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.
April Break - No School:
Mon, April 20 through Fri, April 24.
School is closed for April Break.
HS Parent Evening:
Wed, April 29, 7:00 p.m.
Living Thinking Talk by Michael D'Aleo:
Fri, May 1, 7:00 pm, Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Living Thinking: The Foundation for Flexible, Creative, and Innovative Minds. A public talk by Michael D'Aleo sponsored by the Foundation Studies Program. Donations gratefull received at the door. Learn more at link below.
Merriconeag Poetry Festival:
Sun, May 3, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport. Free admission. Featuring noted poet, Jeffrey Harrison as Festival Judge and student poet finalists from the following high schools: Cape Elizabeth, Catherine McAuley, Deering, Falmouth, Gorham, Hyde, Merriconeag Waldorf, Morse, Waynflete, and Yarmouth.
G 2, 4, 5 & 6 Parent Evenings:
Tues, May 5, 7:00 pm.
Senior Project Presentations:
Thurs, May 7, 6:30 pm. Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Tea & Play Session:
Fri, May 8, 9 - 10 am.
Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Prospective parents: Bring your child, share
a cup of tea with us and learn more about our
programs for young children. Storytime at 9:30.
For more info & to register: 207.865.3900,
Ext 163 or
May Celebration and Medieval Faire:
Saturday, May, 10 am - 1 pm.
57 Desert Rd, Freeport