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Board of Director

Highlawn is a Kansas 501-C-3 Not-for-Profit Corporation under the operative organization, Friends of Montessori Association. The property and business of the corporation is controlled and managed by a Board of Directors consisting of 9 current Highlawn parents and 1 to 3 members of the community who are not Highlawn parents. The purpose of the Board of Directors is to support and promote the educational goals and objectives of Highlawn Montessori School consistent with the philosophy of Maria Montessori and the standards established and administered by the Association Montessori Internationale.

Parent Council

The Parent Council organizes all-school events including Open House, Parent Education, and Fundraising. Volunteers are needed often during the year. All parents are automatically members of the Parent Council. Everyone is encouraged to become involved.

The Parent Council organizes several fundraising projects throughout the year. These projects help to pay for renovations, improvements to the school, and the purchase of Montessori equipment for the classrooms. The fundraising activities of the Parent Council help to keep tuition costs low and help build a spirit of community in the school. We encourage you to participate.

At various times during the year we may schedule Parent Work Days to help keep the building, grounds, and equipment in excellent condition. Parents have washed windows, painted, provided lawn care, made teaching materials, repaired equipment, etc. This proves to be not only cost-effective, but fun. When workdays are scheduled, please respond.