TUITION AND FEES
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, 2021.
Trimester plan: The first payment is due by July 5, 2021. The second payment plan is due by October 5, 2021 and the third payment is due by January 5, 2022.
Monthly plan*: The first payment is due by July 5, 2021. Eight additional payments are due by the 5th day of each month through March 2021.
*This plan requires a one-time $100.00 fee.
Statements are made available to parents prior to each installment due date.
$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, 2021 or upon acceptance, if the application is submitted after May 10.
$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, 2021 with the first tuition installment.
Returned Payment Fee
A $30.00 handling fee is assessed for all payments returned unpaid by your financial institution.
Late Payment Fee
Tuition payments received in the business office after the due date are assessed a $30.00 late fee.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com, of their applications to community resources.
The following community programs offer limited financial assistance:
Preschool Open Doors (POD)
State of Hawaii funded early childhood tuition assistance program.
If a child was born between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017, a family is eligible to apply for the 2021-2022 POD year. DHS also gives priority to underserved or at-risk children. The application can be found at patchhawaii.org or humanservices.hawaii.gov 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 offers limited financial assistance to eligible families using information provided via the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) Parent Financial Statement form to establish an amount awarded for tuition support. The completed MCS Financial Assistance form along with the required documentation and fee must be sent by applicants directly to SSS, which will forward the needed analysis to Montessori Community School. Please note that all required documentation along with the completed application must be submitted before the request will be considered by the MCS Financial Aid Committee.
The School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) Parent Financial Statement application form may be obtained online at https://www.solutionsbysss.com/parents after the completed MCS application, application fee, and MCS Financial Assistance Form are received by our school. Please use MCS’ school code: #5152.
2022-2023 School Year Deadlines to submit financial assistance application and required documentation:
Returning Students: April 30, 2022
New Students: May 15, 2022
For further information regarding financial assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.