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Tuition and Financial Aid



Application Fee: $100
This fee is payable online at the end of your application process.

Acceptance Fee: $1500

The Acceptance Fee is a one-time, non-refundable payment due when a student accepts an offer of admission. The Acceptance Fee is discounted to $750 for siblings, if the first child enrolled at MSD is still at MSD or if the first child has graduated from 6th grade at MSD, and so long as the parents’ account with the school is in good standing. The Initial Acceptance Fee for the 3-day Toddler class is $750. The second and final installment of $750 is due when your child subsequently enrolls in a 5-day program (for instance, as an Early Childhood student).


Tuition for Academic Programs

The ranges listed below reflect financial aid awards and the different costs per level for the 2018-2019 school year. Tuition may be paid annually, semiannually, or in 10 monthly payments due July 1 through April 1. Semiannual and monthly payment plans include a 2%-4% carrying charge.
3-day Toddler: $3650 - $7300
5-day (Morning-Only) Toddler: $6090 - $12,180
5-day (All-Day) Toddler: $7970 - $20,570
* This range reflects financial aid and the difference in cost between a 3pm and 5:30pm pickup time.
Early Childhood: $5475 - $10,950
Kindergarten: $7775 - $15,550
Elementary School: $8450 - $16,900


Extended Care

After School Care Fee: $960 - $8390 annually
After school care is available through 6:00pm for children enrolled in Early Childhood, Kindergarten, and Elementary levels. Annual costs depend on the age level, number of days per week and hours per day selected.  For instance, $960 is the cost for care between 3:00 and 4:00 two days a week for a Kindergarten or Elementary student, and $8390 is the cost for care between 12:00 and 6:00 five days a week for a child in the Early Childhood program.
Before School Care Fee: $720 annually*
This fee is for care beginning from 7:45 a.m. for all 5-day programs.
* 3-day Toddler Before School Care is $430 annually.

Additional Programs

MCHD offers Enrichment Programs after school, No-School Camp during Teacher Workdays and Spring Break, and Summer Camp.  Each of these options are available at an additional cost.  See corresponding tabs under "Programs" menu for more information.  
Financial Aid Information
MSD encourages all families to apply for financial aid.  Download detailed information below for application instructions.
In the last three years, MSD has doubled the Financial Aid funds available to families. 


Deadlines to submit complete TADS application:

January 8, 2018:
Current families
January 19, 2018: Prospective families wishing to be considered in the first round of admissions
Later financial aid applications can be accepted with later admissions applications. Offers of financial aid are made with offers of admission. Financial aid applications received after a child is enrolled will not be considered as the existing contract is binding. Current families are encouraged to apply for financial aid every year prior to re-enrollment.
Montessori Children’s House of Durham does not discriminate in awarding financial assistance on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family structure, or national or ethnic origin.