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A Culture of Philanthropy

For nearly 60 years, St. Catherine's Montessori has fostered our students’ innate desire to learn, nurtured their spiritual development, and guided their journey of self-development. Our students are lifelong learners who greet the world with curiosity and apply their unique gifts to help create a more peaceful world. Since the very beginning, St. Catherine’s has been blessed by a community of partners who share our vision for an education founded on the method established by Dr. Maria Montessori and the Dominican charism practiced by our foundresses, Sr. Edna Ann Hebert, O.P. and Sr. Shirley Owens, O.P. It is your continued faith and generosity that supports our daily operations, keeps tuition low, provides professional development for our guides and staff, awards tuition assistance to help families remain at St. Catherine’s, and funds campus expansion and improvement projects.

As an independent non-profit school, St. Catherine's relies on tuition income and philanthropic contributions to achieve the school’s mission. By design, tuition covers approximately 95% of the school's operating budget and fundraising covers the rest. Our fundraising activities provide the resources necessary to give our students the very best faculty, classroom materials, and prepared environments for their academic, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Throughout the 2024-2025 school year, the Advancement Office will coordinate our SCM Annual Fund drive and biennial gala. Please join us in expressing your support and appreciation for St. Catherine’s Montessori by participating.


SCM Annual Fund Gala


Saturday, April 5, 2025


For more information on how you can help sustain St. Catherine's through philanthropic support, please contact Lyndsey Ray, advancement director, at (713)-665-2195 or