Admission

One time registration fee = $200
Yearly School Supply fee = $400
Monthly Tuition (fees vary by grade)

No additional investment required.

Application

Parents are required to submit a completed Application Form to the Summerland Montessori School. Download form here.

Principal’s Conference

A conference with the parents and Principal will be arranged upon receipt of an application, a copy of the child’s most recent report card and a formal visit to the school. The interview will establish or confirm:

  • The parents’ commitment to a Montessori-style education.
  • The parents’ understanding of the school policies and procedures including school support hours and volunteer requirements. (see below)
  • The parent’s acceptance of the tuition obligations associated with attending The Summerland Montessori School.

Acceptance & Registration

Upon acceptance of a child into the school, parents will be required to complete and submit a registration form, an academic history and a health record and submit a one time $200.00 Registration Fee. All fees are made payable to the South Okanagan Montessori School Society (SOMSS).

Volunteering

In order to keep tuition low, volunteering is a vital part of our school community. It is an excellent way to befriend other parents as well as foster the strong family bonds for which our school is known. It gives each of us a sense of ownership and pride in the school to which we have all contributed. We respect that time is invaluable, so an option to pay $800 in lieu of forty (40) hours volunteer time is available.

Tuition Assistance

We offer tuition assistance for families with demonstrated need. Child Subsidy is available in our PVP program. Please contact us for more information.

Supplies & Activities include:

All school supplies: Pens, pencils, binders, rulers, pencil crayons etc. Parents don’t have to join the back to school mob in September.

All Field Trip costs including the Grade 4/5 camping trip, Bi-Annual 4/5 trip to Victoria for 3 days, Tubing at Apex Day, year end trips such as O’Keefe Ranch, Osoyoos Desert Center and the Okanagan Children’s Festival. 16 swimming sessions (Fall and Winter), 14 skating sessions, class photograph, the first SMS Assembly T-Shirt and the first house shirt

Swimming is two complete sets of lessons, 16 sessions in total. Students have the opportunity to earn two levels of Red Cross badges. Skating is every second Friday from September to March, approx. 14 sessions.

The Supplies and Activities Fee is $400.00.

Other

Weekly Hot Lunch Program, House Sports Activities and Challenges occurring twice a month throughout the year. Special Event Activities for Families and Parents such as the Poplar Grove Wine and Tapas Fundraiser, Mother’s Day Tea, Halloween Howl, Father’s Day Golf Scramble, Christmas Craft Fair.