Scholarship Information

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.

40%
of SCM
students
receive
financial aid.

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 2018-2019


Young Children’s Community

18 months – 3 years

4 Half Days
8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
$1,775 per month $17,750 per year
5 Half Days
8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
$1,980 per month $19,800 per year
4 Full Days
8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
$2,160 per month $21,600 per year
5 Full Days
8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
$2,445 per month $24,450 per year

 

Primary Classes

 3 – 6 years

5 Half Days
8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$1,760 per month $17,600 per year
5 Full Days
8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
$2,099 per month $20,990 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.

 

Elementary Classes

 6 – 12 years

Lower Elementary
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
$2,117 per month $21,170 per year
Upper Elementary
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
$2,149 per month $21,490 per year
Science Camp Fee
Lower Elementary
$17.50 per month $175 per year
Science Camp Fee
Upper Elementary
$47.00 per month $470 per year
Before and After School Care
7:30 to 8:45 a.m. and 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.
$9.00 per hour

 

Wavecrest Junior High

 12 – 15 years

8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. $2,344 per month $23,440 per year
Odyssey Fee
for annual trip
$75 per month $750 per year

 

Additional Fees

Annual Enrollment Fee: $800 per child
Registration Fee: $500 per child
Tuition Insurance: $450 per child

Three or more children discount: 10% reduction of total annual tuition for third and subsequent children.