Financial Aid

Families who wish to apply for financial aid for 2019-2020 will be able to submit an online financial aid application beginning on October 29, 2018.  

Important Considerations:

MMS is only able to offer a limited number of small financial aid awards. Full tuition awards are not available at this time. Funding is provided by the fundraising efforts of Morningside Montessori families. 

Due to our limited funds, we do not offer financial aid for the two weekday Twos Program.  

Please note that financial aid awards may be used only for the specific program for which you apply. If you wish to move your child to an alternate program after receiving a financial aid award, then a revised application must be submitted in consultation with the Associate Director.

STEPS for applying:

All steps must be completed in order for your application to considered. The financial aid application fee is $49. Qualified families will automatically receive a fee waiver based on an automatic means-test approach. Based on your responses to different questions in your online financial aid application (step 2 below), your fee will be waived if you meet the criteria. At the payment page, you will be notified if you qualify for a waiver.

(1) Submit an admissions application. Upon receiving your application, our Associate Director will contact you to schedule a tour. (Financial aid applications will not be reviewed without an admissions application on file first.)

(2) Review the Tips for a Successful Application

(3) Complete a financial aid application.  For assistance with completing your application, download this instructional flyer.

(4) Email supporting documents to admissions@morningsidemontessori.org. Supporting documents include the 2016 and 2017 tax returns and W2 statements of the child's parents/guardians. 

 

Morningside Montessori School is partnered with the School & Student Services (SSS) by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Families interested in applying for aid will complete an online application on SSS, after which, a Parent Financial Statement (PFS) is generated. Applications are redacted to ensure anonymity and submitted to our Financial Aid Committee for review. The Committee is composed of school administrators, who work in consultation with Morningside Montessori School's Board of Trustees