The school budget at the Montessori Community School is based upon our planned tuition and fee receipts. Our school relies entirely upon tuition and fees to fund our programs, compensate teachers and staff, and to pay fixed costs throughout the school year.
Every school year, students withdraw for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, personal reasons, injury or sickness, death of a parent or family member, financial issues, emotional difficulties, and family relocation. Any of these issues are not only difficult for the families emotionally, but they also present financial issues for both the parents and our school.
Once a family commits to, and signs the 2019 – 2020 Continuing Enrollment form with the Montessori Community School, they are acknowledging a financial commitment and a legally binding agreement. The Tuition Assurance Program is designed to help families financially if the need arises while at the same time ensuring that school’s resources remain adequately funded. By electing to enroll in this optional program, a family can reduce their financial risk and obligations to our school.
All withdrawals must be submitted to the Admissions Administrator in writing. An early withdrawal will result in the forfeiture of the entire $600 commitment fee. If you withdraw your child:
- Between July 21st and August 21st, you will be responsible to make payment for 30 days of tuition, in addition to the forfeiture of the $600 non-refundable commitment fee.
- Between August 22nd and November 30th, you will be responsible for 50% of the school year tuition.
- After December 1st, you will be responsible for 100% of the school year tuition.
- After January 31st, you will be responsible for 100% of the school year tuition plus summer tuition if you chose the Full Year option.
If a family elects for their student(s) to participate in the Tuition Assurance Program, and the student subsequently withdraws, the withdrawing family’s/student’s obligation to the school will be limited to and prorated to the actual number of days attended, plus all fees associated with the student’s program level. Of the $600 commitment fee collected, $400 will remain applied to tuition and will not be forfeited, as it would be if participation in the Tuition Assurance Program were not elected. 30 days written notice is required for all withdrawals covered under this program. Should 30 days notice not be given, the family/student will be obligated to pay for any shortfall in notice, up to 30 days.
To enroll your student(s) in the Tuition Assurance Program, simply mark the box indicated on the 2019 - 2020 Continuing Enrollment form. If marked, the program fee will be added to each selected student’s tuition statement. Enrollment in this program needs to be completed when submitting the Continuing Enrollment agreement and cannot be added after submission.
The fee for the 2019 - 2020 Tuition Assurance Program is 3.5% of the student’s tuition and must be paid in full by July 20th.
All dates reflected are based on the upcoming academic school year 2019 - 2020. This information is accurate as of 1/16/2019 and may change at any time.