2014-2015 Annual Fund Begins!


We kicked off our Annual Fund on September 15th with bang! This year, we are celebrating 30 years of this wonderful community and school. Every year, we rely on the generosity of our families, alumni, and friends to support our mission: “…nurturing the individuality of the child, while meeting the needs of your child emotionally and intellectually.” We need your help to continue this legacy and guarantee this quality education to all our students.  You are part of our future and,  “We are 30 years strong because of you!”




Why We Give

Before our daughter Quinn was born, we started researching childcare options. The only thing we knew for sure was that we wanted an educational curriculum for her. The most intriguing recommendation came from one of our colleagues, who is the parent of two Montessori students. She was so passionate about the Montessori experience that when her family moved to a new city without a Montessori school, she spearheaded a movement to open one! That kind of commitment told us there was something special about the Montessori philosophy, and we needed to learn more.

When we toured Columbus Montessori Education Center (CMEC), we immediately fell in love with the diversity, compassion and independence we saw in every classroom, as well as the warm and welcoming community. We knew that this was the place for our family. Since enrolling here, we have witnessed our daughter grow into a loving, self-directed and confident girl. The globalized society we live in requires independent and empathetic leaders who can navigate a fast pace of change and increased diversity. That is what we see in the students at CMEC!

It is inspiring to be a part of this wonderful community that began with two classes in a nearby church thirty years ago. It has remained true to the founders’ ideals while evolving into the thriving model educational center it is today.

Our family gives to the Annual Fund to ensure the Center continues to provide an excellent educational experience in a caring environment for children ages six weeks through sixth grade of all backgrounds. We urge you to honor CMEC and its 30th anniversary by joining us in contributing to this important endeavor. The funds raised in this campaign are crucial to the Center’s current year operating budget, ensuring it can deliver on its mission to nurture and develop the whole child, through magnified learning and quality care in a diverse community.

These funds allow CMEC to deliver high-quality educational programming while maintaining low student-to-teacher ratios, providing all necessary school supplies and ensuring each classroom is equipped with appropriate and authentic Montessori materials. The Annual Fund also helps make possible programming in arts, music and physical education.

CMEC is one of the finest education centers in the region due in part to past financial gifts of all sizes in support of the Annual Fund from parents, teachers, staff, alumni, grandparents and friends. Your continued support is necessary to ensure its long-term growth and health.

CMEC is thirty years strong because of you and the extraordinary dedication of our community. Please join our family in helping CMEC continue to be a leader in Montessori education in Central Ohio for thirty more years by making a gift today!

Enclosed is a pledge form and card to share your tribute or reason for giving which will be displayed in the hallways of Columbus Montessori. Please make your pledge by October 1 or give online at www.columbusmontessori.org.

With gratitude for your support,

The Aubert Family