Bluestem Montessori Elementary

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Our daughter is thriving at Bluestem. She looks forward to going to school every morning because she really feels like she belongs to a community, and we can tell she’s developing a life-long love of learning.
 

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Bluestem Montessori is participating in #GivingTuesday again this year.  Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.  

Here at Bluestem we are so excited to announce that we have an anonymous donor who will match the first $5,000 donated to our school! By donating you are helping us achieve our two big goals this year.  First, we are rapidly outgrowing our current space and we are hoping to find a space of our own soon.  Second, one of our missions at Bluestem is to provide quality education to all students.  To do this we would like to build up our scholarship fund.

Thank you in advance for supporting the education of our students and believing in our future.

Please visit our GoFundMe page to donate.  As a non-profit school, GoFundMe let's us keep 100% of donations.  That means all your money is going straight to supporting our shool!

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Bluestem has provided such a wonderful atmosphere for my self-motivated daughter, as well as my free-spirited son, to thrive in! They enjoy learning in their own individual ways, and I am so thankful that they are able to learn academics, emotional wellness, and community concepts at Bluestem!

Sponsor a Material

As we are growing our school we are in need of many new classroom materials. We have an Amazon wish list where we have many items that we would like to use in our classroom. You can click the button below to view our wish list. We also have quite a few specialty Montessori materials that we will be using in our classrooms. If you are interested in donating a specialty material, please contact us.

  Computers  - Used by the students for programming work and research.

Computers - Used by the students for programming work and research.

  Flag Stand  - Used for geography, and social studies.

Flag Stand - Used for geography, and social studies.

Bluestem teaches the whole child, which is exactly what we wanted for our son. They focus on life skills, teamwork, art and core subjects. I’m amazed our first grader is adding and subtracting multi-digit sums!

Financials

Bluestem Montessori has a three-phase plan to get set up. 

OUR 1-YEAR PLAN 

$20,000

In AUGUST 2017, we opened our doors!  This required the purchase all of our materials and pay for startup expenses.  

OUR 3-YEAR PLAN 

$50,000

By AUGUST 2019, we will purchase or lease our own space in a central location.  We will raise enough for renovations and our downpayment. 

$50,000

OUR 5-YEAR PLAN

By AUGUST 2021, we will operate at full capacity of 120 students, and provide generous scholarships to make our school accessible to all families in Lincoln regardless of economic status.

 
“We love Bluestem! Our son has thrived at school, and we appreciate that he learns with all his senses and has time to focus on work AND play.