• Tuition and Scholarships


Tuition for 2019-2020 is listed below. Tuition can be paid in 1 or 2 installments. A 6-month tuition payment plan is available for an additional service charge. 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 apply for an American Montessori Society (AMS) Scholarship.

WSMS-TEP Scholarships

Deadline: May 1, 2019
Notification: By June 15, 2019

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.

American Montessori Society (AMS) Scholarships

Deadline: May 1, 2019
Any aspiring Montessori teacher who has been accepted or is in the process of acceptance by an affiliated AMS Teacher Education Program is eligible to apply for an AMS scholarship. Applicants currently enrolled in an AMS teacher education program are not eligible. Applicants are considered on the basis of financial need, a compelling personal statement, three letters of reference, and official verification of acceptance into an AMS-affiliated teacher education program. Recipients are selected by a committee, currently chaired by Suzanne Bayer, who also serves as chair of the Teachers Section of the AMS Board of Directors. For more information, contactSuzanne Bayer at suzannembayer@gmail.com


General Information/Admissions
Lisanne Pinciotti

Administrator Program
Melissa Freeman

Elementary Program
Sheba Kapur

Early Childhood Program
Lisanne Pinciotti

Infant Toddler Program
Uniit Carruyo

Concordia Masters Program
Charles Frank

Montessori Inclusion Endorsement
Katherine Schneider

Application Deadlines for 2020-2021 Enrollment

  • AMS Scholarships:
    May 1, 2020
  • WSMS-TEP Summer Scholarships:
    May 1, 2020
  • WSMS-TEP Fall Scholarships:
    August 1, 2020
  • Early Childhood Track 1 (Summer Entry):
    June 1, 2020
  • Elementary:
    June 1, 2020
  • Administrator:
    June 1, 2020
  • Early Childhood Track 2 (Fall Entry):
    August 15, 2020 
  • Infant Toddler:
    August 15, 2020
  • Montessori Inclusion Endorsement:
    August 15, 2020

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