Affording a Montessori Education

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Information regarding tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 school year is available here: Tuition Fees Schedule 17-18

Please keep in mind that while paying for a private school education seems like a tremendous commitment, there are many options available to make this dream a reality. As with other accredited, independent schools, Hilltop utilizes FACTS, which offers a no-interest payment plan on a 10 month schedule. Additionally, we partner with “Your Tuition Solution”, which offers a payment plan that can be spread over 84 months at a low percentage rate. Tuition also covers all classroom supplies and a daily, nutritious snack for children under school age, which helps offset costs.

Hilltop Montessori School also offers financial assistance to needy families. Financial aid money is awarded on an annual basis and must be requested each year but consideration is given to families with multiple children, single parent households and extenuating circumstances. Our scholarship fund, named in honor of our founder Cindi Stehr. We encourage each family in need to apply. The mission of the Cindi Stehr Scholarship Fund is to assist as many needy families as possible each year with priority given to faculty children and grandchildren, returning families and families with extreme need.

Financial awards can be paired with FACTS or Your Tuition Solution payments to make monthly payments very affordable. It should also be noted that children under school age are eligible for tax benefits in households with two working parents so check with your tax professional for assistance with this matter.

Any family interested in seeking financial aid for the next academic year must let the business office know of their intentions in December of the current academic year. They should then complete and file an application with the office in January prior to the next academic year and then complete and file a School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) Parents’ Financial Statement to Education Testing Service by February 1.  The school should also be sent a copy of the SSS statement, W2’s for both parents and a letter noting how much is being requested. Monies are awarded in March for the following academic year.

Financial aid cannot be considered after these deadlines. All paperwork is due in the office by February 1 so that awards can be given by March 1. To apply for assistance, apply at (the school code is 1884) and complete a HMS application. Print your SSS financial aid application, submit your most recent income tax statement, a letter of need and mail all to our admissions office at We look forward to assisting you in making Montessori affordable. 


FACTS Tuition Management  FACTS is Hilltop’s tuition management company which requires no interest and no credit check. To register with FACTS, or manage your account, visit their website.

For a link to “Your Tuition Solution”, which permits payments to be spread for as long as 84 months, apply at 



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