Tuition, Fees, and Enrollment Policies

Once an opening becomes available, a two week deposit is required to reserve a child’s place in the class. That deposit is held until the child leaves the school at which time the deposit is used to offset the amount of the final monthly tuition invoice.

There is a $75 materials fee yearly. This covers the cost of Raptor center visit each spring, pony visit each May, Cinco de Mayo, and other party and fun activities.

Tuition is due the first of each month; for those wishing to make two payments per month instead of one lump sum, half the invoice may be paid by the first of each month and the second half by the 15th of each month. All monthly tuition must be paid in full by the 15th of each month. A $25 late fee will be assessed for late payment.

Tuition amounts currently in effect are as follows (subject to change):
$230 per week for full-time student
$53 per day for part time (3 day minimum)
$33 per half day am or pm slot (four day minimum)

Invoices are emailed to families the last week of each month. If you believe your invoice is incorrect, contact the Director or Bookkeeper.

Any changes in schedule need to be given in writing two weeks in advance to the Administrative Director; Schedule changes may or may not be given based on the number of children and staffing, we will do our best to accommodate you.

The Parent board and Director maintain the right to suspend enrollment immediately when an account is 30 days past due (For example, if February invoice has not been paid by Feb. 28, suspension will occur on March 1). If suspension occurs, and we are unable to collect any past-due tuition, within a reasonable timeframe, a bill-collecting agency will be contacted.

All adults in the preschool, including parents, are expected to behave in a pleasant, friendly and respectful manner towards children, teachers, parents, and visitors. It is expected that there will be no physical discipline of children and no threats, verbal or otherwise, towards the humiliation of children, teachers, or parents in the program. Incidences of such behaviors will be addressed by the Director and may be grounds for termination of enrollment.

Family Vacations and/or Child Absent: There is no tuition reimbursement when your child is on vacation and/or is absent for whatever reason. Please notify the teachers if your child will not be attending on any particular day(s).

Notice on leaving LHMS requires a 2-week notice before removing your child from school. You will be billed for 2 weeks of fees if notice is less than 2 weeks. This allows LHMS to contact a family on the waiting list.

Lake Harriet Montessori School, Minneapolis, MN