Admissions

Tuition and Fees

2021-2022 Tuition and Fee Schedule

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  • Tuition (can be paid in full or in monthly installments)

    Youngest Children’s Community Traditional Year
    (16
    mos - 3 yrs)
    Hours: 8:15 am – 11:45 am
    Tuition: $13,200

    Youngest Children’s All Day All Year
    (16 mos - 3 yrs)

    Hours: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Tuition: $22,160

    Children’s House Traditional Year
    Morning (2 1/2 -
    4 yrs)
    Hours: 8:15 am – 12:00 pm
    Tuition: $12,750

    Children’s House Traditional Year
    Extended Day (4
    - 6 yrs)
    Hours: 8:15 am – 3:00 pm
    Tuition: $14,450

    Children’s House
    All Day All Year (2 1/2 - 6 yrs)

    Hours: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Tuition: $21,650

    Early Elementary Communities
    (6 - 9 yrs)

    Hours: 8:15 am – 3:00 pm
    Tuition: $14,700

    Upper Elementary Communities
    (9 - 12 yrs)

    Hours: 8:15 am – 3:20 pm
    Tuition: $14,700

    Adolescent Community
    (12 - 15 yrs)

    Hours: 8:15 am – 3:15 pm
    Tuition: $16,950
  • Additional Fees

    • Application Fee (non-refundable, for new students) $100
    • Registration fee (non-refundable, for all students, max $600/family) $300
    • New Family Fee $500
    • Tuition Payment Plan Fee $325
    • Early Elementary Supply and Travel Fee $300
    • Upper Elementary Supply and Travel Fee $500
    • Adolescent Community Supply and Travel Fee $1,600
    • Adolescent Full Cycle Student Travel Fee--Italy
      (estimate – fee will be based on actual cost) $3,000
    • Sibling Tuition Discount – 10%, beginning with the third enrolled child
  • Optional Early Childhood Programs - Traditional Year Only

    Early Arrival
    Hours: 7:30 am – 8:15 am
    Annual Fee: $500
    Per Month: $60

    Casa de Suenos
    (16 mos - 3 yrs)
    Hours: 11:45 am – 2:55 pm
    Annual Fee: $3,150

    Casita
    (2 1/2 - 4 yrs)

    Hours: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Annual Fee: $3,150
    Per Month: $330
  • Optional Elementary and Adolescent Community Programs

    Early Arrival
    Hours: 7:30 am – 8:15 am
    Annual Fee: $500
    Per Month: $60

    Clubhouse (6 - 12 years)
    Hours: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Annual Fee: $3,000
    Per Month: $330

    Club Mundi (12 - 15 years)
    Hours: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Annual Fee: $3,000
    Per Month: $330

    Shuttle Bus (age 9+): One Way
    Hours: morning or afternoon
    Annual Fee: $750
    Per Month: $80

    Shuttle Bus (age 9+): Two Way
    Hours: morning and afternoon
    Annual Fee: $1,250
    Per Month: $130

    Private Music Lessons
    See optional programs below

Optional Programs

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  • Commons Program

    The Commons Community offers care for the children after they depart from the classroom. The Commons comprises "Casa de Suenos" for Regular-Year YCC; the "Casita" for Children's House children; the "Clubhouse" for elementary ages; and "Club Mundi" for the Adolescent Community. All environments are designed to have a relaxed and home-like atmosphere.

    Part-time attendance for early arrival does not need to be coordinated through the main office for scheduling.

    Part-time attendance at after-school programs must be arranged with the office in advance.

