photo credit: Jay Fram
This time of the year makes us all nostalgic and grateful – for our family and friends, and for the wonderful opportunities Montessori has afforded our children. We have been fortunate to watch as our campus has grown and flourished over the past year through Phase I of our campus revitalization project. Now it is time to focus on the next phase!
The campus revitalization team, including the Board of Trustees here at Villa di Maria, has agreed to prioritize the Primary Village as the main focus of Phase II, which will include 3 Primary classroom spaces in addition to a flex space. We are thrilled to get started on this as soon as possible, with a goal to raise $1.5 million over the course of 3 years, in order to start construction for the Primary Village in 2020, to be ready in time for the start of the 2021 school year.
This is where we need your help. We are asking each family to stretch a little (or a lot!) to donate to this incredible project. Villa di Maria’s campus revitalization project encompasses so much more than impressive new buildings. As our community grows and thrives, we are in dire need of the physical structures to accommodate our community. Making Montessori education accessible to more children has far-reaching significance on society at large; recent research has shown that Montessori children exhibit a more highly developed sense of community and social skills than students in other programs. Every donation goes toward not only making Villa di Maria a better place, but also making the world a better place!
Thank you for your generosity: for your time, resources, and continued support. The Villa di Maria community is truly one of a kind, and we are so grateful for each and every one of you. It is our goal to have 100% participation, and while large donations are welcome, we are truly grateful for every donation, great and small, to our beloved school.