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Discover the many ways to support Grace Montessori School.

 

Supporting Grace Montessori

We welcome your support. Our programs are based on Dr. Montessori’s time-tested philosophy and educational methods, which foster self-awareness and independence built through repeated experiences of personal success and self-mastery.

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Volunteer

Parent involvement is an important part of the culture of GMS. It provides opportunities for parents to experience the school environment, to share the joy of learning with their child, and to develop a dialog with their child’s teachers, with the rest of the staff, and with other families in the GMS community. Your involvement also supports the teachers and administrators and keeps tuition affordable. For all these reasons, we offer parents a variety of ways to get involved:

  • Fundraising
  • Special Events
  • Building and Grounds Maintenance
  • Field Trip Chaperons
  • Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

Annual Fund

Donations to the Annual Fund are used to enhance the quality educational experience of every GMS student and faculty member. This includes enrichment programs such as art, Spanish, science and music. These funds also support a variety of initiatives including digital teaching resources, classroom supplies and materials, playground maintenance and equipment, garden activities (planting, butterfly and ladybug kits), and field trips. Annual Fund donations fill the economic gap caused by the actual cost of educating a child and the tuition families pay.

Professional Development Fund

This fund supports our teachers in their continuing education, giving them the opportunity to learn from industry professionals, and incorporate this knowledge into the classroom

Endowment Fund

Donations to this fund give the gift of an education to a low-income child. Your donation supports our social justice mission of providing a quality Montessori educational experience. Scholarships are awarded based on need to approximately one-third of our students.

Amazon Smile

You shop. Amazon gives.

Support Grace Montessori School by shopping at AmazonSmile. When you do, Amazon will donate .5% to GMS. Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know — same products, same prices, same service. Designate Grace Episcopal Church Allentown as the charitable organization you will be supporting.

EITC Tax Credit

Millions of dollars are available on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Grace Montessori can only take advantage of this opportunity if YOU or someone you know who is eligible will do the following:

PA EITC Program for Pennsylvania Businesses

Through the EITC program, your company can earn a substantial tax credit simply by directing state taxes to Grace Montessori School, an approved scholarship organization recipient. The EITC program allows businesses to redirect tax dollars to support scholarships for talented students who could not otherwise afford a GMS education. Businesses both large and small can benefit from this tax credit program.

Pennsylvania businesses that pay any of the following taxes are eligible to participate in the EITC program:

  • Personal Income Tax of S Corp Shareholders or Partnership Partners
  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock Franchise Tax
  • Bank & Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premium Tax
  • Title Insurance Company Shares Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Institutions

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications will be processed by the PA Department of Community & Economic Development on a first-come/first-served basis by the date submitted until the amount of available tax credits are exhausted (which occurs quickly so please submit your application as soon as possible).

The process is easy:

For more information on Grace Montessori School’s PA EITC program contact Grace Montessori School at 610-435-4060. Thank you for your interest in this extraordinary opportunity to help deserving students and their families receive the benefits of a GMS education.