Scholarship Fund

Mesa Montessori students enrolled in Kindergarten are eligible to take part in our school’s General Fund and Family Aid Fund which are administered by the Montessori Scholarship Organization http://www.msoonline.com/

Q:  What is a Tax Credit?

A:  Allows donors to direct a portion of their State Tax Liability into education.  Depending on your tax obligations, this credit will reduce your liability or increase your refund dollar-for-dollar. There are two types of credits available to our school:

  • 323 Tax Credit – Tax Year 2016

Up to $545 credit (single, head of household or married filing separate)

Up to $1,090 credit (married filing joint)

  • 348 Tax Credit  – Tax Year 2016  AFTER a maximum donation is made to the Original Tax Credit a donor can take advantage of this additional credit.  Must be a separate transaction from the Original Tax Credit.

Up to $542 credit (single, head of household or married filing separate)

Up to $1,083 credit (married filing jointly)

*Both available thru 04/15/2017 for 2016

As a private school, Mesa Montessori qualifies for this scholarship program because our students are entering Kindergarten. A donation can be claimed for both the Private School Tax Credit and Public School Tax Credit (for extracurricular activities) in the same year.  Donors do not have to have a child in school to participate.  If you would like to nominate a specific student (other than your own) to be considered for assistance please contact Montessori Scholarship Organization directly for guidelines.

Mesa Montessori admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.