mefThe Montessori Educational Foundation of Douglas County, known as the MEF, exists to provide supplementary funding to the DCS Montessori School for facilities and special projects. The MEF Board of Directors is comprised of 9 current or past parents of students. The MEF is not part of the school, but a separate non-profit entity.

In the summer of 1996, a group of 6 families from the Lone Tree and Castle Rock Montessori school communities came together with a goal to develop a charter Montessori elementary school. Soon they were joined by dozens of other families with a similar interest and, after months of tireless efforts, they received a charter from the Douglas County School District in March of 1997. In this same year, the MEF obtained non-profit status and the school began educating our children in a temporary modular building.

A few years later, MEF parent volunteers secured a 7,000,000 bond to finance the permanent elementary school facility. The current facility opened in the fall of 2000.

Contributions to our non-profit entity are tax-deductible and are used solely for the benefit of DCS Montessori School at the direction of the DCS Administration and the DCS Board of Directors.

To view our IRS Form 990 for the last several years, please CLICK HERE to visit the Foundation Center and enter 841418418 (no dashes) in the EIN search field.

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