Merriconeag, like most independent schools, cannot rely solely on revenue from tuition for its operating budget. The cost of our education would be out of reach for many families if we did. So to cover our operating expenses, every family is asked to make an annual gift that is appropriate to their circumstances. Every gift of every amount helps to move us toward our goal of 100% participation.
Our largest source of non-tuition income, the Annual Appeal supports virtually every area of school life - music and foreign language programs, remedial work, classroom supplies, field trips and so on. Contributions range in size from $5 to $10,000 and come from current parents as well as faculty and board members, past parents, grandparents, alumni, small businesses and corporations which match donations from their employees. As Merriconeag is a 501C non-profit organization, donations to the school are tax deductible.
In addition to the unrestricted funds raised through the Annual Appeal, Merriconeag has established two endowments:
Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund
Established in 2001, this fund is designed to strengthen the school’s ability to provide tuition assistance for students whose families could not otherwise afford the education.
Operating Endowment Fund
Established in 2006, this fund helps to secure the legacy and sustainability of the school for decades to come.
Tues, Oct 14, 5:45 pm
Tues, Oct 14, 7 pm, Community Hall. Open Community Meeting: "Sharing the Strategic Plan"
Wed, Sept 15, 8 - 9 am. Couldn't make the Tuesday evening Community Meeting? Have more questions from Tuesday night's discussion about One Merriconeag? Please come for coffee to share your thoughts in a personal conversation with a few board members and staff. We want to hear from you.
Craft Blitz with Sandy Pearson:
Wed, Oct 15, 3:05 - 4:30 pm,M & M Room, Handcraft Building.
The items you make in this class will be sold at the Fall Fair, so on top of all these other reasons to come, you will feel good about supporting Merriconeag!
Children in grades 4 and up are welcome to attend the afternoon session if they are able to participate. We are not able to offer aftercare for younger siblings.
MS XC Race :
Thurs, Oct 16, MS Final XC Race at Twin Brook, Cumberland, ME, CCC Invitational hosted by Greely:
3:30-Boys Team of 7 Race
4:00-Girls Team of 7 Race
Early Childhood Parent Evening:
Thurs, Oct 16, 7 pm, Early Childhood Center.
Craft Social Parent Evening.
HS XC Race :
Fri, Oct 17, HS XC WMC race at St. Joseph's College.
(1:45 course walks begin, 3:00 VG, 3:30 VB, 4:00 JVG, 4:30 JVB)
See directions on blog by clicking on the link below.
EC Michaelmas Celebration:
Sat, Oct 18, 9 - 11 am, Early Childhood Center.
High School Information Evening:
Wed, Oct 22, 7 pm.
Desert Rd, Campus, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Featuring Marisha Plotnik will present "From Clapping to Calculus" about how the foundation laid in the early Waldorf elementary years leads to a meaningful, rigorous and appropriate mathematics program in the middle and high school years. Evening also includes our high school teachers and students discussing our unique program and Beth Caputi,
our college guidance counselor, sharing her experience of working with our students, and why colleges are eager to have them. Bring your questions.