Tuition & Fees

The following chart outlines the cost of a Montessori Day School of Brooklyn education for the 2019-2020 school year. Tuition may be paid on various installment schedules. We use TADS for payment processing; please see their website for options. Occasionally, class trip fees are necessary to offset trip costs and are due separately.

MDS supports a need-blind admission policy and provides Tuition Assistance for qualified families. (See below.)

Montessori Day School of Brooklyn - 2019/2020 Tuition Rates

  Regular School Day
Extended Day
(Supplemental fee)
  TODDLER* PRIMARY** 3-4pm 3-5pm 3-6pm
2 Days (Th-F) 13,000 11,500 2,000 3,500 4,950
3 Days (M-W) 18,100 16,000 2,750 4,200 5,700
5 Days (M-Fri) 23,900 20,900 3,950 5,450 6,900
  * 2 years old by or on 9/1/2019 ** 3,4,5 years old by or on 9/1/2019  

Tuition Assistance

During its four+ decades of serving Brooklyn families, the Montessori Day School of Brooklyn has thrived on its social and economic diversity. To continue to encourage that diversity, we created a Tuition Assistance Program. Families are invited to apply for assistance. Depending on need and available funds, families may be awarded a tuition reduction of up to 50% for the school year. These awards are funded with a portion of the school’s general budget, as well as generous donations from other MDS families.

We use an outside company, TADS, to receive and evaluate financial information. TADS provides a committee of MDS staff and board members with financial need information that then determines eligibility. All applications are kept strictly confidential. 

Tuition Assistance Applications

Tuition assistance applications for the 2020-2021 school year are accepted from September 1st, 2019 through December 15, 2019.

IMPORTANT: Families will need to separately apply for MDS admission following all admission application deadlines and paying the required admissions application fee. Submitting the Tuition Assistance Application through TADS does not constitute applying for school admission.  

Please note, a tuition assistance application must be made for each year in which a family wishes to be considered for aid.

TADS will inform families directly about what documents they need to submit.

These may include:

  • supporting tax documentation (i.e. W2, recent pay stubs, federal tax form 1040, 1099, etc.)

  • utility bills

  • rent or mortgage payment information

  • debt information i.e. (credit card debt, loans, medical bills)

Please contact us if you have any questions about this program.