Selecting the right school is an investment of time and resources for every family — and it is one of the most important investments parents make.

While Montessori education is a commitment to your child’s lifelong learning, there are many other factors to consider — ranging from the school facility and resources for students to faculty-to-student ratios, and even the quality of teachers— and it is also important to understand tuition and fees.  We believe the following amounts should cover the full cost of a school day — a class-leading education, child-care and accommodations, such as organic, hot lunch, school supplies, as well as most field trips, parent education seminars, and other ancillary expenses.  Therefore, we do not ask for other financial contributions to operate.

Tuition for the 2018 School Year, by month:


All Day
(7:30am - 6:30pm)
School Day
(8am - 3:30pm)
Half Day
(8am - 12:30pm)
Infant (8 weeks to 15 months) $2,240 $2,040 $1,940
Toddler (15 to 24 months) $1,980 $1,780 $1,680
Pre-Primary (24 to 47 months) $1,940 $1,740 $1,640
Primary (3 to 6 years) $1,740 $1,540 $1,440
Elementary (6 to 9 years) $1,640 $1,540 $1,440

One-Time Fees:

  • Application Fee: $75
  • Security Deposit: One month of tuition depending program/schedule requested (security deposit is applied to your child’s last month in our programs)
  • Additional costs may include class trips, educational visits, and special events

NO Additional Giving:

In many independent schools, an annual fund or some form of mandatory giving is put in place to finance growth initiatives or even simple improvements and student resources. At South Loop Montessori School, we not only have been fortunate to avoid other such requests for financial contribution, but have achieved tremendous growth and milestones without having to burden families with additional costs.


Financial Support:

Contact us for details related to reduced tuition (including reduced rates for two-year enrollment commitments and sibling rates).

Click here for information on Financial Aid, available for qualifying families through the Illinois Action for Children/DHS Child Care Assistance Program. We are also a provider under the GSA/Army Fee Assistance program for eligible military families.