Programs & Tuition

The Pennington Montessori School application process is designed to give parents a full understanding of the school and what it has to offer, as well as answer any questions along the way.

Montessori Programs

Pennington Montessori is a private preschool offering enrollment to children aged 6 weeks to Kindergarten. We have both full and part-time enrollment options during the standard school year, September to June. Students are invited to participate in our Summer camp program that runs from June to August but this is not included in the school year tuition. Tuition programs and fees as well as Summer camp information and fees will be updated each year. Please contact the admissions department to inquire about availability: admissionsinfo@penningtonmontessori.org  

Nurturing the curious minds of children aged 6 weeks to Kindergarten.

 

Walk into a Montessori classroom anywhere in the world, and you will invariably see happy and busy children engaged in purposeful work. The classroom itself is distinct: typically beautiful and enticing, but also characterized by the carefully prepared environment designed to reinforce the child’s independence and natural urge toward self-development.

The room, the equipment, activities and the teachers respond to and guide children in ways that directly relate to their own developmental levels. In essence, the classroom provides an environment in which each child is respected and enabled to grow and learn at his or her own pace.

 

The elements of all Montessori classrooms are simple and effective, yet nurturing and engaging.

Learn more about any of our individual programs:

Pennington Montessori offers programs for children ages 6 weeks through Kindergarten.

Tuition & Financial Assistance 2024-2025 Academic Year

(Sep 3, 2024 – June 6, 2025)

Below, you will find a complete list of the programs we offer. All tuitions presented below are for the academic year 2023-2024 (September 7, 2023 – June 7, 2024). Program tuition will be prorated if the child starts after the first day of school.

*Please contact us if you would like to inquire about availability before submitting an application: admissionsinfo@penningtonmontessori.org or (609) 737-1331 x1

The below tuition rates are for the school year only

(Sep 3, 2024 – June 6, 2025)

These rates do not include Summer Camp

Summer camp only available to current students. We will not publish Summer information on our website.

HoursTh-FM-WM-ThM-F
8:30 am – 3:30 pm (full day)$12,320 $17,640$22,400$26,600
Infant/Explorer add-ons: (only available as add ons to the above program totals)
3:30-4:30 (after care)$1,120$1,680$2,240$2,800
3:30-5:00 (extended care)$1,680$2,520$3,360$4,200
8:00-8:30 (early care)$480$720$960$1,200
HoursTh-FM-WM-ThM-F
8:30 am – 12:15 pm (half day) $7,500$10,800$13,800$15,750
8:30 am – 3:30 pm (full day)$12,320 $17,640$21,280$25,200
Toddler Add-ons: (only available as ad ons to the above program totals)
3:30-4:30 (after care)$1,040$1,560$2,080$2,600
3:30-5:00 (extended care)$1,560$2,340$3,120$3,900
8:00-8:30 (early care)$400$600$800$1,000
HoursM-WM-ThM-F
8:30 am – 12:15 pm (half day)N/A$13,500$15,000
8:30 am – 3:30 pm (full day) $16,800$20,160$23,800
Kindergarten 8:30-3:30 (age 5 as of 9/30/2024)N/A N/A$18000
Pre-Primary Add-ons: (only available as ad ons to above program totals)
3:30-4:30 (after care)$1,320$1,760$2,200
3:30-5:00 (ext. after care)$1,980$2,640$3,300
8:00-8:30 (early care)$600$800$1,000

all kindergarteners must attend 5 days/week

 2024-2025 PEECH Calendar TBD
HoursTh-FM-WM-ThM-F
12:00 pm – 3:30 pmn/an/a$8,300$10,100
12:00 pm – 4:30 pmn/an/a$10,700$12,900

Overview: children who attend HVRSD’s PEECH morning program will be bused by HVRSD transportation (or parent drop off) to Pennington Montessori School after their PEECH program ends (arrival time is around 12:00). Our PEECH supplement program will provide a nurturing environment to eat lunch and rest rest/sleep. This program is NOT Montessori curriculum but students will have exposure to Montessori material and our PEECH Supplement Program teachers are certified public school teachers as well as long time Pennington Montessori School faculty. There are various days throughout the year that PEECH will not be in session. We cannot guarantee that drop in care will be available on these dates but if possible, they may be added for a fee. Please reach out with any questions about our PEECH Supplement Program (admissionsinfo@penningtonmontessori.org) and visit our Admissions page to apply.

*Must be enrolled in HVRSD’s morning (3 year old) PEECH program.

*Drop in not guaranteed on days PEECH is not in session but if possibe, may be added for a fee

*Limited space – applications will be processed in the order received until the program fills.

