Educational Investment Campaign

(previously called consumable materials donation)

At Desert Marigold School, our faculty provides a Waldorf-inspired curriculum that meets Arizona state educational standards. In doing so, we offer quality educational programming to meet the academic and artistic needs of our students in a sustainable learning space. Our school offers a curriculum, specialty classes, and a campus like no other in the Phoenix area. As a public charter school, we do receive funding from the state; however, the shortfall between state funding and what is needed to provide a Waldorf-inspired curriculum is approximately $2,100.00 per student. To bridge the gap in state funding as we prepare to provide this exceptional programming, we ask that each family participate in the Educational Investment Campaign at Desert Marigold School.

Your Educational Investment will be used for your student(s)’ education at Desert Marigold School in the following ways:

Waldorf consumable materials including main lesson books, watercolor paints and paper, artist tools, silks, natural manipulatives, and other natural materials.

Waldorf festival supplies needed for Michaelmas, Martinmas, Winter Spiral, and May Day.

Specialty class supplies for handwork, woodwork, music, fine arts, and eurythmy.

Facilities maintenance including repairs, compliance issues, fixtures, landscaping, and other operating expenses.

Faculty training including annual Waldorf summer classes, state standards, lesson planning, best practices, special education accommodations, etc.

DONATE to the Educational Investment Campaign today!

Requested Tax-Deductible Educational Investment

Grades K-4 Grades 5-8 Grades 9-12
$250 $350 $400

The above investment does not cover activities such as field trips, special events, or class trips. There are separate fees for extracurricular activities. Please see the extracurricular page for more details.