schedules & tuition

all montessori schools are not alike

It’s important for parents to know that Montessori isn’t a trademarked term and Montessori schools 

vary widely in the quality of programs they offer. Some offer a fully-implemented, authentic Montessori method,

while others may just include a few Montessori materials in an otherwise non-Montessori classroom.

Hoboken Montessori School is an authentic Montessori school.  

 We encourage you to further explore what Hoboken Montessori School has to offer. 

HMS Academic Year Programs

Tuition & Fees 2021-2022


Application Fee: $75 

Annual Registration Fee per Student: $400 

Tuition Deposit: $1,500 for new and returning students

Annual Materials & Activities Fees per Student: $350 Pre-Primary/$425 Primary/$500 Kindergarten

The deposit and annual fees noted above are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Pre-Primary Program  (18 months by Oct 1 - 3 yrs)

Primary Program (3 yrs by Dec 31 - 6 yrs)

Multi-Age Program Preschool-Kindergarten 

  • Students turning 4 years old by October 1st may attend Full or Extended School Day, or Half Day PM. 

  • Students turning 5 years old by October 1st are considered Kindergarteners in our Primary program and must attend full or extended day. 

  • Kindergarteners are included in the Primary Program which represents the final year in the cycle.

  • Children are highly encouraged to be fully toilet trained in the Primary program.

  • Sibling discount of 5% will be applied to the lower school day tuition and contracted childcare. Siblings must be enrolled simultaneously in five day schedules.

  • There are a limited number of half day schedules in all programs. 

Additional Contracted Care per Academic Year

  • Before care daily rate: $15; After care hourly rate ($15/hour charged in hourly increments); Sibling discount for optional care is 50% off the second child.

Optional Care per Academic Year (Refer to HMS School Calendar)


Hoboken Montessori School Enrollment Policies


  1. Enrolling your child at HMS: Hoboken Montessori School admits students on February 1 for early notification, and March 1 for standard notification for the upcoming school year, and admissions continues thereafter on a rolling basis as space permits. HMS uses TADS (, a tuition management services company, to process enrollment contracts and payments for our families. For new and returning students, a tuition deposit of $1,500 and a $400 registration fee is due with the enrollment contract in order to secure your child’s spot. The tuition deposit, registration fee, and TADS fee (if applicable) are non- refundable and non-transferable. We ask parents to take this commitment seriously before enrolling, as these fees secure your child’s spot in the program and are not refundable under any circumstance.   All payment plans begin on April 1, 2021. The materials & activities fees are due with the first payment.

  2. Tuition Agreement: Hoboken Montessori School requires a commitment for the academic school year from September to June as the school commits to staff and resources based on contracted schedules. Therefore, HMS programs require a financial commitment to tuition, fees and contracted childcare for the full school year. There will be no refund, credit, adjustment, or remission of fees or tuition for any reason, including but not limited to absence, withdrawal, or dismissal of the student from Hoboken Montessori School except as provided in the Voluntary Withdrawal provision of the tuition agreement.   

  3. Payment Plans: Families must use TADS for all payments. TADS accepts automatic bank payments from a checking/savings account only.  There is an annual TADS processing fee ranging from approximately $0 - $50 and monthly installment fees depending on the payment plan selected.   Hoboken Montessori offers four payment options through TADS: one, two, three, and monthly installments (ten installments, if payments start April 1st).  All tuition payments must be made by January 2nd of the present academic school year. A discount of 1% on the tuition balance is offered for the one payment plan for payments received by April 1, 2021. Late fees and returned check fees apply.


"It’s really hard to put into words how incredibly happy we have been with our experience at HMS.  Our daughter learned and grew so much in her time at HMS and we are so thankful that we could be a part of this school, which truly felt like a family to us.  Our teacher was nothing short of amazing and we are so thankful that we were placed in her class.  Our daughter eagerly looked forward to going to school every day.  Often times, she would be waiting at the door with her backpack on, ready to leave so she could start her day with Ms. Katja.  I can confidently say that the hardest part of leaving Hoboken is leaving the community of HMS.  We will forever remember our time at the school and cannot recommend them enough to all families considering HMS."

- Parent, Lidia Sutter, 2021