As GMS works to rebuild programming in the wake of state shutdowns in response to COVID-19, we are facing an unprecedented need to make programmatic adjustments at all levels. Increasing our capacity to provide a safe environment in which to provide authentic Montessori education and meaningful enrichment opportunities means improving outdoor environments, lowering group sizes, altering schedules, and increasing administrative and logistical support. All of this significantly drives up the cost running our program, even as our families and community reel from job loss and general uncertainty. Please consider making a donation to GMS- either a one-time emergency donation, or a monthly, recurring donation using the link below. Our commitment to serving our families and community has never wavered, and we have exciting and innovative ideas about how to move through these uncertain times with creative solutions that will help us not just survive, but thrive. Can you help?
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It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert. — Jacques Yves Cousteau
. . . and that Montessori education provides a strong educational foundation for life, Kathy Dahl-Bredine dreamed of providing such an education for children who might not otherwise have the chance. It is the generosity of families, community members, and other supportive individuals and organizations that have helped realize this dream of a quality Montessori education for every child of every Silver City family who has desired it, every year since 1979.
... necessary for a quality education - an education for life. We are committed to keeping our school affordable and our tuition fees are 50% less than that of comparable independent Montessori schools. As a result, our tuition only covers around 70% of the total cost of a child's education. It is your giving that covers the rest. Your gifts help maintain buildings and grounds in order to provide beautiful surroundings for the children; your gifts provide updated classroom materials that provide the best opportunities for exploration and learning; your gifts help attract and retain talented, dedicated, and trained teachers; your gifts provide tuition assistance for those who would not otherwise have a chance at a Montessori education; your gifts allow GMS to continue to thrive.
toward supporting the standard of excellence at GMS - volunteering time and talent, helping with fundraisers, and making valued contributions.
Throughout the year, the Board of Directors and our Resource and Development Committee organize fundraising events to help support ongoing needs at the school like playground improvements, the scholarship fund, and so on. Past events have included bake walks, enchilada dinners, selling hot chocolate at the Parade of Lights, Festival of Trees, Give Grande! NM and more. Interested in helping with one or more of these events, or need more information? Please contact the school- firstname.lastname@example.org