CAPITAL CAMPAIGN – BACKGROUND
T he Capital Campaign for the Montessori Children’s House of Franktown is an inevitable part of the three year old school’s success. Established through the efforts of parents desiring a Montessori education for their children, the school is currently located in a classroom of the Franktown United Methodist Church. Since several of the church’s board members were previously familiar with this educational philosophy, they generously facilitated the school’s start up with their rental offer as well as assistance with the 501(c)(3) application and development of the initial school board.
T he Montessori Children’s House of Franktown grew quickly during its short history, filling its primary (ages 3-6) classroom through recommendations from satisfied parents. It is that satisfaction which now propels the next step of the school’s long range plan – the development of an elementary (ages 6-9) classroom – to continue the Montessori educational experience for current students. This next step necessitates a permanent home for the Montessori Children’s House of Franktown, to provide the unique physical facility tailored to its mission. The new building will also provide (in the future) for a second Primary classroom of children prepared to enter the elementary level when they are ready, thereby allowing the school to grow in conformity with the Montessori formulaic norm of two primary sections feeding one elementary classroom.
T he permanent home of the Montessori Children’s House of Franktown will be located on approximately five acres of land made available through a long term lease with Franktown United Methodist Church. The building has been designed by Leon Parham, Architect, and will consist of three large classrooms as well as necessary office space; it will be consistent with the standards o f Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) with which t he school is affiliated.
T here are many ways in which the community can support our expansion goals. Please contact Gillian Willis or a member of the MCHF Board of Directors to discuss opportunities.
Alternatively, simply return this pledge card. Thank you in advance for your support!
MCHF is a 501(c)(3) and your support contributions are considered tax-deductible.