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.
Grades 1, 2, 3 Lantern Walk:
Wed, Nov 19, 4:45 pm. Lantern Walk for Grades 1, 2, 3. 4:45 arrival to walk to the end of the field by 5 pm.
Thurs, Nov 20, 7 pm, Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport. The 7th grade class performs Pinocchio.
Fri, Nov 21, 10:30 am: Performance for the grades.
Designing Women Art & Craft:
Sat, Nov 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Merriconeag Waldorf School,
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
School is closed for Thanksgiving Break:
Mon, Nov 24 - Fri, Nov 28. School is closed for Thanksgiving break. Enjoy your holiday!
Tea & Play Session:
Tea & Play Sessions for Prospective Parents.
Fri, Dec 12, 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
Greater Freeport Community Chorus Winter Concert:
Sat, Dec 13, 7:30 pm,
Merriconeag's Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
The GFCC's "Gloria!" Winter Concert will feature Robert Ray's "Gospel Mass" with soloist Chas Lester and Franz Schubert's "Magnificat." Director Virgil Bozeman leads the 70 member chorus accompanied by pianist Kellie Moody. Tickets may be purchased at the door and are $10 for adults with a per-family maximum of $25.