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 apply for an American Montessori Society (AMS) Scholarship.
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Notification: By June 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.
Deadline: May 1, 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org