A private Montessori school has more freedom than public schools to choose curriculum, enrichment programs, class size, and a number of other factors that can impact your child’s education. The main reason a private Montessori school has this level of freedom is because it does not receive funding from the state. No funding from the state means that the school does not have to follow the guidelines set forth by the state when it comes to educating students. Parents who want more for their children than the public school system can offer should consider a private Montessori program. The reality is, however, that a school needs funding to function. Private Montessori programs get the funding they need through student tuition. If you are considering a private Montessori program, the costs you need to consider include assessment fees, tuition, and before and after care.
There will be some initial costs as you start the process of enrolling your child into a private Montessori program. The exact costs will vary by program and your child’s age. At Fountainhead Montessori School, there is an assessment fee for students who want to be admitted to kindergarten through sixth grade. The assessment fee is non-refundable and costs $150.00. The assessment is designed to help the school learn about your child and make a plan based on your child’s specific needs.
Paying for tuition monthly, by semester, or yearly
Tuition is part of sending your child to a private Montessori school. Tuition can be paid monthly, by semester, or yearly. You can have tuition costs broken down to a monthly rate if that is what works best for your family budget. You will be set up on a twelve-month payment plan. You also have the option to pay for tuition by semester or yearly. At Fountainhead Montessori School, you get a discount if you pay for your tuition on a semester or yearly basis. The semester discount is $80 and the yearly discount is $250. The exact rates for tuition at Fountainhead Montessori School vary depending on your child’s age and campus. You can find a detailed breakdown of all tuition costs on the school website.
Costs for before and after care
Before and after care costs are something that you should consider as you look at private Montessori programs for your child. Many caregivers have jobs that require dropping kids off before the school day starts and picking them up later than typical pickup time. Fountainhead Montessori School offers before and after care for the convenience of parents and the well-being of students. Logistically, it is easier to have your child go to before and after care at the same campus he or she attends school. In addition, if you trust the classroom program you can have confidence that the before and after care program is top-notch as well. The costs for the before and after care program at Fountainhead Montessori School vary depending on the campus and how much time you need each month. You can see a breakdown of before and after care costs for each campus on the Fountainhead Montessori School website.
There is a cost for sending your child to a private Montessori school. Many families find that the short and long-term benefits a Montessori education provides are well worth the tuition costs. You can explore the specific costs of assessment fees, tuition, and before and after care online or reach out to the staff at Fountainhead Montessori School to discuss options.