Open Enrollment

Open enrollment starts in spring for fall classes and while we often have a waiting list, we make every effort to accommodate additional students. Interested parents can contact the school any time of year for more information.

Admissions Process

Children are evaluated on the basis of readiness for school and potential for success in a Montessori environment. It is equally important to determine whether the parents’ educational philosophy is compatible with that of MSPI. The admissions process consists of a parent observation visit with the Director, an evaluation of the child by a teacher, and submission of application form. Priority in enrollment is given to siblings and children transferring from another Montessori program. Applications for students older than three years of age are accepted if they are transferring from another Montessori school, or as space allows.


Re-enrollment takes place in early spring. Requirements for enrollment include payment of all fees, teacher recommendations, and submission of any necessary forms. A student’s re-enrollment is subject to approval by Montessori School of Pawleys Island.

Tuition Rates & Fees 2023-2024

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MSPI participates in South Carolina’s ABC Quality Program, a voluntary quality rating and improvement system.  By choosing an ABC Quality Program, families may be eligible for financial assistance through the SC Voucher Program to help pay for child care.

INFANT (8 weeks – 18 months)

  • Tuition Year-Round*:  $910/month (12)
  • Infant Aftercare:  $280/month (12)

TODDLER (18 months – 3 years)

  • Tuition Year-Round*:  $830/month (12)

PRIMARY (3 years – Kindergarten)

  • Tuition Year-Round*:  $810/month (12)
  • Tuition Academic Year:  $765/month (10)


  • 5 days/week:  $270/month
  • 4 days/week:  $250/month
  • 3 days/week:  $210/month
  • 2 days/week:  $165/month
  • 1 day/week:  $115/month


  • Application/Enrollment (non-refundable, due at time of application):  $150
  • Re-Enrollment (non-refundable, current students, due by July 1st): $50
  • Operation/Supply (non-refundable, due with first payment):  $350


MSPI offers a sibling discount.

*Year-Round Program includes summer and vacation care days.

The 2023-2024 School Calendar

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