Compass has made 20 trips around the sun (20 years is a score). Whether you were here for just one or all 20 (ahem…Carrie, Nicole and Pat), we invite you to celebrate and help set the stage for at least 20 more.

Join some or all OF our birthday activities and help us raise $120,000 for the school.


December 1, 2018 – Photo Album

Contribute photos of your favorite Compass memories to our giant mural. Photos can be submitted online here through February 2019.  Commemorative prints of the mural will be available in spring.

December 4, 2018 – Group Gift

We are asking each student or family to pitch in $20 once or monthly to secure Compass’ financial future.

March 2, 2019 – Dance-A-Thon

Join our first ever, all ages Dance-A-Thon. Assemble a team of pledge-seeking dancers and boogie the night away.

April 27, 2019 – Young Westa Festa

Family fun at Young Westa Festa, including Goat Poop Bingo, the Compass clink, food, drink and much more.

May 4, 2019 – Besta Birthday Festa

A blow-out celebration for all the adults who have passed through the halls of Compass as students, teachers, parents and friends.


The Compass Montessori Education Foundation is a stand-alone, non-profit foundation focused exclusively on raising money to support Compass Montessori School. The foundation relies on the support of the Compass community and external sources.

As a Montessori charter school, Compass has a different financial picture than traditional schools—and even other charters. Like all Jeffco public charters, we pay for our own facilities and operating expenses (which neighborhood schools don’t do). As a Montessori school, we have spend more per classroom as we have at least two adults in each classroom, and each classroom is equipped with high-quality, specialized Montessori materials.

Each year, we raise money to invest back into the school community. CMEF helps pay for teacher training, classroom materials, trip scholarships and special projects like new lockers. Our typical operating budget for CMEF is about $100,000, which covers these year-to-year needs.

The CMEF board is working with the Compass school board to help ensure a strong future for our community. We would like to have a healthier balance so we can to help the school buy land, pay down our bond, or improve our facilities. We want to improve the overall Compass Montessori experience for every student and family that comes here.

Thank you for being part of the Compass Montessori community. Our school, students, faculty, and staff are strong because of those of you who generously give your time, talent and money.

You can make a donation online by giving directly through the Compass Montessori Colorado Gives page by clicking here. Thank you in advance for your support!

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