Willow Oak Montessori was established to provide an educational environment wherein our high-caliber and highly motivated staff fosters the values of individual growth, interdependence, peaceful cooperation, and respectful care in each member of our community.

The Willow Oak Montessori Foundation was incorporated in 2013 to support the facilities and finances of Willow Oak. There are three key committees under the umbrella of Foundation, which are each led by a member of the Board of Directors

Working together, these committees provide financial oversight for both schools as well as safeguard the continuity of long-range tasks and planning. 

Charter School Funding

Often new families ask why we need additional money for our operations since we receive public funds. Unfortunately, Charter schools do not receive funding for facilities the way public schools do and are not eligible for bond funds. As with other public schools we receive funding per student. However, in our case, 16% of this money is budgeted for rent and facilities expenses; this leaves only 84% for other expenses, including payroll, and benefits, classroom materials and supplies, testing and assessment costs, insurance, and professional development.

Annual Fund

We rely on our community to help bridge the gap we experience as a public charter school.  Each year, school leadership and the Board look at the approved budget and priorities for the school and develop an Annual Fund strategy that allows us to finance special efforts outside of the items accounted for in the budget. Past annual fund campaigns have:

The founding families who pledged to the capital campaign made our new campus a reality. They are slowly graduating and we need the next generation to take the baton and run with it now.  

Annual Fund Donations

To add your financial support during the annual fund drive or at any time throughout the year:

There are many ways to support our community with gifts of time, talent and financial contributions.  All are needed and so appreciated. We trust you will find areas that inspire you to engage in meaningful ways within our work ahead. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration and gifts.

The Willow Oak Montessori Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes to support the educational activities of Willow Oak Montessori Children’s House, Inc. and Willow Oak Montessori Charter School, Inc., and any related educational activities, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.