Ruffing Montessori
Rocky River

Ruffing Montessori School Financial Policy

Enrollment:  The re-enrollment date for students currently at Ruffing and intending to return in the fall is February 15.  A completed Reservation Agreement, along with the necessary non-refundable deposits, must be forwarded to Ruffing by February 15 of this year in order to secure a spot for your child(ren) in the upcoming year.  If the form and deposit are not received by the due date, a spot is not guaranteed for your child(ren).  The tuition deposit is credited against the total tuition due and is non-refundable.

Tuition:  Tuition amounts for the 2017-2018 school year are as follows:

Primary Tuition (first two years)
Third Year Primary
Elementary/Middle School Tuition and Fees (grades 1-8)
Middle School Trip Fee $900


Ruffing offers three payment plans:

  1. One Payment: Tuition and fees may be paid in full by July 15.
  2. Two Payments: Tuition and fees may be paid in two equal installments. Fifty percent (50%) is due July 15 and the remaining fifty percent (50%) is due December 15. A late fee of $40.00 per month will be assessed on payments made more than 5 days late.
  3. Monthly Payments: Tuition and fees may be paid in ten (10) equal installments beginning July 15 and ending April 15. A late fee of $40.00 per month will be assessed on payments received more than 5 days late.

Credit Cards:   Credit cards will be accepted as payment under the “One Payment” or “Two Payment” Plan.  If a parent chooses to pay under the One Payment or Two Payment Plan by cash or check, a $250.00 per student tuition credit will be issued and his/her invoice will be adjusted accordingly. For the tuition credit to apply, all payments under the chosen plan must be paid with cash or check.  The $250.00 discount does not apply to the Monthly Payment Plan.

Past Due Tuition:  In order to run a successful and financially sound school, it is imperative that Ruffing receive tuition and fee payments from its families as they become due.  As an accommodation to its families, Ruffing permits a grace period of up to five (5) calendar days after the stated due date for the family to pay tuition and fees.

If payment of tuition is not made by a family according to one of the above listed payment plans or if the parents do not maintain a harmonious relationship with the school, Ruffing has the right to refuse to admit that child(ren) to class, to deny admission to that child(ren), or to permanently remove the child(ren) from the school’s roster. If a family is in arrears, Ruffing has the right to declare immediately due and payable both the arrears and any and all tuition and fees remaining due from the family for the full school year. Ruffing shall have the right to withhold the child(ren)’s records until all such tuition and fees are paid.

Ruffing understands that special circumstances may occasionally arise and requests that such circumstances be brought to the attention of the administration.