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Tuition

Sending a child to NewGate represents a significant financial investment for the average family. At the same time, running a school like ours is a costly proposition. Our families are very special people who recognize and appreciate that an investment in education truly does pay the best dividends.

Financial Aid is available. Click here for more information.

Tuition 2018-2019 School Year


Toddler Students (Ages 18 months to 3 years)
  • Half-Day Program $10,546 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
  • Full-Day Program $12,967 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
  • Extended-Day Program* $14,891 (8:00 am - 5:45 pm)
* If minimum # of students required is met. Includes scheduled care on most days when school is closed for holidays and parent/teacher conference days.

Primary Students (Ages 3 to 6)
  • Half-Day Program (3-year-olds only) $10,692 (9:00 am - 12:30 pm)
  • Full-Day Program $13,337 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
  • Extended-Day Program* $15,318 (8:00 am - 5:45 pm)
* Includes scheduled care on most days when school is closed for holidays and parent/teacher conference days.

Elementary Students (Grades 1-6)
  • Full-Day Program $14,035 (9:00 am - 3:30 pm)
  • Extended-Day Program* $15,346 (8:00 am - 5:45 pm)
* Includes scheduled care on most days when school is closed for holidays and parent/teacher conference days.

Secondary Students (Grades 7-12)
  • First Cycle (7th-8th Grades) $15,351 (8:30 am -3:30 pm)
  • Second and Third Cycles (9th-12th) $15,656 (8:30 am -3:30 pm)

Buildings and Grounds Fee $600 per family per year

Activities Fees
  • Students in grades 1 - 6 $400 per student per year
  • Students in grades 7 - 12 $500 per student per year

The NewGate School offers three tuition payment options



1. Discount for Prepayment of Tuition
We offer a 5% discount if tuition is paid in full by March 1st; 4% if paid in full by April 1st; and a 3% discount if tuition is paid in full by May 1st.

2. Two Payments
Installments are due June 1st and December 31st.

3. Monthly Installments
Installments are due July 1st through April 1st. A 4.0% service charge applies to the installment payment option.


Enrollment Deposit
Upon acceptance, a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $750 is due with the completed Enrollment Agreement. The enrollment deposit will be deducted from the last installment of the selected installment option.

Tuition Payment Plans
TADS is the agency that manages tuition payment plans. The first installment is due on June 1st (or on enrollment is a student is admitted after July). Monthly payments can be made on the 1st or 15th of each month, with all tuition paid in full by April 1. A non-refundable fee of $45 per family will be charged by TADS if you wish to pay in more than 2 installments. This fee is for the entire family, regardless of the number of students the family is enrolling.

Non-Discrimination Policy
The NewGate School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic, or sexual orientation origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Financial Aid
Our goal is to create a diverse school community, drawing together children and families from a wide-range of the Sarasota-Manatee community, in an independent school that will not seek government funding. We have built a financial aid fund into our budget to provide as much assistance as we can for families who could not otherwise afford the school. In addition, the school will offer a number of flexible tuition payment options. Applicants who wish to explore the availability of financial aid should contact us . Applications for financial aid will be considered through a confidential analysis of the family's financial need.

Contact us at robinhowe@montessori.org for more information about our financial aid program.