Tuition Assistance

Dear Prospective Marin Montessori Parents,

Marin Montessori School is committed to offering financial support, within our financial capability, to qualifying families finding it challenging to meet the costs of an MMS education. We are especially interested in fulfilling our mission of “nurturing the development of each child in our diverse community” by offering assistance to families from varied backgrounds. We encourage any family with questions about their ability to afford program fees to inquire about Tuition Assistance by contacting Director of Finance Deborah Snyder at All inquiries will be handled carefully and discreetly.

Funding for the school’s Tuition Assistance program is determined annually by its Board of Trustees, and the allocation of those resources is determined by the Tuition Assistance Committee. All information concerning applications to and deliberations of the Tuition Assistance Committee is confidential and limited to Committee members, and their decisions are final.

The application process for Tuition Assistance at Marin Montessori begins with completion of the online questionnaire posted by SSS ( Application process details are highlighted in the attached flyer, “Applying for Tuition Assistance at Marin Montessori School.” The SSS application website opens on November 1, 2018 for school year 2019-20. Applications for new families must be completed by January 31, 2019. The fee for the non-refundable application fee is about $50.00.

Our business office will be available for questions throughout the application period. Please contact me directly with any questions, concerns or comments regarding the process. I would be happy to hear from you at any time.


Deborah Snyder
Director of Finance
Office: (415) 924-5388 x105
Cell: (415) 307-8244

Helpful Resources

Tuition Assistance Manual

Understanding Private School Financial Aid

SSS Family Guide to Financial Aid

Parents’ Financial Statement Workbook and Instruction Booklet

Tax Primer for Parents

IRS Form 4506