Tuition for School Year 2020-21:

Five Full Days (3 to 6 yrs old)


Primary (3 – 6 yrs old):
8:00am until 3:00pm
$9,850 per school year
*Child must be 3 by Sept. 1st

(Before & Aftercare available)

Five Half Days

Primary (3 to 6 yrs old)

8:00am until 12:30pm
$8,850 per school year
(Limited Spaces)

(Before care available)

Three Full Days

Primary (3 to 4 yrs old)

T,W,Th only

8:00am until 3:00pm
$8,850 per school year
(Limited spaces)

(Before & Aftercare available)


(3 to 4 yrs old)

10:30 am until 1:00 pm
(T and/or W and/or Th)
First semester (13 weeks)
1 day $803.40 
2 days $1,495
3 days (T,W,Th) $2086.50

Second semester TBD

Parent / Infant

(4mo. – 15mo.)

8:30 am until 9:30 am
First semester (13 weeks) $468

Second semester TBD

Parent / Toddler

(15 mos. - 36 mos.)

8:30 – 10:00 am
(T and/or W and/or Th)*
10:30 am – 12:00 pm (F)*
First semester (13 weeks) $468**
Second semester TBD

*Parents can sign up for 1/2/3/4 days subject to availability.

**Tuition is for classes meeting once every week during the semester.

Additional Fees:

  • Application Fee ($200 per child)
  • New Family fee ($500) (one-time capital improvement fee)
  • Materials fee ($250 per child, ages 3-12).
  • Tuition is non-refundable once tuition agreement is signed.

Extended Day Program:

Before-care – 7:00am until 8:00am
After-care – 3:15pm until 6:00pm
$8.00 per half-hour, billed at the end of each month based on usage.

Annual Fund Support:

100% participation in the Annual Appeal at any donation level is expected.

Service Hours Required:

20 hrs for Full Time / 10hrs Part Time / 5hrs Parent/child
Billed at $20/hr for any hours not completed

Payment Schedule:

Installment plan options are available.

  • One Payment Plan – June 15
  • Two Payment Plan – June 15 and January 15
  • Ten Payment Plan – Monthly from June 15 – March 15

Payments are due the 15th of each month according to the selected payment plan and are payable on FACTS via auto pay.


Cardinal Bernardin Montessori Academy offers a 5% sibling discount on the lesser tuition for Primary Families. $200 application/re-enrollment fee will be waived for parents choosing the One Payment Plan.

Late fees:

FACTS late fees accrued five business days after the due date.

Primary & Elementary Tuition:

Tuition rates do not include field trips, before & after care, after school enrichment, lunch, milk or hot lunch.

Early Withdrawal Policy

All fees are non-refundable. Families must complete their payment for the month that the student has already started, and payment for ONE additional month.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial aid is applicable ONLY for Kindergarten families. Families are encouraged to apply via Empower Illinois & Big Shoulder Funds for Scholarships:

Admissions Application Packet

Please take a moment to fill out the application packet containing admission information.