Tuition & Billing


We appreciate that a Telluride Mountain School education is an investment and for some, cost is the only obstacle.
TMS does offer a generous financial aid program to families that qualify.
For more information please contact the School.



Grades 1-4

Grades 5-6

Grades 7-12


For children not yet three, or three
years-old and attending school for the first time

Three Day Primary Program (3 days)
8:45AM–1:30PM, $9,160

Three Day Primary + Nap Program (3 days)
8:45AM–2:45PM, $10,200

Four-Day Primary Program (T-F)
8:45-1:30, $10,540

Four-Day Primary + Nap Program (T-F)
8:45-2:45, $12,720

Five-Day Primary Program (M-F)
8:45-1:30, $12,600

Five-Day Primary + Nap Program (M-F)
8:45-2:45, $15,690

For kindergarten-aged children

Kindergarten Program (M-F)
8:45-2:45, $17,100

Application Fee (for first time enrollment):

Non-Refundable Deposit
A non-refundable registration deposit of $750 for Montessori and $2,000.00 (grades 1-12) is due and payable on or before February 28th, to
reserve a place for a re-enrolling student and within two weeks of receipt for new students.

Tuition includes all classroom supplies, both durable and consumable, but not laptop computers.

Co-Curricular Fees
The costs of fall multi-day outdoor education field trips are included in the tuition fees. A portion of
the cost of spring multi-day experiential trips is also included. However, of the total costs of
experiential trips, approximately half must be covered by the families. Fundraising opportunities will
be provided and guided by the School. Modest fees may be also charged for off-campus excursions.

Ski Program
The fees for the optional in-house winter sports program are charged separately, and are in addition
to tuition charges. Lift tickets are not included and there may be modest transportation charges.

Financial Aid
Telluride Mountain School seeks to enroll families that, above all, embrace the school’s mission and
culture. In order to promote socio-economic diversity, the school offers a financial aid program for
qualified families. Families applying for assistance are asked to complete the Parent Financial
Statement, which is provided and reviewed by 
School and Student Services for Financial Aid, an
organization providing financial aid services to independent schools and their families. Please notify
the school if you wish to apply for financial aid.

Billing for Grades 1-12
Tuition may be paid in one payment due in July, or two payments due in July and September.
Monthly billing over ten months from July through April is available and subject to a $20 monthly
processing fee. Tuition may be paid by check, automatic withdrawal or credit card.

Billing for Montessori at Mountain School (preschool and kindergarten)
Tuition may be paid in one payment due in August, or two payments due in August and January.
Monthly billing over ten months from August through May is available and subject to a $50 annual
processing fee. Tuition may be paid by check, automatic withdrawal or credit card. Credit card
payments are subject to a handling fee to cover the associated expenses.
Upon enrollment, the school provides a billing preference form.