We’re bringing blended online learning to our our second Infant and Toddler (0-3 Diploma) course! Classes start August 17, 2020. The course will run in two blocks, August 17, 2020 to October 9, 2020 (online) and June 14, 2021 to August 13, 2021 (in person in Phoenix). Live-streamed classes are M-F, 4:00pm to 7:00pm, with independent online learning taking place between class hours. In person classes are M-F, 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Tuition & Payment Dates
For your convenience in paying the remaining $9,500 after your tuition deposit, you’ll be able to choose one of the following payment plans*:
In one installment of $9,500, due by:
- August 1, 2020
In two installments of $5,055, due:
- August 1, 2020
- June 1, 2021
Twelve monthly installments of $900, due monthly from August 1, 2020 through July 1, 2021.
*Please note: A finance fee will be charged for Options 2 and 3, and is included in payment amounts listed above.
Additionally, please plan for approximately $1,200 for the cost of books, classroom materials, and the materials needed to create the albums required for this class.
There are a variety of ways to fund your education at SIMS. Please review our scholarship opportunities, tuition discounts, and payment plans to determine what might be the best fit for you. In addition, students who are also earning their Master’s degree in co-operation with Loyola University Maryland can also access financial aid through the college.
In addition to scholarships you may be able to find through your own independent research, we maintain an active list of scholarship opportunities that may be helpful to SIMS training candidates. Check it out here.
SIMS has partnered with Climb Credit to be able to offer Student Loans. Climb Credit is a new kind of student lending company which focuses on financing career-building programs to help students get a high return-on-investment from their education. They believe education is an investment toward your future career and earning potential and provide loans to SIMS students to help you reach that potential.
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We know enrolling in our training course is a significant investment (one we think is worth it!). Our payment plans allow you to schedule your payments in the best way you see fit, with monthly and quarterly installment options available. Read more above.
We offer early bird discounts for those who can get their applications in before cut-off deadlines. If you’re considering approaching a school to sponsor your participation in our course, please be sure to let them know also have school sponsorship discounts available.
Discounts For Your School
Are you currently a teacher at a Montessori school? If you’d like to encourage your school to sponsor you for training at SIMS, keep in mind that any sponsoring school receives $500 off each sponsored student’s tuition.
Additionally, if your school referred you to us, we will send them $100 once you’ve completed the first 90 days of the training course (please be sure you or your school tells us that you’ve been referred!).
Early Bird Discounts
We offer early bird discounts for those who can get their applications in before these cut-off deadlines:
- Extra Early Bird (by December 6, 2019): Tuition reduced by $500.
- Early Bird (by February 7, 2020): Tuition reduced by $250.
Your application must be completed and acceptance must be finalized by the applicable early bird date. Tuition discounts will be taken from December tuition installments (or final installments, where not applicable).