    Part-time attendance is not available in Casa de Suenos or Casita.
  • Private Music Lessons

    On-site music lessons are offered at the Great Northern and the Jones Road/Sunset Trail campuses. Enrollment information is offered at the main office located at the Jones Road/Sunset Trail campus. Lesson scheduling and payments are arranged directly with the various
    music teachers.
  • Shuttle Bus

    The AMS shuttle bus picks up children at the Great Northern campus at 7:55 am and drops off students at the Sunset Trail campus by 8:20 am. The shuttle then drops off the adolescent students at the Gaines Creek adolescent community by 8:30 am. The bus picks up the children from the Gaines Creek campus at 3:15 pm and arrives at the Sunset Trail campus by 3:20 pm to pick up elementary students. The final stop is at the Great Northern campus at 3:55 pm. Arrangements to ride the AMS shuttle bus are made in the main office (512) 892-0253. The bus is limited to 28 children.

Our Program Level Information

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  • Youngest Children's Community (16 mos - 3 years)

    The Youngest Children's Community is a community of children from sixteen months of age to three years. Children enter the program between the ages of 16 and 18 months, if walking. Applicants over the age of 20 months are moved to the wait pool for the Children’s House.

    Within a nurturing environment, a specially trained Montessori guide fosters the development of gross and fine motor skills, independence, and language. A sense of ownership of place and belonging within a community is cultivated through communal and individual activities.
  • Children's House (2-1/2 - 6 years)

    The Children's House – also known as the primary level – is a community of children who live and learn together in a prepared environment that offers choices of individual activities that aid the child's work of "self-construction." Children enter this program between 2.5 and 3.5 years of age. No prior Montessori experience is necessary and children must be fully toilet independent and able to dress/undress independently. Children cannot be permitted to wear diapers or pull-ups while at school. 

    In this environment, the Montessori guide cultivates in the children the ability to choose freely, sustain focused and concentrated attention, think clearly and constructively, and express themselves through language and the arts. Through the active development of the will and the satisfaction of their authentic needs, the children become self-disciplined and socially cohesive.

    Areas of activity at the primary level include practical life, sensorial exploration, language, mathematics, and cultural subjects. The extensive sets of Montessori materials in each of these areas are designed to appeal to the children's deep interest and to inspire repeated activity. The children's absorbent minds take in vast amounts of information and grasp sophisticated relationships and principles wholly and effortlessly.
  • Early Elementary (6 - 9 years) and Upper Elementary (9 - 12 years)

    This program is for children rising to grades 1 through to 6. Prior Montessori experience is needed.

    Maria Montessori called her plan for the elementary child the "Cosmic Curriculum." "Cosmic" in this context means comprehensive, holistic, and purposeful. The goals of Cosmic Education go far beyond the usual goals of skill development and knowledge acquisition to address the development of the whole person. Children who complete the Cosmic Curriculum have a clear understanding of the natural world, human knowledge, and themselves. These children are prepared to leave childhood behind and enter adolescence as independent, confident, responsible, emotionally intelligent individuals, balanced in physical, intellectual, and social achievements. They are academically and practically prepared to pursue self-education in many areas; to make responsible decisions and responsibly act on them; to recognize limits and give, ask for, and receive help, as needed.
  • Adolescent Community (12 - 15 years)

    This program is for children rising to grade 7. Prior Montessori experience is preferred.

    In the Austin Montessori Adolescent Community, the adults collaborate in preparing an environment that meets the cognitive, social, and physical needs of adolescents so that they can continue their self-development. The students learn within a small community structure, taking on academic and community responsibility, and contributing their service and expertise. They are provided with avenues of self-expression and social interaction and opportunities for adult work and economic independence in the form of small business ventures. Austin Montessori School recognizes the value of work, both intellectual and practical, valued by the community as an avenue to self-construction and an enriched sense of self-worth.

    To orient the adolescent during this time of transition, we endeavor to articulate the history of knowledge, ideas, discoveries, and inventions that have shaped humanity's progress. We use an integrated project approach to engage students in pursuing ideas and expertise, encouraging them to become better thinkers, problem-solvers, and responsible and informed citizens.
Austin Montessori School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex or gender, disability, or age in providing educational services, activities, and programs. Austin Montessori School complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), as amended, which incorporates and expands upon the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and any other legally-protected classification or status protected by applicable law.