MMS reopened in-person five days a week on September 9. Learn about our Covid-19 Response here.

Ways to Give

You can always make a donation through our online form or through these other modes:


Please make checks payable to Metropolitan Montessori School and send to the attention of the Development Office at Metropolitan Montessori School, 325 West 85th Street, New York, NY, 10024.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many employers offer matching gift programs that enable their employees to double and even triple their charitable gifts. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and spouses. Matching gifts are counted toward your contribution to The MMS Annual Fund for giving level consideration. Please check with your human resources department about whether your company offers a program. Recent matching gift corporations include:

Alliance Bernstein
Bank of America
BlackRock, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
Deutsche Bank
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Walt Disney Company
Goldman Sachs
Google, Inc.
IBM International
JP Morgan Chase
LinkedIn Corporation
Marsh & McLennan
Morgan Stanley
News Corporation
Och-Ziff Corporation
Penguin Random House

Appreciated Securities

Please instruct your broker to send securities to the MMS account as follows:

Metropolitan Montessori School
Vanguard Brokerage Services
Account #77838781
DTC #0062
School Tax ID#: 13-2527041

Please send an email with the name of stock, number of shares, and fund designation on the date of transfer to This ensures that MMS can properly credit and acknowledge your gift.

Gifts of appreciated securities such as stocks, mutual fund shares, and bonds are fully tax-deductible charitable contributions. In fact, donating appreciated securities offers you a two-fold advantage. First, you avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in value of your security. Second, you receive an income-tax deduction in the calendar year of your donation for the full fair market value of your stock.

Planned Giving

Increasingly, independent schools use planned gifts to augment outright giving to the School. Planned or deferred gifts, such as bequests, gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts, provide income to MMS for many years into the future, and allow individuals to leave a legacy of learning.

Metropolitan Montessori School is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. All gifts of cash or stock to The MMS Fund are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

For more information about making a donation to these initiatives, contact Melissa Stewart, Development & Special Events Manager, at or visit our website at


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Learn more about Montessori education at MMS. Connect directly with our Enrollment Director this Spring.