Tuition

Casa 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 2020-2021 school year are:
$19.00 (returning students) and $21.00 (new students) per half day.

Please note: With the current Covid-19 operational guidance, we are not permitted to increase the fees, even though the decision was made prior to and independent of the pandemic. We anticipate increasing the fees by $1 per half day, as planned, when we are allowed to. This may occur during the 2020-2021 school year.

A non-refundable registration fee of $50 per child is due upon registration.

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

Elementary fee structures

Tuition rates are set at $8400 for the 2020/2021 school year.

A non-refundable registration/administration fee of $250 and a deposit of $2000 are due upon registration.

Pre-Registration/Waitlist

Students may be pre-registered and added to our waitlists at any time by completing the appropriate pre-registration form. If you wish, you may even pre-register your infant! Pre-registration entitles the child to be placed on a waiting list in sequence based on our priority of enrollment criteria. For example, siblings of returning students are given priority over new students. 

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.

The waiting lists will be managed, maintained, and kept confidential by the Registrar. Information about where a child is on the list will only be given to parents/guardians of that child.

For an upcoming school year, registrations are considered in April, once returning students are slotted in. Please note that the number of spots available each year fluctuates depending on, among other factors, how many spots are vacated by graduates of the program.

Casa program pre-registration form

Elementary program pre-registration form

Contact the Registrars by email at:

Casa:  registrar@perthchildrenshouse.ca

Elementary:  elementaryregistrar@perthchildrenshouse.ca

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Priority of Enrollment

Prospective students of Perth Children’s House’s Casa and Elementary programs are placed on wait lists based on a pre-determined priority of enrollment sequence. Information about the priority of enrollment sequence and your child’s position on the wait list is available upon request via the Registrar. 

The Registrars for each program will maintain separate waitlists of students 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.

Attendance Requirements

Casa program

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 half-time (5 mornings per week), part-time (3 or 4 days per week) or full-time (5 days per week)

Second- and third-year students

May attend part-time (3 or 4 days per week) or full-time (5 days per week)

Are required to attend a minimum of three full days.

Elementary program

The Elementary program will require full-time (5 days per week) attendance.

Eligibility and Admission Policies

Casa program

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.

Elementary program

In the 2020/2021 school year, Perth Children’s House will be opening a lower Elementary program and will expand into Upper Elementary as students move up through the grades. The Elementary Montessori program is a multi-year program, and children enter the first year of the Lower Elementary program (Grade 1) unless they are transferring from another Montessori school. For the 2020/2021 year, students will be accepted into Grades 2 and 3 as well. In subsequent years, students with prior Montessori experience may be accepted in Grades 2 or 3 and further exceptions may be considered (i.e. for a child with no prior Montessori education), on a case-by-case basis.