The school tuition is payable to DMS in two ways: automatic ACH debit from a Checking / Savings Account or with a Credit Card (2 % processing fee is assessed on payments made with a credit card) which is payable on the first of every month. Parents can sign for a “month to month” payment option or a “twelve month” payment option. The office will provide the “Tuition Payment Form” to be completed by the parents and returned back to the school before the first day of school. All payments will be made payable to “Dulles Montessori School” on the 1st of each month.
APPLICATION / ENROLLMENT FEEAn Application Fee of $150 is due for all new students along with the application form. An Activity Fee of $250 is due in September along with the September tuition. All students reenrolling for next school year will pay a Re Enrollment Fee of $100 each subsequent year.
|PROGRAMS (Monday to Friday)||TIMING||TUITION/MONTH|
|BEFORE CARE PROGRAM:||7:15AM - 9:00AM||$100|
|PRE – PRIMARY PROGRAM MONTHLY TUITION SCHEDULE (16 MONTHS – 3 1/2 YEARS)|
|HALF DAY PROGRAM||9:00AM - 12:00PM||$600|
|EXTENDED DAY PRE-PRIMARY PROGRAM||9:00AM - 3:00PM||$850|
|PRIMARY PROGRAM MONTHLY TUITION SCHEDULE (3 1/2 YEARS – 6 YEARS)|
|EXTENDED PRIMARY PROGRAM (3 ½ - 4 ½ YRS)||9:00AM - 12:00PM||$600|
|EXTENDED DAY PRIMARY PROGRAMM||9:00AM - 3:00PM||$850|
|FULL DAY PRIMARY PROGRAM||9:00AM - 6.00PM||$1150|
|JR KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM (4 ½ - 5 YRS)||9:00AM - 3:00PM||$850|
|FULL DAY JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM||9:00AM - 6.00PM||$1150|
|KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM (5 YRS BY DEC 31ST)||9:00AM - 3:00PM||$850|
|FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM||9:00AM - 6.00PM||$1150|
A 10% discount will be offered to an enrolling sibling who joins during the same academic school year. The discount is applied to the lesser of the tuitions paid and cannot be combined. A late fee of $25 will be added to all payments received after the 10th calendar day of the month. A fee of $50 will be added to all return checks.
LATE PICK UP POLICY
A late fee of $10 for every hour or part of an hour will be applied if children are picked up later than their scheduled time. All late pickups after 6:00pm will incur a late fee of $10 for every 10 minutes. If a child is not picked up by 7:00pm and the parents have failed to provide alternative pick up arrangements from the school, the local police and/or Child Protective Service Department will be contacted to take custody of the child.
PARTIAL LEAVE FOR EACH MONTH POLICY
The full tuition will be assessed for PARTIAL ABSENCE for each month during the academic school year and is payable on the 1st of every month. This is applicable for all payment.
ABSENCE FOR THE FULL MONTH DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR
Parents are requested to notify the school office of any monthly leave at least two weeks before their departure. A 25% discount in tuition fee will be applied for FULL ABSENCE for each month during the academic school year. The prorated tuition fee is payable to DMS on the 1st of every month before the student’s departure in order to reserve the student’s enrollment at the school and will be rolled over to the following school year on return. This is applicable for all payment. The school may choose to suspend / charge an administrative fee for any unpaid absences prior to re-enrolment of the student at DMS.
No refund or prorating of the tuition fees will be made for days missed due to but not limited to illness, snow days or holidays planned during the contracted school year.
Occasionally, the school advertises promotional tuition rates to new students which may vary from the standard tuition rates each year. The term, duration and details of the advertised rates will be specified at the time of enrollment and will expire after each academic school year.
A thirty day (30) written notice of your intention to withdraw your child is required by the School.