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Affordability

For many families, investing in an independent school education requires careful financial planning. The Montessori School of Lake Forest is committed to sustaining an economically diverse community by assisting qualified families who, without aid, have no other resources with which to meet the full cost of an education at MSLF. Each family is unique, and we are here to help you determine the best plan for this important investment.

Our Financial Aid program is need-based, not merit-based. Families who are seeking financial aid may ask for further information from the Business Office.

Tuition and Fees

Both School Year and Full Year contracts are available. Our “School Year” contract comprises a traditional school year from late-August through early-June. Our “Full Year” contract includes the school year plus the summer and “Club Days” (non-major holidays such as Columbus Day and other days such as parent-teacher conference days when “School-Year” students are not at school).

All fees and deposits are included below, and tuition is payable in full, twice-per-year or monthly via check, direct debit or credit card.


ANNUAL TUITION DEPOSIT
A $600 annual tuition deposit is due with the enrollment contract.  The deposit will secure placement and will be applied to program tuition.

BUILDING AND GROUNDS PRESERVATION FUND
Upon initial entry to the school, each family is required to make a one-time $1,000 non-refundable payment to the Building and Grounds Preservation Fund.  Parent Infant is exempt.


School Year
Tuition Schedule 2018-2019
August 27, 2018 to June 7, 2019

PARENT INFANT (Birth to 15 months)

Program Hours Total Cost
Class and discussion One morning a week Complimentary

TODDLER (15 months to 3 years)

Program Hours Total Cost
Half Day* 8:45 – Noon $10,190
+ Morning Care 7:30 – Noon $11,630
School Day 8:45 – 3:15 $15,460
+ Morning Care 7:30 – 3:15 $16,900
+ Afternoon Care 8:45 – 6:00 $18,180
+ Morning and Afternoon Care 7:30 – 6:00 $19,620

PRIMARY (3 to 6 years)

Program Hours Total Cost
Half Day* 8:45 – Noon $9,980
+ Morning Care 7:30 – Noon $11,310
+ Lunch^ 8:45 – 1:00 $12,480
+ Morning Care and Lunch 7:30 – 1:00 $13,810
School Day 8:45 – 3:15 $15,210
+ Morning Care 7:30 – 3:15 $16,540
+ Afternoon Care 8:45 – 6:00 $17,870
+ Morning and Afternoon Care 7:30 – 6:00 $19,200

* The Half-day option is available to children 15 months through 4 years of age. At 5 years of age, the School-day program applies.
^ The added Lunch option is available only to children 3 or 4 years of age, enrolled in the Primary program.

ELEMENTARY (6 to 12 years)

Program Hours Total Cost
School Day 8:45 – 3:15 $15,670
+ Morning Care 7:30 – 3:15 $17,050
+ Afternoon Care 8:45 – 6:00 $18,330
+ Morning and Afternoon Care 7:30 – 6:00 $19,710

CLUB DAYS: Care provided during Winter and Spring Breaks, school holidays.

Club Day Contract (School Day) 8:45 – 3:15 $900
+ Morning Care 7:30 – 3:15 $1,000
+ Afternoon Care 8:45 – 6:00 $1,100
+ Morning and Afternoon Care 7:30 – 6:00 $1,200

 


Full Year
Tuition Schedule 2018-2019
Contracts considered year-round through the end of summer camp
August 27, 2018 to August 9, 2019

Note: The school will be closed to all students — including full-year students — for major holidays, teacher in-service days, and two weeks in August (August 12 – 23, 2019).

PARENT INFANT (Birth to 15 months)

Program Hours Total Cost
Class and discussion One morning a week (September—May) Complimentary

TODDLER (15 months to 3 years)

Program Hours Total Cost
Half Day* 8:45 – Noon $13,716
+ Morning Care 7:30 – Noon $15,552
School Day 8:45 – 3:15 $20,124
+ Morning Care 7:30 – 3:15 $21,960
+ Afternoon Care 8:45 – 6:00 $23,604
+ Morning and Afternoon Care 7:30 – 6:00 $25,440

PRIMARY (3 to 6 years)

Program Hours Total Cost
Half Day* 8:45 – Noon $13,500
+ Morning Care 7:30 – Noon $15,228
+ Lunch^ 8:45 – 1:00 $16,500
+ Morning Care and Lunch 7:30 – 1:00 $18,228
School Day 8:45 – 3:15 $19,872
+ Morning Care 7:30 – 3:15 $21,600
+ Afternoon Care 8:45 – 6:00 $23,292
+ Morning and Afternoon Care 7:30 – 6:00 $25,020

* The Half-day option is available to children 15 months through 4 years of age. At 5 years of age, the School-day program applies.
^ The added Lunch option is available only to children 3 or 4 years of age, enrolled in the Primary program.

ELEMENTARY (6 to 12 years)

Program Hours Total Cost
School Day 8:45 – 3:15 $20,820
+ Morning Care 7:30 – 3:15 $22,596
+ Afternoon Care 8:45 – 6:00 $24,240
+ Morning and Afternoon Care 7:30 – 6:00 $26,016