The Montessori philosophy is based on a three-year curriculum. We strongly recommend children be enrolled for all three years of a program to ensure they receive the maximum benefit of the program. GMA is a non-profit organization and must meet expenses of a continuing nature, based on estimated tuition for the entire year. If it is necessary to withdraw the child, a written notice of intent to withdraw must be given to the school one month in advance of the withdrawal date or that month’s tuition is still due.
Preschool 4 Half Days – Preschool 4 Full Days -M-Th
8:30 am – 11:50 am8:30 am-2:45 pm
Preschool 5 Half Days – Preschool 5 Full Days –
8:30 am-11:50 am8:30 am-2:45pm
Elementary (1st – 6th)
8:15 am-3:00 pm
Middle School (7-8th)
8:15 am-3:00 pm
** Families must complete the FACTS Grant & Aid application to qualify for Tiers 2-4.
7:30 am – 8:15am
$5/session – $100/month 5 day schedule
After School Program
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$5/Session – $100/month 5 day schedule
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
$5 every half hour – $200 to $400/month 5 day schedule
Care will be pre-billed monthly based on scheduled pick-up time and days per week. No refunds for absences. Random drops offs will be charged at double the rate listed above per session and must be pre-approved. Additional days/later pick up times above schedule will be billed in addition to pre-billed amounts.
CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT – JANUARY 12-26 – At Grace Montessori Academy, we value the importance of a long-term partnership with our families regarding the education of their children. To simplify the enrollment process, students are automatically re-enrolled each year. To opt-out go to FACTS enrollment section to click on “Will Not Enroll” before January 26.
SIBLING ENROLLMENT – JANUARY 15-30 – We offer this time to complete an online sibling enrollment packet for new sibling students. This is a quicker-simpler version available in January only. If you have a sibling to enroll, please start the process by filling out the Enrollment Application on the Admissions tab of our website at gmamt.org.
NEW ENROLLMENT – JANUARY 31 – New student enrollment begins. Parents must attend an Open house or Tour before enrollment is offered. Please fill out the Enrollment Application on the Admissions tab of our website at gmamt.org to get your student on the list for a Tour or Open House.
A non-refundableenrollment fee per child will be due upon new enrollment or re-enrollment due February 10 for returning students.
$200 Early Childhood
$225 Elementary & Middle School
ANNUAL TUITION PAYMENT PLAN
The first payment is a 10% non-refundable tuition deposit due June 1 (or up front if after that date). The remaining payments are due the 1st of the month with the following payment options:
Annual – In full by September 1
Semi-Annual – 2 remaining payments (September 1 and January 1)
Monthly – 9 remaining payments (September 1 – May 1)
Late fees will apply. If a payment date needs to be re-scheduled, two-business day notice must be given to allow the system to process the change. A special payment schedule may be requested and granted approval.
GRANT AND AID
Scholarships are available based upon financial need. A Grant and Aid application must be submitted through FACTS online at www.factsmgt.com/aid.
A 5% discount from tuition fees is available for the second and subsequent children within the same enrollment year. Due to ongoing expenses, credits cannot be given for absences or vacations.
The “opt-out” period to withdraw your student for the following school year will be open from January 12 to January 26. If withdrawal is made after June 1 for the following school year, you will be responsible for 10% of tuition fees.
To withdraw your student at any time during the current school year, a written notice of intent to withdraw must be given to the school one-month in advance of the withdrawal date. Tuition will be charged for the one-month notice period regardless of attendance.
We encourage families to become involved in their child’s education as we believe it is essential to a child’s overall success. Each family is responsible to contribute 10 hours of volunteer service per year or pay a fee of $20 for every hour not fulfilled by the end of the school year.Please reference the volunteer handbook or Parent’s Web for the numerous ways to volunteer.
Because the cost of tuition for most students does not cover the cost to educate, each family with a full-time student enrolled is required to raise $600 in fundraising dollars. Families with a part time student, please see the second table below. Any remaining fundraising fee owed by the family will be billed the difference per the table below
FULL TIME STUDENT – FIVE FULL DAYS A WEEK
PER FAMILY TO RAISE
WHEN BILLED DIFFERENCE
PART TIME STUDENT – ANYTHING LESS THAN FIVE DAYS A WEEK