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Camas Montessori School

Although we accept children at any age from 2 1/2 to 5 years old, we encourage parents to start their child’s Montessori education at age  3 because a 3 year old is usually more ready to be in a classroom .  We don’t encourage waiting until your child is 4 because there are certain key lessons that they are usually not interested in at age 4. In order to see the full effects of a primary Montessori education, it is also important for your child to stay with his or her same teacher and class for the entire duration of their enrollment. This allows your child the chance to absorb and observe their world at age three, develop and refine motor skills and classify their knowledge around age four, and finally to practice what they’ve learned and reach abstraction, independence, and confidence around age five. Remaining with the same teacher allows time for the teacher to develop a comfortable and safe relationship with your child, as well as the opportunity to be fully aware of your child’s strengths, weaknesses and interests; knowing what your child needs to work on next. We accept full-day and half-day students. When filling a classroom, we fill according to what space is available. For example, does one classroom have an abundance of four-year-olds and not enough younger children? Is there a good balance of boys vs. girls in a classroom? We try to balance each classroom by gender and age.

To learn more, please attend our annual open house. This occurs each year on the last Saturday of January from 11:00-1:00 pm.

New/Returning Primary Students


Application Fee

Reservation Fee

$80 Non-Refundable $150/year Total paid refundable during last month of child’s six-year-old year.

Half Day Tuition 2023-2024

Morning Half Day 8:30am – 11:30am 5 Days/wk 10 Payments $875/month Sept-June
4 Days/wk 10 Payments $825/month Sept-June

Full Day Tuition 2023-2024

Preschool 8:30am – 3:00pm 5 Days/wk 10 Payments $1200/month Sept-June
4 Days/wk 10 Payments $1075/month Sept-June
Kindergarten 8:30am – 3:00pm 5 Days/wk 10 Payments $1200/month Sept-June

Any child who turns five before Aug. 31st is considered as starting their “completion” year. These children MUST attend full days, 5 days a week.


Extended Care 2023-2024

AM CARE 7:30am – 8:30am 9 Payments $175/month
PM CARE 11:30am – 12:30pm 9 Payments $175/month
XPM CARE 3:00pm – 4:00pm 9 Payments $175/month
ANNUAL TUITION DISCOUNT *5% (if paid in full by Aug. 10)
MULTI-CHILD DISCOUNT *10% off of youngest child’s reg. tuition when both enrolled
Occasional Care $8.00 half hour; $16.00 hour

**Tuition is based annually and then divided into equal monthly payments and must be paid in advance by the tenth of the month. The application fee must be included with the application form and the reservation fee is also required to hold a place for your child at Camas Montessori.