Tuition & Fees

Application Fee: $75

Due upon initial application with the completed Application for Admission. This one-time non-refundable fee is for new applicants only. Re-applicants may call for a fee waiver code. Tuition assistance applicants are not required to pay the application fee and may call for a fee waiver code.

Tuition Deposit: $500

Due March 1 for currently enrolled families. This deposit is applied to tuition.

2019-2020 Tuition

Upon request, an alternative payment schedule may be arranged through the business office. An interest charge (8% annual percentage rate) will be applied to all outstanding monthly balances.

   Tuition   Deposit                Installments
       Due 8/1/19   Due 1/1/20  
 Children's House Half Day     $10,130    $500      $4,815         $4,815
 Children's House Half Day & Midday   $14,490   $500      $6,995      $6,995
 Children's House Full day & Elementary    $14,490    $500       $6,995          $6,995
  Junior High   $18,290   $500      $8,895              $8,895


Community Fee: $125/yearly
This fee helps cover the cost of school community and parent-related activities and events.

Annual Giving
Tuition covers approximately 90% of the cost of educating each LCS Student. Annual Giving along with all other LCS fundraising efforts, help to balance the operating budget that funds the school's mission. Annual Giving is essential to maintaining the exceptional educational quality and environments that children experience daily. Every LCS family is expected to participate in Annual Giving according to their means.

Extended Day
All students not involved in extracurricular activities who arrive prior to and/or stay beyond regular school hours must be enrolled in the extended day program.  For Children’s House Extended Day, the fee is $6.50/hour and is billed monthly based on a separate CHED contract. Contracts may be changed to accommodate scheduling needs on a monthly basis. Elementary/Junior High Extended Day is a drop-in program billed monthly at a fixed-rate of $7.00/morning or $9.00/afternoon per child.  

Tuition Assistance: $51 application fee
Tuition Assistance is offered to all eligible families to the extent that funds are available. Eligibility is determined in part by application through School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), which must be submitted to them by March 1st, along with a $51 per-family application fee. SSS forms are available at for online filing. Award notifications will be made by May 1st, with priority given to applications from returning families. Families must apply each year to receive consideration. For more information regarding Tuition Assistance, please click here.

Dates and fees are subject to change.

Mission Statement

Lake Country School is a Montessori learning environment that fosters independence, critical thinking, and creativity within each child. We are a community that promotes diversity and inclusion, as well as respect and responsibility to self, to others, and to the earth.

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3755 Pleasant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone 612.827.3707
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