Tuition & Enrollment

To Enroll

1. Fill out the entire form and submit.
  CLICK HERE to submit an online enrollment application.

2. Submit a $100 registration fee* to:
Explorers Montessori Coastal Cooperative (EMCC)
51 Wilmington Island Road
Savannah, GA 31410
Or click the donate button below to submit registration/materials fee(s)

Or – download, fill out, and email completed enrollment packet to:

*Please note that if there is not an available spot in the class or your application is not accepted, the registration fee will be refunded to you.*

Member Agreement 2019-2020

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.

2019-2020 Tuition Rates:

Full-time (9am-4pm)

5 days per week: $650/month

Part-time, half days (9am – 12pm)

5 days per week: $425/month

Tuition is paid for the full academic year, and paid at the start of the 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.


$100 registration fee (due with this form)–The registration fee will be refunded in the event that an application is not accepted.

$150 materials fee (due at the beginning of the academic school year)

Classroom Schedule:

Operating Hours: Daily 9:00am – 4pm (*note: if there is enough need for before school / after school care, the Cooperative will work to accommodate this need).

First Day of School: August 5th, 2019

Holidays: We will follow Chatham County Schools’ holiday schedule

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.


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 begins 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 thirty 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 to support true AMI education more cost effectively. We welcome you to join our growing family of friends dedicated to building the dream of providing genuine Montessori education in the Savannah area.