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Giving and Getting Involved

At MSNV, every family brings something special to our school community. We welcome parents to be part of the growth journey for our students. Your strong commitment to our school builds a deep connection between your family and the MSNV educational experience.

Your passionate involvement shows that Montessori Matters.


“There are many ways we give to MSNV. Giving our time is important and helps build the feeling of community that we cherish, but we feel that our contribution to the school wouldn’t be complete without supporting the MSNV Fund.”

– Andrew Hunter and Karen Kleiber, Co-Chairs of The MSNV Fund

IMG_1309While everyone at MSNV volunteers in some way, many families choose to make a difference with a gift to the MSNV Fund, the new name for our Annual Fund.

We are most grateful for support that allows us to guide and inspire our students while meeting our goals. Last year generous gifts of over $51,000 to MSNV helped:

  • Inspire our teachers as much as they inspire our students with funding for extra professional development including Orff music training for our music teacher Claire DeFelice;
  • Bring the world to the classroom through special student experiences like the Virginia Owl Project with The Raptor Conservancy of Virginia;
  • Extend financial aid to amplify the reach of a MSNV Montessori education for our families in need;
  • Produce an Upper Elementary student-run presentation of “The Tempest” with special scripts reflecting much of Shakespeare’s own rich language as well as the extension of an enriching professional workshop;
  • Strengthen writing muscles and minds with new Montessori cursive writing lesson materials in all the Primary classrooms;
  • Open the door to the rest of the decimal system for our students with acquisition of the Wooden Hierarchical Material, a key math work making a big impression literally — the million cube is so large it takes two elementary students to carry it;
  • Enrich our students’ time in the outdoor classroom with loose parts play areas for design and building at both campuses as well as a durable wooden wheelbarrow and “mud kitchen” for Valleybrook;
  • Build community at Hillbrook with the addition of new outdoor classroom furniture; and
  • Embrace the gift of resilience by hosting a parent education program with Dr. Heather Tedesco, an expert on helping families find happiness and authentic success over the long term.