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Tuition

When you choose to enroll at VMS, you’re making a valuable investment in your child’s future. We understand that choosing an independent school for your family is a significant investment and commitment, and we provide generous financial assistance through our Equitable Access Grants to help close the gap between our tuition costs and your family resources. There are also numerous other tuition-assistance opportunities.

2024-25 Tuition

Toddler Program

4:1 Child-teacher ratio
Ages 18 mos-3 years
$19,575 yearly for year-round, full day
$16,784 yearly for year-round, half day
$16,362.50 yearly for academic year, full day
$14,036.70

Primary Program

10:1 Child-teacher ratio
Pre-K 2.9-5 years
Kindergarten 5-6 years
$13,709 yearly for full day
$12,028 yearly for half day

Elementary Program

10:1 Child-teacher ratio
Elementary I: 6-9 years
Elementary II: 9-12 years
$13,709 yearly

Middle School Program

10:1 Child-teacher ratio
12-14 years
$13,709 yearly

Extended AM and extended PM care is available for our toddler program and primary program

Tuition Assistance

VMS is committed to socio-economic diversity, and believes all children should have access to quality education and care. Every family applying to Vineyard Montessori School is invited to apply for numerous tuition-assistance opportunities. Read more about these opportunities here.

Enrollment

Current families are offered the opportunity to re-enroll their children and age appropriate siblings before new families are accepted. Each spring, after current families have committed to returning in the fall, the Head of School will begin to communicate with the families on the waitlist. If you are still interested in a space for the fall, you will be asked to submit an Enrollment Contract and a non-refundable $300 deposit which will be deducted from the year’s tuition. Payment plans are available for the remaining tuition balances:

Option A

Full Tuition Payment with a 3% deduction.

Must be paid by July 1.

Option B

Three payments paid during the school year

Option C

Ten payments paid during the school year

Option D

Twelve payments paid during the calendar year

Sibling Discount

You may deduct 4% off of the lower tuition of an enrolled sibling. The sibling discount cannot be combined with the prepayment discount given in Option A. All deductions will be verified by VMS before payment will be accepted.