Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance

Puddletown School invites any child whose family is interested in Montessori education to apply for entrance to our programs, no matter a family’s financial situation. If attending Puddletown seems cost-prohibitive for your family’s current financial situation, please fill out this FACTS form so we can start a conversation about financial support.

Financial Assistance and Deductions

Sibling Discount 10% discount for siblings of enrolled Puddletowners
Pay in Full2% discount by paying full year tuition by September 15
6th Grade Capstone CreditFor every year a child is enrolled in our Elementary program, families are eligible to receive 10% off tuition for the 6th grade year.
Military Discount5% discount for active duty military families
Puddletown Scholarship FundTuition assistance is available to families with financial need. Begin by completing our FACTS form to determine eligibility. FACTS does have a fee, but families can let us know if that cost is prohibitive.
Equitable Commute DiscountEligibility determined by FACTS. This discount is for families of children whose primary residence is more than 6 miles from Puddletown School.
DHS Child Care AssistanceWe welcome tuition payments from Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Care Assistance funds
Child Care AwareWe welcome tuition payments from Child Care Aware https://www.childcareaware.org


2024 – 2025 Tuition

Tuition reflects a 10 month school year, with tuition payments due September through June.

Preschool/Kindergarten Program3 to 6 year olds, combined Pre-K and K
Half Day 8:20am-1:00pm $1033/month
Extended Day 8:20am-3:00pm $1256/month
Elementary Program6 to 12 year olds, 1st through 6th grade
Elementary School Day 8:20am-3:10pm $1367/month
Middle School12 to 15 year olds, 7th and 8th grade
Middle School Day 8:20am-3:10pm $1500/month
Early Care and After Care all ages
Early Care (rolling drop-off)
7:30am – start of school
$170/month
After Care (rolling pick-up)
After school – 5:30pm
$320/month
After Care: Drop-in (when available)
Requires 24 hour notice
$25/day
After Care: Recurring Partial Schedule
For example, Tuesdays and Thursdays
$21/day

Fees and Deposits

Fees due in August are indicated below by a star (*).

Schoolwide:
*Building Fee$120 annually, paid in August unless otherwise requested by a family (can be distributed across the year). Goes toward ongoing improvements and maintenance.
Next Year Deposit$600 annually by February 1st to hold child’s space for the next school year. Will be deducted from the following September’s tuition. Not due the year you pay Program Deposit. Non-refundable
New Child Registration Fee$500 one-time fee, due by deadline communicated in enrollment invitation email. Non-refundable, not deducted from tuition
Preschool/Kindergarten Program Fees:
Primary Program Deposit$800, due by February 1st during first full year of enrollment in the Preschool-Kindergarten Program. Holds child’s space until the program cycle at Puddletown is completed, through their leadership/kindergarten year. Will be deducted from the June tuition of the child’s kindergarten year. Non-refundable.
*Primary Activities and Materials Fee$250 annually, paid in August unless otherwise requested by the family. Goes toward consumables and classroom material replacement.
Food Fee$37 monthly fee due with tuition. This fee is for organic ingredients for food work and group snack, along with classroom baking/cooking ingredients.
Nap Mat and Bedroll Fee$60 one-time fee due with first tuition for new children of resting age (under 4 1/2 at time of entry) who are staying at school to nap or rest.
Elementary Program Fees:
Elementary Program Deposit$800, due by February 1st during first full year of enrollment in the Elementary Program and holds the child’s space through the first half of the Elementary cycle, through their 3rd grade year. Will be deducted from the June tuition of the child’s 3rd grade year. Non-refundable.
*Elementary Materials and Activities Fee$500 annually, paid in August unless otherwise requested by the family. Goes toward consumables, school supplies, Outdoor School and Going Out funds.
Middle School Fees:
*Middle School Materials and Activities Fee$1400 annually, paid in August unless otherwise requested by the family. Goes toward consumables, school supplies, bus pass, yearly class trip, and day-trip funds.

Payments

Payments by check can be mailed to:

Puddletown School, 7220 SE Cesar Estrada Chavez Blvd, Portland, OR 97202

Payments by credit card are subject to a 3.1% fee, charged by the credit card processing company.