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Tuition & Financial Aid

About the school photos Group

“We came for the arts. We stayed for the academics.”—SCM Parent

Scholarship Information

Approximately 3040% 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 2017-2018

Young Children's Community

 (Ages 18 months - 3 years)
4 Half Days (8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) $1,667 per month $16,670 per year
5 Half Days (8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) $1,859 per month $18,590 per year
4 Full Days (8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.) $2,028 per month $20,280 per year
5 Full Days (8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.) $2,296 per month $22,960 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.) $1,653 per month $16,530 per year
5 Full Days (8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.) $1,971 per month $19,710 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.) $1,988 per month $19,880 per year
Upper Elementary 5 Full Days (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) $2,018 per month $20,180 per year
Lower Elementary Science Camp Fee $17.50 per month $175 per year
Upper Elementary Science Camp Fee $42.50 per month $425 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.) $2,201 per month $22,010 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.