Pre-school Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year (3 or 4 by December 31, 2017)
Good Earth Montessori is our privately owned pre-school for all children ages 2.5 to 5 years old, the programs offered through Good Earth Montessori are tuition based. The tuition prices are, annually, $4,750.00 for a half day program (8:30-12:30) and $5,500.00 for a full academic day program (8:30-3PM).
In order for your child to have a space reserved for the school year we will need the Private School 3-5 year old enrollment form completely filled out and sent or brought to the school with a $110.00 non-refundable registration fee. On the day your child starts you will need to pay the tuition for that month as well as a deposit of $250.00 Deposits are refunded at the end of the school year or are carried over to the next school year if your child continues.
The tuition can be paid for the entire year by September 1 or in monthly payments due the 18th of each month. The school accepts cash, checks and Credit Card payments. We will accept credit cards but you will have to pay the 4-4.5% CC charge. Credit Card payments can only be made in person.
We also have a School Supply and Activity Fee, this will pay for snacks, cook a lunch day once a month and other consumable classroom supplies, some field trips, the Montessori Magazine “Tomorrow’s Child” and other extra curricular activities. It is $150 if paid entirely in first month of school, $160 if paid in two $80 payments or $17.50 if paid monthly for 10 months, due on the 1st of the month.
The Before and After School programs are available to all enrolled Good Earth Montessori/GEM Charter School students and is charged at $7.00 per hour per child and $6.00 per hour for siblings and we charge in 1/2 hour increments. If you want to sign up for the monthly Before School program 7:30AM – 8:30AM this will be $90.00 and $80.00 for siblings for the entire month (and a $50.00 deposit) and the After School program 3PM-5:30PM is $180.00 for the entire month and $170.00 for siblings. (and a $75.00 deposit)
We do offer partial scholarships for students 3 and 4 years old through the SMFG Foundation, applications are available upon request, and are due for the next school year by March 1, 2017, you do not have to be a low income family to qualify, this year we had several children benefit from this scholarship. This scholarship can pay up to 1/3 of your total yearly academic program tuition. Forms are available from the office. We can only accept scholarship applications with a completed enrollment form and payment of the registration. We are also on the waiting list for the First Things First Grant through the state which will pay for the morning academic program for students 3 and 4 years old. I will keep you posted on this.
TUITION IS DUE BY THE 18th OF THE MONTH FOR THE NEXT MONTH.
The Afternoon Private School Kindergarten program is charged at $1,250.00 ($125.00 per month) from 12:30-3PM and is only available for students who are signed up in the morning free kindergarten program. Please be sure to check the box for Afternoon KG on the Kindergarten enrollment form.
There is an option to apply for a partial scholarship for this, through the Dynamite Montessori Foundation donor document 2017/2018. The office will have the paperwork available. This is using the State Tuition Tax Credit Donations which you can make to this fund every year (for 2016 you can make your donation by April 15, 2017) and if you designate Good Earth Montessori as the recipient we will be able to get these Dynamite Montessori Foundation Scholarship Application for the current school year for students enrolled in the afternoon program only.
On the day your child starts you will need to pay the tuition for that month as well as a deposit of $75.00 Deposits are refunded at the end of the school year.
There is a School Supply and Activity Fee for Kindergarten as well. It is $150 if paid entirely in first month of school, $160 if paid in two $80 payments or $17.50 if paid monthly for 10 months, due on the 1st of the month.