Tuition and Fees

Since 1979, Desert Montessori has integrated Montessori philosophy with research-based educational practices, a rigorous academic curriculum, and a strong extracurricular program that includes art, music, Spanish, athletics, and community service.
Desert Montessori School is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  

Preschool

Depending on your child’s age, he or she is eligible for 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day preschool. Younger children (age 2-3) are encouraged to start with the three or four-day options and progress to attending school five days a week when they are ready and when it works for your schedule.

Three-day option, Tuesday-Thursday

$8,500

Four-day option, Monday-Thursday

$9,800

Five-day option, Monday-Friday

$10,800

Elementary

Kindergarten

$11,000

First Grade

$11,500

Second Grade

$12,000

Third Grade

$12,000

Fourth Grade

$12,000

Fifth Grade

$12,000

Sixth Grade

$12,000

Aftercare

Aftercare is available Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee of $30/day or for the entire school year at a discounted rate of $4,000.

Financial Aid

If you would like to apply for financial aid for the 2017-2018 school year, please follow this procedure: Go to sss.nais.org to submit your Parent Financial Statement (PFS).

On the PFS, indicate that Desert Montessori School is selected and your information such as family size, total income, savings, investments, and expenses, will be collected. Desert Montessori will receive the results of the analysis as soon as the PFS is completed and the school director will be in touch.

Admission and Enrollment Dates

 

Admission applications are accepted on a rolling basis and spaces do open up from time to time. However, many classrooms have a waiting list, and so we encourage you to apply as soon as you are interested.

Returning DMS Students

  • January 27th – Financial Aid Applications Due
  • February 17th – Notification of Financial Aid Awards
  • February 24th – Re-enrollment Contracts Due

Prospective DMS Students

  • February 26th – DMS Application and Financial Aid Applications Due
  • March 19th – Notification of Financial Aid Awards
  • March 31st – Enrollment Contracts Due

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