Annual tuition for the Mountain School covers a September-to-June school-year calendar. School opens the day after Labor Day and ends in mid-June. A non-refundable one-time fee of $75 must accompany each prospective student’s application. A non-refundable, annual Enrollment & Site Development fee of $500 is due upon enrollment and does not apply towards tuition.

Any child who will be 5 years old by January 1 of the current school year must attend a five-morning schedule, with afternoons optional. All other children may attend on a two-morning (Thursday-Friday), three-morning (Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday), or five-morning schedule, with afternoons added as needed. Families with more than one child enrolled will receive a 5% discount for the second and third children. This discount does not apply to families receiving Tuition Assistance.

2017-18 TUITION

Specific full days must be selected at time of enrollment, and are incorporated into the annual Enrollment Agreement.

Morning Program
5 mornings (M–F, 9 am-1 pm): $16,421
3 mornings (M-T-W, 9 am-1 pm): $9,852
2 mornings (Th–F, 9 am-1 pm): $6,569

Full Day Program
5 days (M–F, 8 am*-6 pm): $23,235
3 days (M-T-W, 9 am-6 pm): $13,941
2 days (Th–F, 9 am-6 pm): $9,294

Morning/Full Day Combination Program
5 mornings (9 am–1 pm), select 3 afternoons (1-6 pm): $20,441
5 mornings (9 am–1 pm), select 2 afternoons (1-6 pm): $19,136
3 mornings (9 am–1 pm), select 2 afternoons (1-6 pm): $12,566

*The Five Full Day Program includes Early Care from 8 to 9 am.

Additional afternoons during the school year are subject to availability and will be billed at the sign-in rate.


Tuition payments begin May 1 for the school year starting in September and may be paid in one, two, or ten payments, according to the following schedule:

One payment, due May 1, no additional fees

Two payments, due May 1 and November 1; $20 billing set-up fee, $5 per payment bookkeeping fee.

Ten payments through FACTS, a tuition management service, monthly beginning May 1 and ending February 1. There is a $50 fee, payable to FACTS, for this service. Payments will be automatically deducted on the 1st or the 5th of the month. More information will be provided after enrollment.


Option 1: Full Day Program

  • Times and tuition as outlined above
  • Early Care from 8-8:45 am included at no charge
  • Child attends afternoon program every day of morning attendance up until 6 pm
  • First pickup 3:30 pm

Option 2: Morning/Full Day Combination Program

  • Times and tuition as outlined above
  • Child attends afternoon program on selected days up until 6 pm
  • First pickup 3:30 pm

Option 3: Monthly Afternoon Contract

  • $13.75 per hour, billed monthly in advance
  • Two-and-a-half hour minimum per day, first pickup 3:30 pm
  • Days and pickup times may be specified and may vary
  • Filed quarterly after start of school year
  • Contract guarantees a space
  • Non-changeable and non-refundable after 15th of month prior
  • Available any day, whether or not child is in Morning Program that day

Option 4: Sign-in Afternoon Attendance

  • $15.75 per hour, billed after attendance
  • Two-and-a-half hour minimum per day, first pickup 3:30 pm
  • May be arranged up to one month in advance, or as late as same day
  • Subject to space availability
  • May be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance without penalty
  • Two-and-a-half hour charge applies for cancellation less than 24 hours in advance
  • Available any day, whether or not child is in Morning Program that day

Early Morning Care

  • $13.75 per day, billed after attendance
  • Available daily 8-8:45 am (last drop-off at 8:40 am)
  • No sign-up necessary, drop-in only
  • Children may be dropped off after 8:45 am without charge


  • Limited financial aid available to qualified families
  • Maximum grant is 40% of Morning Program tuition only
  • Application for Tuition Assistance should be received by January 31 for the school year beginning the following September (please inquire with us after the deadline, in case funds are still available)
  • Visit the FACTS Site (registration is required), a tuition management service, to apply for tuition assistance (applications available after November 1).