Tuition & Fees Policies

Registration Fee

There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $50 per child, of which $10 will be applied to September tuition. This is not applicable to newly enrolled children.


Tuition Deposit

In order to assure a child’s place in the school, a tuition deposit of one month’s tuition must be paid in advance of enrollment.  This does not pay the first month’s tuition. For continuing students, the deposit is increased to the current monthly tuition rate (changes include tuition increases and the child’s entrance into the extended day program).  The deposit will be refunded after the student graduates or is withdrawn and all accounts are paid in full.  For two or more children in one family, only one monthly deposit is required, that of the family’s highest tuition rate.

Once received, this deposit is left in the treasury during the summer months to assure the child’s place in the class for the fall.


Tuition Payment Policy

PhMS tuition is based on an annual tuition charge for both the Morning and the Full Day programs.  The fee may be paid in full, in advance or in incremental sums such as 1/2 or 1/4.   Most families elect to pay in monthly amounts.  Tuition will not be prorated for absences, illnesses, vacation, etc. The tuition is due and payable to the school on the first school day of each month. Tuition is invoiced monthly in advance by email.

  • Timely payment discount: If the payment is made in full by 3:00 p.m. of the first school day of the month, a $10 discount applies per family.
  • Late payment fee: If the payment is received after 3:00 p.m. of the 10th of the month, a $10 late fee will be charged. Any family with an outstanding balance from the prior school year will not be permitted to reenroll or register a subsequent child until their balance is paid in full.
  • Sibling discount: The tuition for a second child enrolling in the school at the same time as his or her sibling, is granted a discount of 10%. This discount is applied to the lower tuition.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

All tuition payments and fees must be paid by check or money order. Checks should be made out to the Philomath Montessori School.  Tuition may be placed in the tuition envelope in the appropriate hallway box at school or mailed to the school: Philomath Montessori School, P.O. Box 125, Philomath, OR 97370.


Withdrawal Policy

When withdrawing a child during the school year, parents must notify the school in writing at least 30 days before the first day of the month of the withdrawal. The last date for withdrawal during the school year is April 1. If withdrawing an enrolled child before the school year starts, notice must be given in writing by July 15; withdrawals after that date may forfeit their deposits unless a replacement student is found.