Heartwood Montessori School follows the traditional school year calendar.

Applications for Enrollment can be faxed to 919-461-8386 or mailed to the school, 112 Byrum Street, Cary, NC 27511. You are also more than welcome to drop by and pick an application up or drop one off at the office.

Program Tuition

Click here for 2020-2021 tuition rates.


Admission Fees

Details  Cost
Acceptance Deposit Due at the time of acceptance.
(Not when you submit your application for enrollment.)
This deposit is refundable if contract conditions are met (see sample contract) and will be returned by August 31.
Application Fee  Due at the time of acceptance.
(Not when you submit your application for enrollment.)
This fee is non-refundable.
Re-Enrollment Fee Drafted with your March invoice. $200.00
Fee per family not per student. Re-enrollment fee is non-refundable. (see sample re-enrollment form)

Please Note, in order to maintain services over the entire year, it is essential that the annual tuition fees be assured.  For this reason, it is understood that no reduction or remission of fees can be allowed for absence or withdrawal unless the vacancy can be filled immediately.  Early withdrawals will also forfeit any fees already paid.  After March 1st, no reduction or remission of fees is allowed.  HMS requires 30 days written notice for early withdrawals.


Before and After Care

Program Cost
Before Care
After Care
  • Before Care is not available for students in the Toddler House.
  • After Care for students in the Toddler House ends at 4:00pm.


Additional Fees

Fee Cost Per Year
All Students
varies by program
(up to $100)
Materials Fee
Children's House
Materials Fee
Kindergarten and Elementary
Materials Fee
Upper School

In-class field trips and special classroom activities (such as yoga or music) may incur additional fees.

Invoicing and Payment

Click here for tuition and payment options.

  • Payment options include 12-month plans, four payments, two payments, or payment in full. (See sample contract for details.)
  • Amounts are pro-rated for students attending less than 5 days/week (Example: 2 days is 2/5 of the 5-day tuition).

Distance Learning until May 15

Following NC governmental guidance, Heartwood will be holding all classes online until May 15 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you would like to set up a tour or observation, please email to be added to our interest list and we will be happy to connect with you.

Heartwood parents - we are sending updates and distance learning information via email; please check your messages and contact us ASAP if you think you might not be getting our mail.