Fund Development

All independent schools rely on parents, faculty, board members and friends to lend their support though contributions and gifts of time and talent. Montessori Private Academy is no exception.

Why is Fund Development important?

As with most private schools, tuition does not cover the complete cost of operating the school.  Money raised from development covers about 3% of our annual budget. This 3% bridges the gap between tuition revenue and general operating expenses. What does the money cover? All MPA students and staff benefit from Annual Fund donations and net dollars generated from special activities such as product sales, read-a-thons and "Clip, Click and Shop" opportunities such as Box Tops for Education, Good Search, Target Take Charge of Education, etc. A full enrichment curriculm (Spanish, P.E. and Music,) authentic classroom Montessori materials, teacher training, student financial assistance and much more are available to MPA students, this year, because of our fund development efforts.

Legacy Brick Program
Montessori Private Academy has a special place for MPA families, friends, alums and corporate partners to honor and acknowledge special moments, wonderful friendships, experiences, milestones, teachers, or students. Located on the MPA patio, the Patio Path is made up of over 200 mauve colored bricks. Next to the Patio Path is the Peace Circle featuring over 75 bricks. Quotes from Maria Montessori are engraved throughout the Patio Path and Peace Circle to showcase the insight of the founder of the educational system we so proudly follow. Parents, families, alums and friends of MPA are invited to purchase a brick and engrave a special message, thank you, tribute, recognition etc. By supporting MPA through the Legacy Gift Brick Program, you are directly contributing to the programs and enrichments our students benefit from each day.

Special Events - Uncorked!  Saturday, March 9, 2013

        SAVE THE DATE!  Montessori Private Academy's fourth annual Uncorked Fundraiser is March 9, 2013 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at Franchesco's Ristorante in Rockford.  Click here for an invitation and more information.


Annual Fund
The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of fundraising at MPA and has a direct impact on improving the school and meeting our educational mission.

We seek 100% participation from our school community: every family, staff and Board member is asked to participate. Participation is very important.  Your donation affirms that our school is firmly supported by those who are closest to the mission. Your support makes it possible for us to speak with confidence to other prospective friends about our programs and people.  Every gift or pledge, no matter how small or how large is valued and sincerely appreciated.  All gifts are fully tax deductible.  Please click the link above to make a donation now.

Scrip Program

Scrip is fundraising while you shop!  Click here for more information.

Butter Braids
A delicious way to support MPA is to purchase Butter Braids!  Butter Braid delivery is in November.  We order extra Butter Braids so we have some available for sale between Thanksgiving and Winter break.  Butter Braids are $12 each.

Click to Support
There are many programs that support not-for-profit organizations, like MPA!  They require little or no extra effort or expenditures by participants!  Parents, grandparents, friends and family can sign up for these programs and Montessori Private Academy will benefit!  Click on the logos below for more information on how your web searching and shopping local stores can generate $$ for MPA!