Dear friends of MNW,
We believe that the core work of Montessori Northwest to prepare and support Montessori practitioners has never been more urgent than it is now. Schools across the nation are contacting us with a universal concern: the demand for Montessori education is growing faster than the supply of well-prepared teachers.
In 2015 we responded to that concern with an unprecedented expansion to serve Washington and California communities beyond our current programs here in Oregon. This was an exciting challenge for our organization to significantly increase the number of individuals, schools and communities that we serve, while still maintaining the highest quality programs that MNW is known for.
Our tuition and fees cover approximately 80% of our expenses and the remaining amount is raised from supporters just like you. Perhaps you are a MNW alumni who is experiencing a rewarding Montessori career every day, or perhaps you simply believe that more families should have access to great Montessori programs. We asked our community members to share why they support MNW’s work. We were genuinely overwhelmed by the responses and I look forward to sharing some of the highlights.
No matter the reason why you believe in MNW – you can be a part of this essential work. Please consider making a contribution.
On behalf of all of us at Montessori Northwest,
Jennifer Davidson, Executive Director