Primary Program

Our Primary program welcomes children between the ages of 2½ and 6 years. Our classroom is a mixed age group, with all of the children attending the Half Day (morning session) from 9:00 – 12:00, Monday through Thursday. The older children stay for Full Day until 3:00 (for third-year students).

In this mixed-age setting, children learn from each other, and they learn because of each other. The Montessori Primary program takes place in what we call a “prepared environment” which not only facilitates independent learning but also exploration. In the classroom, children work at a wide variety of activities from washing a table to long division – hands-on. We invite you to schedule a visit to see our classroom in action. It’s the best way to see how Montessori works.

Tuition and Fee Schedule for our Montessori Primary Program

Primary Program 
Application Fee:
Refundable Deposit (at time of application):
Registration Fee (for returning students only):
Annual Tuition                                                                                2023-24                   
Half Day (morning session, 9:00 – 12:00):

Full Day (third-year students only, 9:00 – 3:00):



Tuition Deposit
Half Day (for morning session/family):

Full Day (third-year students/family):



10% Sibling discount (applies to the lesser of two tuition rates)
Only one tuition deposit required per family

Parent Participation Hours: 15 hrs/yr/family

In addition to our annual registration fees, tuition, and a supply fee, each family is expected to provide 15 hours of parent participation each year for the school. If families are unable to volunteer, they may opt to pay $225 in exchange for those hours or $15 per hour for the balance of hours not completed. However, we strongly encourage our families to fulfill their commitment by direct involvement — parent meetings, fundraisers, year-round jobs and parent projects for the classroom. There are obvious benefits for the school, and building school community, but their child reaps the biggest benefit of all. Each year we also do at least one fundraiser to augment our program wherever the greatest need exists.