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Tuition & Financial Assistance

HIHCM desires to provide as many families as possible the opportunity to enrich their children's lives by receiving Christian Montessori education.  We understand the financial commitment for each family, therefore, each year a total of one-third of our students receive financial support through financial aid and discounts. 

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At Hand in Hand, our son is thriving in new areas we never thought possible and is finally able to build the confidence needed to try new things and meet new people. Both our children are excited to go to school each day and proud of their accomplishments. They are able to learn different subjects at their own pace, a supportive environment where kindness is key, and have a well-rounded Christian education where they are loved each day. I am grateful each day that we found Hand in Hand and hope other families have the opportunity to experience the joy it has brought our family.

Carissa

By the Numbers

$250,000

Financial Aid Given

30%

Families receiving financial Support

172

Sibling Discounts Given

We are committed to working with families to make Hand in Hand Christian Montessori feasible for as many students as possible. We recognize the financial pressures on families today and strive to keep tuition and fees as low as possible while delivering a hands-on and Christ-centered educational experience. 
  • What are your school hours?
    Office hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM Infant and toddler program hours: 7:30AM - 5:30PM School-age hours: School day: 8:30AM - 3:30PM Before care: 7:30AM - 8:30AM After care: 3:30PM - 5:30PM
  • Do you offer before and after school care?
    Yes, we offer before and after care for our school-aged (preschool - 6th grade) program, called playcare. Before care hours are from 7:30AM - 8:30AM and after care hours are from 3:30PM - 5:30PM. Playcare is available for all school days. Alternative care is not offered on days with early dismissal or other non-school days, such as holidays, breaks, and conference days.
  • Do you offer bus transportation?
    Highcroft does not currently offer bus transportation. For the 2024 - 25 school year, Highcroft will offer transportation from our Bloomington campus.
  • Do you require uniforms?
    Yes, HIHCM requires a simple uniform. Our simple uniforms are beneficial because they ...​ Promote cohesiveness in the student body. ​ Schools nationwide are welcoming diversity into their student body, with a wide range of backgrounds and different economic status. At Highcroft, we strive to create an environment where all children feel welcome and safe. ​ Provide an appropriate standard of dress.​ Uniforms offer an added layer of protection for the children and staff by ensuring all clothing is appropriate for school.​ Reduce the cost of "school clothes." ​ Families may purchase uniforms from the store of their choosing. Affordable options include: School uniform sales, Target, Old Navy, Children's Place, used clothing stores, and many other retail options. ​ Allow younger children the opportunity for independence by dressing themselves. ​ Children often find it is easier to have only a few options to select from that are school appropriate, as some children get overwhelmed by having to choose from a large selection.​ Help eliminate distractions. ​ Wearing a uniform helps to eliminate distractions caused by current fashion trends.
  • Do you have required homework?
    Preschool and Kindergarten: there is no required homework, but parents are encouraged to read with their children or have them read to you. Elementary (1st - 6th grade): there is no required homework, but children are encouraged to read and practice math facts daily. On occasion, there may be an assignment that the parents are requested to assist with at home. Highschool: each day there is required homework, although there is an open hour where students are encouraged to complete their homework. Generally, the students complete most of their homework at school or have minimal homework.
  • Do you offer a foreign language?
    Latin is infused into core lessons in 1st - 6th grade. French or Spanish is offered as an elective in 7th grade and up.
  • Does HIHCM complete standardized testing?
    All K - high school students enrolled in our 5-day academy complete a yearly standardized test. Homeschool students have the option of completing the standardized test through HIHCM or independently. Standardized tests give feedback to teachers, administrators, students and parents and help them further support the students needs.
  • Is technology used?
    Preschool - Kindergarten: During the school day children do not use technology in the classroom Elementary 1st - 6th grade: Students have minimal access to Chromebooks for supporting their learning. The main use of technology is for research and typing. Highschool: Students either have their own laptop or have access to a school Chromebook when needed to complete an assignment. It is a secondary learning tool as technology is not the primary source of learning. The school highly values safety when using technology and have applications in place to ensure safe technology use.

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Judy Axelson, PR & Communications

We encourage any family who thinks that HIHCM might be beyond their means to reach out to Judy Axelson. We do our best to work with 1st-year families desiring to transition into our community.

 

Although, our Financial Aid applications have closed for the 2024-25 academic year. A larger percentage of our families benefit from discounts.

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