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Tuition and Grants

Tuition at Hilltop Montessori School is inclusive of all fees for all required activities. [There are optional programs of activities that may incur additional charges, such as Before-Care, After-care, pizza lunch, or special events.]
There is a $500 tuition deposit required to enroll which is applied to the tuition and will be subtracted from the last tuition payment.

Financial contracts include selecting your payment option (monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual) and your method of payment (direct payment, scheduled credit card payments or check). Prorated tuition applies to students joining us during the school year.


Hilltop Montessori is extremely committed of financial diversity.

We have several forms of assistance that significantly reduce tuition amounts needed from families. We participate in the state preschool funding and have 4 STARS! We also accept state subsidy for families who qualify.

Additionally, we provide financial aid to almost half of the families who attend, with awards ranging from 10-40% of the full tuition amount.


Tuition Rates for academic year 2014-2015 by Program

Program

Schedule

Tuition

TODDLER PROGRAM

18 - 36 months



3 Half Days / M T W or W Th F

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$5,000

3 Full Days / M T W or W Th F

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

$7,700

5 Half Days / M - F

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$7,700

5 Full Days / M - F

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

$12,250

CHILDREN'S HOUSE

ages 3, 4 & Kindergarten



5 Half Days / ages 3 - 4

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$7,700

5 Full Days / ages 3 - 4

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

$12,250

5 Full Days / Kindergarten

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

$12,300

Lower & Upper Elementary



Grades 1-3 and Grades 4 - 6

8:30 - 3:00 p.m.

$13,500

Middle School



Grades 7 -8

8:30 - 3:00 p.m.

$16,500

Before and After School Care



Before Care

Everyday 7:40 - 8:30 a.m. / Sept - June

Drop In Rate

$8 per day

Flat Monthly Rate

$125

After Care

Everyday 3 - 5 / Sept - June

Drop In Rate

$8 per hour

Flat Monthly Rate

$225


Grants & Financial Aid

Hilltop maintains a strong financial aid program for those seeking tuition assistance. Hilltop encourages families to apply for financial aid if they think they may qualify. Hilltop is committed to maintaining a socio-economically diverse student body. More than 30% of Hilltop students receive financial aid awards ranging from 10 - 40% of the total tuition.

Grants are given for school tuition only. Financial aid applications and the schedule are available online at http://sss.nais.org/parents/Pages/default.aspx. Applicants will be considered depending on available funds.

Financial aid will be awarded for the ensuing year only if the current year’s tuition and any outstanding fees are paid in full before the first tuition payment for the ensuing year.

Applications received after January 15 will be considered depending on available funds.

How to Apply for Financial Aid


1.    The completed Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) forms must be submitted to SSS (School and Student Service for Financial Aid), along with their most recent tax documents, by January 15 for the coming academic year. Both parents need to complete the PFS online. Business/Farm Statement must be completed on line by owners of businesses/farms.
2.   Complete the forms.
•    Hilltop’s school code that must go on the forms is: 1435
•    It is important that the forms be completed as requested by the service.
•    Do not put questions marks (?), N/A, or comments like “none” in the blanks. If the answer is: “zero”, put in “0” rather than leaving the blank empty.
3.   Online applications must be in by January 15 in order for your application (PFS), along with most recent tax documents, to be considered. Take care to avoid errors – these could make your application late. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered if funds are available after grants have been awarded.
4.   All forms and application materials must be sent directly to SSS by January 15, including tax documents, which can be sent electronically or by mail.

Call 800-344-8328. If you are calling from outside of the United States or Canada, dial 952-967-9922. The Customer Service Center offers assistance in English as well as Spanish.

Hours as of November 1, 2012: Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm EST, Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST.

 You can also email support at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 The mailing address for submitting paper PFS and for submitting required documents is:

 SSS By NAIS
 P.O. Box 449
 Randolph, MA  02368

For overnight mail, use this address:
SSS By NAIS
 Application Processing Center
437 Turnpike Street*
Canton, MA 02021



Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered if funds are available.

•    All information provided by you is kept confidential
•    If you have any questions about how to complete the forms, please call the Help Line at SSS website
•    Grants are announced in late February/early March

Please feel free to contact Lauren Campbell in the Admissions office (802.257.0500 ext 101) if you have any questions.

Hilltop Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of physical handicap, race, creed, color, or sex in the administration of its educational policies, admissions, scholarships and other school programs. The school affords each of its students its full range of social, academic, and athletic opportunities.

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"The Hilltop experience prepared me for life long learning. The experience was invaluable."

—Hilltop Alumnus


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