Supporting Santa Cruz Montessori

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“Even from the first day on our child was so excited by and engaged in the learning experiences she kept asking for more.”—SCM Parent

Since the school’s founding in 1964, Santa Cruz Montessori families have been instrumental in working together to bring wonderful educational opportunities to our children. Over the years, alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, and friends have given generously of their time and financial resources. They have touched the lives of all current families at the school and have left a legacy for future generations of children. Recognizing our diverse parent community, we welcome all gifts large and small. We are so thankful for the support that parents and friends give to SCM.

There are five major areas for supporting Santa Cruz Montessori.

Annual Giving

The Annual Drive supports a wide range of critical needs at the school including campus and classroom improvements, continuing education for staff, special financial aid needs, sports equipment and educational materials.

Financial Aid Scholarship Fund and Financial Aid Endowment

The Financial Aid Scholarship Fund and Financial Aid Endowment support financial aid needs at the school.

Arts and Classroom Enrichment

The Arts and Classroom Enrichment Fund supports our Fine Arts program, Theatre Arts program and World Language program. It also support individual classroom needs.

Capital Giving

Capital gifts support new construction and renovations. These projects help to enrich the campus environment and provide facility improvements at our school.

We are currently accepting gifts to our “Going Solar Capital Campaign.” We are raising funds to put solar voltaic systems on all three campuses. Our goal is to raise $230,000. As of October 2015, we have raised, $110,500. Please see our Going Solar Capital Campaign Brochure.

In Kind

Gifts in kind, or non-cash gifts, are always welcomed. Many parents and friends choose to donate goods or services to SCM.

Santa Cruz Montessori is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and will be acknowledged with a thank you letter and receipt through our Development Office. Our non-profit tax ID number is 941573507.

For questions or additional information on giving to Santa Cruz Montessori, please call Cathy Conley or Kristine Albrecht, Development Directors, at 831-465-7681 ex.201 or e-mail them at

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