Prospective parents are invited and encouraged to call Maria Edwards, Administrative and Admissions Coordinator at  (315-446-0204) to set up a date to visit MDS.  Alternatively, you can fill out the form at the bottom of this page to make initial contact to schedule a visit. At your visit you will have the opportunity to view the classroom in action.  You will be able to observe how MDS implements the Montessori philosophy in the classroom, and have the chance to ask Maria any questions you may have about our program.


Interested families will be given an application which should be filled out and returned to us. Once we receive your application we will call you to schedule a convenient time for you to meet with our director.


Meeting Krisi Colton, our School Director, is an opportunity for us to get to know one another and for Mrs. Colton to meet your child. You will have the chance to learn more about our school and the Montessori approach.  At the same time we wish to learn more about your family and your hopes for your child’s education.  


Upon acceptance you will be asked for a $400.00 non-refundable deposit which will reserve your child’s spot for the upcoming year as well as be applied to his/her tuition.  After receipt of your deposit we will ask you to sign a contract and return it to us. Receipt of your deposit and contract will complete the enrollment process for your child.  


Tuition is payable in nine monthly installments.

We offer a $500 sibling discount.  A non-refundable tuition deposit of $400.00 per child or $500.00 per family is requested.  This deposit secures a space for your child and will be applied toward your tuition for the 2023-2024 school year.  


Full-day Kindergarten  - $9,994.00 

First Grade - $9,994.00

Hours - 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

Includes the cost of a daily phys. ed. class.

Busing availability based on home school district.


Full-day Preschool- Monday-Friday - $9,994.00

Hours – 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Includes the cost of a daily phys. ed. class.  

8:30 a.m. early arrival - $450.00/year

Half-day Kindergarten - $6,025.00 

Hours – 8:30 a.m. – noon

Busing availability based on home school district


Half-day Preschool - Tuesday- Friday - $5,215.00

Half-day Preschool - Monday -Friday - $6,025.00 

Hours – 9:00 a.m. – noon

8:30 a.m. Early Arrival T-F - $360.00/year

8:30 a.m. Early Arrival M-F - $450.00/year

Afternoon Program - Noon - 2:30 p.m.

We offer a daily Afternoon Program to Half-day Kindergartners and Group 2 students (exceptions will be made for siblings in Group 1). You may choose as many days as you like as long as your child attends the morning program on that day and space is available. The annual cost is $875.00/day.

Step 1:
Parent Visit
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Meet Krisi
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Deposit &

Admission decisions at MDS are made throughout the academic year as spaces are available. We recommend that families begin the admissions process in the fall the year before planned enrollment. Once the classroom is full, students will be placed on a waiting list and notified if a space becomes available. 

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