MONTESSORI COUNTRY SCHOOL

TUITION POLICY

Amended 6/12/2020

Montessori Country School is a non-profit corporation, dependent upon tuition and fundraising to meet its operating costs.  The year's tuition is based on an annual cost per student.  We divide this into 10 monthly payments for your convenience.  In signing the Enrollment Agreement Form, you are agreeing to abide by these tuition policies:


TUITION DEPOSIT: A nonrefundable tuition deposit equal to one monthly payment will confirm your commitment to enroll your child for the school year indicated and is due on the date noted on the Enrollment Agreement form you receive from MCS.  This payment will be posted as your June payment for the school year in which you are enrolling your child.

 

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: Tuition payments are due by the 1sta day of each month. The first tuition payment is due September 1st. Subsequent payments are due October-May.  Your tuition deposit equal to one monthly payment will cover your June (and final) payment.  If payment is not received by the 10th of the month, you will be notified, and a late fee of $25 will be charged.

 

PAYABLE DURING ABSENCES:  Tuition is due even if your child is absent from school regardless of the reason for the absence (i.e., family trip, illness, or other obligations).;

 

PAYABLE DURING REMOTE LEARNING:

For children enrolled in Kindergarten-6th grade, full tuition is due during remote learning. A COVID-19 fund to help families defray costs is available for families experiencing income loss during a school closure for COVID-19.

For children enrolled in Toddler-PreK programs, tuition will be reduced by half for the duration of remote learning.

During a school closure for COVID-19, the Parent & Child and Parent & Infant classes will be furloughed and no tuition is due.

 

ADDITIONAL EXPENSES:  Additional expenses might include a field trip, a special enrichment opportunity, emergency supplies; additional expenses will be kept to a minimum.

 

WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL/TUITION LIABILITY:

Written notification must be sent to the office if you plan to withdraw your child prior to the beginning of the school year for which an Enrollment Agreement was signed, or during that school year.   Parents withdrawing prior to the beginning of the school year, or during the school year, will be obligated to the following tuition liability:

 

Withdrawal Liability    

By June 30:       Deposit forfeited

After June 30:  Deposit forfeited + one monthly payment is due

 

TERMINATION OF ENROLLMENT: Every effort will be made to help parents and children resolve any difficulties that may arise regarding the school.  If a problem arises for which no positive solution can be found, or if the staff feel they cannot meet the needs of the child or family, parents will be asked to withdraw their child from the school.  In this case, your tuition deposit will be refunded.