Tuition and Financial Aid

A Cambridge Montessori School education is an investment in your child’s
future, and we realize it is also a significant financial investment.

Tuition at CMS

Tuition at Cambridge Montessori School is determined by the Board of Trustees each winter. Financial aid is available to all families.

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  • Toddler

    5 Mornings (8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
    Tuition: $23,960
    10% Tuition Deposit: $2,396  

    5 Full Days
    (8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
    Tuition: $29,990
    10% Tuition Deposit: $2,999
  • Primary

    5 Mornings (8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
    Tuition: $23,130
    10% Tuition Deposit: $ 2,313

    5 Full Days (8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
    Tuition: $28,650
    10% Tuition Deposit: $2,865
  • Kindergarten

    5 Full Days (8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
    Tuition: $29,160
    10% Tuition Deposit: $2,916
  • Lower Elementary

    Tuition: $31,870
    10% Tuition Deposit: $3,187
  • Upper Elementary

    Tuition: $33,600
    10% Tuition Deposit: $3,360
  • Middle School

    Tuition: $35,700
    10% Tuition Deposit:  $3,570
*Passport Early Care and Extended Day scheduling and fees are posted on the Cambridge Montessori School website.

Financial Aid at CMS

Our financial aid program provides need-based tuition assistance to families who would otherwise not be able to attend Cambridge Montessori School. Parents who require aid are encouraged to apply for an award, but please be aware that Toddlers are not eligible at this time.

Financial aid decisions are made independently of admissions decisions, and it is our priority to give award preference to our current families. The financial aid program is open to students of any race, creed, sexual orientation and national or ethnic origin.


The deadline for returning families is January 15th, and new families must apply before February 1st. Financial aid applications are completed online through FAST. If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Admissions Office.

Financial Aid Process

In order to be considered for Financial Aid at Cambridge Montessori School, families must complete the following steps by the dates below:

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  • February 1

    Submit financial aid application through FAST
  • February 15

    Send all tax documentation required (completed tax returns, W-2s, business forms, etc.) directly to FAST for processing.
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  • March 10

    Your family will receive a financial aid decision along with an admission decision (if applicant is a new student).
If any questions arise about the Financial Aid process at Cambridge Montessori, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office at 617.492.3410 or
Located in the heart of Cambridge, MA, CMS is a private school serving children twenty-one months through grade 8 in four distinct programs: Toddler, Primary, Elementary and Middle School. CMS educates the whole child, applying the Montessori philosophy in a joyful learning environment.