Why I Give

Karin and Andrew Pitcairn

Gratitude is the word that comes to mind when we think of the Meadowbrook School. Gratitude for the staff, faculty and amazing education that Meadowbrook provides to every child that walks through their doors from the first day of school through graduation.  

We were fortunate enough to find this gem of a school while our daughter, Morgan, was still in Nursery School. One visit and we immediately knew this was the right place for our family, or perhaps we should say our daughter knew it was the right place for her! We visited just about every school within an hour of our home. Upon arriving and touring Meadowbrook, we asked Morgan what she thought of all the schools and which was her favorite. Without hesitation, she yelled “Meadowbrook!”

The warm welcoming environment from the faculty to the dedication of every staff member is nothing short of a tremendous school experience. Each morning our daughter is so excited to go to school and this is a direct result of what the teachers pour into every student that enters their classroom. They help them learn in a safe and loving environment. The teachers see how each child learns and specializes in that.  They teach to the individual student- not just the class as a whole. Students excel when they are empowered and our teachers lay the groundwork for a successful education.   

Our gratitude goes beyond what lies inside- we choose to give financially by donating to the Meadowbrook Annual Fund which helps cover the cost of what it takes to run a private, independent school. By doing this, we want to encourage 100% participation to show support and help grow our school. We also donate financially in order to continue special programs being offered at Meadowbrook- this helps continue certain traditions that Meadowbrook has offered for the past 96 years. And last, but not least, we donate time. Whether it's volunteering at a classroom level or fundraisers put on by the Parents of Meadowbrook, ultimately, our goal is to help Meadowbrook thrive.     

Why do we choose to do this? Because Meadowbrook gives our children more than the average education. We want to give back to what has been so lovingly given to our daughter.  Meadowbrook is more than just a school- it’s a family that is dedicated to helping our children become the best people they can be inside and outside of a classroom.  

Brittany Stout - Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Brittany Stout, the Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Meadowbrook School, shares her love of Meadowbrook.