Fundraising Priorities & Volunteering

Play Mountain Place depends on fundraising as a critical component of its operating budget. In 2019, we achieved 100% Annual Giving participation from our current families, staff and Board for the 10th year in a row. This shows us we can all be givers. Welcome to our giving community!

Annual Giving

Annual Giving is the most meaningful and important fundraising that Play Mountain Place undertakes each year. Annual Giving contributions help make up the difference between what every family pays in tuition and the real cost of our distinctive educational experience—an experience where children learn that education is something that they participate in, something that they are empowered to form themselves. These gifts also support the work of our outstanding teachers, the robust scholarship program, our commitment to diversity, our anti-bias curriculum, and the care and improvement of our beautiful campus. We will be in touch early in the school year about our campaign. When we ask, please make Annual Giving your first giving priority. Please think carefully about your connection to our school, and give as generously as your heart and finances allow. We look forward to your support!

Spring Bazaar

The annual Spring Bazaar is a fun event for the entire Play Mountain Place community with games & crafts created by Mountain Yard students, yummy food and a giant raffle. The student run booths set up in the yards sell creative wares and an assortment of carnival-style games entice young and old alike. A memory cafe is filled with photo books for current parents and alumni who want to revisit our past. We hope you will attend, play the games created by students, buy some crafts, eat lunch, sell and buy lots and lots of raffle tickets, and encourage your friends and family to attend as well! If you have an item to donate to the raffle, please let us know.

Online Auction

Our Online Auction fundraiser takes place in the spring and usually has a wide array of fabulous goods on offer. We hope you will bid, and encourage everyone you know to bid as well! You can also help by donating something to the auction such as tickets to concerts/shows/sports events, an item solicited from a local business, a specially prepared feast, a handcrafted good, or even that vacation house sitting empty. You get it!


Over the course of the school year, you will receive information concerning all the help we need to make our program happen. From helping with our Buildings & Ground Team, to cooking an item for the Spring Bazaar there are many opportunities to help. We believe that, only together can we really make this all happen, and we really want you to be a part of that. When we ask for help, please view it as an invitation to meet new people, help us out, and build our community. We look forward to our gathering together soon.

Support our long tradition of innovative, child-initiated, experiential education.