Giving and Getting involved
Support and service is a core lesson we teach our students beginning at the earliest level and continuing through Elementary program, so we do ask Montessori School of Moscow parents to engage in this same lesson. Through your gifts of time, talent, and resources, you show your meaningful support of this school and the work we do.
Our students are grown up in an environment that values support, helpfulness, and they are given daily opportunities to aid their peers at school and to contribute to the wider society as well.
These experiences shape them, and they leave us ready, willing, and able to contribute to the society through a lifetime of leadership and service.
Volunteer opportunities are many, and are listed bellow. We encourage you to get involved in your child's school.
You can volunteer during the year in a variety of ways:
  • Participation in field trips, excursions, special events, plays, and other class projects.
  • Help with parent education, including seminars and lectures, volunteering, and participating at events.
  • Work in the playground.
  • Assist with fundraising projects.
  • Participate in beautification projects around the school.
  • Introduce elements of your cultural heritage to your child's class (contact the teacher to discuss your ideas).
  • Serve as a room parent to provide direct support to the classroom teacher, or volunteer as a class supplier.
  • Participation in organization of events, class services
Why does Montessori School of Moscow need to raise money?
Simply put, tuition does not cover the cost of a MSM education. This year, 90% of the School's operating budget will be funded with tuition money. Additionally, expenses such as construction and improvement of capital assets are not funded by tuition. MSM has started to think of a new "real" school building which we can not afford.
I already pay tuition. Why should I participate in the MSM Fund?
Again, tuition does not cover the cost of running Montessori School of Moscow. The School depends on the generosity of families like yours to help meet our bottom line. Yes, raising tuition or cutting expenses would solve this issue, but MSM is committed to offering access to its outstanding education by keeping tuition as low as possible.
How much does Montessori School of Moscow expect me to give?
Each gift supports the current year's programming. We hope each family can find a way to participate according to their means. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated. It is our hope that every Montessori School of Moscow parent will contribute an amount that is meaningful for them.