Tuition Assistance

The Montclair Cooperative School actively seeks to build a student body that is culturally, socially and economically diverse. The goal of our tuition assistance program is to help close the gap between the total cost of a Co-op education and what a family can afford.

How to Apply

Admissions decisions are made independently of tuition assistance considerations and awards are based solely on financial need. The tuition assistance program is available to students for Pre-K through 8th Grade. Tuition assistance awards are determined by a committee which uses the results from a financial analysis conducted by TADS and any supplemental information provided by the applicants. Tuition assistance is applied to tuition, overnight trips and our after school program. We structure our awards by first serving those students who currently receive awards and meet the deadline to apply, then other enrolled students who have had a change in their financial status, followed by newly accepted students, and, finally, any student who applies after the deadline.

You may apply for tuition assistance through TADS.

Although the Co-op is not always able to meet the financial needs of every family, we encourage families to apply if circumstances suggest that financial assistance might be needed to enroll. Information on the process is outlined below. If you have any questions or need guidance on unusual circumstances, please contact Donna Ellwood, Co-Head of School, Finance and Operations, by email at or at 973.783.4955 x416.

The Montclair Cooperative School understands the personal and sensitive nature of financial documents and keeps all such information strictly confidential.