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Tuition and Financial Aid

Beginners(18 months - 36 months)- Half Day

8:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.

$18,030
Beginners  - Full Day 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. $24,875
Pre-K (33 months - 5 years) - Half Day

8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

$15,758
Pre-K  -3 Half Days/2 Full Days   $17,953
Pre-K -2 Half Days/3 Full Days   $19,467
Pre-K - Full Day 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. $22,712
Kindergarten (5 years old by September 1-Age 6) 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. $24,009
Lower Elementary (Grades 1-3) 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. $24,658
Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6) 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. $25,091

Click to review Financial Policies for Parents 

Sample Summer Camp Costs


(Summer camp is offered for 9-10 weeks of the summer months to enrolled families in Beginners and Children's House and for 3-4 weeks for Elementary)

Weekly Costs  
Beginners $585 full day
$400 half day
Children's House $480 full day
$350 half day
Elementary $480 full day
Discount per week for signing up for all weeks (BG-CH) $450/week full day (CH)
$560/week full day (BG)

Sample After Care Costs, Sept-Jun

Stay Monday-Friday Until Beginners Children's House/Elementary
5:00 pm $4,340 $2,964
5:30 pm N/A $3,562.50
     

 

Families wishing to enroll fewer than five days a week may contact
the Admissions Office for additional information.

 

 

Enrollment and Financial Aid Deadlines
January 23 Re-enrollment contracts sent to current families.  Please note that accounts must be in good standing in order to receive a re-enrollment form.
February 10 Applications for financial aid for our current families are due.  A link to the on-line application can be found on our website.
February 10 Deadline for re-enrollment contracts to be returned to the school
February 17 Financial aid awards sent to current families.
February 24 Application and Financial aid application deadline for new families.
March 3 Deadline for current families to notify the school of acceptance of their financial aid award by returning their contracts with deposit to the school - please note that awards not accepted by this date will be returned to the financial aid pool for new families.
March 10 Acceptance letters and contracts sent to new families
March 10 Financial aid award notifications sent to new families
March 24 Contracts and tuition deposits from new families due - including financial aid applicants.
May 1 First tuition payment due, and payment in full due for those who have selected that option.
Tuition Payment Program

 

Families have two options for paying tuition:

Single Payment Option. Tuition is paid in full by May 1. Payment should be made by check (payable to Summit Montessori School) delivered directly to the School or via ACH bank pull in our secure portal. Tuition Insurance is voluntary for families who use the Single Payment Option. Credit cards are not accepted for tuition payments.

Installment payments. Tuition is paid in either 10 monthly or 4 quarterly payment through BigSis . Families who wish to pay in installments must indicate their prefered payment plan upon accepting their contract offer.  There is an annual fee of $49 for this service as well as a small service fee for the back end payment system. The first payment is due May 1, and the last payment must be made by February 1 of the following calendar year. BigSis accepts ACH and credit cards for tuition installment payments (processing fee is assessed for credit card payments).  

Tuition insurance is required of families using the installment payment plan.  Please see the tuition insurance section for details.

Enrollment Deposit

A non-refundable deposit is due with your returned contract to reserve a space for your child at Summit Montessori School for the new academic year. For the 2023-2024 school year the deposit is $2,500. This amount is indicated on your contract. Your deposit is applied towards your overall tuition due.

Tuition Insurance

Your financial obligation to the School is for the full annual tuition as stated in the School’s enrollment contract.  The School cannot refund tuition or cancel unpaid obligations if your child must withdraw during the academic year. If your son or daughter withdraws, the Tuition Refund Plan will return 60% of tuition pro-rated for the balance of the school year. Insurance claims are honored regardless of the reason for withdrawal, provided the student has attended school for a minimum of 14 consecutive days. It provides substantial assistance in meeting your financial obligations. The Tuition Insurance Plan is required for families who pay in installments, and optional for families who pay their full balance by May 1. Families that pay in full by May 1 may participate on a voluntary basis.

Financial Assistance

Limited, need-based financial assistance is available to families who qualify. Summit uses the online Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) program. To complete a financial aid application, please visit the FAST website.

Financial aid decisions are made independently of admissions decisions.The financial aid program is open to students of any race, creed, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin.