Affording Montrose

Affording Montrose

At Montrose School, we seek families who are invested in our mission to educate young women leaders who are called to greatness, regardless of their ability to pay tuition. The Montrose School Board of Trustees reviews tuition costs annually.

Tuition Assistance

Families with a variety of incomes may apply for need-based tuition assistance. 

Through the generosity of the parents, alumnae and friends of Montrose School, a tuition assistance program has been established to help families pay for a Montrose education. Every year we provide over $1.5 million in aid to help families. Currently, more than 40% of Montrose families receive tuition assistance. If you believe you are in need of assistance, we encourage you to apply for it.
Inquire today to learn more about how your daughter can benefit from a Montrose education, regardless of your income. 
The tuition assistance application must be completed online. To complete online, visit the FAST website after December 1.

Tuition assistance applications are due February 15, 2021 for new students (January 10, 2021 for returning students).

Merit Scholarships

Applicants may qualify for merit scholarships whether or not they qualify for tuition assistance. 

The Admissions Committee will consider every applicant for the available scholarships. There is no separate scholarship application. 
  • Middle School Students: The DeTore Scholarship: A merit scholarship for applicants who demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, strong character and capacity for leadership.
  • 9th Grade Students: The Trustee Scholarship: A merit scholarship for applicants entering 9th grade with a strong academic record and who demonstrate personal integrity and intellectual curiosity.
Montrose actively seeks and secures funding for scholarships and tuition assistance from foundations whose leaders believe deeply in our mission: educating young women who are called to greatness and who inspire greatness in others.

2021-2022 Tuition

When the Trustees review the overall financial position of the school each year, they seek to balance increasing operating expenses with key priorities that will serve the best interests of our students. These priorities include placing first-rate teachers in our classrooms, attracting top students with tuition assistance and merit scholarships, and maintaining a facility that befits our mission and program. 

The Board of Trustees has voted to set tuition for the 2021-2022 year at $32,600. This number reflects a commitment to offer a Montrose education at the most affordable level for academically motivated girls and families who embrace our mission. 
A deposit of $1,000, applicable towards tuition, is required to reserve a place for the next academic year. The remainder of the tuition and fees are paid annually, biannually, or over a ten-month period. Tuition for the next school year is set in January by the Board of Trustees.

For tuition for international students, contact the Admissions Office.

A $5,000 deposit is due upon acceptance for international students. Tuition must be paid in full by August 1. 

What people are saying about Montrose

“It was my good fortune that a Montrose graduate enrolled in my sociology course at Harvard last year. She was extraordinarily well-prepared academically, but what really impressed me was her principled and emotionally intelligent approach to class discussions. She welcomed diverse viewpoints, while skillfully speaking from her core values (which included generosity and a bedrock respect for human dignity), in a manner that elevated our collective conversations. 

I have no doubt that this student benefited from the intentional and effective approach to character education at Montrose. It is a model that I hope will be widely emulated.” 

Matthew T. Lee, Ph.D.
Director of Empirical Research
Human Flourishing Program
Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Harvard University


List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What is the tuition assistance application process?

    Montrose School uses a program called Financial Assistance for School Tuition or FAST.
    • The tuition assistance application must be completed online. To complete online, visit the FAST website after November 15.
    • FAST will process your application and the results will be sent directly to the Montrose School Business Office.
    • Results are reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Committee and financial offers are then sent to the families as part of their acceptance package and enrollment contract.
    If you have any questions regarding tuition assistance or the application process, please feel free to contact the Admission Office or the Business Office.
  • Q. What is the application deadline for tuition assistance?

    Parents are encouraged to file the application as soon as possible after November 15.
    • The deadline for new students is February 15, and for returning students is January 10.
    • Tuition assistance awards are contingent upon financial verification by FAST.
  • Q. Is tuition assistance renewed automatically each year?

    No, as family circumstances may change from year to year. Montrose School requires each family requesting tuition assistance to reapply each year.
  • Q. Does Montrose offer payment plans?

    The school offers monthly, quarterly and semi-annual payment plans through SMART Tuition Management for domestic students.  International students must pay tuition in full by August 1, prior to the school year.
  • Q. Why is tuition at Montrose lower than at other area independent schools?

    Tuition at Montrose is lower than at other independent schools because Montrose School is committed to making its distinctive education affordable to as wide a range of families as possible.
  • Q. Whom should I contact with additional questions?

    The Business Office at Montrose School, by phone at 508-359-2423 ext 340 or by email.

Other Payment Options

Montrose has partnered with a company called Premier Payment Solutions Incorporated that offers educational loans to families through a program called Your Tuition Solution. To learn more, click here or call 800-920-9777.