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Programs and Tuition for 2018-2019

tuitionratesPreschool (3 and 4 year olds):

  • Five days per week – we do not offer programs with fewer days per week
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-11: 30 am.
  • Tuition is $4,800 annually per child (payment plan of $480 per month for 10 months).
  • Upon your acceptance of enrollment, we will collect an annual Registration Fee of $300.
  • Students must be at least 3 years of age to attend our school.

Kindergarten:

We follow the Douglas County District guidelines for age entry into Kindergarten.  Students must turn five on or before October 1st the year they enroll.

  • Hours:  Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 3:20 pm.
  • Because this is a full day program, we charge an annual tuition.
  • Tuition is $5,000 annually per child (payment plan of $500 per month for 10 months).
  • Upon your acceptance of enrollment, we will collect an annual Registration Fee of $300.

1st – 6th Grades:

  • There is no tuition; however, there are fees (see below) and we ask parents to participate in fundraisers during the school year.
  • Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 3:20 pm.

7th – 8th Grades:

  • There is no tuition; however, there are substantial fees and trip costs (see below).  These trips are a mandatory part of our curriculum.  We also ask parents to participate in fundraisers during the school year.
  • Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:10 am – 3:40 pm

 

Before Care:

  • DCS Montessori students may enroll in this program, enrollment is limited
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 am – 8:10 am.
  • Tuition is $1,320 annually per child (payment plan of $132 per month for 10 months).
  • Upon your acceptance of enrollment, we will collect an annual Registration Fee of $70.

 

Extended Care for Preschoolers:

  • DCS Montessori preschool students may enroll in this program, enrollment is limited.
  • Hours:  Monday through Friday, 11:30am – 3:20pm.
  • Tuition is $3,500 annually per child (payment plan of $350 per month for 10 months).
  • Upon your acceptance of enrollment, we will collect an annual Registration Fee of $170.

 

After Care:

  • DCS Montessori students may enroll in this program, enrollment is limited.
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 3:20pm – 6:00pm.
  • Tuition is $2,800 annually per child (payment plan of $280 per month for 10 months).
  • Upon your acceptance of enrollment, we will collect an annual Registration Fee of $130.

 

Note about Before, Extended and After Care:  We only offer these programs on a full-time basis.  Since they are child care programs rather than school, you may feel free to send your child as you wish; however, you must enroll and pay the full tuition for each program.  For example – you only need Before Care Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – you must pay the full amount for Before Care, but you certainly don’t have to send your child on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 


 Save on Tuition and Fees!

save on tuitionYou can earn money towards tuition and fees by purchasing gift cards from us at face value.  That’s right – you buy a $100 King Soopers gift card for $100.  Then you spend it on your own groceries.  We will credit you for $2.50 for that purchase!

  1. Visit www.shopwithscrip.com.
  2. Click “Create Account” in the green family sign up box.
  3. You’ll need our enrollment code:  C26AEDDE2155
  4. Next, sign up to pay for your cards with Presto Pay*
  5. Our school will credit you for 50% of the Rebate for each card you purchase online if you use Presto Pay as payment.

Start earning $$ for yourself!

If you order your cards online and pay with Presto Pay*, we will even share the profits with you!  As you order, you’ll see the rebate amount our school earns – twice yearly, we will credit your child’s account with 50% of the rebates you have earned!  Questions?  Contact us at scrip@dcsmontessori.org and we will be happy to help!

*Paying with Presto Pay is not required when purchasing gift cards.  You can opt to pay by check or cash at the front office.  However, rebates will only be credited to those using Presto Pay.

 


schoolfeesFees for the 2017-2018 school year

Classroom Supply Fees:   Classroom Supply Fees include all school supplies.  Parents will not need to buy school supplies, teachers will buy what is needed as the items are needed.  This will cut down on costs for parents, give parents that extra time – rather than visiting 4 different stores to buy the correct items, and it will alleviate classroom storage problems (imagine finding storage space for 30 boxes of facial tissues!).

  • For Primary Students, the fee is $65
  • For Lower Elementary Students the fee is $135 – this fee covers all supplies and all field trips for the school year.
  • For Upper Elementary Students, the fee is $200 – this fee covers all supplies and all field trips for the school year with the exception of the 6th grade Outdoor Education trip.
  • For Middle School, the fee is expected to be $200 which will cover all supplies for the year, but not trips or field trips.

Technology Fees:  In order to continue to develop and grow our school’s technology access and programming, we need your help.  Students in 1st and 2nd grade will pay a $25 annual Technology Fee and students in 3rd – 8th will pay a $50 annual Technology Fee.  These fees will be posted to student accounts, you can view your balance using the Parent Portal.

Music / Instrument Fees:  4th graders will be charged $15 to cover the cost of a recorder and sheet music.  5th graders will be charged $10 to cover sheet music.  If your 4th grader already has a recorder, email us at admin@dcsdmontessori.org and we will credit your account $5.

Library / Specials Fee:  Schools  nationwide struggle with budgets.  Some schools are even cancelling PE and Art classes.  At DCS Montessori, we know that our Library and Specials classes provide needed instruction for the whole child.  This $5 fee will help fund these programs so that we can continue to provide our students with Art, Physical Education, and Music classes.  And so that our Library can continue it’s mission of encouraging strong readers at DCS Montessori.

Other 6th Grade Fees:  Our sixth graders take an overnight trip early in the school year.  The cost for this trip is generally $350.

Other Middle School Fees:  There will be fees in addition to the Classroom Fee.  Middle School teachers will email parents with a listing of additional fees (such as trip costs and athletics fees) for the school year.  Expect your trip fees to run around $1,300 for 7th graders and up to $2,500 for 8th graders.

These mandatory fees are charged annually and are non-refundable, and non-transferable.  All fees will be posted to each child’s account and you can view your balance using the Parent Portal.

 


 

Are Scholarships Offered for Preschool and Kindergarten?

We do offer a limited number of scholarships annually to our Primary (preschool and Kindergarten) students. Kindergarten students will receive scholarships first, then preschoolers will share any remaining funds.  Scholarship funds are only for our Preschool and Kindergarten programs, scholarships are not offered for our child care programs (Before, Extended and After Care).

To apply for a scholarship, you first need to complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Application (typically available on our website under “Parents” then “Lunch Info”  in mid-July).  Even though preschoolers are not eligible for our school hot lunch program, you will still complete and submit this form to the District to see if you are a candidate. If you qualify, you will be sent an acceptance letter which you should copy and give to our Office Manager.  Remember, there is no tuition for 1st grade and higher at DCS Montessori School.

 


Are Scholarships Offered for Before Care, Extended Care, After Care, or After School Programs?

We do not offer scholarships for these programs.

 


Are Scholarships Offered for Overnight Trips?

We do offer a limited number of scholarships annually.  We ask, whenever possible, that parents work out a payment plan for as much of the trip expenses they feel they can assume.  Please complete the Application form and submit it to our Head of School.

Scholarship and/or Payment Plan for Overnight Trips

 

 

 

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