What Is the Typical Tuition for a Montessori Preschool?

Tuition in Montessori school varies widely and can reach as high as $14,000 a year, while some public school Montessori programs do not charge fees at all. Since many types of groups of people own private Montessori schools, no typical tuition exists.

One Montessori school publishes a tuition and fees list in which tuition starts at about $6,000 per year for children ages 2.5 to 5 years to attend the half-day program. Its highest tuition exceeds $9,000 per year. That school requires an additional $700 to cover fees for applications, annual enrollments, snacks and field trips. Another school's tuition costs range from about $3,000 to more than $10,000.