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Dear Parents,

Thank you for your interest in Scripps Montessori School. We will be happy to answer any questions that arise about our program.

The Montessori classroom is a social community concerned with the total development of children in a relaxed atmosphere. Each child sets his own pace, follows his interest, is freed of criticism and competition.

Dr. Maria Montessori, at the turn of the century as a neurologist working with children, set out to discover how the learning process develops. Her observations over many years, aides by her perceptive genius, brought about the innovations for which she is renowned. Her discoveries give us  a different view of the child. She credits him with higher powers of learning than imitation. She founds spontaneous activity of the intellect to be inherent in his nature, and as a normal part of development it needs nourishing.

The Montessori School is uniquely able to assist the child as he struggles to attain his potential. He is offered a carefully graded series of experiments of a sensorial nature at first, which greatly broadens his interest. At his level he is introduced to geography, botany, music, foreign language, art, mathematics and part of daily interest until he himself unlocks the secrets of reading and comes to an awareness of the function of mathematical processes. For him new activities are not only a challenge but also a delight. Positive attitudes towards a lifetime of learning should belong to childhood.

We strongly urge you to become better acquainted with Montessori principles by reading some of the books on this sheet. Our goal for your child entails giving him a positive attitude toward school, through an excellent foundation of creative learning. Attitudes and confidence develop while he is yet in formation will serve him throughout his lifetime.

You are welcome to make an appointment to tour a classroom to see the unique Montessori learning environment.

Sincerely,

M. K. Newton

Ciara Concepcion

Directors


TUITION SCHEDULE 2018 – 2019

REGISTRATION FEE: (Non-Refundable)…………………………….. $350.00
FULL DAYS (8:30am- 2:30pm / per month)…………………………. $1050.00
HALF DAYS (8:30am-12:00am / per month)………………………… $850.00
EXTRA HALF DAYS……………………………………………………………. $22.00
EXTRA HOURS (Available from 6:30am-6:00pm)
Before 8:30am and after 2:30pm (per hour)………………………….. $5.00

Toddler Program ONLY: (18 months to 2 ½ years) 3,4,5 Day Programs
Full Day: Five Days –     $1225 / Four Days -$1190 / Three Days –      $1050
Half Day: Five Days –    $1025 / Four Days – $980 / Three Days –      $900

Annual Insurance Premium………………………………………………….. $95.00

A $350.00 non-refundable registration fee per family is due at the time the application is submitted. Our tuition is paid annually. Above is the monthly payment.This fee is not applied to any part of the tuition. The class placement list is made in the order which applications and registration fees are received and the discretion of the Administrator. To maintain the quality of the program and to remain within the regulatory guidelines, it is necessary to limit the size of our sessions. Your name will be placed on a waiting list when enrollment is filled. Scripps Montessori School is a private school dedicated to academic excellence in early childhood education. It is NOT a daycare center! Extended care is provided as an additional service of the school, not as its primary function. Scripps Montessori School follows the San Diego City school calendar.
Tuition payments are due on the first school day of each month. First and last month’s tuition is due on the child’s first day of school. If a child is not in attendance for whatever reason and the tuition payment is not received, that child’s space will be filled by our waiting list. Back tuition payment and repayment of the registration fee would reinstate the enrollment provided there was sufficient space available. There is a $40.00 late fee for payment received after the 6th of the month. Enrollment will not continue unless this fee is paid. Early arrivals and late departures shall incur extended day changes. Delinquent accounts will be carried not more than 15 days beyond the due date before enrollment is terminated. Your child has space reserved for the school year. School expenses are not significant diminished by a child’s absence.
Regretfully, no tuition allowances can be made for a child not in attendance. One month written notice is expected for withdrawal. Refunds are made only upon business transfer.Students are accepted on a tentative basis, pending a determination of suitability of the program for the child and the ability to adjust to the group environment.
Enrollment of your child assumes compliance with and support of the policies stated in the Scripps Montessori School Handbook, as well as the tuition policies stated above.


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