Enrollment and fees

Lisbon Montessori School will host children of all nationalities who are between 2½ and 12 years of age. Most common ages at point of enrollment are between 2 ½ – 9 years.

Start of attendance is possible in September and in January (any week of the month), so at the start of each term.

Parents are encouraged to visit many schools before choosing the right school for their child.

To start the enrollment process to Lisbon Montessori School we will invite you for a tour or an open-house day. The tour takes about one hour, and for the first visit we invite both parents to come alone, without their child. An exception to this is when the parents have already made the decision to enroll and provided the paperwork in which case they may to bring their child for an interview with the teacher.

If you are abroad and wish to reserve a spot for your child, please fill in the LMS Admissions Parents Questionnaire and LMS Application Form and email them back to the school office to hello@lisbonmontessori.org  If you wish to speak with an admissions person, please email to schedule a video call.

If the child has attended school before we require that you provide their school report. When joining the elementary we require two year’s progress reports and an email contact for the former teacher who will be asked to fill in a teacher-to-teacher form for admissions.

Our school year has 10 months, from September to June. We also offer daycare in July day-camp at an extra fee.

Our tuitions have been designed to ensure our ability to pay our bills. However, we also understand that our tuitions may be a challenge for some families. If you are one of them and Montessori education is important to you, please check our tuition reduction scheme at the bottom of this page.

Tuition fees

Enrolment Fee 400 Eur /per family (one-time fee)
Facilities Fee 300 Eur / child/year
Pre-payment 500 Eur(paid at enrollment and deducted from last quarterly payment)
Casa Half-Day (Annual/10 months)

NOTE: Applies to casa children only.

5750 Eur :
– 1st quarter is paid before August 5th
– 2nd quarter is paid before November 5th
– 3rd quarter is paid before February 5th
– 4th quarter is paid before May 5th
Casa Full-Day (Annual/10 months) 7500 Eur :
– 1st quarter is paid before August 5th
– 2nd quarter is paid before November 5th
– 3rd quarter is paid before February 5th
– 4th quarter is paid before May 5th
Elementary (Annual/10 months) 7750 Eur :
– 1st quarter is paid before August 5th
– 2nd quarter is paid before November 5th
– 3rd quarter is paid before February 5th
– 4th quarter is paid before May 5th
Late Payment 30 Eur/week in all payments made after the due date
Insurance Included in our fees
NOTES:

• Morning and afternoon snacks are included in the fees listed above for all children. We ask full-day children to bring a packed lunch that can be eaten cold.
• Families with more than one child enrolled in the same school year will be exempted from enrollment fee for second and subsequent children.
• In cases of absence from school due to illness or any other reasons no payments will be returned.
• All children must attend through the end of June. July camp daycare is available at weekly rates.
• Fees are non-refundable.
• Parents may choose to pay their fees either quarterly (see the schedule above) or in one advance payment, in which case we will apply a reduction to the annual fees amount (see below).

Tuition reduction policies

Families discount: 15% discount for 2nd child, 25% for 3rd child or more attending LMS.
Families with monthly income under 2000 Eur are entitled to a discount on tuition fees up to 35%.
Families who pay the year in advance receive a 5% discount.
NOTES:
  • To apply for our Tuition Reduction program, parents will be asked to fill out a form where all sources of income and property of the family must be listed. The form must be submitted to the school office along with a copy of your last IRS return sheet.
  • Discounts are applied to tuition fees only.
  • Discounts are not applicable to enrollment fee, facilities fee or deposit.