Approximately 40% of our students receive scholarships to attend SCM. In order to be considered for financial aid, you must have an enrollment application on file with the school. Download the enrollment application form on the How to Apply page or pick one up from the office. Fill out and submit it with your $50 per-family enrollment fee.
If you are interested in applying for financial aid please submit an enrollment application and we will send you financial aid application instructions.
Parents fill out their financial aid forms online through FAST, an external service that determines each family’s financial resources available to use for tuition and then makes a corresponding recommendation to the school. The Financial Aid Committee makes the awards based on the recommendations and available funds. Through its financial aid policies, Santa Cruz Montessori is committed to doing everything it can to keep our current families and to support economic diversity within the school. After touring the school, families wishing to apply for financial aid will fill out an online application with FAST.
Tuition Fee Schedule 2017-2018
Young Children’s Community
(Ages 18 months – 3 years)
|4 Half Days (8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)||$1,667 per month||$16,670 per year|
|5 Half Days (8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)||$1,859 per month||$18,590 per year|
|4 Full Days (8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)||$2,028 per month||$20,280 per year|
|5 Full Days (8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)||$2,296 per month||$22,960 per year|
(Ages 3 – 6 years)
|5 Half Days (8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.)||$1,653 per month||$16,530 per year|
|5 Full Days (8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)||$1,971 per month||$19,710 per year|
|Tuition rates for 7, 8 and 9 hours are also available. There is also a year-round option. Before and after school care may be paid at an hourly rate of $11.00 per hour.|
(Ages 6 – 12 years)
|Lower Elementary 5 Full Days (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)||$1,988 per month||$19,880 per year|
|Upper Elementary 5 Full Days (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)||$2,018 per month||$20,180 per year|
|Lower Elementary Science Camp Fee||$17.50 per month||$175 per year|
|Upper Elementary Science Camp Fee||$42.50 per month||$425 per year|
|Elementary Care Program
(7:30 to 8:45 a.m. and 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.)
|$9.00 per hour|
(Ages 12 – 15 years)
|5 Full Days (8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.)||$2,201 per month||$22,010 per year|
|Odyssey Fee (for annual trip)||$75 per month||$750 per year|
Annual Enrollment Fee: $800 per child
Registration Fee for All Levels: $500 per child
Tuition Insurance: $450 per child
Parent Participation Program: 20 points per two-parent household, 10 points per single-parent household, or $20 per point
Three or more children discount: 10% reduction of total annual tuition for third and subsequent children.