We are a school that celebrates children for who they are and supports them where they are along their educational journey. Families entering our program quickly learn this is a place full of kindness, warmth, and giving. This is a school that fosters community and encourages involvement on many levels.

Your support helps us to build and sustain our community. By sharing your values, treasures, time, and talent, you deepen your connection to our school. By giving financial contributions, you invest in the future and create a solid foundation for our children and programs each and every day. We could not do all that we do without our parents, grandparents, trustees, faculty, staff, and friends.  We are so very grateful to each and every one of you. Thank you!

— David Lukens
Director of Development

Please feel free to contact us with your comments and questions at (413) 586-4538 or



The MSN Fund

MSNFundA Generous Community Supports MSN!

Community, and caring for it, is truly the foundation of this school and the money raised from the MSN Fund ensures that this foundation is solid. It takes a great faculty, a curriculum that develops fluency, creativity and competency, and the generous involvement of parents, grandparents, alumni, past parents and friends to educate our children.

MSN Fund gifts give us confidence to invest in the quality of our education beyond the basics, to enhance each classroom experience and to provide the engine for continuous, ongoing improvement. MSN Fund contributions help us to invest in our faculty, our students, our programs and facilities. Please join us by donating today!

Frequent Questions

Cash, check, or a secure online donation via Paypal is the easiest way to give a gift to MSN.

Gifts of appreciated stock and planned gifts such as bequests and annuities are other ways to support the school. For more information, please consult your financial advisor and contact our Development Office.

Many employers have in place a “matching gift” program through which they would match your donation to MSN, effectively doubling your gift. Please check with your Human Resources department, and be sure to send us your employer’s form with your gift.

The Montessori School of Northampton is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with tax-exempt status from the IRS. All gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.

There are many ways to support MSN. These include:

  • Direct Donations — Using the PayPal link below or by sending or dropping off a check.
  • The MSN Fund — The most important fundraising effort at our school, which enables us to keep our school strong in a variety of ways.
  • Events — The Children’s Fair and Spring Auction bring our community together.
  • Capital Projects — Special buildings and grounds projects arise whereby you can leave a permanent mark on our campus.
  • Volunteering –Contributing your expertise to help us with tasks large and small.

Thank you for your support!



Your gift of time is at the foundation of our school, and thanks to the expanding corps of parent and community volunteers our mission is fully realized each year by volunteers who assist in the classroom and administration,  lead and organize special event committees, and bring innovative ideas to life.

Whether you have an hour, a semester, or five to twenty hours a week, there is a volunteer assignment to suit your talent, time, and skills. Your expertise is a valuable asset to the school. Please participate as an MSN volunteer. Contact the Development Office for more information.

The Children’s Fair

Welcome the school year with this fun-filled event. Held in October, the fair gives the current and past MSN community time to gather and celebrate. It also gives families from the broader community an opportunity to tour our school and meet our staff, board of trustees, and families. The money collected from the fair benefits capital improvements for our campus.

The Spring Auction

The Spring Auction raises money for the school’s Scholarship Fund and is our most exciting event of the year. With the funds raised we are able to strengthen our school by offering our program to more families within the community.



Welcome to MSN’s 2017 online auction,

A sincere thank you for making this year’s online auction a success. Whether donating items or bidding on items, your involvement helped the school net nearly $10,000 that will go towards the school’s financial aid fund.

If you were a winning bidder, congratulations. This week I will email all winning bidders redemption certificates and in some cases, I will introduce donors and bidders via email.

Physical items will be available for pick-up at the school this week during regular drop off (8:30-9:15 AM) and pick up (2:45-3:30 PM) times. Other pick-up times can be arranged by emailing me at If you would prefer to have your item mailed, there will be a $15 flat fee if the item requires packing. Letter-size items will be sent free of charge via regular mail.