ADMISSION

ADMISSION AND TUITION SCHEDULE

Dulles Montessori School is open to all children, regardless of race, creed, national and ethnic origin. They are accorded all the right, privilege, program and activities made available to them. We have an "Open Door Policy" and invite visitors to come visit our program.

Dulles Montessori School accepts enrollment of children from 16 months through 3 1/2 years of age for our pre-primary program and 3 1/2 through 6 years of age for the primary program during the academic school year.

The application will be accepted throughout the year on an ongoing basis. Admission is on a "first come, first serve basis" and a waiting list is maintained for future openings.

As the Montessori program is individualized, a child may begin at any time during the year. The school reserves the right to place the child in any classroom as per the discretion of the director.

The first step is to make an appointment to come visit the school with or without your child. On completion of the school tour, you will be handed an application package.

Please send the completed application to the school with an application fee of $150.00. The school reserves the right to accept or reject this application and also to request the withdrawal of any child if this action is thought to be of benefit to the child or the school at any time during the school year.

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.

An 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.

The children will bring morning and afternoon snacks from home daily. The school provides the parents the option of sending a home lunch or buying the school lunch. The parents can choose to buy the school lunch.

PROGRAMS AGES TIMINGS TUITION
Before Care Program    16 month to 6 years 7:15 - 9:00 $100 per month
Pre-Primary Program 16 month to 31/2 years   9 - 12 $650 per month
Pre-Primary Program 16 month to 31/2 years 9 - 3 $890 per month
Pre-Primary Program 16 month to 31/2 years 9 - 6  $1150 per month
Primary Program 31/2 to 6 years of age   9 - 12 $650 per month
Primary Program 31/2 to 6 years of age 9 - 3 $890 per month
Primary Program 31/2 to 6 years of age 9 - 6   $1150 per month

A 3 % tuition discount will be offered to an enrolling sibling during the same academic school year. The discount is applied to the lesser of the tuitions paid and cannot be combined.

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.

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.

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.

PROMOTIONAL RATES
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.

WITHDRAWAL
A thirty day (30) written notice of your intention to withdraw your child is required by the School. The tuition will not be prorated due to early withdrawal in the last month of enrollment at school.