Programs & Tuition
Program info, tuition, and personal item list
Programs & Tuition
“Montessori Children’s School is exceptional! The teachers and staff are loving, supportive, and take pride in providing an authentic Montessori education. MCS nurtures and encourages a student’s individual interests while providing a sense of community. My children have grown and thrived during their time at MCS. Their self-confidence and self-esteem have flourished along with their love of academics“ -Current Parent
What is Montessori Education?
For over 100 years now, the child-focused approach that Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, developed for educating children has been transforming schools around the globe.
Montessori classrooms are immediately recognizable. You will see children working independently and in groups, often with specially designed learning materials; deeply engaged in their work; and respectful of themselves and their surroundings.
The Montessori Method fosters rigorous, self-motivated growth for children and adolescents in all areas of their development—cognitive, emotional, social, and physical.
Components of Montessori Education:
- Multi-age classrooms
- Hands-on learning
- Uninterrupted work cycles
Our School Programs
Aftercare Programs (Available for The Children’s House/Stepping Stones, Elementary, and Adolescent)
The MCS Aftercare Program provides a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Children participate in outdoor play, arts and crafts, free playtime, and other projects and activities. The program incorporates characteristics of a Montessori environment such as freedom of choice, respect, exploration, movement, and consistency.
Aftercare to 4:15pm – $1500
Extended Aftercare to 5:30pm – add $1500 (total $3000)
Annual School and Supply Fee (non-refundable)
First Child – $700
Sibling Discount per Student – $425
*Please call or e-mail us with questions about our various programs. Tuition listed for each program is annual and can be paid in full or in 10 or 12 monthly installments.
Personal Items Lists 2023-2024
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North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship
We are now a participating member of the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program! This program provides funding of up to $6,168 per year for eligible children who choose to attend a participating nonpublic school. Please visit NC Opportunity Scholarship Program for more details.
We ask that each family’s contribution be the equivalent of 30 hours of Time, Treasure, and Talent (referred to as TTT going forward) or any combination of the three. For contributions of supplies and materials, receipts may be submitted to the office and accounted for on your family’s Volunteer Spreadsheet.
For time spent on a project, fundraising event, or any work done on behalf of the school, the volunteer will receive a credit for $10 per hour toward the balance of TTT.
Please continue to check the Montessori Messenger for changes and updates as our campus needs are continually evolving. Any unfulfilled balance of TTT will be billed as a final invoice for the school year. We greatly value our families and know that each one of you is an important piece of our puzzle that would not be complete without you.
● TIME – Giving the gift of time can come in many different forms. Members of the Board of Directors give generously of their time to help advise the Head of School and provide Governance to the administration. Parents and families donate their time to come and help beautify our campus. Parents also help organize the Fundraisers that are so crucial in maintaining our budget and help provide for the unforeseen expenses that crop up during the year.
● TALENT – Building skills come in handy when fences, gates, and buildings need replacing or repair. Tech skills are sometimes needed to upgrade and maintain our IT resources. Organizing the Uniform Rescue room so that parents can easily find their child’s size. The possibilities are virtually endless for the donation of one’s talent.
● TREASURE – Donations to our Annual Fund help to bridge the gap between our tuition revenue and expenses. Participating in fundraisers and inviting your family, friends, and neighbors to participate as well, are some of the creative ways to help.