TUITION, FEES & FINANCIAL AID

Selecting the right school is an investment of time and resources for every family — and it is one of the most important investments parents make.



While Montessori education is a commitment to your child’s lifelong learning, there are many other factors to consider — ranging from the school facility and resources for students to faculty-to-student ratios, and even the quality of teachers — and it is also important to understand tuition and fees.

We believe the following amounts should cover the full cost of a school day — a class-leading education, child-care and accommodations, such as organic, hot lunch, school supplies, as well as most field trips, parent education seminars, and other ancillary expenses. Therefore, we do not ask for other financial contributions to operate.

Tuition for the 2022 School Year, by month:


ama web logo retina white - american montessori academy montessori school in chicago il All Day
7:30am-6:30pm
Extended Day
7:30am-5:00pm
School Day
8:00am-3:30pm
Half Day
8:00am-12:30pm
Infant
8 weeks to 15 months
ENROLL
$2,465 $2,320 $2,245 $2,135
Toddler
15 to 24 months
ENROLL
$2,180 $2,035 $1,960 $1,850
Pre-Primary
24 to 47 months
ENROLL
$2,135 $1,990 $1,915 $1,805
Primary
3 to 6 years
ENROLL
$1,915 $1,770 $1,695 $1,585
Elementary
6 to 9 years
ENROLL
$1,805 $1,660 $1,585
Remote Learning
ENROLL

$250 (Preferred Access for Currently Enrolled in AMA Programs)



Tuition for the 2022 School Year, by month (South Loop & Andersonville Campus):


ProgramsAll Day
7:30am-6:30pm
Extended Day
7:30am-5:00pm
School Day
8:00am-3:30pm
Half Day
8:00am-12:30pm
Infant
8 weeks to 15 months
ENROLL
$2,465$2,320$2,245$2,135
Toddler
15 to 24 months
ENROLL
$2,180$2,035$1,960$1,850
Pre-Primary
24 to 47 months
ENROLL
$2,135$1,990$1,915$1,805
Primary
3 to 6 years
ENROLL
$1,915$1,770$1,695$1,585
Elementary (South Loop only)
6 to 9 years
ENROLL
$1,805$1,660$1,585
Remote Learning
ENROLL
$250 (Preferred Access for Currently Enrolled in AMA Programs)


One-Time Fees


Administrative Application Fee: $75

Security Deposit: One month of tuition (based on program/schedule requested), which is retained by the school during enrollment and applied to your child’s last days in our programs, in line with our 90-day withdrawal notice policy.

Additional costs: May include class trips, educational visits, and special events.


NO Additional Giving


In many independent schools, an annual fund or some form of mandatory giving is put in place to finance growth initiatives or even simple improvements and student resources. At American Montessori Academy, we not only have been fortunate to avoid other such requests for financial contribution, but have achieved tremendous growth and milestones without having to burden families with additional costs.


Support & Financial Aid


Please Contact Us for details related to reduced tuition (including reduced rates for prepaid tuition discounts and eldest sibling rates).

Financial Aid at American Montessori Academy is provided through the Illinois Action for Children / DHS Child Care Assistance Program. We are also a provider under the GSA / Army Fee Assistance program for eligible military families.

Please use the Child Care Assistance Program Eligibility Calculator to determine eligibility and get an estimated calculation of available aid under the Illinois Action for Children / DHS Child Care Assist Program.

Please Contact Us to submit any questions you may have regarding financial aid.


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