• Tuition and Scholarships


Tuition for 2020-2021 is listed below. Tuition can be paid in 1, 2, or 6 installments. The Elementary I-II tuition is paid over 12 payments at no additional cost.

  • Infant Toddler: $7,500
  • Early Childhood: $8,700
  • Elementary I: $8,700
  • Elementary I-II: $12,900
  • Elementary II Addition: $5,500 (Elementary I credential required)
  • Early Childhood Overview for Elementary Program students who do not have an Early Childhood credential: $750
  • Administrator, Models 1 and 2: $7,600
  • Administrator, Model 3: $8,400
  • Montessori Inclusion Endorsement: $3,950


  • Application fee (non-refundable): $75
  • International application fee (non-refundable): $150
  • Enrollment fee: $1,375
  • Enrollment fee for Montessori Inclusion Endorsement: $975

The enrollment fee is your official enrollment into the program. It includes Student fees to the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE). It also covers all required books and materials.


West Side Montessori School Teacher Education Program is committed to ensuring that our educational offerings are open to all qualified candidates. Those who need assistance with tuition payments may apply for financial aid according to the instructions below. An individual’s ability to pay is not a determining factor in offering a place in our teacher education program. If applying for a WSMS-TEP scholarship, applicants must also complete a WSMS-TEP program application and apply for an American Montessori Society (AMS) Scholarship.

WSMS-TEP Scholarships

Summer Program Deadline: May 8, 2020
Notification: By June 15, 2020
(Applicants must still apply for an AMS scholarship by May 1, 2020)

Fall Program Deadline: August 1, 2020
Notification: By August 15, 2020

In 2017, the WSMS Board of Trustees began a scholarship program to provide tuition assistance to WSMS-TEP students. Awards are designated based on financial need, a compelling personal statement, and confirmation of acceptance/enrollment in WSMS-TEP. Any WSMS-TEP scholarship applicants are also required to apply for an American Montessori Society (AMS) Scholarship.

All submissions must be made electronically. The WSMS-TEP scholarship application linked below must be completed online and the financial statement must be emailed to TEPfinaid@wsmsnyc.org.

American Montessori Society (AMS) Scholarships

Deadline: May 8, 2020

Every year, the American Montessori Society awards teacher education scholarships to aspiring Montessori teachers in support of their professional growth. Any WSMS-TEP scholarship applicants are also required to apply for an American Montessori Society (AMS) Scholarship.

For AMS scholarships, applicants must use the online application found at amshq.org/teachereducationscholarships. Applications sent to the AMS offices via postal mail will not be accounted for. If you already mailed a copy to the office, you must resubmit electronically to be considered.