Tuition for 2020-2021 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 complete a WSMS-TEP program application and apply for an American Montessori Society (AMS) Scholarship.
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.
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.