Tuition

We understand that one of the first questions that parents want to ask is, how much is tuition – and at Desert Sky Montessori, we aim to be transparent in our charges.

We allow parents to choose between 3, 4, or 5 half or full days. We do not take students for less than 3 days as we believe it’s detrimental to their integration with the rest of their class, and they will not reap the full benefit of a Montessori education without this time.

Primary class (3-6 years)

Our primary class has a ratio of approximately 1:8 teachers:students, and our fees are laid out below.

Number of DaysHalf-daysFull days
3$610$685
4$625$740
5$650$760

Toddler class (18 months – 3 years)

Our toddler class has a ratio of 1:4 teachers:students, and our fees are laid out below

Number of daysHalf-daysFull days
3$600$670
4$675$705
5$665$730

Additional Fees

FeeAmountExplanation
Discounts$75A $75 sibling discount will be applied to siblings monthly
Registration Fees$75Annual Registration Fees
Activity Fees$200Annual Fees for activities and events such as Pumpkin Patch Petting Zoo and Arizona Puppet Theater
Before and After Class$6 per hourFlat monthly rate $250 per month paid on the 1st of each month OR $6 per hour for those who use less b/a hours
Annual Deposit $250An annual deposit charge to hold your child's place and will be deducted from the first month tution
Late Fees$50A late fees of $50 will be added to your bill after the 5th of each month
Returned Checks$50 A $50 fees will be charged for all returned checks

Involvement in the classroom

We want the parents to be involved in the classroom, to participate in their child’s learning and will hold regular information sessions through the year to educate those interested in the Montessori principles your child will be operating under, and to allow you to interact with other parents in a social setting.

We also operate a monthly ‘snack schedule’, where we ask each of the parents to bring in the snack for the children (most families do this once in a six week period).