Tuition Assistance

Children’s Workshop is committed to an economically diverse student body and welcomes the opportunity to provide financial support where needed to help families send their children to the school.

Families who expect to have difficulty paying full tuition are encouraged to apply for tuition assistance, which consists of financial awards that do not need to be repaid.

Priority is given to returning families, especially to those with children entering their leadership year (kindergarten). Because families’ financial status can change from year to year, families must reapply for tuition assistance on a yearly basis.

Eligibility is determined primarily by application through School and Student Services, which must be filled out online at There is an application fee.

Every family’s financial situation is unique. Therefore, income alone does not determine need. Other assets, family size, and unusual expenses are all additional factors, which affect a family’s ability to pay full tuition. It is the family’s responsibility to make the school aware of these additional factors during the application process.

We are also happy to partner with the Caring for Kids Initiative (CfKI), and have increased our available tuition assistance funds through a grant form the Hiawatha Education Foundation (HEF). By forging these relationships we are able to support families that demonstrate need and want Montessori for their family.

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What makes Montessori education unique?

In Montessori, we follow the child rather than follow the curriculum. A Montessori school is completely child-centered -- we teach each child according to their specific needs to help them reach their full potential.
Grace & Courtesy at Children's Workshop

A Parent’s Perspective

"Our experience at Children's Workshop has been fantastic. The program is a true Montessori program, different from the chain programs that call themselves such. The staff is well prepared and loving. The children learn to become a part of a social family, while thriving academically. As parents, we have benefited not only from the school, but also from the fellowship with other parents. It is a joy to have found Children's Workshop Montessori! I highly recommend it!"
Owner's Manual for a Montessori Child