Please, click through the titles below to learn more about Tuition at MCS.

Transitional Kindergarten: $9,520

Kindergarten-5th Grades: $11,530

6th-8th Grades: $12,510


New Student Application Fee (non-refundable): $75

Annual Registration/Re-Enrollment Fee (non-refundable):

TK $180
K-8th $500

Tuition payments are made through Smart Tuition. Other payment methods may be arranged with the business office. Tuition may be paid in one of the following incriments:

  • One (1) payment during the month of July
  • Two (2) equal payments one in July and one in December 
  • Eleven (11) equal payments automatically withdrawn on the 5th or 20th day of each month beginning in July and continuing through June with no tuition payment in January.

MCS wants to emphasize that our operating expenses do not diminish upon the departure of a student during the course of the school year. We trust that with the $500 re-enrollment fee, parents are making a firm commitment for the entire school year. MCS makes yearlong commitments to staff and other contracts based, in large part, on re-enrollment numbers. In the event of a withdrawal, we require full tuition through the student’s final enrollment day (calculated on a daily basis). Then, to partially compensate for the loss of tuition, we require a payment of 10% of the tuition for the remaining days the student would have been in school had he/she completed the year. To avoid the 10% penalty, written notice of withdrawal needs to be received by April 1, 2022 (prior to staff contract renewals).

Families who are enrolling their children for the first time in TK-8th Grade will be assessed a one-time facility fee of $2,500 per family. There is a prorated fee for Middle School grades. This fee is used for ongoing maintenance of the building and grounds and is due during the first year at MCS. Arrangements may be made to pay the fee in installments.

The student activity fee includes the cost for yearbook, emergency provisions, classroom activities, MCS events, T-shirt, miscellaneous materials, and grade-level field trips. The cost for overnight field trips in fourth, sixth, and eighth grade will be collected separately from this fee by MCS or the field trip tour company.

These include: Student Activity Fee, Athletics, Performing Arts, Family Fee, Tech Fee, and other fees.

  • Before School Morning Care for TK – 8th Grades (7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.): $4 flat fee
  • TK-Care Program for TK (12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.): $16 per day
  • After School Program for TK – 8th Grade (2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.): $8 per hour, $4 minimum

Invoicing and payments are handled through Smart Tuition (a Blackbaud Company) not yet entered.

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