Tuition and Fees

Since 1967, Austin Montessori School has strived to fulfill its mission by preparing environments for toddlers, children, and adolescents that enable the development of the whole human being.

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  • This is an education not merely focused on academic achievement but one that is directed at enabling students to grow to their full potential and become active global citizens.

2024-2025 Tuition and Fee Schedule

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

    Youngest Children’s Community,
    Traditional Year Morning Only (16 mos - 3 yrs)
    8:15 am – 11:45 am
    Youngest Children’s Community,
    Traditional Year Morning  plus Casa de Suenos (16 mos - 3 yrs)
    8:15 am – 3:00 pm
    Youngest Children’s Community,
    Year-Round Full Day (16 mos - 3 yrs)
    7:30 am – 3:30 pm
    Children’s House,
    Traditional Year Morning Only (2 1/2 - 4.5 yrs)
    8:15 am – 12:00 pm
    Children’s House,
    Traditional Year Morning  plus Casita (2 1/2 - 4.5 yrs)
    8:15 am – 3:00 pm
    Children’s House,
    Traditional Year Morning plus Extended Day (4.5 - 6 yrs)
    8:15 am – 3:00 pm
    Children’s House,
    Year-Round Full Day (2 1/2 - 6 yrs)
    7:30 am – 3:30 pm
    Early Elementary Communities
     (6 - 9 yrs)
    8:15 am – 3:15 pm
    Upper Elementary Communities 
    (9 - 12 yrs)
    8:15 am – 3:20 pm
    Adolescent Community
     (12 - 15 yrs)
    8:15 am – 3:15 pm
  • Additional Fees

    Application Fee (non-refundable, for new students)
    Registration fee (non-refundable, for all students, max $600/family)
    New Family Fee
    Tuition Payment Plan Fee
    Early Elementary Supply and Travel Fee
    Upper Elementary Supply and Travel Fee
    Adolescent Community Supply and Travel Fee
    Adolescent Full Cycle Student Travel Fee - Italy
    (estimate – fee is based on actual cost)
    Sibling Tuition Discount – Begins with the third child
    Sibling Tuition Discount – Begins with the fourth child
  • Optional Program Fees - Applicable to Traditional Year Children's House, Elementary and Adolescent Community Programs (can be paid in full or in monthly installments)

    Early Arrival
    (7:30 am – 8:15 am)
    Clubhouse (Elementary only)
    (3:00 pm – 5:30 pm)
    Club Mundi (Adolescent Community Only)
    (3:00 pm – 5:30 pm)
    Shuttle Bus (age 6+)
    One Way, morning or afternoon
    Shuttle Bus (age 6+)
    Both ways, morning and afternoon

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 (3 - 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 two years and ten months, and three years and six months 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.

Optional Programs

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  • Casa de Suenos

    This is the napping program for children enrolled in Butterfly Garden only.
  • Casita

    This is the nap room for children in the Traditional Year Children's House communities aged 2.5 - 4.5 who are not yet in the Extended Day. 
  • Club Mundi

    This program offers care for adolescents enrolled in the Adolescent Program after they depart from the classroom until 5:30 pm. 
  • Clubhouse

    This program offers care for children enrolled in the Early and Upper Elementary programs after they depart from the classroom until 5:30 pm. 
  • 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 is made in the main office (512) 892-0253. The bus is limited to 28 children.  
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.