Infant-Explorer 6 weeks to 18 months

Thursday - Friday

Thursday – Friday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm: $12,320

Infant/Explorer add-on: (only available as add-ons to above program total)

Thursday-Friday 3:30 – 4:30 pm: $1,120

Thursday-Friday 3:30 – 5:00 pm: $1,680

Thursday-Friday 8:00 – 8:30 pm: $480

Monday - Wednesday

Monday-Wednesday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm: $17,640

Infant/Explorer Add-ons: (only available as add ons to the above program total)

Monday-Wednesday 3:30 – 4:30 pm: $1,680

Monday-Wednesday 3:30 – 5:00 pm: $2,520

Monday-Wednesday 8:00 am – 8:30 am: $720

Monday - Thursday

Monday-Thursday 8:30 am – 3:30pm: $22,400

Infant/Explorer add-ons (only available as add-ons to the above program total)

Monday-Thursday 3:30 – 4:30 pm: $2,240

Monday-Thursday 3:30 – 5:00 pm: $3,360

Monday-Thursday 8:00 – 8:30 pm: $960

 

Monday - Friday

Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 3:30pm: $26,600

Infant/Explorer add-ons (only available as add-ons to the above program total)

Monday-Friday 3:30-4:30 pm: $2,800

Monday-Friday 3:30-500: $4,200

Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 8:30 am: $1,200

Overview:

Infant & Explorer Program (6W-18M)

A Montessori environment understand the uniqueness of each infant

It is a teacher’s job to assess and learn from observation what the infant’s and parent’s needs are in order to forge a successful partnership. Through an initial observation with you and your child, the teacher learns how you hold your infant, how you play with them, how you put them to sleep, how you quiet them, change them, feed them. While observing you with your infant, the teacher learns your preferences in parenting and will mirror that routine for your baby in the classroom. This helps make each child feel safe and loved and that their experience at Pennington Montessori School is just an extension of their home life!

As the child changes, their environment will reflect their needs. An infant has many physical, emotional and intellectual developmental needs. The Teacher’s job is to keep up with your child’s growth in each area. Through observation, the teacher will assess if your infant is ready for the next step of their development. Our classroom environment will change as the infants are ready for new
milestones and challenges.

Key to a Montessori infant classroom is peace. Teachers will project calmness toward all infants and each other when speaking. Low lighting and soft music also make for a serene and soothing environment. We must be kind, respectful and always model desired behavior. Diaper changing and all physical contact is done while using language, letting the baby know that they will be moved or what will be happening in the next steps. If there is a choice, the child will be asked permission to be picked up, fed, or given a diaper change. During whatever action a Montessori teacher is engaging in with
her students, it will be described and talked about to provide the beginnings of conversation.

   

 

Toddler 18 months to 3 years

Thursday - Friday

Thursday – Friday 8:30 am – 12:15 pm (half day): $7,500

Thursday – Friday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (full day): $12,320

Toddler add-ons (only available as add-ons to the above program total)

Thursday – Friday 3:30-4:30 pm: $1,040

Thursday – Friday 3:30 – 5:00 pm: $1,560

Thursday – Friday 8:00 – 8:30 am: $400

 

Monday - Wednesday

Monday – Wednesday 8:30 am – 12:15 pm (half day): $10,800

Monday – Wednesday 8:30 am – 3:30pm (full day): $17,640

Toddler add-ons (only available as add-ons to the above program totals)

Monday – Wednesday 3:30 – 4:30 pm: $1,560

Monday – Wednesday 3:30 – 5:00 pm: $2,340

Monday – Wednesday 8:00-8:30 am: $600

Monday - Thursday

Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 12:15 pm (half day): $13,800

Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 3:30pm (full day): $21,280

Toddler add-ons (only available as add-ons to the above program totals):

Monday – Thursday 3:30 – 4:30 pm: $2,080

Monday – Thursday 3:30 – 5:00 pm: $3,120

Monday – Thursday 8:00 – 8:30 am: $800

Monday - Friday

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 12:15 pm (half day): $15,750

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 3:30pm (full day): $25,200

Toddler add-ons (only available as add-ons to the above program totals)

Monday – Friday 3:30 – 4:30 pm: $2,600

Monday – Friday 3:30 – 5:00 pm: $3,900

Monday – Friday 8:00 – 8:30 am: $1,000

Overview:

Toddler Program (18M – 3 years)

The Montessori Toddler classrom is designed to encourage independence, the child’s inner sense of order, socialization, and language development

Sense of Order

Toddlers have a very strong sense of order. Each material has its own place and is always returned there. The class is run on the same schedule every day. Being able to expect what comes next helps the Toddler
feel safe, engaged, and confident.

Independence

Through the Practical Life area in the classroom, the children are presented materials and activities that will develop skills to enable them to do everyday tasks by themselves. Upon arriving each day, Toddlers will
identify their cubby, take off and hang up their coat or backpack, remove
their lunch, snacks, water bottle and put them in the proper place. They will aid in daily attendance by identifying their picture and place it in the
“present” slot. They will be able to choose work while the rest of their classmates file in before the whole class meets for morning circle time.

This independence continues throughout the Toddler’s day, choosing their own work, putting their coats on themselves, they even active participants in their toilet training. Ultimately, these early building blocks of independence help Toddlers feel prepared for new challenges and able to meet and exceed them those challenges with confidence.

