2017-2018 Programs & Tuition

The addition of our Adolescent program in 2017 allows NSMS to offer a comprehensive Montessori experience through grade 9. Individualized, relevant, challenging, exciting.

• All programs may be coupled with Wrap-Around programming, providing care from
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and on most school vacation cays.

• Children’s House – Montessori morning program for children ages 3-4

• Extended Day – All-day Montessori for ages 5-6

• Elementary – Grades 1-3

• Elementary – Grades 4-6

• Adolescent – Grades 7-9

Children’s House – Ages 2-4

Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. $7,160

Dr. Maria Montessori believed that, “The child can develop fully by means of experience in his environment.” Per Association Montessori International, (AMI) standards, children will participate in an uninterrupted 3-hour block of work time along with other enriching activities such as music, show-and-share, and group time. Lessons are given to the children based on age and individual readiness. The children are then able to choose their work and engage in it as long as it holds their attention. The role of the primary teacher is to be the keen observer, watching for mastery, giving new lessons and ensuring the children choose meaningful work in all academic disciplines. Children participate in outdoor play daily except in the case of inclement weather. Spanish lessons are integrated into daily Montessori life.


Extended Day - Ages 5-6

Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $8,900

Extended Day is an extension of the Montessori program for children when they turn 5 years old. Afternoons are spent in more advanced lessons, special projects, field trips, and program enrichment activities such as gym, music, and art. Children may begin Extended Day as early as one month prior to turning 5.


Elementary - Grades 1-6

Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $8,900

The Montessori Elementary program offers inspiring stories and beautiful visual aids to help children develop "big picture" appreciation of the universe including life on earth and the work of human civilization. At the same time, small group lessons with hands-on materials build knowledge and skills, so that students come to see themselves as independent workers and contributors to the forward progress of humanity. Students learn time-management skills, and develop projects of their own, often in small groups. Frequent outings are an important part of the Montessori elementary program, with students completing the steps for initiating, planning, and organizing trips to support particular projects or interests. Outdoor learning, along with lessons on music, drama, and the visual arts are integrated into the classroom routine.


Adolescent Program - Grades 7-9

Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $8,900

Adolescents have a growing need for independence and finding their place in society. This is developed by working alongside various adults who act as role models, mentors, and resources for information. This program empowers them to take responsibility for their own care and encourages them to pursue their interests, and explore the vast world around them. Academics are interwoven into practical, relevant skills such as preparing a nutritious meal, growing a garden, and building a compost bin. The result is a resourceful, well-informed teen, ready to take on the high school of their choice.

In the words of Dr. Maria Montessori:
"My vision of the future is no longer of people taking exams and proceeding on that verification from that secondary school to the university, but of individuals passing from one stage of independence to a higher [one], by means of their own activity, through their own effort or will, which constitutes the inner evolution of the individual."


Wrap-Around Care

Programs Times Academic Year Plan Daily - Pending Space
Early Bird at 7:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. $1,325 $15
Early Bird at 7:45 a.m. 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. $525 $7
Children's House Plus 11:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $3,690 $35
After School thru 4:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. $1,600 $20
After School thru 6:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. $3,150 $35
Vacation Care 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. $985 $85


Early Bird Care

7:00-8:15 a.m. or 7:45-8:15 a.m.

Please park and bring your child into school. A light breakfast will be served for children attending the Early Bird at 7:00 a.m. program.


Children’s House Plus - Ages 2-4

Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Children’s House Plus is for children not yet old enough for the Extended Day program. Children stay for lunch, enjoy a rejuvenation period, and participate in various enriching activities such as art, gardening, and time outdoor in nature. Children must be enrolled in the Children’s House in order to participate in Children’s House Plus.


After School Care

3:00-4:30 p.m. or 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Children will relax and enjoy various activities. When weather permits, they will enjoy extra outdoor time.


Vacation Care

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

You will have peace of mind knowing that your child is in his or her familiar routine, even on school days off. Vacation Care days for the 2017/18 are: 10/30, 10/31, 11/3, 11/22, 12/20, 12/21, 12/22, 1/15, 2/16, 3/23, 3/26, 3/27, 3/28, 3/29, 3/30, 4/2.


Daily Drop-in Care

Pending daily space availability. Please contact Sandy 24 hours in advance at SandyS@MontessoriNorthShore.org. Thank you!


Payment Options

• A 5% sibling discount on second and subsequent tuitions will be applied.
• 2% Discount for payment in full by August 15th.
• Tuition includes school supplies.


Financial Aid

• Financial aid may be available for those who qualify. Applications accepted February through April.


Quick Links


Addition of the Adolescent Program14-Sep-2017

Montessori's strong programming for ages 3 -6 sometimes results in reduced recognition of the el..

The 2017/2018 School Year Begins05-Sep-2017

Our staff worked hard over the summer months preparing materials, setting up classrooms, and pur..