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Thank you for considering a Washington Montessori School education for your family. As you will learn through the admissions process, families find great value in the WMS experience and the distinctive way in which we prepare our children for a changing world.

Like most other independent schools, WMS is funded primarily by tuition and fees, which are used to finance operating costs such as school programs, faculty and staff salaries, and maintenance of our facilities.

Washington Montessori School is committed to working diligently with parents to close the gap between what they can afford and the actual cost of a WMS education. Valuing both socioeconomic and cultural diversity, one of our biggest priorities is to ensure a family’s financial constraints do not keep qualified children from applying to WMS.

Variable tuition enables all WMS families to educate their children as equal members of an economically, racially and culturally diverse community. The WMS Variable Tuition Program allows families to pay tuition that is commensurate with their financial situation. Tuition will fall in the ranges below:

Young Children’s Community Full Day: $6500 – $20,288

Lower School Full Day: $6500 – $20,288
(Half-day options also available for YCC and LS)

Lower Elementary: $7000 – $21,650

Upper Elementary:  $7000 – $21,950

Middle School: $9000 – $26,985

How Does Variable Tuition Work?
Families interested in variable tuition fill out an application with sss.nais.org.  The first deadline for both returning and prospective families to be considered for variable tuition is January, 15, 2018. If you’d like to be considered after that date, please contact Laura Martin at lmartin@washingtonmontessori.org.

Step 1: Start preparing your 2017 Tax Returns as soon as possible.

Step 2: Submit the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) online at sss.nais.org by January 15, 2018
(Note: Parents/Guardians living in separate households must submit separate PFS forms.)

Step 3: Submit 2017 Tax Information to SSS by April 15, 2018 (New families must also submit 2016 tax forms by January 15.)

Admissions decision letters &  tuition notification will mailed in late February for all those meeting the above deadlines.

WMS will make its decisions based strictly on the recommendation of SSS. Unfortunately, WMS may not be able to award variable tuition to every student that qualifies for admission and variable tuition. As well, we may not be able to able to award variable tuition to every current family that applies and qualifies for it.