``Princeton Montessori School turned out to be the best investment ever. We made some sacrifices in our lifestyle in order to be able to afford sending both children all the way through 8th grade, but now we are proud to note that we have two capable, confident, well-mannered young adults who are a pleasure to be around and who continue to love to work hard in their studies.``
alumni parent '08, '11
Princeton Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religious affiliation or in any other characteristic protected by law.
PMonts is committed to enrolling families from all walks of life. If you would like your child to attend our school but are concerned about the fees, please talk to us about your situation before assuming the school is beyond your means. A variety of options are available and we look forward to working with you to see if we can make PMonts an affordable option.
A $1,500 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of enrollment and again with each subsequent re-enrollment. The deposit payment is credited to the child’s program fee for the academic year in which he or she is enrolling.
Tuition Payments and Schedule
Tuition payments are due on or before the 15th of each month of the designated payment schedule. Families follow the payment schedule below.
Academic Agreement (September – June) is payable in five installments: May, July, August, November & January.
Academic plus SummerQuest Agreement (September – August) is payable in six installments: May, July, August, November, January & February
Families may contact the Business Administrator to discuss monthly or other alternate payment plans.
The School uses TADS (www.tads.com), a secure online tuition management service, for agreements and payments of tuition and fees. TADS accepts:
ACH (direct withdrawal from a checking account) – no fee
Bank checks sent by USPS – no fee
Wire transfer – $25 per transfer
Credit card – Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express – 3% fee per transaction
A $45 annual fee is assessed by TADS to each family account with the exception of accounts where full payment is made in either one or two transactions. An automatic late fee of $29 is assessed by TADS for any installment payment that is late by one or more days.
Dewar Tuition Refund Insurance Plan (TRP)
The Society requires parents to purchase the Dewar Tuition Refund Insurance Plan (TRP). The purpose of the plan is to protect both the School and parents in the event of a student’s withdrawal or dismissal, regardless of reason. The insurance covers a portion of the program fee commitment should the child’s enrollment end due to illness, withdrawal or dismissal. It is important to read the details of the policy as there are stipulations of attendance and not all tuition is reimbursed. The cost of the Tuition Refund Plan is 2.1 % of the program fee and must be paid with the May installment. TRP does not include Before School, After School, Extended Calendar, SummerQuest or Music fees.
Parents may “Opt out” of the Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) fee when full payment is made by July 15. Parents who plan to opt out of the TRP are required to follow their payment schedule, which includes the deposit, the May payment and the July payment.
What Sets Princeton Montessori Apart
Accredited at the highest level by the American Montessori Society
Led by a dedicated Head of School and engaged Board of Trustees
Staffed by a passionate team of faculty that surpasses the recommended teacher-to-student ratio set by the American Montessori Society (AMS)
Connected to PCTE, a world-renowned Montessori teacher training center as a lab school, ensuring the highest standard of a Montessori education
Set in a beautiful, natural, safe setting with state of the art learning environments
An experienced institution and a model for Montessori learning for nearly 50 years
Attended by healthy, happy, engaged, and connected families who strive to give their children the very best educational and developmental experiences available
Committed to providing the best in Montessori education and 21st Century Learning