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Financial Policy

Children are accepted for enrollment at the Montessori Children’s House of Valley Forge for the entire school year or that part of the school year remaining after enrollment. The reason for such a policy is the practical difficulty in filling a previously reserved student slot as the school year approaches or progresses, and the recognition that MCHVF must make commitments for expenditures based on enrollment agreements. A child’s enrollment or re-enrollment is not considered official unless the tuition deposit is paid, the account is current and all forms are completed, up-to-date and on file.

A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 is due for each child, with the exception of siblings of currently enrolled students from the same family.

An initial non-refundable deposit is due on March 1st to secure a student slot for the upcoming school year.

Payment of tuition can be arranged under the following terms.  However parents or guardians financially responsible for the student are legally obligated to pay the 100% of the annual tuition after June 1.

June 1st
Plan I (Annual)
Plan II (Semester) 1/2 Tuition
Plan III (Quarterly) Approximately 1/4 Tuition

September 1st
Plan III (Quarterly) 1/4 Tuition

December  1st
Plan II (Semester) 1/2 Tuition
Plan III (Quarterly) 1/4 Tuition

February 1st
Plan III 1/4 Tuition

Any deviation from the tuition payment plan selected may be requested in writing and will be considered by the Board of Directors on an individual basis. There is a $50 late fee for late tuition payments.  If the balance owed is over $1,000, the late fee is $75.  Interest will be assessed at the rate of 1% per month for any payments received more than 30 days past the due date.

For enrollment and re-enrollment, preference will be given to currently enrolled students and their siblings prior to the admission of new students.

All parents or guardians agree to purchase a $100 Participation Bond, refundable under the terms of the Bond. The purchase of a Bond is required for each family with children enrolled in the school, not per student. The Bond will not be refunded if the student is removed from the school prior to the end of the school year.

All parents agree to pay an annual family assessment of $300.00. This assessment is due in full on June 1 and is non-refundable. This Assessment takes the place of fundraising. The $300 will be utilized equally between fundraising, capital reserve fund and staff benefits.The school may refuse to admit any student to any class or activity and school records will not be forwarded to another school until all accounts are paid in full. The school reserves the right to request a family to withdraw if such action is in the best interests of the school, as determined by the Board of Directors and Staff. Such action will nullify the tuition agreement, with the exception of the forfeiture of the tuition deposit and the proportion of tuition for time enrolled.

Tuition Insurance is available.   Please ask the school for information.

Financial Policy 2015

Montessori Children's House of Valley Forge

Ivy Hollow, 1630 Thomas Road, Wayne, PA 19087

Tel: 610-783-0110 Fax: 610-783-1727

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