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Financial Assistance and Scholarships

Updated: Mar 11


Financial Assistance Limited financial assistance is available through the school for current students registering in the extended primary or elementary programs. For further information, please call the school at 239-597-2255. Scholarship Opportunities

School Readiness Montessori Academy of Naples is a certified provider of the State of Florida’s School Readiness program. School Readiness is a need-based program for young students. For more information, visit the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida website at www.elcofswfl.org

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Montessori Academy of Naples is a certified provider of the State of Florida’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program. VPK funding is available through the State to all students who are four years old by September 1st of the school year. Parents of eligible students are responsible for contacting the Early Learning Coalition to obtain a VPK certificate. For more information about obtaining a VPK certificate, visit the Early Learning Coalition website at www.elcofswfl.org Please note that space within the Montessori Academy of Naples’ VPK program is limited. VPK spaces are offered to current students first. Remaining spaces are announced to eligible new students and spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis based on when their VPK certificate is received by the office. Admission into the Montessori Academy of Naples Children’s House program does not guarantee admission into Montessori Academy of Naples VPK program. Click here to read about Montessori Academy of Naples VPK program.

Step Up for Students Florida’s Step up for Students Grant program was designed to offer financial support to families who want to explore private educational opportunities within their community. For more information, please visit the Step Up For Students website at www.stepupforstudents.org

McKay Scholarship Montessori Academy of Naples is approved to accept McKay Scholarships. Acceptance into Montessori Academy of Naples for this program is on a case-by-case basis. The special needs and gifts of McKay recipients must be carefully evaluated and a determination must be made that the student is sufficiently independent and has the social, emotional, and cognitive skills to both benefit personally and contribute successfully within the Montessori environment. For more information on McKay Scholarships, please visit the Florida Department of Education website at www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/mckay

Gardiner Scholarship Montessori Academy of Naples is approved to accept Gardiner Scholarships. Acceptance into Montessori Academy of Naples for this program is on a case-by-case basis. The special needs and gifts of Gardiner recipients must be carefully evaluated and a determination must be made that the student is sufficiently independent and has the social, emotional, and cognitive skills to both benefit personally and contribute successfully within the Montessori environment. For more information on Gardiner Scholarships, please visit the Florida Department of Education website at http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/gardiner/

Hope Scholarship Montessori Academy of Naples is approved to accept Hope Scholarships. Florida’s Hope Scholarship is for students who have been subjected to an incident of battery; harassment; hazing; bullying; kidnapping; physical attack; robbery; sexual offenses, harassment, assault, or battery; threat or intimidation; or fighting at school the opportunity to transfer to another public school with capacity or enroll in an approved private school under the Hope Scholarship. For more information on Hope Scholarships, please visit the Florida Department of Education website at http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/hope/

Family Empowerment Scholarship Montessori Academy of Naples is approved to accept Family Empowerment Scholarships. The Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES) Program is one of Florida’s greatest victories for low-income and working-class families, and it is the first of its kind to extend support to middle-income families. The FES Program will provide an educational lifeline to students waiting for an opportunity to find the school that will best work for them and puts more parents in the driver’s seat to determine the best educational environments for their children. For more information on Family Empowerment Scholarships, please visit the Florida Department of Education website at fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/fes/

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