As with many non-profit schools, tuition at Walnut Farm Montessori School only covers a portion of the operating budget for the school. The Annual Fund campaign is essential to bridge this gap. Working to keep a balanced budget is essential to keep our school strong and maintain our accreditation through the American Montessori Society, while enabling us to continue to offer the programs and experiences only a true Montessori education can provide.
Your gift has the potential to greatly affect the lives of thousands of children. Additionally, your gift is 100% tax deductible. While the Board of Trustees promotes Annual Giving once in the fall and spring semester, donors are encouraged to give to the Annual Fund at any time during the calendar year. Further, families are encouraged to check with their employer to discover if company donation matches are available.
Walnut Farm is an academic institution whose place in the community is an essential piece of the academic landscape of Northwest Arkansas. Your gift goes fully to support the operations of the school, making it possible to sustain an authentic Montessori program that meets the highest standards in regard to materials, teacher education and facility improvement. All of which costs more than tuition alone.
Major Fundraising Events
In addition to the on-going Annual Fund campaign, WFMS hosts two other major fundraising initiatives to fund major projects and initiatives. In the fall, the Parent Association partners with the parent community to host Walnut Farm Fall Family Days. This event invites WFMS families and friends to come out for a morning of family-friendly activities, local food vendors, and a pumpkin patch all located on our beautiful 6-acre campus. Near the end of the 2nd semester of each school year, the Board of Trustees along with the Parent Association hosts “Clubs and Crawfish”. Local businesses along with our parent community form teams and enjoy a day of golf. The event concludes with an opportunity for WFMS families, friends, and golfers to gather for a crawfish boil.