How to Help Support Your Child’s School

We rely on fundraising in order to purchase new equipment and materials for our classroom.  Although it is not mandatory, we encourage parents to participate in the various fundraising efforts throughout the year.  Fundraising also defers the cost of some field trips.  We appreciate any and all of the support from our families.

School Wide Garage Sale

Each September we hold a school wide garage sale.  This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year.  We ask for donations and help from our families.  

Fall/Family Outings

Each Fall we like to plan a Fall Family Outing at a local business.  It’s a great time to have fun with your family and to meet other families, all while helping to support our school.

Spring Fundraiser

One of our biggest fundraisers takes place in the Spring.  In the past we have done a Dinner and Auction Night, a Golf Outing and Silent Auction, and a Bowling Bash.  If you are interested in helping, please email our Board of Directors at

Below are ways you can help the school throughout the year

Amazon Smile:  Next time you use Amazon to make purchases please consider using  Our school is registered with them and we will receive .5% cash directly to our school on all eligible purchases made through this website.  It works exactly as Amazon does and all your info is transferred over.  Here is how it works;  log onto and type in Montessori School of Schenectady in the search area.  We will appear as the Montessori Association of Schenectady. Click it and you are ready to log in and shop!

Bottle and Can Returns:  Visit Creating Change Redemption Center, located at 309 Saratoga Road, Glenville (Right across from Price Chopper).  Let them know you’d like your refund to be added to the Montessori School of Schenectady’s fund, and you’re all set.

Price Chopper, Tools for School:  You can help us earn new school supplies and sports equipment by using your AdvantEdge Card when you shop at Price Chopper.  Our school ID is 41124Enroll your card here

Box Tops for Education:  Earn cash for your school by scanning your receipts with eligible items purchased.  Download the Box Tops app for your smartphone. For more info, please visit the Box Tops for Education website,

Company Matching Donations:  Do you or your spouse work for GE, Verizon, or Time Warner?  These are just a few of the companies that will match your donation to a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.  Please check with your company’s HR Department to see if they participate in this program.

Tax Deductible Donations/PayPal:  We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and rely on donations.  You will be given a receipt for your donation for tax purposes.  Make checks payable to Montessori School of Schenectady or pay using our PayPal Donate Now button on our homepage.  Any amount is greatly appreciated.

United Way:  With The Montessori School being a non-profit organization you can donate through the United Way.  If your employer participates in an annual United Way Campaign, please write our name on your pledge card and we will receive a check from your donations.



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