Brooklyn Heights Montessori Fund

Thank you for considering a gift to support Brooklyn Heights Montessori School.  BHMS is a dedicated community organization that relies on a mix of funding to support ongoing progress. While tuition is a large part of this mix, generous charitable giving from parents, alum families, grandparents, friends, and local corporations continues to be a crucial piece of the annual budget. Annual donations to the Brooklyn Heights Montessori Fund (BHMF) help fund enrichments such as faculty and staff professional development, enhanced program offerings, curriculum development, upgraded technology and financial aid.  Every student benefits from the dollars raised through the BHMF; it is the School’s most important fundraising priority each year.

2019-2020 BHMF Results

participation from Faculty & Staff,

Trustees, and Parents Association leaders 



participation from parents


total funds raised 


Why do I need to give to the BHMF when I pay tuition?

Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating each student. By setting tuition at a lower level from our peer schools, we hope to make a BHMS education more accessible to an economically diverse range of families. The BHMF raises the additional dollars necessary to balance the School’s annual budget. Unlike tuition, gifts to the BHMF are fully tax-deductible. Annual giving is a tradition shared by most independent schools.

What is a pledge?

If you are not ready to donate during a giving drive, you can make a pledge online, over the phone, or in person with the Advancement team. This pledge will be entered and can be paid in installments or in a lump sum before June 30th of that school year.

What is the range of gifts made to the BHMF?

All members of the BHMS community are asked to participate in the Brooklyn Heights Montessori Fund to the best of their ability — gifts range from $20 to $50,000 and every gift is appreciated!

I can’t make a large gift to the BHMF, will my small gift make a difference?

Yes! BHMS values every gift regardless of the size. No gift to the BHMF is too great or too small. Each year we ask all families to participate at a level meaningful to them. Family participation is an important factor that foundations and banks consider when deciding to invest in BHMS.

Brooklyn Heights Montessori School is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and thus your contributions are 100% tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our Federal Tax ID number is 11-6044329.