Tuition and Fees

Austin Montessori School

2017-2018 Yearly Tuition and Fee Schedule

LEVEL HOURS TUITION PLAN I TUITION PLAN II
Youngest Children’s Community 8:15 am – 11:45 am $10,100.00 $10,425.00
YCC w/ Extended Care 8:15 am – 2:55 pm $12,900.00 $13,225.00
Children’s House — Morning 8:15 am – 12:00 pm $  9,800.00 $10,125.00
Children’s House — Extended Day 8:15 am – 3:10 pm $11,000.00 $11,325.00
Children’s House — All Day All Year 7:30 am – 5:30 pm $17,400.00 $17,725.00
Early Elementary Communities 8:15 am – 3:10 pm $11,000.00 $11,325.00
Upper Elementary Communities 8:15 am – 3:20 pm $11,000.00 $11,325.00
Adolescent Community 8:15 am – 3:15 pm $12,400.00 $12,725.00

 

ADDITIONAL FEES
DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
Application Fee (non-refundable, for new students) $  100.00
Registration fee (non-refundable, for all students, max $600/family) $  300.00
Early Elementary Supply and Travel Fee $  250.00
Upper Elementary Supply and Travel Fee $  500.00
Adolescent Community Supply and Travel Fee $1,600.00
Adolescent Full Cycle Student Travel Fee–Italy (estimate – fee is based on actual cost) $3,000.00
SIBLING DISCOUNT – Begins with third child 10%

 

OPTIONAL PROGRAM FEES
PROGRAM HOURS COST PER MONTH COST PER DAY
Early Arrival 7:30 am – 8:15 am $  40.00 $4.00
Casita 12:00pm – 3:00 pm $300.00 NA
Casita 12:00pm – 5:30 pm $470.00 $35.00
Casita 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm $250.00 $15.00
Clubhouse 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm $250.00 $15.00
Club Mundi 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm $250.00 $15.00
Part Time rates available – refer to Commons Enrollment Package
Shuttle Bus:  One Way 8:00 am – 8:30 am $75.00
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Shuttle Bus:  Two Way 8:00 am – 8:30 am $125.00
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Private Music Lessons – see below

 

 

Program Level Information

Youngest Children’s Community The Youngest Children’s Community is a community of children from eighteen months of age to three years. Within a nurturing environment, a specially trained Montessori guide fosters the development of gross and fine motor skills, independence, and language. A sense of ownership of place and belonging within a community is cultivated through communal and individual activities.

Children’s House The Children’s House – also known as the primary level –is a community of children from three to six years who live and learn together in a prepared environment that offers choices of individual activities that aid the child’s work of “self-construction.” The Montessori guide cultivates in the children the ability to choose freely, to sustain focused and concentrated attention, to think clearly and constructively, and to express themselves through language and the arts. Through the active development of the will and the satisfaction of their authentic needs, the children become self-disciplined and socially cohesive.

Areas of activity of the primary level are practical life, sensorial exploration, language, mathematics, and cultural subjects. The extensive sets of Montessori materials in each of these areas are designed to appeal to the children’s deep interest and to inspire repeated activity. The children’s absorbent minds take in vast amounts of information and grasp sophisticated relationships and principles wholly and effortlessly.

Early Elementary (6-9 years) and Upper Elementary (9-12 years) Maria Montessori called her plan for the elementary child the “Cosmic Curriculum.” “Cosmic” in this context means comprehensive, holistic, and purposeful. The goals of Cosmic Education go far beyond the usual goals of skill development and knowledge acquisition to address the development of the whole person. Children who complete the Cosmic Curriculum have a clear understanding of the natural world, of human knowledge, and of themselves. These children are prepared to leave childhood behind and to enter adolescence as independent, confident, responsible, emotionally intelligent individuals, balanced in physical, intellectual and social achievements. They are academically and practically prepared to pursue self-education in many areas; to make responsible decisions and act on them in a responsible way; to recognize limits and give, ask for, and receive help, as needed.

Adolescent Community (12–15 years) In the Austin Montessori Adolescent Community, the adults collaborate to prepare an environment which meets the cognitive, social, and physical needs of adolescents so that they can continue their individual self-development. The students learn within a small community structure, taking on both academic and community responsibility and contributing their service and their expertise. They are provided with avenues of self-expression and social interaction as well as with opportunities for adult work and economic independence in the form of small business ventures. Austin Montessori School recognizes the value of work, both intellectual and practical, that is valued by the community as an avenue to self-construction and an enriched sense of self-worth.

In order to orient the adolescent during this time of transition, we endeavor to articulate the history of knowledge, ideas, discoveries, and inventions which have shaped humanity’s progress. We use an integrated project approach in order to engage students in the pursuit of ideas and expertise, encouraging them to become better thinkers, problem-solvers, and responsible and informed citizens.

Optional Program Information

Private Music Lessons On-site music lessons are offered at the Great Northern and the Jones Road/Sunset Trail campuses. Enrollment information is offered at the main office located at the Jones Road/ Sunset Trail campus. Lesson scheduling and payments are arranged directly with the various music teachers.
Casita, Clubhouse And Club Mundi The Commons Community offers care for the children after they depart from the classroom. The Commons is comprised of the “Casita”, for Children’s House children; the “Clubhouse”, for elementary ages; and “Club Mundi” for the Adolescent Community. All environments are designed to have a relaxed and home-like atmosphere.

Part Time Care Part Time students for early arrival do not need to contact the main office for scheduling. Part Time care for all after class programs needs to be arranged with the office in advance. Students must be enrolled in the Casita or Clubhouse before they are allowed to stay for either program. Contact the office to obtain an enrollment packet.

Shuttle Bus The AMS shuttle bus picks up children at the Great Northern campus at 8:00 am and drops off students at the Sunset Trail campus by 8:20 am. The shuttle then drops off the adolescent students at the Gaines Creek adolescent community by 8:30 am. The bus picks up the children from the Gaines Creek campus at 3:15pm and arrives at the Sunset Trail campus by 3:20 pm to pick up elementary students. The final stop is at the Great Northern campus at

3:55 pm. Arrangements to ride the AMS shuttle bus are made in the main office (512) 892-0253. The bus is limited to 20 children.