Book speed dating activity

To Apply For Tuition Assistance/Financial Aid

Our school offers need-based assistance, as funds are available, to make tuition affordable for more families. We use a third-party organization to help us accurately and fairly assess a family’s ability to pay and, after review, award grants accordingly. BeneFAQ has been supporting private school families for over 20 years. They understand the importance of you providing your child with a Montessori education, which is why we are glad to partner with them. Their application process will request financial information from you that primarily consists of income, expenses, assets, and debts. BeneFAQ uses that information to calculate a “Family Anticipated Contribution Total” (FACT Report) and sends us that information. Once received, we will reach out to you to discuss the results.


You don’t have to be wealthy to send your children to NewGate, but you do need to be committed to giving them a truly different kind of education.

We focus on each child as an individual and their parents’ reasons for wanting to be part of our school community.

Every year we meet families who would like to send their children to NewGate who cannot afford the full cost of tuition. We ask each family to focus on whether NewGate is genuinely the right match for their family’s values and their children’s needs, interests, abilities, and learning approach. Finding families who are the right “fit” takes effort and is our priority. We are looking to forge a long-term partnership relationship based on mutual values and beliefs about what constitutes a great educational experience.

As an independent school, we need to pay our way. In our case, we depend entirely on tuition and limited resources. However, we have built an allowance for tuition assistance into our budget.

We ask that each family pay their share of the total cost of their child’s tuition to the best of their ability. Our funds are limited; however, we do our best to partner and find ways to support families. We invite families needing tuition assistance to apply through a third-party reviewer who gives the tuition assistance committee the documentation required to make informed decisions. We also ask families who seek help to apply for Florida State Scholarships through Step Up For Students.

We must help the children to act for themselves, will for themselves, think for themselves; this is the art of those who aspire to serve the spirit. 


Our Three Campuses

Age 18 months through Grade 6
5237 Ashton Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
Ph 941-922-4949, Fax 941-922-7660



Grades 7-12
5481 Communications Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34240
Ph 941-222-0763, Fax 941-922-7660


Grades 7-12
Ph 941-222-0763, Fax 941-922-7660