Tuition and Billing

Each family establishes their contract to attend either a 9 or 12 month program in August of each year, or upon initial enrollment.  Tuition includes nine hours of care each day. Families that are interested in additional care may add additional time at the cost of $2.30 per 1/2 hour.  Tuition, for some families, may be supplemented by scholarships provided by the Hiawatha Education Foundation or county assistance.

The tuition schedule is as follows:

  • Toddler Environment Academic Year - $8,390
  • Toddler Environment Full Year - $10,500
  • Children's House Academic Year - $7,590
  • Children's House Full Year - $9,500
  • Additional Care Beyond 9 Hours - $2.30 per 1/2 hour

Full Year:  Tuition may be paid, by August 31st, for the full year.
MSM wants to make payment convenient for each family.  For this reason, there are a variety of payment options:

Monthly:  Tuition may be paid by 5:00 PM on the 15th of each month.

Bi-Monthly: Tuition may be paid by 5:00 PM on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Weekly:  Tuition may be paid weekly, on Fridays, by 5:00PM

Financial Assistance

The mission of Main Square Montessori is to serve a socio-economically diverse community of families.  We accept children who receive childcare assistance funding from county services and also offer tuition assistance to families in need.  Tuition grant amounts are based on need and funding is supported by the Hiawatha Education Foundation. All families attending MSM will be responsible for a co-pay amount, to be determined by the financial assistance application.  We encourage all families to apply!