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Tuition and Value

Tuition & Value

Investing in your child's education pays dividends, and they begin today. Montgomery School's tuition is a direct reflection of:

Our philosophy to educate boys and girls with a child-centered, developmentally appropriate curriculum. Montgomery School is dedicated to educating and developing well rounded individuals and lifelong learners. We offer a diverse, enriching, dynamic curriculum which provides all students opportunities to explore and succeed.

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Developing strong character, the foundation of a well­ balanced life, which is cultivated within our curriculum. By understanding each child’s strengths and potential, teachers nurture the social, emotional, and academic development of the individual child.

Our approach to learning, which is best accomplished through experiential and practical applications. With the introduction of new perspectives, our teachers facilitate learning opportunities which develop collaborative skills, creativity, and empathy.

Middle school student athletes at Montgomery School running.Enriching the educational experience through co-curricular opportunities:

  • Offering outstanding learning spaces, athletic facilities, and outdoor education opportunities on our 60 acre campus
  • Fielding 10 interscholastic sports in our Middle School. Our no-cut policy gives students the opportunity to learn a sport and to be part of a team.
  • Providing growth opportunities through week-long overnight trips in Middle School

Attracting, retaining, and developing extraordinary educators who are experts in their subject:

  • 34 full and part-time faculty, 56% hold a master's degree or higher
  • Our faculty are not only educators, but are also learners, educational leaders, researchers, artists, and musicians
  • Providing individualized instruction in small classes, with an average student-to-teacher ratio of 7:1

    Developing confidence and skill in public speaking, beginning in our earliest grades

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    Delivering exceptional outcomes:

    • 95% of our graduates are admitted to their first choice high school
    • Many of our graduates go on to assume leadership positions in their secondary schools and colleges
    • Recent Montgomery School students have matriculated to the following secondary schools:

    The Agnes Irwin School
    The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur
    Avon Old Farms School
    The Baldwin School
    Berkshire School
    Bishop Shanahan High School
    Blair Academy
    The Cate School
    Church Farm School
    Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
    Delaware County Christian School
    Devon Preparatory School
    Downingtown STEM Academy
    The Episcopal Academy
    Episcopal High School (Alexandria, VA)
    Episcopal School of Jacksonville
    Francis Parker School
    Germantown Academy
    The Haverford School
    The Hill School
    The Hotchkiss School
    LaSalle College High School
    Linden Hall School
    Malvern Preparatory School
    The Peddie School
    Perkiomen School
    Pine Forge Academy
    Putney Academy
    Proctor Academy
    The Shipley School
    Villa Maria Academy
    Westtown School

    By the Numbers

    The Investment in Your Child's Education is Significant, but Montgomery Can Help.

    We aim to make a Montgomery School education available to all remarkable children, regardless of their financial resources.

    Apply for Tuition Assistance

    Step-by-Step Guide

    After submitting your admissions application, you may begin the tuition assistance application process by completing the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) through School and Student Services (SSS) by the National Association of Independent Schools. Complete just one PFS, even if you have more than one child applying for assistance.

    Follow the steps below to complete the process.

    Step 1: Apply to Montgomery School

    Completing the application begins our formal dialogue to decide if Montgomery School is the right match for your child. Please apply online - there is a $50 fee. Check the box on the application indicating you would like to apply for tuition assistance. Grants are awarded solely on the basis of a family’s financial need and subsequent to your child's acceptance and enrollment.

    Step by Step Application Instructions

    Step 2: Download the PFS Workbook

    Step 3: Complete the PFS Online

    1. Go to the SSS website:

    2. Login to the PFS online
    Are you applying for aid for the first time? Click on the green “Create an Account” button. You’ll be asked to enter your name and email address and to select a password.

    Did you apply last year? Enter in your login and password from last year in the section called “Returning Families.” If you have forgotten your login information, click on “forgot your password.”

