CLEVELAND MONTESSORI SCHOOL

Address
12510 MAYFIELD RD
CLEVELAND, OH 44106
Contact
Website: http://www.clevelandmontessori.org
Phone: +1 (216) 421-0700
Nonprofit
NTEE: B20 - Elementary, Secondary Education, K - 12
EIN: 34-1767241

Mission

CLEVELAND MONTESSORI PROVIDES EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION TO THE CHILDREN OF GREATER CLEVELAND BY DISCOVERING AND AWAKENING CHILDRENS INNATE TALENTS AND ABILITIES, AND CULTIVATING A LIFETIME LOVE OF LEARNING AND SPIRIT OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. CLEVELAND MONTESSORI IS AN ASSOCIATION MONTESSORI INTERNATIONALE (AMI) RECOGNIZED SCHOOL, AND IS DEEPLY COMMITTED TO AUTHENTIC MONTESSORI PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR OPTIMIZING CHILD EDUCATION AND CREATIVE POTENTIAL. ENRICHED BY THE VALUES OF LOVE, RESPECT, JUSTICE AND JOY, AND FOSTERED BY A DIVERSE AND WONDERFULLY NURTURING MONTESSORI COMMUNITY, THE SCHOOL SERVES ALL CHILDREN, REGARDLESS OF RACE OR CREED, AND IS DISTINCTLY COMMITTED TO ENHANCING THE VITALITY OF THE LITTLE ITALY AND UNIVERSITY CIRCLE COMMUNITIES.
 20152014
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1994
Subsection code03
PF filing required0 
Metropolitan statistical area1692
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$47,000.00$45,145.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$47,123.00$45,145.00
Number of employees2924
Number of volunteers200200
Personnel
Armenti, Carmen
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personCARMEN ARMENTICARMEN ARMENTI
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
Boylan, Diane
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personDIANE BOYLANDIANE BOYLAN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
Feighan, Lynne
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personLYNNE ROSSEN FEIGHANLYNNE ROSSEN FEIGHAN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
Hussey, David
TitleCHAIRCHAIR
Name of key/compensated personDR DAVID HUSSEYDR DAVID HUSSEY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org5.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
Kahn, David
TitleDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personDAVID KAHN 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 
Kristosik, Annette
TitleTREASURERTREASURER
Name of key/compensated personANNETTE KRISTOSIKANNETTE KRISTOSIK
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org3.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
Pauley, Seth
Title DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person SETH PAULEY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True
Average hours per week working for org 2.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00
Previte, Fr
Title DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person FR JOSEPH PREVITE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True
Average hours per week working for org 2.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00
Schneider, Tina
TitleEXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DI
Name of key/compensated personTINA SCHNEIDERTINA SCHNEIDER
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$47,123.00$45,145.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$6,276.00$5,829.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
Sidari, Joseph
TitleVICE CHAIRVICE CHAIR
Name of key/compensated personJOSEPH SIDARIJOSEPH SIDARI
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org3.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
Smith, Janice
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personJANICE SMITHJANICE SMITH
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesCLEVELAND MONTESSORI PROVIDES EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION TO THE CHILDREN OF GREATER CLEVELAND BY DISCOVERING AND AWAKENING CHILDRENS INNATE TALENTS AND ABILITIES, AND CULTIVATING A LIFETIME LOVE OF LEARNING AND SPIRIT OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. CLEVELAND MONTESSORI IS AN ASSOCIATION MONTESSORI INTERNATIONALE (AMI) RECOGNIZED SCHOOL, AND IS DEEPLY COMMITTED TO AUTHENTIC MONTESSORI PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR OPTIMIZING CHILD EDUCATION AND CREATIVE POTENTIAL. ENRICHED BY THE VALUES OF LOVE, RESPECT, JUSTICE AND JOY, AND FOSTERED BY A DIVERSE AND WONDERFULLY NURTURING MONTESSORI COMMUNITY, THE SCHOOL SERVES ALL CHILDREN, REGARDLESS OF RACE OR CREED, AND IS DISTINCTLY COMMITTED TO ENHANCING THE VITALITY OF THE LITTLE ITALY AND UNIVERSITY CIRCLE COMMUNITIES.CLEVELAND MONTESSORI PROVIDES EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION TO THE CHILDREN OF GREATER CLEVELAND BY DISCOVERING AND AWAKENING CHILDRENS INNATE TALENTS AND ABILITIES, AND CULTIVATING A LIFETIME LOVE OF LEARNING AND SPIRIT OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. CLEVELAND MONTESSORI IS AN ASSOCIATION MONTESSORI INTERNATIONALE (AMI) RECOGNIZED SCHOOL, AND IS DEEPLY COMMITTED TO AUTHENTIC MONTESSORI PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR OPTIMIZING CHILD EDUCATION AND CREATIVE POTENTIAL. ENRICHED BY THE VALUES OF LOVE, RESPECT, JUSTICE AND JOY, AND FOSTERED BY A DIVERSE AND WONDERFULLY NURTURING MONTESSORI COMMUNITY, THE SCHOOL SERVES ALL CHILDREN, REGARDLESS OF RACE OR CREED, AND IS DISTINCTLY COMMITTED TO ENHANCING THE VITALITY OF THE LITTLE ITALY AND UNIVERSITY CIRCLE COMMUNITIES.
