Capital Campaign FAQs
Our capital campaign is an important project to ensure that Montessori Educational Center has capacity for all of our students to continue a Montessori education. Listed below are the answers to frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions or would like more information, please contact us.
What does the project entail?
Why do we need more classrooms?
Enrollment has increased 21% over the last five years. This growth has primarily been focused in the elementary and middle school programs. View the PowerPoint summary of MEC's growth.
More and more families are seeing the advantages to continuing the Montessori program past preschool. Historically, our enrollment numbers have been much higher in preschool than in elementary. With this shift in demand, we need to ensure that there is sufficient capacity in our elementary and middle school programs so that we can accept every child in preschool who wants to continue at MEC. Our current infrastructure does not permit this.
How much money needs to be raised?
We are seeking to raise $500,000 over a four year capital campaign. To date, 20% of this amount has been donated or pledged through early commitments.
Are there plans to increase capacity in the toddler or primary areas?
Not at this time. Growth in these areas would require additional space in the elementary and middle school grades as well. We are currently planning growth only to be able to permit all current students to be able to continue through our entire program.