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Hop Into Summer Picnic

We are pleased to announce Brickton Montessori School’s year-end celebration. The Hop Into Summer Picnic will be held in Brickton’s parking lot on Friday, June 4, 2021 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

This community event is an opportunity to join fellow Brickton families for an evening of fun mixed with fundraising and much needed socializing. There will be a mini live and silent auction, games for the children as well as the adults, music, and a food truck.  Details about activities and costs to come.

Volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Please click here for Hop Into Summer Volunteer opportunities to help.

Hop Into Summer Picnic is a reason to come together, not only to share in the common cause of education, but to celebrate community and the connections that keep us strong. Please don’t hesitate to contact Kelly McDermott at 773-714-064 or .

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Brickton Annual Fund 2020-2021

Donation form below. Thank you!

Our goal at Brickton is to provide students with exceptional learning opportunities. The Annual Fund makes essential academic programs and activities possible within the day-to-day operation of the school.

The Annual Fund recognizes several giving levels, but know that every gift, regardless of size, is valued because it makes a statement about the community’s shared vision and commitment. Your Annual Fund contributions support:

Tuition Assistance photo of Brickton Back-to-School Group
Tuition Assistance

Major Donor
$2,500+ Tuition assistance to support a diverse school community committed to quality education for all

Educational Technology
Educational Technology

Leadership Donor
$1,000 – $2,499 Educational technology to ensure students and faculty have the tools they need for learning and teaching

Professional Development
Professional Development

Community Giver
$500 – $999 Professional development opportunities for our faculty to stay abreast of the latest information in educational best practices
Montessori Materials for the classrooms. Each material in a Montessori classroom invites activity and allows the child to explore as the materials interrelate and build upon each other

 Enrichment Programs
Enrichment Programs

Daily Giver
$365 – $499 Field trips, Enrichment programming, such as arts, music, Spanish, physical education, attending live professional fine arts performances, and educational and experiential field trips

$1 – $364 Sports and playground equipment to provide opportunities for physical growth outside the classroom

Thank you in advance for your generosity. Our faculty and Board of Directors also demonstrate their commitment with a goal of 100% participation. We hope our families and friends will join us in the commitment. All donations are appreciated.

Note: Once you click “Submit” above, you will be re-routed to PayPal to complete payment with your credit card, bank account, or PayPal account.

Effortless Fundraisers (Throughout the school year)

Gift cards – Order gift cards from the form below and, depending on the vendor, Brickton receives a % from your purchase and a % goes towards your last months tuition payment for the school year. Family Order Form

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

Box Tops for Education – NO MORE CLIPPING!  Download the app, follow the directions and start earning Brickton credit.

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 – Virtual Anderson Book Fair is scheduled for November 23 – December  11. Books will be delivered to school on December 16. 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. Scholastic Book Fair will (hopefully) be in the spring.

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

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 installation of classroom air purifiers and a long history of tuition assistance. Thanks to the help and support of donors and volunteers, Brickton is thriving. 

The Annual Benefit: The Big Leap

The Big Leap 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.

Please look for details for a future Big Leap Annual Benefit.