Program service expenses, total$858,557.00$842,540.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
CLEVELAND MONTESSORI HAS UNIQUE PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN FROM PRE-SCHOOL TO MIDDLE SCHOOL. WE ALSO MAINTAIN A CONTINUUM WITH THE MONTESSORI PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BY HAVING A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MONTESSORI HIGH SCHOOL AT UNIVERSITY CIRCLE IN CLEVELAND, OHIO.
Program expenses $842,540.00
Program revenue $836,310.00
Program description CLEVELAND MONTESSORI HAS UNIQUE PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN FROM PRE-SCHOOL TO MIDDLE SCHOOL. WE ALSO MAINTAIN A CONTINUUM WITH THE MONTESSORI PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BY HAVING A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MONTESSORI HIGH SCHOOL AT UNIVERSITY CIRCLE IN CLEVELAND, OHIO.
SEE SCHEDULE O LOCATED IN THE HEART OF CLEVELANDS LITTLE ITALY, OUR SCHOOL IS BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF ITALIAN EDUCATOR AND PHYSICIAN, DR. MARIA MONTESSORI. HER PHILOSOPHY IS BEST EXPRESSED IN THE WORDS OF A CHILD: HELP ME TO DO IT MYSELF. OUR SKILLED MONTESSORI-TRAINED TEACHERS ACT AS GUIDES USING MONTESSORI CLASSROOM MATERIALS AND OUR URBAN CLASSROOM AS WE ENGAGE IN THE LIFE OF THE LITTLE ITALY NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE INSTITUTIONS OF UNIVERSITY CIRCLE. OUR STUDENTS NOT ONLY PLAN THEIR OWN VISITS TO AREA MUSEUMS, THEY ALSO DESIGN INNOVATIVE PHILANTHROPIC OUTREACH TO THOSE IN NEED, FROM OUR ELDERLY NEIGHBORS TO SCHOOL CHILDREN IN INDIA. OUR STUDENTS BECOME INDEPENDENT THINKERS WITH COMPASSIONATE HEARTS. THOSE ARE THE QUALITIES THAT EMERGE WHEN YOU COMBINE A MONTESSORI EDUCATION WITH GLOBAL AWARENESS. SINCE OPENING AS AN INDEPENDENT, PRIVATE SCHOOL IN 1995, OUR SCHOOL CONTINUES TO GROW AND THRIVE. BEYOND ACADEMICS, OUR SCHOOL IS COMMITTED TO SOCIAL JUSTICE, SERVICE AND SPIRITUALITY. AS AN OPTION AVAILABLE TO ALL CHILDREN, THE CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD IS BASED ON MARIA MONTESSORIS APPROACH TO RELIGIOUS FORMATION, ROOTED IN BOTH SCRIPTURE AND LITURGY. STUDENTS AT CLEVELAND MONTESSORI ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE IN MATH, READING, GEOGRAPHY, SOCIAL STUDIES, WRITING, AND SCIENCE. ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS RANGE FROM DRAMA CLUB, SPORTS AND ITALIAN TO INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC AND ART. BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS, FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M., ACCOMMODATE SCHEDULES FOR WORKING PARENTS. WE ARE THE ONLY CLEVELAND-AREA MONTESSORI SCHOOL RECOGNIZED BY THE ASSOCIATION MONTESSORI INTERNATIONALE (AMI) FOUNDED IN 1929 BY DR. MARIA MONTESSORI TO MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY OF HER LIFES WORK. CLEVELAND MONTESSORI AND ALTA HOUSE HAVE COME TOGETHER IN AN EDUCATIONAL AND SERVICE-ORIENTED PARTNERSHIP THAT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY AND POSITIVELY IMPACT LITTLE ITALY AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. CLEVELAND MONTESSORI, AFTER 20 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL GROWTH, HAS MOVED INTO ITS NEW HOME AT THE ALTA HOUSE. THE SCHOOLS PRESENCE IN LITTLE ITALY SERVES THE INTERESTS OF DIVERSE FAMILIES WHO VALUE CHILDRENS EXPOSURE TO THE RICH EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND UNIVERSITY CIRCLE. ALTA HOUSE, AN ANCHOR INSTITUTION IN LITTLE ITALY FOR 120 YEARS, HAS GRAPPLED WITH CHALLENGES TO MAINTAIN ITS AGING BUILDING AND TO DELIVER ON A MISSION THAT HONORS ITS DISTINGUISHED HERITAGE OF SERVICE. FOUNDED AS A NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO LEARN AND SOCIALIZE WHILE THEIR PARENTS WORKED, ALTA HOUSE EVOLVED AS LITTLE ITALYS POPULATION GREW