Get Involved in the MSD Community.
Engage with MSD families, alumni, the Board, faculty, and staff while our students learn, play, work, and grow. We’re here to support you, too, whether you prefer in-person or virtual events, 1:1 interactions or community gatherings, you’re a new family or part of our long, beautiful legacy.
We are committed to recognizing the rich diversity of our community members and to fostering an environment of inclusion and acceptance. We seek to reflect the world in which we live through our community, and we welcome each community member’s unique experiences and worldviews. We strive to be a cohesive, caring community that is unified in its common values.
In-Person and Virtual Events
In-person, virtual, and hybrid events are hosted throughout the year, aiming to connect our community. Experience Parent Ed events with fellow families in your program(s), tune in to our Distinguished Speaker Series, or visit campus for in-person engagement opportunities!
Volunteer on Campus!
We’re so excited to have volunteers support our campus. Whether you prefer shelving in the library, helping students practice for the play, or getting the Gallery Night glamour-ready, there are classroom-specific opportunities, as well as options with our Specials staff.
Family Association of MSD (FAM)
Participating in MSD’s FAM is fun and easy! It’s a great way to connect, create (or participate in) events, or simply show appreciation for faculty and staff. FAM events include Fall Harvest Fest, the Annual Auction, and program meet-ups.
-Joo Ree Chu, Ed.S., NCSP, MSD’s Director of Student Support
A Montessori education is rooted in peace. In fact, our peace education model means DEIB is integrated into every program’s curriculum, from award-winning books curated by MSD’s librarian to community gatherings for holidays and dates throughout the year.
Staff DEIB Tools
“Monthly Minders” are curated by MSD’s DEIB Specialist, featuring DEI lessons, supports, and learning goals by program level, as well as important dates of the weeks ahead. Our Hiring Statement reads, “MSD does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.” Staff are encouraged to use their first name (without honorifics), and pronouns are displayed on staff members’ signatures.
Accessible Equipment & Spaces
MSD has thoughtfully designed indoor and outdoor learning environments. The welcome center includes a ramp, most buildings are one-story (our Upper Elementary-Middle School building has an elevator), and Montessori classrooms are open concept, so students can learn, move, and play in their own space.
Admissions Non-Discrimination Statement
“Montessori School of Denver is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment, free of discrimination or harassment, for its community. Montessori School of Denver does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, immigration/citizen status, age, marital status, pregnancy status, veteran status, or disability.”
Let’s build MSD’s community together.
Parenting is hard work! You don’t have to do it alone. Meet MSD families at Parent Ed events, volunteer for a class, or participate in a fundraiser. We value your time, talents, and treasures.
Learn about MSD's Values
Join Us for Community Gatherings
Get Involved in Many Learning Journeys
What is the Annual Fund? How can I help beautify campus? Why does my help matter? Can I contribute by volunteering? You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.
Why does MSD need an Annual Fund?
- Montessori Experiences
- Professional Development
- Montessori Materials
- Tuition Adjustment
- General Fund
Why not raise tuition to cover the actual operating costs?
When is the best time to donate?
In 2022, we are pleased to announce an in-person auction at the Colorado History Museum on Saturday, April 23! Click here to learn more about the auction, such as how to contribute, its theme Rock of Ages, and schedule of events.
How can I participate in beautifying MSD?
In addition to supporting the Legacy Gate, these funds contribute to MSD’s two $5,000 summer sabbatical grants each year. Faculty and staff apply for funds for an activity outside of education that will recharge their batteries and promote personal growth. The positive impact the sabbaticals have on our community is truly inspirational. Recipients of Summer Sabbatical funds share their experiences with the MSD community in a variety of ways, such as the MSD Bee Newsletter.
DOWNLOAD THE FORM TO PLEDGE OR PAY BY CHECK. Printed copies of the form are available in the Welcome Center.
Why does my participation matter?
Does MSD have an Endowment Fund?
- 2020-21 Simply Venture, Bee Brave Outdoor Experiences
- 2019-20 Frankie Toan, Textile Sculpture Artist
- 2018-19 Dr. Derrick Gay, Equity & Inclusion all-day Workshop, Parent Coffee, and Student work
- 2017-18 Avid4 Adventure, Outdoor Extensive
- 2016-17 History Hunter, The Art of Storytelling with Richie Castro
- 2015-16 Spark It Studios, Mosaic and Pottery
- 2014-15 Avid4 Adventure, Billy Corbett, and Chris Anthony, Fitness Fun Week
- 2012-13 Project V.O.I.C.E., Spoken Word Poetry
- 2011-12 Avid4 Adventure, Outdoor Extensive
- 2010-11 Katherine Dines, Children’s Songwriter & Musician
- 2009-10 Marcy Shepker, Tapestry Artist
- 2008-09 Avid4Adventure, Outdoor Extensive