About Compass

The Compass Montessori Education Foundation is a non-profit, 501(C)(3) entity established in 1998.


Compass Montessori Education Foundation financially supports Compass Montessori School to enrich its authentic, public Montessori education.


‏Compass Montessori School is a Jefferson County Public Charter School. The financial needs of a public charter are different than those of a neighborhood school.  We pay our own operating and facilities expenses. And we embrace the Montessori model of having two trained adults in each classroom.  To maintain the quality of the Compass Montessori experience, CMEF needs to raise additional funds for the school’s short-term needs and long-term vision.


‏For the past two years, CMEF has supplemented the school’s operating budget by $65,000 per year. This money has been used to ensure every student at Compass has the opportunities to have an authentic Montessori experience.

With CMEF’s support, Compass Montessori has built a national reputation for providing a highly effective curricula that inspires a lifelong love of learning and prepares each child for a successful future.