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2024-2025 Tuition:
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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, 2024.
  • Trimester plan: The first payment is due by July 5, 2024. The second payment plan is due by October 5, 2024 and the third payment is due by January 5, 2025.
  • Monthly plan*: The first payment is due by July 5, 2024. Eight additional payments are due by the 5th day of each month through March 2025.
*This plan requires a one-time $100.00 fee.
Statements are made available to parents prior to each payment due date.
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 & Preschool & Kindergarten Program (new students): Due within two weeks of acceptance, or upon acceptance, if the application is submitted after March 1. 

Elementary Programs (new students): Due May 10, 2024 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, 2024 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.

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 whose enrolling for the upcoming school year.  Separate enrollment is required. 


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) 

This program is a separate subsidy program with limited funds that provides services state-wide to families sending their children to a licensed preschool during the school year prior to kindergarten entry.  The goal of POD is to promote school readiness for children, and the program focuses on meeting the needs of the child.  Parents are not required to have an eligible activity, unlike the CCCH Subsidy program, but they must meet income and other eligibility requirements.  For POD, there is a time-limited application period established and published each year.


For more information on Preschool Open Door see:

Child Care Connection Hawaii Program (CCCH): 

For families with children under the age of 13 years, the CCCH program provides subsidies to help pay for a variety of legal child care settings including:  care provided in the child’s home, care by relatives or friends in their home, before and after school programs, and preschools.  All child care providers, even if they are not licensed by DHS, need to have child abuse/neglect, adult perpetrator, and criminal history background checks completed in order to receive a DHS child care subsidy payment.  This is to help ensure that the child is in a safe setting. Parents will receive detailed information about these requirements during the application process.

CCCH program also provides families with: guidance in selecting a child care provider; information about quality child care programs; and referrals to community resources for help with other concerns.​


For more information on CCCH see:

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 program is designed to help qualified parents with monthly financial aid for child care costs for keiki ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Child care includes: 

  • Relative care in the child’s home environment (License-Exempt) 

  • Infant / Toddler Care 

  • Preschool 

  • Licensed Daycare (FCCH)

  • Before and after school care.


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 below 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 (SSS) website 


The completed financial aid application, along with all the required documentation (including the MCS Financial Assistance form) 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  Please use MCS’ school code:  #5152.  

2024-2025 School Year Deadlines to submit financial assistance application 

and required documentation:


Returning Students: April 30, 2024

New Students: May 15, 2024


For further information regarding financial assistance, please contact


Financial Assistance
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