tuition, fees and financial assistance

Puddletown School invites any child whose family is interested in early or elementary aged Montessori education to apply for entrance to our Montessori program, no matter a family’s financial situation. If attending Puddletown is cost prohibitive for your family’s current financial situation, please fill out the following form (FACTS) so we may start a conversation about financial support. Also, see Financial Assistance and Deductions section below.

Tuition for 2022-23’s 10 Month School Year

Preschool/kindergarten(3-6 year olds)
half day 8:15-1:00$9,150
full day 8:15-3:15$11,150
Elementary(6-12 year olds)
school day 8:15-3:15$12,250
Early & after care (all ages)
early care 7:30-8:15*$1,600
after care 3:15-5:30*$2,950
*when space is available, drop in care is $10/hr with at least 24 hours notice

Financial Assistance and Deductions

Sibling Discount 10% discount for siblings of enrolled Puddletowners
Pay in full3% discount by paying full year tuition by September 15
Elementary 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 https://www.childcareaware.org

Fees

Preschool/kindergarten
New Child Registration Fee$500 one-time fee, due by deadline communicated in enrollment invitation email. Non-refundable, not deducted from tuition
Primary Program Deposit$800, due during first year of enrollment, holds child’s space until primary (ages 3-6) cycle at Puddletown is completed. Will be deducted from tuition in the final month of the Puddletown kindergarten year. Non-refundable
Nap Mat & Bedroll Fee$50 one-time fee
Building Fee$100 annually, paid in August
Materials Fee$150 annually, paid in August
Snack Fee$200 annually, can be paid over 10 months
Next-Year Deposit$600 annually by March 1st to hold child’s space for the next school year. Will be deducted from the following September’s tuition. Non-refundable
Elementary
New Child Registration Fee$500 one-time fee, due by deadline communicated in enrollment invitation email. Non-refundable, not deducted from tuition
Elementary Program Deposit$800, due during first year of enrollment, holds child’s space until elementary cycle at Puddletown is completed. Will be deducted from tuition in the final month of the Puddletown 6th grade year. Non-refundable
Building Fee$100 annually, paid in August
Materials & Activities Fee$415 annually, paid in August
Next-Year Deposit$600 annually by March 1st to hold child’s space for the next school year. Will be deducted from the following September’s tuition. Non-refundable

Payments

Payments by check can be mailed to:

Puddletown School, 2909 SE Main St, Portland, OR 97214

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