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1110 College NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Current Tuition & Fees


Dr. Maria Montessori believed that education has a deep responsibility to humankind. We strive to honor Dr. Montessori’s legacy by providing a unique and individualized experience for each student. Our mission statement captures this belief: Stepping Stones Montessori School nurtures global citizens and guides each child to realize their unique potential. 

As a small, private Montessori school, we rely on tuition and donations to maintain the high quality of our programs. We are affiliated with the American Montessori Society (AMS) and actively send staff to Montessori professional development programs sponsored by AMS and the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). We offer authentic Montessori environments for students at every stage of development. Our staff is professionally trained and passionate about sharing a love of learning with children. This commitment to Dr. Montessori’s approach to learning is visibly evident in our students and we look forward to showing this to prospective families.

2019-20 Academic Year (upcoming tuition posted in January)

All tuition is based on an academic calendar. Total cost may be divided by 9 for monthly tuition breakdown.

Application Fee: $50 (non-refundable)

Annual Enrollment Fee: $200 (non-refundable, per family)


Middle School Tuition

Our Farm School middle school program is for students in 7th, 8th and 9th grades.

Middle School 8:30–3:30 $13,500

  • After School Club 3:30–4:30 $  1,350

  • After School Club 3:30–5:30 $  2,700

Elementary School Tuition

Our elementary school program is located on the main campus at Leonard and College Avenue downtown Grand Rapids. This program is for students in 1st through 6th grades.

Elementary I (1st - 3rd) 8:00–3:00 $10,980

Elementary II (4th - 6th) 8:00–3:00 $11,610

  • After School Care 3:00–4:30 $  2,160

  • After School Care 3:00–5:30 $  3,600

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Children’s House Tuition

Our preschool aged learners, Children’s House is our program for children ages 3 to 6 years old.

Half Day 8:00 - 12:00 $  6,840

School Day 8:00 - 3:00 $11,025

  • Before School Care 7:30–8:00 $     729

  • After School Care 3:00–4:30 $  2,160

  • After School Care 3:00–5:30 $  3,645

Infant/Toddler Tuition

Our littlest learners, our Infant/Toddler program is for children aged 3 months through 3 years old.


Please note that Infants and Young Toddlers are required to attend all five days. Four-, three-, and two-day options are only available for our Toddler room for 2020-21.

Schedule 5 Days 4 Days 3 Days 2 Days

7:30 - 8:00 $     927 $    801 $    603 $    387

8:00 - 12:00 $11,115 $ 9,495 $ 7,200 $ 4,770

8:00 - 3:00 $16,380 $13,995 $10,485 $ 6,930

8:00 - 4:30 $18,630 $15,885 $11,925 $ 7,920

8:00 - 5:30 $20,070 $17,100 $12,870 $ 8,595

Parent Service Hours

Every Stepping Stones family contributes to our vibrant school community with required service hours throughout the school year. This can be as small as doing laundry and bringing in classroom snacks, or as large as making costumes for our annual opera. Not only does this allow our school to thrive, but also shows our children how important it is that everyone takes part in lifting up our community.

Our current requirement is 20 service hours per family or 10 hours for single-parent households. There are countless opportunities to help in many different ways — we are confident something will match your time and talents.

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