Salem Montessori School is committed to the policy of providing quality Montessori education at as reasonable cost as possible. Nevertheless, our tuition is beyond the means of some interested families. In keeping with Dr. Montessori’s philosophy that all children can profit from exposure to this environment, we have established a fund to provide tuition assistance to families who otherwise could not afford to offer this to their children.
Salem Montessori School strives to add to the racial, cultural, and economic diversity of our school community through our tuition assistance program. Tuition assistance decisions are based on the following formula: a family of four with a combined income of less than $50,000 per year.
Salem Montessori School encourages families to contribute to tuition to the best of their abilities. The granting of tuition assistance is based solely on need. First priority is granted to families who have previously received assistance from the school. Second priority is granted to new applicant families who are committed to a minimum of two-year attendance. Acknowledging that family circumstances change and that the financial resources of our school vary, no family is guaranteed aid indefinitely. Annual application is required.
Tuition assistance applications are confidential and reviewed only by members of a sub-committee of the Board of Directors.