    3. Begin a PFS for academic year 2018-2019
    Download the PFS Online Workbook and refer to on-screen help for guidance along the way. You can log out of the PFS Online at any time, then return later to complete your PFS.

    4. Pay for and submit your PFS
    The fee of $49 is non-refundable. Once you have paid for and submitted your PFS, noting Montgomery's SSS number of 5170, we will receive your information. About 24 hours after you submit your PFS, you can go back to the PFS Online to submit any additional documents (see next section) and to view your Family Report, which summarizes the information we will receive. You are required to order a copy of the parent report.

    5. Submit additional required documents
    Approximately 24 hours after you have paid for and submitted your PFS online, you will have access to the Manage Documents section of the PFS Online, where you can upload documents.

    Step 4: Submit Additional Documents

    After completing the PFS, please complete and submit the following required documents:

    • 2016: 1040 and W-2 (new tuition applicants only)
    • 2017: W-2 Form
    • 2017: 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ, and all supporting schedules
    1. Prepare your documents to be uploaded.

    Make sure the documents are on your computer, each saved as a separate file. They can be saved in any of the following file formats and each must be not more than 1.5 MB in size: Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe PDF, .jpg, .gif, or .tif. Remove any security or password protection you may have on any PDFs and black out any social security numbers. All documents must be submitted online.

    2. Go to the PFS Online and login.

    3. Select the Academic Year 2018-2019 button.

    4. From your PFS Online Dashboard, click on the purple “Manage Documents” tab.

    5. On the Manage Documents page, under “Upload Documents,” click “Browse,” then locate the place the document is on your computer.

    6. Click "Upload Documents."

    Once you have uploaded a document, it will NOT appear immediately in the “Received Documents” section on this page. It can take up to 72 hours for it to be received and then validated. Once it does appear in the “Received Documents” section, that means that Montgomery now has access to it.

    If you have questions as you complete the PFS, contact SSS customer service at 800-344-8328.

    If you wish to submit documents by mail, send them with a cover sheet (download here) to School and Student Services, PO Box 449, Randolph, MA 02368-0449. For overnight service, use: School and Student Services, 437 Turnpike Street, Canton, MA 02021.

    Please do not send any documents to the School. All documents must go directly to SSS.

    Step 5: Await the Tuition Assistance Decision

    We will communicate our tuition assistance decision to you.

    To make our decision, we use the information from the PFS as a starting point. SSS does not determine the amount of tuition assistance you receive; Montgomery School will make that decision independently. Your need is institutionally determined.

    Key Information

    School Name: Montgomery School
    SSS Code: 5170
    Due date for completing the PFS: January 15, 2018
    How to submit documents to SSS:

    • Upload 2016 1040 and all supporting schedules, 2017 end of year pay stubs by January 15, 2018
    • Upload 2016 W-2's by February 5, 2018
    • Upload 2017 1040's and supporting schedules by April 15, 2018


    Director of Admission & Tuition Assistance

    Did You Know?

    • That 95% of Montgomery graduates are accepted to their first choice school.
    • That all 8th grade students must create and deliver a chapel presentation to the school.
    • That our 6th graders raise trout in their classroom, and release them into Pickering Creek with their 1st grade buddies.
    • That Montgomery has a family style lunch program, where students and faculty eat together every day at assigned tables in our Dining Room.
    • That Montgomery graduates go on to be successful in secondary school and matriculate to a diverse list of excellent colleges and universities.

    Tuition 2017-2018

    PreK Half Day
    PreK Full Day
    Grades 1$26,325
    Grades 2-5$27,785
    Grade 6$31,025
    Grade 7$31,150
    Grade 8$31,290

    Additional Fees

    Required family style lunch program and other fees*:
    Middle School - $1,900
    Lower School - $1,700
    PreK Half Day - $600
    PreK Full day - $750

    *Other fees include: all-day field trips, textbooks and other educational materials, art supplies, musical instruments, snacks, etc.

    **Not included in tuition and fees: Middle School experiential overnight trips.

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