Message from the Head of School

Dear MSCU Families,

We are so pleased that you are considering continuing with MSCU for your child’s educational needs. Since 1962, we have been a community committed to developing lifelong learners, respecting independence, and positively impacting the world – one child at a time. Your child has been a valued part of our community and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to walk with your child in these important developmental years. If you have any questions about the re-enrollment process at all, please do not hesitate to call the school at (217) 356-1818 or email our school manager at schoolmanager@montessorischoolofcu.org. We look forward to continuing the magic of the learning journey with your children in the coming year!

Sincerely,
Monica Huang
Head of School

2020-21 School Year – Tuition & Rates

Rates below assume a 10-month school year commitment, with tuition due monthly. If a family re-enrolls after the first day of school, the amount is prorated based on a daily rate calculated as the annual cost divided by 176 days.

Toddler Program

Montessori Toddler (8:30am-2:30pm): $10,250/year

Optional Childcare Add-Ons:
– Early Care (7:30am-8:30am): $900/year
– Afterschool Care (2:30pm-5:30pm): $2,200/year

 

Primary Program

Montessori Primary (8:30am-2:30pm): $8,800/year (with or without afternoon nap)

Half Day Montessori (8:30am-11:30am): $5,600/year

Kindergarten (8:30am-2:30pm): $9,650/year

Optional Childcare Add-Ons:
– Early Care (7:30am-8:30am): $900/year
– Afterschool Care (2:30pm-5:30pm): $2,100/year

 

Elementary Program

Montessori Elementary (8:30am-3:00pm): $10,250/year

Optional Childcare Add-Ons:
– Early Care (7:30am-8:30am): $900/year
– Afterschool Care (2:30pm-5:30pm): $2,100/year

Fees & Discounts

$400 Annual Enrollment Fee
(covers materials, activities, field trips, transportation as applicable, and other logistical costs)
($300/each for any siblings concurrently enrolled in the same school year)

Sibling Discount:
1st child = Regular tuition rate
2nd child = 10% off lowest tuition rate
Additional children = 15% off lowest tuition rate

The Re-Enrollment Process:

All current MSCU families must complete the re-enrollment process prior to being considered fully enrolled at MSCU for the upcoming school  year:

1. Submit the MSCU Application for Enrollment online (below).

 * If your child is transitioning into the Elementary program, your application requires an additional teacher recommendation, which MSCU will request on your behalf directly from your child’s current morning Directress after we receive your online application for re-enrollment. 

2. Pay the Annual Enrollment Fee ($400 for first child, $300 for each concurrent sibling enrolled; can be paid online through the enrollment application form, or via cash/check/money order to the MSCU office).  Your child’s spot is not reserved until the Enrollment Fee has been paid.*

* Families transitioning into the Elementary program may wait for an acceptance decision from the school before paying the non-refundable enrollment fee without losing their priority status. We strive to send an acceptance decision/enrollment documents for transitioning Elementary students via email within 3 weeks of the family completing the re-enrollment form.

3. Sign and return all required documents by their stated deadlines. Within approximately 2-3 weeks of re-enrollment application completion, acceptance decisions/enrollment documents will be sent via email to the family. Tuition agreements must be signed by the deadline stated on the documents in order to complete your child’s enrollment. MSCU reserves the right to offer the spot to other applicants, if the enrollment fee and tuition agreements are not signed by the stated deadlines.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office at (217) 356-1818 or schoolmanager@montessorischoolofcu.org. We look forward to receiving your re-enrollment application!

**PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NOW WAITLISTING FOR OUR TODDLER PROGRAM**

If you would like to be placed on our waitlist, please engage in the re-enrollment process as described above, but mark “Please put me on the waitlist” when prompted by the online form regarding how you would like to pay your enrollment fee. Thank you!