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.
G 12 to Hermit Island for Marine Biology:
Sun, Sept 14 - Fri, Sept 15. Merriconeag seniors join seniors from other eastern seaboard Waldorf schools for a week of Marine Biology at beautiful Hermit Island.
Tues, Sept 16, 6:15 pm
G 2, 5, & 6 Parent Evenings:
Wed, Sept 17, 7:00 pm.
MS XC Race :
Thurs, Sept 18, MS XC race at Gull Crest Field in Cape Elizabeth. Cape hosts Merriconeag, Greely, Jordan Small (Raymond), and Waynflete. Boys run at 4 pm, girls at 4:30. Come on out and cheer for our middle school teams!
HS XC Race :
Fri, Sept 19. HS XC race at Freeport. Freeport hosts Merriconeag, Poland and York. Boys race at 4:30, girls at 5. We hope to see you there!
Class Photo Day:
Tues, Sept 23. (Rain date: Wed, Sept 24)
G 7 Parent Evening:
Tues, Sept 23, 7:00 pm - Grade 7 Parent Evening.
The Gift of a Commercial-Free Childhood:
Wed, Oct 8, 7 pm.
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Donation at the door.
Dr. Susan Linn, Director of The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood & Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School will discuss the commercialization of childhood and ways to protect our children.