2020-2021 Tuition:
Payment Schedule & Optional Programs:
Montessori Community School offers three tuition payment options:
  • Annual plan: A single payment, minus the $500.00 tuition deposit, is due July 5, 2020.
  • Trimester plan: The first payment is due by July 5, 2020. The second payment plan is due by October 5, 2020 and the third payment is due by January 5, 2021.
  • Monthly plan: The first payment is due by July 5, 2020. Eight additional payments are due by the 5th day of each month through March 2021.
Additional Fees:

Application Fee

$50.00 Non-refundable. Non-transferable. Required to submit Online Application.



Deposit is due following acceptance to the program.  Non-refundable. Non-transferable.  Applied to the overall tuition amount.

Two-Year-Old Program: Due within two weeks of acceptance, or upon acceptance, if the application is submitted after March 1. 

Preschool & Kindergarten and Elementary Programs: Due May 10, 2020 or upon acceptance, if the application is submitted after May 10.

Comprehensive Fee

$75.00 for the Two-Year-Old Program.

$200.00 for Preschool & Kindergarten Program.

$300.00 for Lower Elementary Program (Grades 1-3).

$945.00 for Upper Elementary Program (Grades 4-6). (Includes the cost of a neighbor island trip)

The Comprehensive Fee is due July 5, 2020 with the first tuition installment.

Returned Payment Fee

A $30.00 handling fee is assessed for all payments returned unpaid by your financial institution.

Optional Programs

Programs are closed for Winter and Spring Recess.  Child care is available, with minimum enrollment, at an additional charge. 


Summer programs are available for current MCS Preschool and Elementary students those enrolling for the upcoming school year.  Separate enrollment is required. Learn more about our Summer Programs.


For further information regarding tuition and fees, please contact

Montessori Community School offers partial financial assistance to families of applicants based upon demonstrated financial need. Admissions decisions are not based upon financial need. To be eligible for MCS financial assistance, applicants must first apply to all other possible community resources for tuition support. Applicants should inform the MCS Business office,, of their applications to community resources.

The following community programs offer limited financial assistance:

Preschool Open Doors (POD) - Deadline Extended to May 15, 2020!
State of Hawaii funded early childhood tuition assistance program. 

If a child was born between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016, a family is eligible to apply for the 2020-2021 POD year. DHS also gives priority to underserved or at-risk children. The application can be found at or and may be submitted via mail, fax, email, or dropped off at the PATCH POD office.

Child Care Connection Hawaii Program (CCCH): 

Eligibility requirements for the CCCH program have changed for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency situation, including:

  • Temporarily lifting the monthly gross income eligibility limits for families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic emergency and need child care.

o Families who normally do not qualify due to their income but are essential workers can apply for child care subsidy assistance to help pay for the current child care costs now while they are working.

o Other non-essential worker families who normally do not qualify due to their income can apply for child care subsidy assistance to help pay for their child care costs:

 If the licensed or registered child care provider continues to require payment to hold the child’s seat when the provider resumes operations after the “stay at home” orders are lifted; or

 When the “stay at home” orders are lifted across the State, and parents/guardians resume sending their child to child care.

  • Temporarily eliminating the activity requirement for families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic emergency and need child care.

o Families who have lost their jobs and need child care to search for new jobs can apply for or continue to receive child care subsidy assistance to help pay for child care costs when the “stay at home” orders are lifted across the State or to hold their

space at their current licensed or registered child care provider when the provider resumes operations.

 Temporarily eliminating family co-payments on a case-by-case basis for families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic emergency and need child care.

o Families who previously had some portion of a co-payment on a sliding fee scale basis while receiving CCCH child care subsidy assistance may have the family co-payment amount waived on a case-by-case basis and child care subsidy payments may be increased with the waiving of the family co-payment amount. Families need to call or email their CCCH subsidy worker to discuss the family’s current needs to adjust the subsidy payment amounts.

Kamehameha School’s Pauahi Keiki Scholars and Kipona Scholarship programs 
Preschool through high school tuition assistance program.

Keiki O Ka ‘Āina’s HELP program

This project is a childcare subsidy program federally mandated to increase the availability, affordability and quality of childcare services for Native Hawaiian children ages infant to 12 years old in the State of Hawaii.

Child Care Aware of America (CCAoA)

Tuition assistance is available for those families serving in the military branches of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Reserves, and the National Guard. Visit the link above to complete an application and list MCS' ID # 9006487. 

MCS' Financial Assistance

MCS is only able to offer limited financial assistance and uses the information from the SSS Parent Financial Statement form to prioritize the amount given in grants. The completed financial aid form and required fee are sent directly to SSS, which will forward the need analysis to Montessori Community School.

The School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) Parent Financial Statement application form may be obtained online at after a completed MCS application, application fee and MCS Financial Assistance Form are received by our school. Please use MCS’ school code:  #5152.  




For further information regarding financial assistance, please contact


1239 Nehoa Street

Honolulu, HI 96822-3071
Telephone:  (808) 522-0244

Fax:  (808) 522-0250

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

Montessori Community School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities

generally accorded and made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin

in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic, and other school-administered programs.

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