Is Montessori Worth the Money It Costs For Tuition?

Feb 10, 2015 4:30:00 PM / by Tiffany Cavegn posted in Tuition, Cost, Character Values

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A group of fellow WBMS parents and I were recently talking about our early experiences with WBMS and Montessori in general. Several of us admitted to each other that the first few months of our child’s time at WMBS was a bit rough, not with our child, but with our spouse, who originally had not been as committed as we were to the Montessori approach. I don't know about you, but my husband questioned whether Montessori was worth the money we spent on tuition for the most of our son's first year in Children's House.

 

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What are the Learning Outcomes of a Montessori Education?

May 6, 2014 4:30:00 PM / by Tiffany Cavegn posted in Montessori Method, Tuition, Curriculum

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People ask me all of the time – and I mean ALL. THE. TIME. Why Montessori?  How come you feel so strongly that the learning outcomes of a Montessori education is better for your child?   Truth be told, the first person who asked me that question was my husband. Our neighborhood preschool was right on his way to work and several of his co-workers sent their children there. Did I really think the academic outcomes would be that different? Especially considering the difference in cost?

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How Much Does Montessori Cost vs. Preschool vs. Daycare?

Jan 24, 2014 2:04:00 PM / by Tiffany Cavegn posted in Admissions, Tuition, Cost

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If you’re like me, when you started looking at daycare options, you had a list of important criteria: well-trained, caring teachers; a warm, loving environment; a schedule and activities that would fit your child’s personality; and, of course, affordable. With my circle of friends, the cost of one facility vs. another was rarely the deciding factor in which one to choose; however, the perception of how much different options cost occasionally was a limiting factor in which daycare to consider.

More specifically, when I mentioned that we were considering a Montessori preschool, one friend commented that we must be making more money than she thought. Another asked why we would “waste” our money on Montessori when all kids needed at this age was a good place to nap. Both friends were surprised when I told them that a Montessori preschool was not that much more expensive than the childcare center they were considering (I decided to wait to tackle the value of a Montessori preschool another time.)

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