Playground Fund

Let's build it!

MSW is replacing the elementary school playground in 2022!

MSW’s current elementary playground equipment was installed at the Stone Chapel campus in the mid-1990s and then moved to our current location when the campus was built in 2001. Commercial playgrounds typically last 15 to 20 years; through repairs and preventative maintenance, we have extended the structure for several years of play, but it is at the end of its lifecycle. It has served a generation of students – some of whom now have returned to MSW as staff members or parents!

The investment in playground equipment will serve students in the Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary classrooms, as well as After School Care and Summer Camp participants – now and perhaps for another generation. In addition, the new structure and playground surface will meet updated safety guidelines and be ADA accessible.

The playground used by UE and LE students, After School Care, and summer campers is approximately 25 years old.

“This kind of activity (climbing, carrying etc), which serves no external purpose, gives children the practice they need for coordinating their movements…all the child does is to obey the inner impulse.” -Dr. Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind

Your Support is Vital to our success

Your Donation will make a difference

We appreciate your support of this once-in-a-generation effort to raise funds for the Elementary School playground. Outdoor play is an important part of the Montessori school day and critical to the physical, mental, and emotional development of children and adolescents.

Together we can build it

We are off to a great start!

Commercial playground equipment is expensive.  Our goal is to raise $100,000 to cover the cost of removal and disposal of the old equipment, site preparation, and the purchase and installation of a large structure with a variety of play features.

By working together with Foundations; corporate and organizational sponsors; individual donations from alumni, current MSW families, and the extended MSW community; and fundraising activities, we can provide a safe, updated play structure that will serve the next generation of students.  

As of November 2021, we have raised more than $15,000.

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In-Kind Services

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Sponsorship Levels & Recognition

Your donation is important to us, and we recognize your generosity.

  • Playground naming opportunity
  • Primary Recognition on Donor Plaque
  • Special Recognition at Campaign Events
  • Commemorative Gift
  • Recognition in school publications
  • Acknowledgement on Website
  • Acknowledgement via Social Media
  • Equipment/section naming opportunity
  • Recognition on Donor Plaque
  • Recognition at Campaign Events
  • Commemorative Gift
  • Recognition in school publications
  • Acknowledgement on Website
  • Acknowledgement via Social Media
  • Recognition on Donor Plaque
  • Recognition at Campaign Events
  • Commemorative Gift
  • Recognition in school publications
  • Acknowledgement on Website
  • Acknowledgement via Social Media
  • Recognition on Donor Plaque
  • Recognition in school publications
  • Acknowledgement at Campaign Events
  • Acknowledgement on Website
  • Acknowledgement via Social Media
  • Recognition on Donor Plaque
  • Acknowledgement on Website
  • Acknowledgement via Social Media
  • Recognition on Donor Plaque
  • Acknowledgement on Website
  • Acknowledgement on Website

Playground Sponsors

Updated November 16, 2021

Titianium

  • Rice Family Foundation
Gold

  • Edward Molare
Bronze

  • Hughes Trash Service
Contributor

  • City Wide of Maryland
  • Rockdale Towing
Other Sources

  • State of Maryland
  • Touch-a-Truck Event

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