Ruffing Montessori
Rocky River

Tuition and Financing

Tuition and Fees 2023-2024

Primary First and Second Year Tuition
Primary Third Year Tuition
Elementary and Middle School Tuition and Fees (Gr. 1-8)
Middle School Class Trip Fee (Gr. 6-8)


Tuition and fees are payable under three different payment plans:

  • One Payment- Tuition and fees will be paid in full by July 15.
  • Semester Payments- Tuition and fees will be paid in two equal semester installments due on July 15 and December 15.
  • Monthly Payments- Tuition and fees will be paid in ten (10) equal installments beginning July 15 and ending April 15. All new participants must enroll with SMART Tuition. A $250 per student fee will be charged to participate in this plan.

Smart Tuition Payment Plan

Please click here for more information about the monthly payment plan.

Financial Aid

Limited tuition assistance is available for the purpose of providing some tuition relief to qualifying families.   Ruffing has contracted with SMART Tuition to process financial aid applications and verification. To be eligible for aid, a family must complete an application through SMART. There is a nominal application fee. While confidential information must be disclosed to SMART, SMART will only provide the Board of Trustees’ Financial Aid Committee with their determination of a family’s financial need for tuition assistance.  All requests for tuition assistance must be received by mid-April and applicants will be notified of a decision in mid-May.  Exact dates will be communicated to the families during the school year.

Financial aid is determined one school year at a time. If a family receives an award one year, there is no guarantee that they will receive an award the following year.