All programs are five days.


9 Month

12 Month

YOUNG CHILD'S COMMUNITY (Ages 12 months-3 years)

Half Day (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)$13,750$17,380
Full Day (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)$19,790$24,870
Full Day with Extended Hours (7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)$25,930$32,750

PRIMARY PROGRAM (Ages 2 1/2 to 6 years)

Half Day (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) Ages 2 1/2 to 4 years only$12,790$16,150
Full Day (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)$17,830$22,580
Full Day with Extended Hours (7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)$23,200$29,340


Lower Elementary: 1st through 3rd grades (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)$17,830N/A
Upper Elementary: 4th through 6th grades (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)$17,830N/A


Before School, ages 2 1/2 to 12 (7:15-8:00 a.m.)1-5 days per week from
After School, ages 2 1/2 to 12 (3:00-5:30 p.m.)1-5 days per week from

Tuition Payments Include the Following:

(1)  A non-refundable, non-proratable deposit of $2,100 per student for half-day programs, or $2,900 for full-day programs. The deposit will be applied toward overall annual tuition costs and is non-refundable.

(2) Remaining tuition as either a single upfront payment (3% discount applies) or in ten (10) equal monthly installments due on the first of each month, beginning August 1 and ending May 1 (no discount).

(3)  Available discounts include (a) 3% for full payment upfront, and (b) 7% for siblings after the first (oldest) child.

Miscellaneous Fees Include

(1) Initial enrollment application fee of $100 per student.

(2) Late fee of $25/month for each month a payment is not received on or before the due date, or in the event a payment is rejected (e.g. insufficient funds).

(3) There may be additional fees for Activity Days, class trips, etc.

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Mountain Shadows Montessori School offers AMI programs for students 12 months to 12 years old.

...So, what is AMI?

Association Montessori Internationale

AMI is the organization that is tasked with the responsibility of maintaining the integrity of Maria Montessori's legacy. Mountain Shadows and AMI share a mission to support children's natural development and to help them become the transformative force of society.

This comes with a commitment to a standard of excellence, defined by...


Rigorous and extensive training

including the study of child development and a deep understanding of the Montessori materials to assist the teacher in creating the environment necessary for this work.


Three-year age ranges

within each classroom that allow children to work at their own pace and level of development.


Extended work time,

including a three hour uninterrupted work cycle.


Upholding international standards

through expert consultation every three years and regular and ongoing study of pedagogy and practice.

For your child, this means...


Whether it's digging in the dirt or discovering the universe.


Whether it's speaking your mind or learning to speak up.


Whether it's composing a song or coming up with a big idea.


Whether it's for ourselves or for others.


Whether it's work or play.

Critical Thinking

Whether it's studying science or solving a problem.


Whether it's doing your part or doing what's right.


Whether it's planning your day or preparing your own lunch.


Whether it's deciding together or sharing the work.


Whether it's supporting your friends or saving the planet.

This is what Mountain Shadows means for your child.