Hello Magnolia Community!
Last week we had an event titled "Magnolia: Past, Present, Future," at our potential new location in downtown Louisville. We had a great turn out. Prospective parents, founding families, and current families all turned out to see the story of our school and imagine our future together. Our new 3-6 teachers introduced themselves along with our new violin instructor. We shared food, drinks, and raised $800 in raffle tickets for our start up journey- while 3 families walked away with lovely gifts of bourbon.
Magnolia Montessori is committed to transparency, and to that end we want to keep you updated on our journey to our vision.
We will be posting our current budgets, and projected start up budget on our website soon, so look out for those so you can see how we are spending every dollar. Our grant-funding goal is $50k. This money will be used to secure our new location, pay for rent while the space is renovated, pay for renovations, supplies for the new school, furniture, appliances, and staff wages during the startup process. Currently, we are almost to our lowest goal- meaning if we raise $10k more in grants, we can move forward with expanding the school. Our high goal, of $50k is $40k away- and that would allow us to get all the things we need at the quality we want in our new space.
In the event that we don't reach our fundraising goals, enrollment deposits will be returned to families who have confirmed enrollment. We promise to be transparent along the way to give families enough time to find a place for their children. If you have ANY questions, never hesitate to ask. In the mean time, cross your fingers for Magnolia Montessori, network with us, share your resources (financial or social), and work with our community to reach as many children as we can!
The new year brings big news for Magnolia Montessori! We are growing along with your children. Magnolia Montessori will be adding a studio for 3-6 year old children, led by two Montessori trained Teacher-Leaders! This expansion births "Magnolia Blossom Montessori," and we will be working hard in the next 6 months to sure up starting funds, solidify a new location, and begin enrollment.
As in the past, Magnolia Blossom Montessori will be a Wildflower School, Teacher-Led and committed to equity. We will reserve 1/3 of our enrollment spots for very low income families, and provide tuition assistance.
We are now accepting applications for toddlers (1-3) along with 4 and 5 year olds for the 2020-2021 school year.
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