Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Financial Aid

About the school photos Group“We came for the arts. We stayed for the academics.”—SCM Parent

Scholarship Information

Approximately 30–40% of our students receive scholarships to attend SCM, and the average financial aid award is approximately $6,500.

In order to be considered for financial aid, you must have an enrollment application on file with the school. Download the application form from the How to Apply page. Fill out and submit it with your $50 per-family enrollment fee.

40%
of SCM
students
receive
financial aid.

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.

If you’re interested in a financial aid package at SCM, please submit a FAST application.

In addition, you will need to bring two copies of your tax return to SCM. We’ll keep one for our records and give you an envelope to submit the other copy to FAST.

Tuition Fee Schedule 2014-2015

Young Children’s Community (Ages 18 months – 3 years)

4 Half Days (8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) $1,342 per month $13,420 per year
5 Half Days (8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) $1,523 per month $15,230 per year
4 Full Days (8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.) $1,681 per month $16,810 per year
5 Full Days (8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.) $1,933 per month $19,330 per year
Environment

Environment

“I Can Do It”

Language Development

Community

Primary Classes (Ages 3 – 6 years)

5 Half Days (8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.) $1,329 per month $13,290 per year
5 Full Days (8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.) $1,628 per month $16,280 per year
Schedules for 7, 8 and 9 hours are also available. There is also a year-round option. Call for rates.

Prepared Environment

Independence

Love of Learning

Grace and Courtesy

Elementary Classes (Ages 6 – 12 years)

Lower Elementary 5 Full Days (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) $1,628 per month $16,280 per year
Upper Elementary 5 Full Days (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) $1,655 per month $16,550 per year
Lower Elementary Science Camp Fee $17.50 per month $175 per year
Upper Elementary Science Camp Fee $40 per month $400 per year
Elementary Care Program
(7:30 to 8:45 a.m. and 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.)
$7.50 per hour

The Big Picture

Natural World

Rich Curriculum

Cooperation

Junior High (Ages 12 – 15 years)

5 Full Days (8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.) $1,814 per month $18,140 per year
Odyssey Fee (for annual trip) $75 per month $750 per year

Academic Challenge

Respect

Real Work

Travel

Additional Fees

Annual Enrollment Fee: $800 per child
Registration Fee for All Levels: $500 per child
Tuition Insurance: $450 per child
Parent Participation Program: 20 points per two-parent household, 10 points per single-parent household, or $20 per point

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