Tuition & Enrollment

To Join the Waitlist

CLICK HERE to download the application.

Fill out the form and submit $100 waitlist fee via mail to:

Explorers Montessori Coastal Cooperative (EMCC)
51 Wilmington Island Road
Savannah, GA 31410

Or email the completed application to:

info@explorersmontessori.org
And click the donate button below to submit the waitlist fee electronically.


Member Agreement 

Parent cooperatives are democratically controlled, parent-governed, non-profit, enrichment programs organized to meet the needs of members. In a parent cooperative, each family with children enrolled in the program is a member of the cooperative. Families are considered to be members from the start of enrollment to the last day of enrollment for the academic year.  On issues that require a membership vote, each family will have one vote per child enrolled in the school. Membership responsibilities include timely payment of tuition, attendance at quarterly parent meetings, periodic voting, and participating in the operation of the school. Parents are not required to serve as the classroom aide on a daily basis, though classroom volunteering is allowed and encouraged at the discretion of the teacher.

Classrooms:

Explorers Montessori is a year-round Montessori school with two classrooms. The Primary classroom serves children ages 2.5 to 6 years. The Toddler Community serves children ages 14 months to 3 years. We use a rolling enrollment and spots frequently become available mid-year. 

Tuition Rates:

Before-Care:
7:00 am – 8:00 am
$75 a month

School Day:
8:00 am – 3:00 pm 
$750 a month for Primary
$900 a month for Toddler Community

After-Care:
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
$150 a month

Combo Before-Care and After-Care:
$200 a month

Tuition is due on the first day of each month.  Tuition is due whether or not the student attends school. The monthly tuition is not excused or prorated for absences, vacations, or sick leave. Due to the necessity of maintaining appropriate student-teacher ratios, missed days may not be made up.

Fees:

$100 waitlist fee – must be submitted along with an application to join the EMCC waitlist
$125 materials fee – due upon enrollment and at the beginning of each semester

Late Payment Penalty:

If a tuition payment is received after the 5th of each month, a late payment fine of $25 will be added to the next month’s bill.

Withdrawal:

Because the school is small and depends on the financial support of each student, 30 days notice is required before withdrawing a student. The thirty days begin on the day you provide written notice to the Board. Any tuition or other fees due during the 30-day notice period must be paid. The 30-day notice allows the school to remain financially viable while a replacement student is found.

Family Participation:

The cooperative operates by parent members sharing the administrative load and decision-making. Therefore, parents of a cooperative are more involved in the operation of the school than a typical preschool. We offer various volunteering opportunities to help our school flourish and keep costs low. We welcome you to join our growing family of friends dedicated to building the dream of providing genuine Montessori education in the Savannah area.