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Support Our School

As with other independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating MCH students. Fundraising provides approximately 10% of MCH’s annual budget for operating costs, including support for curriculum enhancements, facility improvements, salaries and professional development for teachers and tuition assistance. Philanthropic support from the school community is essential for MCH to fulfill its mission and maintain its excellent standards.

There are many ways for parents, alumni, grandparents, alumni parents and friends to demonstrate their support and appreciation for MCH and its unique learning environment. They do this by actively participating in school events, sharing their time and energy when they are able, and contributing to the Annual Fund, Annual Auction, and Aaron B. Kwok Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), as well as to other fundraising imperatives of the school, including the eScrip, and Amazon affiliate programs.


Annual Fund
Tuition does not cover the full cost of a child’s education at MCH, and gifts to the Annual Fund allow MCH to bridge the budget gap, keep tuition affordable and provide the highest quality Montessori education possible. Each November, parents receive an annual appeal letter, with the goal of 100% participation. We recognize that every contribution counts! There are many different ways in which gifts in support of MCH may be made: 

Cash Gifts are fully tax-deductible and can be sent to:

Montessori Children’s House
25 Lake Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

  • Matching Gifts
    Companies will often match or multiply gifts made by employees and retirees. Please keep this in mind when you make a gift to MCH and consult with your employer’s personnel department to find out whether your employer offers a Matching Gifts program.
  • Memorial and Honor Gifts
    MCH gratefully recognizes gifts made in memory or in honor of friends, family or faculty members, or to acknowledge a birthday, graduation, or other significant event.

Spring Fundraiser
Each spring, MCH hosts an auction and dinner gala to raise funds for general operating expenses, tuition assistance and professional development for our teachers. For information on how to make a donation to the live or silent auction or to purchase tickets to the event, please contact MCH.

Aaron B. Kwok Tuition Assistance Program
MCH maintains a Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) that makes needs-based awards to help defray MCH tuition costs. The awards are made on an annual basis to enrolled students and are funded, in part, from donations directed to tuition assistance.

eScrip and SchoolPop
With eScrip, parents complete a simple online enrollment form, after which any purchases made through affiliated merchants benefit the School directly (ranging up to 10% of the purchases.) Participating merchants include Safeway, Cal Mart, Whole Foods, Andronicos, and many others. Your everyday purchases can benefit MCH when you sign up and shop with registered merchants. For more information about how to enroll, contact MCH. 

Amazon Affiliate
MCH is an amazon affiliate. Click on this link and MCH will receive up to 8.5% of all your purchases on