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.  


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


Four-day option, Monday-Thursday


Five-day option, Monday-Friday





First Grade


Second Grade


Third Grade


Fourth Grade


Fifth Grade


Sixth Grade



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 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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