The SCM Fund is the foundation of all St. Catherine’s Montessori fundraising, because it touches every member of our community
An annual initiative, the SCM Fund provides an opportunity for parents, grandparents, alumni families, faculty, staff, and friends to support the daily operations fundamental to providing the best curriculum, environment, and facilities for the academic, emotional, and spiritual needs of St. Catherine's students.
The SCM Fund is vital to our school, because it supports approximately 5-8% of our annual operating budget, allowing St. Catherine's to fully fund the actual cost of educating each child beyond tuition income.
For the 2018-2019 school year, on average, it will take an additional $497 per student to fully cover the cost of a St. Catherine's Montessori education.SCM Fund contributions are unrestricted and provide the necessary resources to fund salaries and professional development for teachers, the purchase of classroom materials and equipment, and maintenance of the building and grounds.
A commitment to the SCM Fund is the most important gift St. Catherine's asks of our families and friends
A truly great school must rely on support from all members of its wider community to sustain its level of excellence and reinforce its mission. St. Catherine’s Montessori is an independent, non-profit school. We do not receive support from state or local agencies, the Catholic Archdiocese, or a parish. To sustain the quality of our academic programs, maintain our beautiful 10.4-acre campus, and continue to grow as an institution we must have a strong annual fund.
St. Catherine's is committed to keeping tuition affordable for our familiesIn 2016, the school was recognized by Thesis Magazine as one of the Top 10 Most Affordable Houston Private Schools. Maintaining affordable tuition for families who wish to send their children to St. Catherine’s is a fundamental principle in which our foundresses firmly believed when they opened the school in 1966, and it is a value that holds true today. A donation to the SCM Fund is tax-deductible; a tuition payment is not.
Your philanthropic support demonstrates how those closest to the school believe in and support the St. Catherine's missionStrong charitable giving is viewed favorably by foundations and corporate donors that could potentially provide major funding for capital projects.
Every member of our community is encouraged to make a meaningful gift that fits within their budgetThe motto of the SCM Fund is "Every Family for Every Child," and we ask that every family make an annual contribution to the Fund at a level that makes the most sense for their family. Philanthropy is a personal decision, and we only ask that you make the SCM Fund a priority when you consider giving to St. Catherine's Montessori.
Regardless of the amount, your SCM Fund gift makes a difference!