2024 - 2025 Annual Tuition 10 Months (August to May)
Semester 1 (August - December) Semester 2 (January - May)
All programs are 5 days a week
Many parents wish to give their children a progressive education that nurtures and promotes their holistic development. However, the additional cost of tuition to the basic family budget can be challenging for some. At Princeton Preparatory Schools, we strongly believe that finances should not prevent the enrollment of a child whose family is otherwise a good fit for our community. Through Tuition Assistance, we provide inclusion opportunities for families whose financial circumstances do not allow for the full payment of annual tuition.
Our school offers tuition assistance to qualified families in the Casa and Elementary programs. Our program is administered in so that tuition is indexed to a level based on a family’s ability to pay. This allows us to make Montessori education affordable for many more families. Princeton Preparatory Schools uses an independent financial consultant, in order to provide the applicant with confidentiality and third-party objectivity. Indexed tuition may be obtained during the regular registration period. The school application must be completed in its entirety, along with the processing fees. The family applying for tuition assistance must first complete an application to Princeton Preparatory Schools.
Tuition Assistance Guidelines
It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to request tuition assistance information.
Submit an application to Princeton Preparatory Schools for the upcoming 2024 - 2025 school year for either the Casa or the Elementary program.
Submit a Financial Aid application. For new families, this must be completed in its entirety along with the processing fee by April 28, 2024.
Tuition Assistance will be awarded by Princeton Preparatory Schools based on recommendations from our independent financial consultant, and on student and family history. The school does not receive your completed application, only the recommendations made by the independent consultant.
The parent or guardian will be notified by the school regarding the level of tuition payable by the family on May 30, 2024.
Each year, a parent or guardian would need to re-apply for the next school year to assess their tuition assistance for that year.
Tuition assistance grants are capped at 50% of tuition. Because of the 50% limit, it is important that our financial aid applicants are prepared to sustain enrollment year to year within the parameters of our tuition assistance grants. Please note that tuition assistance is not available for the Toddler program.
$250 | Trial Week fee - Most parents wonder if a school will be the fit for their child. The Trial Week is a wonderful opportunity for both home and school to determine if they are a great fit. We give feedback at the end of the Trial Week if we will proceed with enrollment. If the family is on board, the child can start school at the next available date.
$500 | New Family fee - This is a one-time fee for new families joining Princeton Preparatory Schools. This fee serves to support staff development and the further development of Princeton Preparatory's Schools academic programs and facilities.
$300 | Student Material fee - This is an annual fee that goes toward the cost of purchasing and replacing Montessori hands on materials, and Classical Education curriculum for each classroom.
The withdrawal of a student from the school requires a one semester notice in writing and is subject to prior agreement with the Admissions Director. Failing this, a one semester payment will be charged to the student account.
A 3% reduction in tuition is made for the second sibling, and the children whose parents work for US agencies. Please bring proof of ID when enrolling.
An additional 3% will be added to any tuition payments involving the use of any type of debit or credit card.
Please note that all fees are non refundable.
NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY | As a matter of policy and philosophy, Princeton Preparatory School’s hiring, admission, and operating procedures are non-discriminatory in terms of race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability.
CO-OP BUY-OUT | A fee of $250 per year will be assessed for each parent/guardian not participating in the co-op.
POTTY TRAINING | All children entering the Casa program must be potty trained.
ONLINE PAYMENTS | An additional 3% will be added to any tuition payments involving the use of our online payment portal.
SUMMER CAMP RATES | Princeton Preparatory Schools is a year round school. Summer camp rate is $150 for each session(1 week) from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and is open to all. Registration for Summer Camps begins February 15th.
LUNCH | Lunch and snacks are included in tuition. Parents whose children have special dietary needs should inform the school prior to enrollment.
We thank you so very much for your commitment to Princeton Preparatory Schools. We value each and every child and family and are grateful that you have chosen Princeton Preparatory as your school.