Affording WMS

Investing in a Washington Montessori education is investing in your child’s future.

Washington Montessori School is an engaging and substantive academic environment supported by a deeply-rooted and diverse community of families and educators. Our students learn to recognize their individual and collective potential, develop thoughtful approaches to learning, and choose paths to responsible and fulfilling lives.

2023-24 Tuition 
Young Children’s Community & Lower School Half Days$18,500*
Young Children's Community Full Days$26,500*
Lower School Full Days$28,500*
Lower & Upper Elementary$28,500
Middle School$34,500

*Full tuition for YCC and LS students enrolled in five days of school. A four-day (Monday–Thursday) schedule is also available to YCC students. If you are interested in a 4-day week or a combination of half days and full days, for your YCC or LS children, please review the YCC and LS Tuition Charts below.

 Mornings Only+ M/T/Th Afternoons+ M/T/Th/F Afternoons


2023-24 LS Tuition
 Mornings Only+M/T/Th Afternoons+M/T/W/Th/F Afternoons


Variable Tuition

Variable Tuition enables 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. WMS strives to award variable tuition rates to as many families as possible. Currently, close to 30% of our families receive a variable tuition rate. Despite our generous variable tuition budget, we cannot guarantee an adjusted tuition rate to everyone that applies. 

The Variable Tuition deadline for 2024-2025 is January 30, 2024. If there are funds remaining after that date, we will consider late applications. Please contact Laura Martin at [email protected] if you’d like to apply for variable tuition after January 30.

Step 1: Indicate on the Washington Montessori School application that you plan to apply for variable tuition. 

Step 2: Submit the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) online at Clarity by January 30, 2024.

Step 3: Return to the Clarity dashboard to receive instructions about required documents. Please do not submit any documents to Washington Montessori School. If you need support in filling out the application, please contact Clarity at [email protected] or 206-210-3752, in both English and Spanish.

How Does Variable Tuition Work?

Will Every Applicant Receive an Adjusted Tuition Rate?

What If Parents are Separated or Divorced?

How long will Variable Tuition Continue?

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