Tuition & Fees

Instructional programs and childcare costs

All the details to support your decision: class ratios, before and after care, payment plans and more.

Tuition is indicated below for each instructional program, as well as fees for our childcare programs. Class sizes are indicative and may vary. The general comments following the fee data further explain our tuition and fees. More about enrollment forms and schedules for the upcoming school year can be found on our School Forms page.

Pre-Primary Programs

Half-Day Preschool: Part-Time, 3 Days

  • Ages: 3
  • Class Session: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday – Thursday
  • Class Size: 24 to 30 children
  • Staffing: Two Montessori-trained teachers, with an assistant
  • Tuition: $4,500.00

 

Half-day Preschool: Full-Time, 5 Days

  • Ages: 3 to 4
  • Class Session: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday – Friday
  • Class Size: 24 to 30 children
  • Staffing: Two Montessori-trained teachers, with an assistant
  • Tuition: $6,750.00

 

Extended Stay Program: Lunch Bunch

Children may attend Lunch Bunch on a regular or occasional basis. Regular attendance is encouraged for staff planning. Because only a defined number of children may attend Lunch Bunch on any given day, occasional attendance depends on space availability, and families must make arrangements with the school office in advance.

  • Ages: 3 to 4
  • Class Session: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Class Size: Typically not to exceed 12 children
  • Staffing: Two trained child-care providers
  • Cost: $10.00 per day

All-day Preschool/Kindergarten/More Montessori*

  • Ages: 3 to 6
  • Class Session: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Class Size: 10 to 18 children in the afternoon
  • Preschool/Kindergarten Staffing: Two Montessori-trained teachers
  • More Montessori Staffing: One adult director with an assistant if needed for class size
  • Tuition: $10,250.00

*More Montessori is an extended day program for pre-primary half-day students. The all-day tuition rate applies for those who attend More Montessori three or more days per week on a regular schedule. Depending on space availability, families may have their children attend one or two days per week, on a regular schedule, cost as noted below.

Extended Stay Program: More Montessori Per Day
Under certain circumstances, children may attend More Montessori on a part-time (less than three days per week) or occasional basis. Because only a defined number of children may attend More Montessori on any given day, per-day attendance depends on space availability, and families must make arrangements with the school office in advance.

  • Ages: 3 to 4
  • Class Session: 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Class Size: Typically not to exceed 12 children
  • Staffing: Two trained child-care providers
  • Cost: $32.00 per day

Elementary Programs

Juniors/Lower Elementary: Grades 1, 2 and 3

  • Ages: 6 to 9
  • Class Session: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Class Size: 25 to 38 children
  • Staffing: Three Montessori-trained teachers
  • Tuition: $10,250.00

Seniors/Upper Elementary: Grades 4, 5 and 6

  • Ages: 9 to 12
  • Class Session: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Class Size: 28 to 32 children
  • Staffing: Two Montessori-trained teachers
  • Tuition: $10,250.00

Childcare Programs

Early Birds/Before-School Care
Early Birds benefits families who must drop off their children before school because of their work schedule or other obligations. For use as-needed for enrolled students; no regular schedule or advance notice required.

  • Ages: 3 to 12
  • Session: 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
  • Class Size: Up to 12 children
  • Staffing: On child caregiver
  • Cost: $10.00 per day
  • Discount Package: Available for families who commit for the entire year, $1,440

After Care/After-School Care
After Care benefits families whose children are unable to go home as early as 3:00 p.m. For use as-needed for enrolled students and their siblings (if potty trained); no regular schedule required, advance notice required by 2:00 pm on the day of attendance.

  • Ages: 3 to 12
  • Session: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Class Size: up to 30 children
  • Staffing: One child caregiver with one to two assistants based on attendance
  • Cost:
    • If picked up by 4:30 p.m., $10 per day for one child
    • If picked up after 4:30 p.m., $20 per day for one child
    • Additional siblings, if picked up by 4:30 p.m., $10 each
    • Additional siblings, if picked up after 4:30 p.m., $15 each
  • Discount Package: Available for families who commit for the entire year, $3,000 for first child, $2,100 for each sibling

Additional Information

Days of Operation
Classes meet five days per week except when holidays, in-service or weather emergencies occur. Children will meet the Ohio State requirements for days of scheduled instruction. The school-year schedule includes a winter break and a spring break.

Tuition Discounts
For families enrolling two children, the tuition for the younger child will be discounted 10%. For families enrolling more than two children, the tuition for each younger sibling will be discounted 10%.

Tuition Payment Plans
Three tuition payment plans are available:

  • By Year: Pay the enrollment deposit upon signing the tuition contract and pay the balance of tuition less a $100 discount by June 15. Payment by ACH is optional under this plan.
  • By Semester: Pay the enrollment deposit upon signing the tuition contract, pay one-half of tuition by June 15, and pay the balance of tuition, (one-half of tuition less the enrollment deposit paid) by December 15. Payment by ACH is optional under this plan.
  • By Month: Pay the enrollment deposit upon signing the tuition contract and pay your remaining obligation in twelve equal monthly payments from June 15 through May 15. The remaining obligation is the balance of tuition (tuition less the enrollment deposit paid) plus a service fee. The service fee is $30/month. Payment by ACH is optional under this plan.

 

Ohio EdChoice Scholarship
We are a proud participant in the Ohio EdChoice Scholarship Program. Click here to see if you qualify.

Financial Obligations
CMH has expenses of a continuing nature. So that our programs and services can be provided over the entire year, it is essential that annual income from tuition be assured. Accordingly, an enrolled family’s obligation to pay Children’s Meeting House the full amount of the tuition contract becomes binding on the date when the Director of CMH signs the tuition contract. This obligation is not affected by the family’s withdrawal of any student from CMH for the coming school year at any point after this date. In rare cases, exceptions to this policy may be made on an individual basis upon evaluation of individual petitions made in writing to the board of trustees.