Saturday, April 23, 2011

Giving


We recently celebrated the WMS Annual Auction- Spring Time in Paris. And while this themed event has grown and changed over the years, one thing that remains constant is the desire of the volunteers, parents, sponsors, community supporters, faculty and staff to help and support Wilmington Montessori School in its effort to provide exceptional academic and social curricula in an innovative Montessori environment.

Independent schools like WMS are supported by various streams of giving and resources. We also utilize supplemental local, state or federal funding to support our programs. Just this year we benefited from a grant by the Delaware Division of the Arts and the Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education. Their gift helped to make possible our annual Artist-in-Residence program.

Our tuition and fees cover only a portion of the cost of operating the school, maintaining the facilities and providing scholarships to children in need of financial assistance. The proceeds from the Annual Auction will go toward all these things, as well as to other special projects that enhance our educational programs.

Thanks to all our supporters, volunteers and staff for making Spring Time in Paris such an outstanding success. Your support ensures that WMS can continue to provide our students an education that is strengthened by these Mission-guided features:
• A curriculum guided by the proven success of the Montessori philosophy
• Hands-on and diversified experiential learning
• A community dedicated to the full enrichment of children
• Two fully accredited teachers in each elementary classroom
• Low student-teacher ratios

Thank you, again, for making Wilmington Montessori School the beneficiary of your generous donations and the educational choice for your children!

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