Why we need to do fund raisers
We are a small private school. This means unlike public & charter schools, we get no state or federal funding. Unlike religious schools, we have to pay 100% of the expenses it takes to run our school. Each year many sacrifices are made in order to keep tuition costs affordable and to allow students who may not be able to afford to attend to be part of our school community. We would like to open the opportunity to attend Lighthouse Montessori School to more students regardless of their socioeconomic status.
Lighthouse Montessori School offers families with preschool & elementary-aged children, an educational alternative ~ one which seeks to educate the whole child. In addition to the standard curriculum of math, reading, language, science and cultural studies, students at LMS receive regular exposure to art, music, development of a second language and hands on experiences in the community. We are serving gifted and talented children, children of average intelligence and children with special needs who are seeking more than what the public school system can provide. Our approach is customized to meet the needs of each individual child.
We strive to build students who excel not only academically, but also have developed self-discipline and an inner drive toward seeking knowledge. We work to instill the importance of honesty, virtue, good manners and hard work. We feel we are building our community's future leaders today.
|Adults look upon a child as something empty that is to be filled through their own efforts, as something inert and helpless for which they must do everything, as something lacking an inner guide and in constant need of inner direction. . . . An adult who acts in this way, even though he may be convinced that he is filled with zeal, love, and a spirit of sacrifice on behalf of his child, unconsciously suppresses the development of the child's own personality.|