Tuition

Fee structures

Tuition rates are quoted per month and based upon the number of half days a child will attend per week, regardless of absence, statutory holidays and/or PA Days. Tuition fees reserve the child’s spot. June’s tuition payment is non-refundable.

Tuition rates for the 2019-2020 school year are:
$19.00 (returning students) and $21.00 (new students) per half day.

For the purposes of tuition calculation, students transferring from another Montessori school are considered “new students”.

Pre-Registration/Waitlist

Students may be pre-registered and added to our waitlist at any time by completing the appropriate pre-registration form. Pre-registration entitles the child to be placed in sequence on a waiting list. If you wish, you may even pre-register an infant to reserve a spot 2 to 3 years in the future!

No child can attend Perth Children’s House without a completed pre-registration form on record with the school. Our Registrar will be in touch with you once they receive a form submission notification to confirm that your child has been placed on the waiting list. Please follow up with the Registrar if you do not receive confirmation within seven (7) business days.

For an upcoming school year, registrations are considered in April, once the returning students are slotted in.

Casa program pre-registration form

Contact the Registrar by email at registrar@perthchildrenshouse.ca or call 613-267-5199.

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Priority of Enrollment

The following list describes the priority sequence for children enrolling at Perth Children’s House, in descending order of priority:

1) returning students
2) date of application submitted by siblings of returning students
3) date of application submitted by siblings of former students who have completed the 3-year program
4) date of application submitted by children of full time staff members
5) date of application of students transferring from another Montessori Casa program
6) date of application submitted by a new student

The Registrar will maintain a single waitlist of children for future enrollment. Parents of currently enrolled children with siblings are encouraged to put the sibling’s name on this list as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Further details are available in our Parent Handbook.

Attendance Requirements

PCH is committed to providing a schedule that meets the needs of parents while maintaining a learning environment consistent with the Montessori philosophy.

First-year students

May attend full days, mornings only, or a combination of both mornings only and full days. No afternoon-only half days are permitted for first-year students.

Second- and third-year students

Are required to attend a minimum of three full days.

May attend afternoon-only half days when space is available, only after meeting the minimum requirement of 3 full days.

May not attend mornings-only in order to allow space for first year students.

All students

Must attain a minimum of three “starts” on different days of the week.

Eligibility and Admission Policies

The facility that houses our Casa program can accommodate 23 children per half-day, ages 30 months to 6 years. Children must be toilet trained and are encouraged to have independent toileting skills.

The maximum teacher child ratio is 1:8.

Because the Montessori program is a multi-year program, children will not be accepted into the first year of the program past January of the year of their 4th birthday, unless they are transferring from another Montessori school. In regards to children who are under 44 months of age, the Child Care and Early Years Act requires PCH to provide a hot lunch during full day attendance at a daily cost to parents.

The PCH school year runs from September to June. When spots are available, provided students meet the minimum requirements, new students may start in either September or January of the current year. In order for a child to start in January, PCH must be accepting new students. Additionally, PCH Admittance Policy prefers students to have reached the minimum age of 30 months by August 31st of the current school year. If needed, children aged 30 months or older as of January 1st of the current school year may be considered for admittance at the discretion of the Board, in collaboration with the teachers, based on an assessment of the classroom and the evaluation of the individual child, on a case-by-case basis.