2250 N Clifton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Progressive Programs - Community Support - Academic Excellence

School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Main Office

(773) 534-5535


2250 N. Clifton Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:45 PM

Fundraising 411

2015 Pledge Drive

CPS budget cuts put Mayer’s Montessori, IB, and language programs at risk. Friends of Mayer filled the gap this past year, helping to fund these critical programs and providing over 10% of Mayer’s $5.2M budget.

Which is why, now more than ever, we need YOU to keep Mayer’s unique combination of programs whole. Please consider a donation of $1800 per student or any amount that is comfortable for your family. Every gift matters to reach 100% participation. And truly, every dollar makes a difference for our kids!


  • Did you know since 2008, Mayer has incorporated wellness and sustainability programming into the classroom curriculum? A gift of $25 maintains the chicken coop and gardens for a week.
  • Did you know Mayer has 10 extra-curricular sports teams? Each team requires uniforms, coaches, referees and transportation. A gift of $100 helps fund 2 student athletes.
  • Did you know starting this year Mayer is absorbing all costs associated with school field trips for each classroom? Did you also know that Mayer offers one-of-a-kind multi-day, experiential field trips for grades 4-8? A gift of $300 supports a school field trip for one class, or provides partial student financial aid for trips like: Nature’s classroom, Pretty Lake or Washington, D.C.
  • Did you know every 4th-8th grade Mayer student receives a dedicated Chromebook for the entire year? A gift of $500 provides technology upgrades, ensuring our students continue to be at the forefront of technology trends.
  • Did you know the average CPS student to teacher ratio is 30:1? A gift of $1800 helps cover the cost of 17 classroom assistants, ensuring Mayer maintains an average 16:1 student to teacher ratio.
  • Did you know this year’s CPS budget cuts put our Montessori, IB and foreign language programs at risk? It is ONLY because of money raised by Friends of Mayer that these programs and their administration were able to stay intact. A gift of $3600 helps to ensure Mayer keeps its core programs and maintain their levels of excellence.

Now that you know, Please Pledge Today at http://friendsofmayer.org/pledge/.