Socialization

In our classroom we encourage social interaction by giving our students the correct words to use to share their feelings. Learning to be gracious and courteous to one another is a focus of the Montessori method as being kind and treating friends with respect helps to foster a very warm and nurturing environment for all to learn in.

Language Development

The toddler is very sensitive to language. At circle time, songs are sung and books are read to enrich the child’s vocabulary. The work available to children in a Toddler classroom helps to engage their natural curiosity to not only identify objects but to be able to articulate their name. Toddler teachers will sit down or kneel to the Toddler’s eye level vs. standing over them when speaking. This encourages the Toddler to feel a part of the learning process as it helps them to be able to mimic sounds and words that their teacher is using.

 

Pre-Primary 3 years through Kindergarten

Monday - Wednesday

Monday – Wednesday 8:30 am – 12:15 pm (half day): N/A

Monday – Wednesday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (full day): $16,500

Pre-Primary add-ons (only available as add-ons to the above program total):

Monday – Wednesday 3:30 – 4:30 pm: $1,320

Monday – Wednesday 3:30 – 5:00 pm: $1,980

Monday – Wednesday 8:00 – 8:30 am: $600

Monday - Thursday

Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 12:15 pm (half day): $13,500

Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 3:30pm (full day): $20,160

Pre-Primary add-ons (only available as add-ons to the above program totals):

Monday – Thursday 3:30 – 4:30 pm: $1,760

Monday – Thursday 3:30 – 5:00 pm: $2,640

Monday – Thursday 8;00 – 8:30 am: $800

Monday - Friday

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 12:15 pm (half day): $15,000

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (full day): $23,800

Kindergarten (must be 5 by 9/30/24) M-F 8:30 – 3:30 pm: $18,000

Pre-Primary add-ons (only available as add-ons to the above programs)

Monday – Friday 3:30 – 4:30 pm: $1,320

Monday – Friday 3:30 – 5:00 pm: $3,300

Monday – Friday 8:00 – 8:30 am: $1,000

Overview:

Pre-Primary Program (3Y – Kindergarten)

The Montessori Pre-Primary classroom consists of a 3 year cycle, culminating in a mastery of critical thinking skills necessary to achieve success in future challenges. Students remain with the same teacher, in the same classsroom throughout their time in the program. Children do not move from classroom to classroom each school year.

The Pre-Primary classroom consists of a mixed age group. This grouping enables
children to learn from and help each other without the pressure of competition.
Practical life activities such as buttoning, pouring and washing, enable the young
child to acquire a wide range of skills necessary in building the child’s self-image as
a successful, capable person. The basic readiness skills and concepts necessary for reading, writing and math are developed in a broadly based program which includes science, outdoor education, movement, social studies and geography.

The range of activities in each classroom can satisfy both the youngest child’s interest in concrete manipulative material and the older child’s increasing understanding of
abstract concepts. The Pre-Primary program is based on a three-year cycle. Parents are strongly encouraged to have their child remain through the entire three year cycle in order to maximize the benefits of this highly sensitive time.

 

PEECH 3’s Supplement Program

2024-2025 PEECH Calendar TBD

Monday - Thursday

12:00 pm – 3:30 pm: $8,300

12:00 pm – 4:3 pm: $10,700

Monday - Friday

12:00 pm – 3:30 pm: $10,100

12:00 pm – 4:3 pm: $12,900

Overview:

Children who attend HVRSD’s PEECH morning program will be bused by HVRSD transportation (or parent drop off) to Pennington Montessori School after their PEECH program ends (arrival time is around 12:00). Our PEECH supplement program will provide a nurturing environment to eat lunch, rest/sleep if needed and children will receive guided instruction from a public school certified teacher and assistant teachers. This program is NOT Montessori curriculum but students will have exposure to Montessori material and our PEECH Supplement Program teachers are long time Pennington Montessori School faculty. There are various days throughout the year that PEECH will not be in session. We cannot guarantee that drop in care will be available on these dates but if possible, they may be added for a fee. Please reach out with any questions about our PEECH Supplement Program (admissionsinfo@penningtonmontessori.org) and visit our Admissions page to apply.

*Must be enrolled in HVRSD’s morning (3 year old) PEECH program.

*Drop in not guaranteed on days PEECH is not in session but if possibe, may be added for a fee

*Limited space – applications will be processed in the order received until the program fills.

Discounts, Tuition Payments and Financial Assistance

Pennington Montessori offers the following discounts to its students:

  • Discounts: 10% discount on each tuition agreement (to be eligible, all children must have same start date. Discounts not applicable to mid-year program changes)
      • 2 children for any extended day program (4:30 or 5:00) – matching programs only
  • Tuition Payments – School year 24-25:
      • Tuition payments begin August 1, 2024
      • payments due monthly (1st of the month) from August 2024 – May 2025 (10 payments)
      • please note: tuition payments begin 1 month BEFORE the start of school and they end 1 month BEFORE the last day of school. Likewise, if your child begins mid-year, payments will begin the month prior to his/her start date.

Information regarding financial aid is available from the business office and on the  School and Student Services website 

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