Support Brickton

We are very proud of our community of giving at Brickton Montessori School. Parents, Alumni, Alumni Parents, Faculty, Staff, Board Members, Friends of Brickton, and Foundations help support the school with generous financial donations. It is important that we raise money to help pay the operating costs of the school as well as to fund projects like our recent “re-branding”; we re-designed our logo and updated the school to reflect our new look. Thanks to the help and support of donors and volunteers, Brickton is thriving.

The Annual Benefit: The Big Leap 4 Kids


The Big Leap 4 Kids is Brickton’s biggest fundraising event. Each year the benefit’s proceeds support our mission to provide an outstanding Montessori education to the next generation of leaders. Our diverse student population draws from throughout the northwest Chicago community. Your involvement will help us to serve even more families, connect learning beyond the classroom, and to support best practices through teacher development.

2019 Big Leap FAQs

2019 Donor Letter

2019 Sponsorship Letter and Levels

2019 Family Letter

Bears Raffle

Split the Pot raffle

Annual Fund

 “We knew that the education provided by Brickton Montessori School would be the best foundation for a lifetime of learning.”

Katrina Pipasts,
Mother of Alumni Selga and Anna Muiznieks

Many factors contribute to the excellence of Brickton Montessori School, but one of the most significant has always been the partnership of our parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. For almost thirty years, this partnership has allowed Brickton to deliver excellent academic and social opportunities that provide the foundation for a lifetime of learning, curiosity, and creativity.

Our unified effort to support Brickton’s Annual Fund makes possible academic programs and activities that are essential to the day-to-day operation of the school. For example, your Annual Fund contributions support:

  • Low student-teacher ratios
  • Classroom supplies, books, and materials
  • Enrichment programming such as arts, music, Spanish, physical
  • Education, and extracurricular activities
  • Educational technology
  • Tuition assistance
  • Professional development opportunities for our faculty and staff

Our faculty and Board of Directors have already demonstrated their commitment with 100% participation. We hope our families and friends will join us in the commitment. All donations are appreciated.
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2018- 2019 Annual Fund Pledge Form

Effortless Fundraisers

Oberweis coupon – The Oberweis Ice Cream Store in Park Ridge, annually provides a day to Brickton for families to enjoy a treat and give a portion of the profit back to Brickton.

Free Money Fundraising – The following option take no effort but together give enormous benefits to Brickton.  2018 Free Money Fundraising

Gift cards – Purchase gift cards in the office. And depending on the vendor Brickton receives a % from your purchase. Gift Card order form

Amazon Smile – visit and select Brickton as your charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases.

Box Tops for Education – Turn box tops in at the office.

Ink Cartridge Recycling  – Turn used ink cartridges in the office.

Montessori Services – The Small Hands catalog is a favorite classroom material supplier. Each year they run a holiday promotion. The collective order results in levels of opportunity to order new classroom materials and activities.

Book fairs – Our book fairs help build your family’s reading library, and your classroom’s as well. Each fair gives a portion of the profit back to Brickton.

 Brickton 5K Walk/Run – Each year Brickton hosts a 5K Walk/Run at the end of the school year.