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Make a Donation to Dewey

Contribute to Dewey

The Dewey School is a not for profit, IRS approved 501(c)(3) organization. Every school that has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the IRS has undergone an intensive process that includes publicly declaring a mission statement - a set of ideals through which every decision is filtered.

It is the mission of the Dewey School to offer early learning rooted in play and exploration of the natural world. Our nature-based program utilizes the historic Canterbury Shaker Village to allow children to explore the natural wonder that surrounds us.  The observations outside lead to in-depth investigations inside and are further expanded upon through our collaborating artists and educators programs.  These programs also foster a sense of greater community, another foundation of the Dewey School.  

Last year, the generosity of our supporters helped purchase snowshoes for our students, continue our music programs and create an agricultural program through the establishment of a Dewey school garden.  Thanks to donors like you we will be able to continue and grow our mission and these fundamental programs. 


Other ways you can contribute to The Dewey School and share in our vision of early childhood education include: ​​

  • Look good and do go by giving through purchasing Dewey Gear. A percentage of the profits goes directly to the Dewey School. 

​Non-profit schools are required by law to publish their finances. This radical level of transparency allows donors to see where all money is being applied to school programs.  For our 2022-2023 Annual Report click HERE.

Special Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors

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