As a small, private independent school, the whole school community – parents, students, faculty, staff, grandparents, alumni and friends – are essential parts of the efforts to support the excellence of TMA’s programs. We could not accomplish what we do every day for our children here at TMA without this exceptional support.
Here at TMA we ask for our community’s support in three meaningful ways:
Whether in the classroom or by supporting the efforts of Parent Network, TMA offers many opportunities for you to play an active role in your child’s education. Volunteerism is a vital element of our school. Your time and talents are unique and essential to the school’s progress. We invite all families to lend a hand to support our children, teachers, and the education at TMA.
The deeper your understanding of Montessori becomes, the better you can support your child to reach their full potential. To that end, we offer a number of resources throughout the year for you to learn more about Montessori education and philosophy, including parent/teacher conferences, open houses, classroom events and more formal parent education nights each semester. Also, check out our parent education materials in the library for more information.
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In addition to being an active participant in school activities, we hope that you choose to contribute financially to TMA. As with most private independent schools, tuition only covers about 80% of the actual education costs for each student. To keep tuition affordable it is necessary to bridge the gap between tuition and educational costs. We need your support to build that bridge!
Your participation is crucial to our mission, our legacy, and, most importantly, to our children.
Annual GivingAt TMA, our Annual Giving fund is our lifeline. Not only does it help bridge the tuition-cost gap, but it also allows us to provide programming we may not be able to otherwise.
As of summer 2018, we have a new donation platform! If you choose to create an account (and not donate as "guest"), it will securely save your information and you have the ability to see tax summaries, update contact information, etc. Click the link below to donate!
Donate through SGODonating through the Sagamore Scholarship Granting Organization of Indiana (SGO) gives you a 50% state tax credit on your donation amount. To make it sweeter, if you itemize your federal taxes your donation is eligible for a federal deduction, too!
The state has set aside $14 million in credits for this school 18-19 school year. When it's gone, it's gone! So, it is imperative to take this opportunity sooner rather than later if you want the full advantage of this program which allows you to support us and receive big tax savings in the process.
Be sure to discuss this with your accountant to confirm it is the best tax decision for you. Click here for resources, FAQs, and a credit estimator.
If you would like to learn more about how to support TMA, please contact Hannah Couch, Director of Advancement, at email@example.com or 574-256-5313.