Our next available Early Childhood (3-6 Diploma) will start August 17, 2021! We’re excited that not only will we continue to offer the course in a blended-online format, but we are also offering the option to choose to attend lectures during the day or the evening* Students will be required to attend three sessions in Phoenix:
November 8 – 13, 2021
Either March 14 – 18, 2022 OR March 21 – 25, 2022
June 6 – July 2, 2022 (includes review, written, and oral exams)
Click here to download a more detailed schedule.
*Daytime and evening courses contingent on enrollment numbers.
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 August 1st
3 installments of $3,870 due August 1st, December 1st, and April 1st
11 monthly installments of $1118.18 due monthly August 1st through June 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.
Montessori schools across the country trust us to train their chosen candidates at SIMS. Students interested in contacting a school regarding their interest in sponsoring a student should reach out to find out a schools specific requirements. A list of current sponsorship opportunities can be found here: Learn about sponsorships
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.
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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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 February 26, 2021): Tuition reduced by $500.
- Early Bird (by April 23, 2021): 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).