(734) 459-1550 msmith@dhmontessori.org

To Apply For Tuition Assistance/Financial Aid

As funds are available, our school offers need-based assistance to make tuition affordable for more families.

We use a third-party organization to help us accurately and fairly assess a family’s ability to pay and, after review, award grants accordingly.

Financial aid is available through our FAST financial aid program.

For more information, please contact us by phone at (734) 459-1550 or by e-mail at msmith@dhmontessori.org.

Once received, we will reach out to you to discuss the results.


You don’t have to be wealthy to send your children to our school, but you must be committed to giving them a different kind of education.

We focus on each child as an individual and their parents’ reasons for wanting to be part of our school community.

Every year, we meet families who would like to send their children to our school who cannot afford the full cost of tuition. We ask each family to focus on whether we are genuinely the right match for their family’s values and their children’s needs, interests, abilities, and learning approach. Finding families who are the right “fit” takes effort and is our priority. We are looking to forge a long-term partnership relationship based on mutual values and beliefs about what constitutes a great educational experience.

As an independent school, we need to pay our way. In our case, we depend entirely on tuition and limited resources. However, we have built an allowance for tuition assistance into our budget.

We ask that each family pay their share of the total cost of their child’s tuition to the best of their ability. Our funds are limited; however, we do our best to partner and find ways to support families. We invite families needing tuition assistance to apply through a third-party reviewer who gives the tuition assistance committee the documentation required to make informed decisions. 

We must help the children to act for themselves, will for themselves, and think for themselves; this is the art of those who aspire to serve the spirit.