OLDER, EXPANDING ITS PROGRAMING TO BENEFIT SENIORS. TODAY, WE CELEBRATE COMPLETION OF THE THE FIRST PHASE OF OUR PROJECT: THE BUILDING HAS BEEN RENOVATED AND BROUGHT UP TO CODE ELECTRICAL, HVAC, PLUMBING AND CLEVELAND MONTESSORI'S PRIMARY (PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN) AND LOWER ELEMENTARY (GRADES 1 THROUGH 3) COMMUNITIES HAVE MOVED INTO THE EXISTING, RENOVATED SPACE. OUR FINAL PHASE IS RAISING ANOTHER 1.6 MILLION TO BUILD AN ADDITION THAT WILL HOUSE OUR UPPER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY (GRADES 4 THROUGH 6) WITH AN ARCHITECTURALLY HARMONIOUS FRONT TO REPLACE THE AGING 70S FACADE WHILE MAINTAINING THE BELOVED BOCCE COURTS. WITH YOUR HELP, WE CAN COMPLETE THIS PROJECT AND CONTINUE OUR JOINT SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY WITH A VIBRANT, THRIVING SCHOOL (THE LAST IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD) AND INTERGENERATIONAL SOCIAL OUTREACH AND PROGRAMMING.
Program expenses$858,557.00 
Program revenue$863,376.00 
Program descriptionSEE SCHEDULE O LOCATED IN THE HEART OF CLEVELANDS LITTLE ITALY, OUR SCHOOL IS BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF ITALIAN EDUCATOR AND PHYSICIAN, DR. MARIA MONTESSORI. HER PHILOSOPHY IS BEST EXPRESSED IN THE WORDS OF A CHILD: HELP ME TO DO IT MYSELF. OUR SKILLED MONTESSORI-TRAINED TEACHERS ACT AS GUIDES USING MONTESSORI CLASSROOM MATERIALS AND OUR URBAN CLASSROOM AS WE ENGAGE IN THE LIFE OF THE LITTLE ITALY NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE INSTITUTIONS OF UNIVERSITY CIRCLE. OUR STUDENTS NOT ONLY PLAN THEIR OWN VISITS TO AREA MUSEUMS, THEY ALSO DESIGN INNOVATIVE PHILANTHROPIC OUTREACH TO THOSE IN NEED, FROM OUR ELDERLY NEIGHBORS TO SCHOOL CHILDREN IN INDIA. OUR STUDENTS BECOME INDEPENDENT THINKERS WITH COMPASSIONATE HEARTS. THOSE ARE THE QUALITIES THAT EMERGE WHEN YOU COMBINE A MONTESSORI EDUCATION WITH GLOBAL AWARENESS. SINCE OPENING AS AN INDEPENDENT, PRIVATE SCHOOL IN 1995, OUR SCHOOL CONTINUES TO GROW AND THRIVE. BEYOND ACADEMICS, OUR SCHOOL IS COMMITTED TO SOCIAL JUSTICE, SERVICE AND SPIRITUALITY. AS AN OPTION AVAILABLE TO ALL CHILDREN, THE CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD IS BASED ON MARIA MONTESSORIS APPROACH TO RELIGIOUS FORMATION, ROOTED IN BOTH SCRIPTURE AND LITURGY. STUDENTS AT CLEVELAND MONTESSORI ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE IN MATH, READING, GEOGRAPHY, SOCIAL STUDIES, WRITING, AND SCIENCE. ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS RANGE FROM DRAMA CLUB, SPORTS AND ITALIAN TO INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC AND ART. BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS, FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M., ACCOMMODATE SCHEDULES FOR WORKING PARENTS. WE ARE THE ONLY CLEVELAND-AREA MONTESSORI SCHOOL RECOGNIZED BY THE ASSOCIATION MONTESSORI INTERNATIONALE (AMI) FOUNDED IN 1929 BY DR. MARIA MONTESSORI TO MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY OF HER LIFES WORK. CLEVELAND MONTESSORI AND ALTA HOUSE HAVE COME TOGETHER IN AN EDUCATIONAL AND SERVICE-ORIENTED PARTNERSHIP THAT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY AND POSITIVELY IMPACT LITTLE ITALY AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. CLEVELAND MONTESSORI, AFTER 20 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL GROWTH, HAS MOVED INTO ITS NEW HOME AT THE ALTA HOUSE. THE SCHOOLS PRESENCE IN LITTLE ITALY SERVES THE INTERESTS OF DIVERSE FAMILIES WHO VALUE CHILDRENS EXPOSURE TO THE RICH EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND UNIVERSITY CIRCLE. ALTA HOUSE, AN ANCHOR INSTITUTION IN LITTLE ITALY FOR 120 YEARS, HAS GRAPPLED WITH CHALLENGES TO MAINTAIN ITS AGING BUILDING AND TO DELIVER ON A MISSION THAT HONORS ITS DISTINGUISHED HERITAGE OF SERVICE. FOUNDED AS A NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO LEARN AND SOCIALIZE WHILE THEIR PARENTS WORKED, ALTA HOUSE EVOLVED AS LITTLE ITALYS POPULATION GREW OLDER, EXPANDING ITS PROGRAMING TO BENEFIT SENIORS. TODAY, WE CELEBRATE COMPLETION OF THE THE FIRST PHASE OF OUR PROJECT: THE BUILDING HAS BEEN RENOVATED AND BROUGHT UP TO CODE ELECTRICAL, HVAC, PLUMBING AND CLEVELAND MONTESSORI'S PRIMARY (PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN) AND LOWER ELEMENTARY (GRADES 1 THROUGH 3) COMMUNITIES HAVE MOVED INTO THE EXISTING, RENOVATED SPACE. OUR FINAL PHASE IS RAISING ANOTHER 1.6 MILLION TO BUILD AN ADDITION THAT WILL HOUSE OUR UPPER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY (GRADES 4 THROUGH 6) WITH AN ARCHITECTURALLY HARMONIOUS FRONT TO REPLACE THE AGING 70S FACADE WHILE MAINTAINING THE BELOVED BOCCE COURTS. WITH YOUR HELP, WE CAN COMPLETE THIS PROJECT AND CONTINUE OUR JOINT SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY WITH A VIBRANT, THRIVING SCHOOL (THE LAST IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD) AND INTERGENERATIONAL SOCIAL OUTREACH AND PROGRAMMING. 
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$952,558.00$1,017,817.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$89,095.00$180,621.00
Investment income, current yr$87.00$886.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$89,095.00$180,621.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)$863,376.00$836,310.00
Gross receipts$975,868.00$1,039,797.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from fundraising events$54,505.00$62,274.00
Revenue from gov't grants$27,400.00$27,960.00
Revenue from all other contributions$7,190.00$90,387.00
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$87.00$886.00
Net rental income$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$907,232.00$876,234.00
Total functional expenses: program service $858,557.00$842,540.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$42,132.00$26,895.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$6,543.00$6,799.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$797,690.00$759,332.00
Total assets, beginning of year$759,332.00 
Total liabilities$31,845.00$38,813.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$38,813.00 
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$486,793.00$441,507.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$269,052.00$269,012.00
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr$10,000.00$10,000.00
Net assets$765,845.00$720,519.00
Net assets, beginning of year$720,519.00 
Other assets$241,052.00$241,052.00
Investments: other securities$10,485.00$41,118.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$270,460.00$431,665.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$431,665.00 
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$45,326.00$141,583.00
Advertising (total)$27,587.00$23,475.00
Savings & temp cash investment$244,626.00 
Accounts receivable, net$28,000.00$27,960.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$3,067.00$3,067.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$3,351.00$3,351.00
Deferred revenue$28,494.00$35,462.00
Total net assets or fund balances$765,845.00$720,519.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$14,470.00$4,407.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members89
Number of independent voting members89
Financial sheets audited True
Accrual accountingTrueTrue
Tax year start date2014-08-012013-08-01
Tax year end date2015-07-012014-07-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990
Reason for form submission
Address changeTrue 
First filing True
Date e-filing submitted2016-08-112015-07-22
IRS schema version2014v6.02013v4.0
Filing identifier201641679349300409201541319349302239
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