Tuition & Fees

All courses require a non-refundable application fee ($50 for applications submitted before January 15th or $150 if application is submitted after January 15th, except for Elementary). Upon acceptance, MISD will require a $1,000 tuition deposit, which serves to secure your space in the course. In addition, international students are required to pay a $500 international student fee.

Wondering what students do with their diploma after graduation? Be sure to check out our recently recorded webinar featuring nine graduates talking about training and what comes after: Alumni Panel #1



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Assistants to Infancy (2-Summers) 2018-19: $11,750
Assistants to Infancy Payment Plan Contract (pdf)

Primary (2-Summers) 2018-19: $12,600
Primary 2-Summer Payment Plan Contract (pdf)

Primary (Academic Year) 2018-19: $12,600
Primary Payment Plan Contract (pdf)

Birth – Six (2-summers & Academic Year) 2018-19: $21,900
Birth to Six Payment Plan Contract (pdf)

Elementary (summer format) 2018-2020: $15,850
Foundation 2017 or 2018: $1,500
Elementary Payment Plan Contract (pdf)

Inclusive Education (2-summers) 2018-2019: $7,750
Montessori Fundamentals: $1,000 (if taken as prerequisite for Inclusive Education)

Inclusive Education Payment Plan Contract (pdf)

Montessori Fundamentals (3 days) summer 2018: $1500 (if taken alone)
Contact the training center to arrange payment,


Additional Expenses

Please budget the following additional amounts for books, supplies, student expenses, future classroom materials, and transportation to observation and practice teaching:  Assistants to Infancy $700-$1400; Primary $500-$1200; Elementary $2,100-$2,800, Inclusive Education $200-$900.


Scholarship Opportunity
AMI/USA accepts MES (Margaret Elizabeth Stephenson) Fund, Inc. financial aid submissions until May 1st of the year your coursework begins. There are two parts to the application process: the online MES Fund application and the CSS Financial Aid Profile. For more information about the MES Fund, Inc. and the application process, please visit the AMI/USA website at:
Dr. Silvia Dubovoy Scholarship
The Dr. Silvia Dubovoy Scholarship Application is available for download.  The application deadline is May 1stof each year.   This is a merit-based scholarship for $1,500 which takes into consideration demonstrated financial need as a secondary factor.  All incoming MISD students (domestic and international) are eligible.


I am very happy with the guides that have come from MISD.  I know that is the best training they can have.”
– Graciela Aguado, The Learning Nest


Discount Policy for Schools
The following discounts apply to schools who pay MISD directly for a student’s entire tuition:


For schools sponsoring two or more students attending MISD programs starting in 2018, tuition is discounted by 5% for each student, beginning with the 2nd student.  The discount is applied to the students with the lowest tuition.  In order for a school to claim its discount, send an email to Fernando Castillo with the names of the students the school is sponsoring, and the programs they are attending, by August 24, 2018.


Hiring an MISD graduate was a perfect fit for our school.  I am impressed with her deep knowledge and understanding of the materials…”
– Monica MacDonald, Nature’s Way Montessori