Rates and Fees

Montessori in Southern California

Early Childhood Course 2 ½ – 6 years:
Registration Fee (non-refundable and due upon application) $ 250.00
Student Tuition Recovery Fund (Non-refundable) $ 0.00
Textbooks $ 50.00
Albums (4) – Written Notes and Photos $ 200.00
Tuition $ 7000.00
Total $ 7500.00
Component 1 Stages of Growth and Development (50 hours) $ 1000.00
Component 2 Motor Development and Control of Movement Through The Exercises of Practical Life (50 hours) $ 1000.00
Component 3 Establish Sensorial Foundation for Reading, Math and Cognitive Development with Manipulatives $ 1000.00
Component 4 The Acquisition of Language and Literacy Skills Through a Structured Sequence of Activities $ 1000.00
Component 5 The Early Preparation of the Mathematic Mind $ 1000.00
Component 6 The Child, The Family and Community $ 1000.00
Component 7 The Cultural Subjects (36) $ 1000.00
Total $ 7000.00

Materials used to make language, biology and cultural teaching materials must be budgeted for as extras.

Financial Aid

This Institution does not provide any form of Financial Aid to students.

Cancellation of Enrollment

You may cancel a contract for school, without any penalty or obligation and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.

If you cancel, any payment you have made and any negotiable instrument signed by you shall be returned to you within 45 days following the school’s receipt of your cancellation notice.

To cancel the contract for school, mail or deliver a signed and dated copy of this cancellation notice, or any other written notice, or send a telegram to MONTESSORI TEACHER TRAINING INSTITUTE at 340 St. Ann’s Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. A student may terminate enrollment by mailing such notice by CERTIFIED MAIL. The effective date of cancellation is the date postmarked.

Full Tuition Refund Period

A student may cancel a contract for school, without any penalty or obligation and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later, prior to receipt of materials.

Instructional Materials

Once purchased, books and other printed materials are the property of the student.

Five-Day Full Tuition Refund Period

A student may cancel enrollment within five business days following the day of the first class and receive a refund of all tuition course fee paid.

Cancellation After Five-Day Period

You have a right to a pro-rata refund for the unused portion of the course fee (less the registration fee amount of $250.00) if cancellation occurs after the five-day refund period. For example, refunds of tuition fees are based upon the following formula:

Percent of Attendance Time Amount of Refund
10% 90% of $6000.00 = $5400.00
25% 75% of $6000.00 = $4500.00
50% 50% of $6000.00 = $3000.00
60% 40% of $6000.00 = $2400.00
75% 25% of $6000.00 = $1500.00

This school has and maintains a policy for the refund of the unused portion of tuition/course fees in the event that the student fails to enter the course or withdraws at any time prior to the completion of the course. This policy provides that the amount charged to the students for tuition for a portion of the course does not exceed the approximate pro rata portion of the total charges for tuition that the length of the completed portion of the course is in ratio to the total length. All refunds will be given within 30 days of the date of the Cancellation Notice.


The Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) was established by the Legislature to protect any California resident who attends a private postsecondary institution from losing money if you prepaid tuition and suffered a financial loss as a result of the school closing, failing to live up to its enrollment agreement, or refusing to pay a court judgment.

To be eligible for STRF, you must be a “California resident” and reside in California at the time the enrollment agreement is signed or when you receive lessons at a California mailing address from an approved institution offering correspondence instruction. Students who are temporarily residing in California for the sole purpose of pursuing an education, specifically those who hold student visas, are not considered a “California resident.” If you are the recipient of third-party payer for tuition and course costs, such as workforce investment vouchers or rehabilitation funding, you are not eligible for protection under and recovery from the Student Tuition Recovery Fund.

You will be responsible for paying the state assessment fee for the STRF in the amount of $0.00 at the time of enrollment.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement you must file a STRF application within one year of receiving notice from the Bureau that the school is closed. If you do not receive notice from the Bureau, you have four years from the date of closure to file a STRF application. If a judgment is obtained you must file a STRF application within two years of the final judgment.

It is important that you keep copies of the enrollment agreement, financial aid papers, receipts or any other information that documents the monies paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Physical address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 980818 West, Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Phone: 916-574-7720 · Fax: 916-574-8648