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Why Giving Matters

Andover School of Montessori, like other independent schools, depends on the generosity of its immediate and extended communities to bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the costs of providing an innovative learning experience. Your support provides tangible results!


As a progressive Montessori school, we strive to be recognized as a leader in education with innovative programs and facilities. Your gift allows us to attract and maintain our excellent Montessori-trained teachers, as well as support the professional development of all our faculty and staff.


ASM is a young community with unlimited potential for growth! Donors have the opportunity to see the effects of their gifts, which have an immediate impact on the quality of our students’ educational experience. Your donation reflects a commitment to our mission and vision and makes you an active participant in shaping the future of ASM.

Giving Opportunities

Annual Fund

This is the primary source of support for our school, bridging the gap between tuition and the actual cost of an ASM education. Your participation reflects your support of our mission and values and strengthens the ASM community. Our goal is 100% participation!

All gifts are tax-deductible for the calendar year (July 1 – June 30) in which they are made.

The spirit of philanthropy is evident by our community’s support of ASM’s Annual Fund. Each year we are fortunate to use financial donations to enhance and enrich our programs at ASM. A special thank you to our alumni families, grandparents and community partners for their continued support. These contributions allow us to:

  • Purchase new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum materials for students in all program levels.
  • Provide faculty and staff with a variety of professional development opportunities that directly and positively impact our students’ experience at ASM.
  • Update playground structures to ensure a safe and fun outdoor experience for our students.
  • Invest in new curriculum across program levels as well as upgrade our Montessori materials.

ASM relies on tuition revenue to support its operating budget. Donations help us to bridge the gap between tuition and the cost of delivering a robust program to our children. This tax deductible gift is important regardless of its size. In addition many companies offer a matching gift program, thus increasing donations to ASM. Go to to learn more about their matching gift program.

Participation in the Annual Fund is also important when the school applies for grants. Foundations that award grant monies look at a school’s rate of participation in the Annual Fund and they look favorably upon a school when they see full support from its community. We strive for 100% participation by our families, Board of Directors, faculty, and staff.

Annual Fund Giving Circles:

Founders               $2,500 – 4,999
Leaders                  $1,500 – 2,499
Educators              $1,000 – 1,499
Mentors                       $500 – 999
Partners                       $250 – 499
Friends                               to $249

Donations to the Annual Fund are tax deductible. ASM is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Tax ID#042555680.

Founders’ Fund for Teaching Excellence

The Founders’ Fund for Teaching Excellence was established by one of our founding families, Bill and Mary Peck, to ensure that all of ASM’s faculty and staff have the opportunity for continued professional development including Montessori certification, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion focused training, comprehensive leadership development, participation in highly valuable Montessori conferences, and more. This investment in continued professional development for ASM faculty and staff provides the necessary resources to ensure an authentic Montessori education for ASM students and helps ASM retain high-quality teachers.

The goal is to raise $1,500,000 by June 30, 2026. Thus far, we have raised $250,000!

Planned Giving

You may want to consider making a gift that will support ASM in your will.

Please contact the Business Office at [email protected] or 978-475-2299  if you would like to learn about these options.

Ways to Give

By Mail

Andover School of Montessori
Attn: Business Office
400 South Main Street
Andover, MA 01810

Please include “Annual Fund” in the memo of your check.

In Person

Donations made at the school can be submitted to the Business Office, the Front Desk or the Admission Office. Cash donations should be accompanied by a pledge envelope, which can be found at the locations mentioned, unless you wish to remain anonymous.

By Online Donation

Use our secure online donation site to easily make your donation today!

Recurring Gifts

The recurring gift program is an easy way to make a significant contribution to ASM by paying your donation in automatic, monthly installments.

Corporate Matching Gift

Multiply the impact of your gift with a matching corporate contribution! Consult your employer to learn if they support this initiative.

Gifts of Stocks

Gifts of securities to ASM benefits the school and you! If you have held a stock for more than one year, you may take a charitable tax deduction for the marketing value of the stock and avoid capital gains taxes when it is sold. Contact the Business Office for more information.


Unless you prefer to remain anonymous, your name will be included in the ASM Annual Report.