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Spirit of Philanthropy

At Cambridge Montessori School, we are fortunate to have many past and present families, friends, and alumni contribute generously to support the mission of our school.
It is through their generosity that we are able to provide an exceptional education to all of our students. Like most independent schools, tuition revenue does not cover the entire cost of a CMS education. For this reason, we rely heavily on the "spirit of philanthropy" from our extended CMS community to enrich our programs and improve our facilities.

Cambridge Montessori is an independent, non-profit, tax-exempt organization that receives no public funding. Each gift is important, and no gift is too large or too small.

Ways to Support CMS

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  • The CMS Fund

    This annual program is the cornerstone of philanthropy at Cambridge Montessori School. Funds from the The CMS Fund are unrestricted, which means that they are used for the general operating budget.
  • Auction

    The annual auction is held each spring and is a great way to get involved, either through the donation of products and services, time spent helping with classroom projects, or with spirited bidding at the event. All proceeds from the auction are designated to financial aid.
  • Matching Employment Contributions

    These funds are available by many employers, who will match their employees’ contributions to Cambridge Montessori. All paperwork should be initiated with your employer. This program is an opportunity to double your giving a to your donation to our school.
Cambridge Montessori has a tradition of preparing students to enter the world as independent, self-directed, civicly-engaged individuals who are committed to life-long learning.

Cambridge Montessori Aims to Have

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  • 100%

    among families, staff and the Board of Trustees.
  • 100%

    of Goal
    of our fundraising goal achieved.

The CMS Fund

Our graduates are making an impact in the various paths that they have chosen. Every day we are reminded of the value of a CMS education.

To continue to provide this rich experience to all our students, Cambridge Montessori relies on the CMS Fund, our annual giving program, an integral part of the success of CMS. The CMS Fund revenue is unrestricted, which means it may be used for the operating budget. This type of giving is ideal because it allows CMS the flexibility to address current programmatic and facilties needs, and seize future opportunities when they arise without restrictions.

Enriching the Experience of All Students

As with all successful independent schools, CMS relies on its annual giving program to enrich the experience of all students. Funds in past years have been used for many things, such as:
  • Enhancing learning support services, where specialists serve all students and support different learning styles and needs.
  • Continued professional development and training for all faculty.

Your Contributions Convey a Powerful Message

Your gifts of time, talent and treasure convey a powerful message; one that says you believe in and support the mission of our community. We are grateful for your "spirit of philanthropy" and could not do what we do without your support. To learn more about how to get involved, or for instructions on how best to structure your gifts, contact the Development Office at 617.492.3410 or
Located in the heart of Cambridge, MA, CMS is a private school serving children twenty-one months through grade 8 in four distinct programs: Toddler, Primary, Elementary and Middle School. CMS educates the whole child, applying the Montessori philosophy in a joyful learning environment.