Affording CFMS

Affordability is fundamental to CFMS. We intentionally keep tuition low and offer need-based tuition assistance to enable moderate and low-income families to access the lifelong benefits of a Montessori education. 

Families with a wide range of income levels apply for aid. We welcome applications for tuition assistance and offer a variety of payment plans. At least 35 percent of our students receive some form of tuition assistance each year. CFMS also participates in several external programs that provide tuition assistance. (See below for details.)

If you are interested in CFMS for your child and have concerns about affordability, please contact our Director of Student Support, Kristi Medley, by phone or email. ( 202-722-1520)


Applying for Financial Aid

We understand and appreciate the financial commitment families undertake in deciding to send their children to Christian Family Montessori School. We devote significant funds each year to a financial aid budget to assist families. To help us objectively assess what a family is able to contribute to its student(s) education expenses, we use Clarity as a trusted third party. 

Additional Resources

CFMS participates in several external programs that offer tuition assistance. The assistance provided may cover all tuition and fees for accepted students. We are happy to help families navigate these programs. For more information or assistance, please contact our main office.

Opportunity Scholarship Program The OSP provides tuition assistance to D.C. residents whose families meet the program's financial criteria.

Latino Student Fund Latinx students enrolled at CFMS and eligible for financial aid may apply for competitive scholarships from LSF.