Our next available Early Childhood (3-6 Diploma) course starts September 1st! This course will be offered in a blended-online format! In an effort to make this course more accessible during an age of social distancing, we have adapted our delivery of the course.
Class will meet online via Zoom* 3 evenings per week during the Blocks listed below:
5p.m – 8:15 Arizona time – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
Block 1: September 1 – October 9, 2020
Block 2: November 2 – December 11, 2020
Block 3: January 4 – February 5, 2021
Block 4: March 1 – April 9, 2021
Block 5: May 4 – May 14, 2021 (this 2 week block will meet 5 days per week)
Block 6: June 7 – June 30, 2021 (Anticipate that this final block will be held in person at SIMS)
*Note: students who prefer to attend these sessions in person at SIMS may do so. Compliance with health & safety measures will be enforced.
Click here for more information about our updated schedule
Tuition & Payment Dates
Academic Year –
For your convenience in making the remainder of your tuition payment(s), you’ll be able to choose one of the following payment plans*:
A single installment of $11,000 due September 1st
3 installments of $3,870 due September 1st, December 1st, and March 1st
8 monthly installments of $1,537.50 due monthly September 1st through April 1st
†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 $250 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.
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.
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.
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).