Affording a Montessori Education
Tuition also covers all classroom supplies such as books, notebooks and a daily, nutritious snack for children under school age.
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, a third-party financing service which offers a no-interest payment plan on a 12-month schedule. Additionally, we also partner with Your Tuition Solution, which offers a payment plan that can be spread over 84 months at a low percentage rate. Our business manager is also happy to work with families that need other payment arrangements.
Hilltop Montessori School also offers financial assistance to needy families through the Cindi Stehr Scholarship Program, named in honor of our founder. 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 where both parents are working. 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 with both parents working 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.
Applying for Assistance
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 by March 1 for the following academic year. Current HMS families should be in good financial standing in order to be considered for aid.