Tuition and Fees

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A non-refundable, non-proratable deposit of $2,100 per student for half-day programs and $2,900 for full-day programs is due annually.  The deposit is applied towards overall annual tuition costs.

The net tuition due (annual tuition less the non-refundable deposit) may be paid in one installment or in 10 equal monthly installments August 1 to May 1.  If the student is accepted after September 1, the net tuition due is pro-rated for the remainder of the school year.  The monthly payment amount may differ from what is shown due to the pro-ration and shorter payment schedule.

Families will receive a 3% prepayment discount on tuition paid in full by August 1.  A discount of 7% on annual tuition is available for siblings (after the first (oldest) child) attending Mountain Shadows.  Tuition for the Elementary programs does not include the cost of the annual outdoor education trip.

Tuition may be paid via an electronic bank transfer, check, or money order.  A late fee of $25/month will be assessed for each month a tuition payment is not received on or before the due date, or in the event a payment is rejected (e.g. insufficient funds).

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $100 per student is due with your application to Mountain Shadows.  This fee is not applied towards the deposit or annual tuition.

Extended Hours for academic year programs are available. Click here for more information.

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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.