Financial Assistance

International Montessori School offers a limited number of need-based assistance packages each year. IMS does not cover 100% of tuition costs for any student, but we strive to provide some level of assistance for those who require it each year. Applications for financial assistance should be completed at the same time as an admissions application. Financial assistance applications are only evaluated for those who have applied for admissions.

All families who wish to be considered for financial assistance must submit an application annually through TADS. The deadline the application and submission of all supporting documents for the 2023-2024 school year is January 29.

Additional Resources

From time to time we find or receive information for additional external resources that can assist families in financing their child’s education. IMS does not endorse any particular program, nor do we necessarily have families who have received assistance through the programs below. Contact the organizations directly if you have questions.

The NC Opportunity Scholarship Program expands school choice in through scholarship grants for eligible children in kindergarten through 12th grade. This program provides funding of up to $4,200 per year for eligible children who choose to attend a participating nonpublic school. This program is need-based and uses a lottery system. Please see their website for details and deadlines.

The Education Student Accounts (ESA+) program provides scholarships in the amount of up to $9,000 a year, and to cover expenses related to educating a child with a disability in a nonpublic school. Students must have had eligibility determination from a North Carolina Individualized Education Program (IEP) dated within the last three years. Please see their website for details and deadlines.