The 12-Acre Classroom!

Annual Fund

Dear Cedar River Montessori Families, Friends, and Alumni:

It is my privilege to once again ask for your support of our children and school through a donation to Cedar River Montessori’s annual fund.

In the last year, we have celebrated earning American Montessori Society accreditation, kicked off the 12 Acre Trails and Forest Restoration project, and welcomed new friends (including some animal ones!) to campus.

Students also continued much-loved traditions, such as making Stone Soup together, raising and releasing salmon into the Cedar River, putting on drama productions, and exploring off-campus on field trips and overnight adventures.

Your support of the annual fund helps to continue and build on these important initiatives and learning experiences.

How will my donation help?  New this year, you can designate your gift to a specific program or classroom. Does your child have a favorite activity or experience at school? Gardening, swimming, and the upper elementary class trip are some of my son’s favorites. You can choose to directly support those things that you and your family love about Cedar River, and that make an education at Cedar River a truly unique experience for our children.

You can also designate your gift to support one of several dedicated funds in addition to our general fund, including:

  • 12-Acre Flora and Forestry (dedicated fund) – Your gift helps connect children to nature through the ecological restoration of our forest and wetlands
  • 12-Acre Fauna (dedicated fund) – Your gift helps support care for ALL of our animals and the maintenance of our barn and pastures
  • Financial Aid (dedicated fund) – Your gift helps make a Cedar River education available to more children, and helps support families through unexpected hardships
  • General Fund (unrestricted fund) – Your gift enables Cedar River to flexibly respond to needs as they arise

How much should I give? Any amount that is comfortable for you and your family is welcome. Every dollar of your gift is valued, appreciated, and used to support the education of our children. You can also stretch your gift through recurring donations and employer matching.

How can I give? It’s quick and easy to give online by visiting! Employer matching is an awesome way to stretch your gift – visit to learn more!

Thank you so much for your consideration and support of all our children and school community.


Christine Hunt, CRMS Parent

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