2856 Horse Pen Creek Rd
Greensboro, NC 27410
Board of Trustees Meeting
Greensboro Montessori School is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization and therefore enjoys tax-exempt status. A Board of Trustees functions as the school’s governing body and the Head of School directs all operational matters.
Governance: The ultimate responsibility for the governance of the School resides with the Board of Trustees. The members of the self-perpetuating Board bring a diversity of talent and broad practical and professional experience to the work of assuring the School’s present stability, its development, and its perpetuation. The Trustees are responsible for formulating policy and for establishing and maintaining the sound financial condition of the School. The Board appoints the Head of School, who, as chief executive officer, directs all day-to-day activities and operations toward accomplishment of the School’s mission. The Head of School’s responsibilities include supervision and development of the academic programs, the appointment of all faculty and staff members, maintenance of educational and behavioral standards, and administration of the operating budget.
Finances and Fund Raising: Over the years The Greensboro Montessori School has earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence on short rations, always managing its resources with careful attention to their best and most effective use in the work of teaching and learning. By design, the School prides itself on its attention to diversity in all of its facets, all within the constraints of a no-frills budget. As is true in most independent schools, however, tuition alone does not provide sufficient revenues for the actual total cost of operations. Therefore, supplemental funds must necessarily be sought both from within the School community and beyond it.
The Board of Trustees in its fiduciary role has the essential responsibility of ensuring that the School is financially stable, and that its income, its facilities, and its other assets remain sufficient to achieve its purpose of educational excellence. In keeping with this responsibility, the Board has established the Vision 2020 Campaign for GMS that raises funds for special purposes and projects, and makes annual appeals to the School’s families and friends, whose generosity from the beginning have provided innumerable benefits for the children of GMS.