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Affording a WMS Education

Wilmington Montessori School is a independent private school and non-profit organization. As such, our exceptional educational programs are funded solely by tuition and charitable donations. WMS offers a robust financial aid program to allow more families to benefit from an exceptional Montessori education!

 

Invest in Your Child's Future

An independent school education is an investment in your child's future. Tuition at WMS includes:

 

Financial Aid Information

About Financial Aid at WMS

Wilmington Montessori School is committed to enrolling students from diverse backgrounds representing the global community. The WMS Board of Directors allocates and supports a financial aid program (covering up to 50% of tuition costs) that assists families with demonstrated financial need in considering WMS as an option for their children’s education. 

In order to allocate our resources wisely and fairly, Wilmington Montessori School has enlisted the help of School & Student Services (SSS) by NAIS. SSS does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or how much to give; it provides a need-based financial aid analysis service. SSS provides WMS with a report, which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition. All information from SSS is kept confidential. The analysis is then reviewed by the confidential Financial Aid Committee, which determines the final allocation of financial aid resources for the next school year. Upon approval by the committee, financial aid offers are sent to families.

The Financial Aid Committee considers a number of factors including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Each family’s overall financial circumstances, including adjusted gross income, assets, indebtedness and discretionary expenses
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Ability to make commitments to families, not simply to individual students
  • The school's enrollment goals
  • Families currently enrolled at WMS will be prioritized.
     

Notes for early childhood parents:

  • Toddler families will only be considered for financial aid awards if their child is enrolled in the 12-month program OR if they have an older, full-time sibling enrolled at WMS.
  • Primary families are only eligible if they have a child enrolled in a five full-day or 12-month program OR if they have another full-time child enrolled in the Primary or older program at WMS.

Financial Aid Application Process

Financial aid grants are made for one year only, and therefore, you must re-apply each school year. Complete your application by no later than January 6, 2020 to be eligible for first-round financial aid offers. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a first-come, first served basis and awards will be offered based on remaining FA funds. 

Note: Financial aid applications will not be reviewed until after the student has applied to WMS and been accepted. Apply to WMS.

Applying for Financial Aid Through School & Student Services (SSS):

Apply for Financial Aid through SSS

Step 1
Click the SSS logo on the right to start the process:

Start by following the instructions to create a new account (unless you have already used the SSS system at another school). You will be asked for WMS's SSS code. It is 902045.


Step 2
The application process is self-guided. You may navigate in and out of the program, allowing you to partially complete an application and go back to it at another time. View SSS's Parent Financial Statement worksheet/instruction booklet for additional assistance.

Online email support (sss@solutionsbysss.com) and a help line (800-344-8328) are available to assist you through SSS.

There is a charge for the application, to be paid by credit card upon completion of the session.

Important note: The SSS system does not include all of WMS's program options. Please include the name of your specific program choice (e.g., "Primary 5 full-day," "12-month Lower Elementary," etc.) in your comments under "Other Considerations" so that your application can be processed with the correct tuition amount. 
 

Step 3:
After completing the application, you will be required to submit your 2018 Tax Returns (both State and Federal) with all schedules and W-2s online, or mail* them to:

Standard Mail:
Documents
P.O. Box 449
Randolph, MA 02368

Overnight Fed Ex, UPS, USPS Express Mail:
Documents
15 Dan Road, Suite 102
Canton, MA 02021

* Please write "Wilmington Montessori School" on the outside of the envelope to ensure faster processing of your application. A cover sheet, which can be found on the "My Documents" tab in the SSS family portal, is required with all mailed tax documents.

Your application will not be considered until SSS receives your tax returns. If you are mailing your taxes, please allow time for SSS to receive and process them before the January 6 first-round deadline.

2020-21 Tuition by Program

Toddler

Ages 12 months - 3 years

3 half days (9 a.m. - noon) $7,845
3 full days (9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.) $12,037
5 half days (9 a.m. – noon) $12,037
5 full days (9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.) $18,570
Year-round (12-month) Toddler Program:
Tuition includes summer 2021, before/after-care and all child-care days.
5 full days year-round (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.) *
$27,045

* For details on the 12-month program, please contact our Business Office.

Primary

Ages 3-6 - including kindergarten

3 half days (8:45 a.m. – noon) $7,548
3 full days (8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.) $11,621
5 half days (8:45 a.m. – noon) $11,621
5 full days (8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.) $16,620
Kindergarten (8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.) $17,811
Year-round (12-month) Primary (Years 1 & 2)
Tuition includes Camp Montessori 2021, before/after-care and all child-care days.
5 full days year-round (7 a.m. - 6 p.m.)*
$25,463
Year-round (12-month) Kindergarten
Tuition includes Camp Montessori 2021, before/after-care (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and all child-care days.
5 full days year-round (7 a.m. - 6 p.m.)*
$26,732

* For details on the 12-month program, please contact our Business Office.

Elementary

Ages 6-9 (Lower Elementary) and 9-12 (Upper Elementary)

1st – 6th grade (8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.) $19,439
Year-round (12-month) Lower Elementary
Tuition includes Camp Montessori 2021, before/after-care (7 a.m. - 6 p.m.) and all child-care days year-round*
$28,308
Year-round (12-month) Upper Elementary
Tuition includes Camp Montessori 2021, before/after-care (7 a.m. - 6 p.m.) and all child-care days year-round*
$28,611

* For details on the 12-month program, please contact our Business Office.

Middle School

Ages 12-14 (Middle School)

7th & 8th grades (8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.)  $20,022

2020-21 Extended Day Tuition*

Before-school child care $798-$1,330
After-school child care $1,500-$3,697
Late after-care pick-up $25-$50
Drop-in before/after care or child-care day $30-$60

*Pricing varies by age group, time and number of days per week. Contact our Business Office for more information.

Tuition Payment Plans

Plan 1

Tuition balance paid in full, due July 1, 2020.

Plan 2

Tuition balance paid in two payments:

60% of the tuition balance is due on July 1, 2020 and 40% of the tuition balance is due on January 1, 2021.

 

Plan 3

Tuition balance paid in 10 equal monthly payments** (starting May 1, 2020 through February 1, 2021)   

All Plan 3 participants are required to submit an E-Pay Form.

Rolling Admissions

WMS is still accepting applicants for mid-year enrollment in some programs. Families who enroll mid-year will be responsible for paying pro-rated 2019-20 tuition, based on their child's start date. Please contact the Business Office for details.

Statement of Policy

WMS does not discriminate in the administration of its admissions and educational policies, financial aid programs, or athletic or other school-administered programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, creed, ancestry, gender, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal laws. This statement applies to all students and employees of the school.