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.
Schedule & Fees
View current schedules and fees listings below.
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 are due on or before the 15th of each month of the designated payment schedule. Families follow the payment schedule below.
Payable in five installments:
May, July, August, November & January
Academic + SummerQuest Agreement
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.
- ACH (direct withdrawal from a checking account)
- Bank checks sent by USPS
- Wire transfer
- Credit card – Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express
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 $35 is assessed by TADS for any installment payment that is late by one or more days.
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 1.9% 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 Parents Are Saying
“Princeton Montessori is the very epitome of the principles of Maria Montessori. The School offers a nurturing, creative, academic, and well-rounded development for each child. As a parent, we cannot offer our daughter a more valuable first gift.”
“The faculty are, bar none, the absolute best. The teachers are very knowledge both about the Montessori philosophy and the best ways to work with children. I ask for their advice and insight for any issues we’re having at home, quite often. They’re also incredibly warm and nurturing with the children in a way I have not seen at any other school.”
“I’m struck by how much better the Montessori toddlers are at playing and working peacefully with their peers than toddlers in other nursery school programs. I credit the gifted PMonts teachers, and the Princeton Montessori educational approach, for how confident, happy, and collaborative toddlers in the PMonts program seem.”
“Landon is so proud of being a third year Primary. He has attended this incredible school since he was one year old. He had absolutely wonderful Toddler teachers and flourished under their care. Now, he is a third year Primary and we know he will be more than ready for Lower Elementary. Thank you to all the Teachers & Staff!”
“The school runs with one philosophy and so every faculty member and admin personnel share the same vision for the child. This consistency is unique in our area to Princeton Montessori. Combined with the integration of the teacher training program, we can proudly say that the spirit of Dr. Montessori’s principles permeates every aspect of our school. That’s what I value the most about our school!”
“Education is both a gift and a right. I feel the teachers at PMonts help our children to appreciate the value of their education. Understanding the value involves looking beyond school and appreciating how education is a tool that will allow them to explore challenging goals, to grow as individuals and most importantly, chase their dreams.”
“I will never cease to be amazed at the capabilities of the young child. In the Montessori environment, the very youngest students show incredible independence and competence. At Princeton Montessori School the teachers truly help the children to “help me do it myself”.”
“When I think about my personal philosophy on education I can check all the boxes with regards to the education my daughter is receiving at Princeton Montessori. I feel the teachers motivate the students by focusing on appreciating the value of education and the diversities of peoples around the world while stressing and leveraging the power of the uniqueness in each individual student. Ultimately, the role of an educator is to shape a new generation that will create a safer and better world for the future.”
“Princeton Montessori School is a school that exceeds any expectations imaginable. The school follows each and every child on an individual basis and nourishes each child’s academic, social, and emotional needs. It is a school where teachers appreciate all unique qualities each child brings.”
“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.”Jackie BunnAlumni Parent ’08, ’11