Acorn Montessori School depends on contributions of time, talent, and treasure from all members of the School community.  Fundraising and “friend-raising” activities that are held throughout the year help to strengthen ties and raise Acorn’s visibility within New Jersey, while also raising essential funds to support and enrich Acorn Montessori School’s distinctive, effective, and well-established educational program.

Acorn Montessori School is considered an “independent ” school because it runs independently of any local school boards, and instead, is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of parents, parents of graduates, and community members who are friends of Acorn Montessori School. Like most independent school, the tuition that Acorn Montessori School parents pay covers only about 75% of the cost of educating each student.  The Board of Trustees purposely sets tuition below actual cost in order to maintain a fee that is competitive and affordable to a larger number of families.  As a result, the School must depend on our sources of income, namely charitable contributions from Trustees, parents, friends, foundations, and corporations to meet all operating expenses.

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Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is a yearly fundraising program that provides an essential 12-15% of the operating budget.  Each year, all members of the Acorn Montessori School community are asked to share in the vision and spirit of this effort by making a tax deductible contribution.  Gifts to the Annual Fund provide immediate and visible benefits to each student by enabling Acorn Montessori School to:

  • Attract and retain exceptional faculty certified and qualified to provide the Montessori program.
  • Integrate music and visual arts into almost all areas of the curriculum.
  • Offer social, cultural, and athletic experiences to enhance classroom lessons.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts are a thoughtful way to celebrate a birthday, wedding, new baby, graduation, bar mitzvah, anniversary or any special occasion. They also serve as a special expression of sympathy by honoring the memory of a friend or relative, or to honor someone you admire, respect, or want to remember in a meaningful way.

Your tribute gift to Acorn Montessori School will be acknowledged with a card, letting the recipient or their family know that a donation has been made in their honor or memory. The amount of the gift is confidential and the tax donation is yours.

A donation can be made through The United Way, or directly to Acorn Montessori School. A donation in any amount will go a long way in continuing to cultivate the best environment for the development of our children.  To make a fully tax deductible donation to Acorn, here are options to consider:

Option 1: You can write a check, made payable to Acorn Montessori School. Please check with your employers since many companies have a Matching Gift Program.

Option 2: If you work for an organization that utilizes a United Way Campaign, consider designating Acorn Montessori as your donor recipient.  All you need to do is indicate the Donor Option Code #008068 on their form.

Option 3:  If you are an Acorn family, you can make a pledge of any amount, payable  in installments over the course of the school year, September to June).

Option 4: Complete the following form to receive more information.

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