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Keystone feels strongly that Montessori education should be available to all children.  Keystone is interested in supporting families who are truly committed to embracing the Montessori approach and who reflect the broad socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity found within the Charlotte area.


With this idea in mind, Keystone collaborates with TADS, a financial assistance screening service.  Tuition assistance applications and information are confidential and will not be made available to anyone who is not directly involved with the administration of the school.  


In order to possibly qualify for tuition assistance, parents must first complete the five-step application process that is detailed on the admissions page. This includes submitting an application for enrollment to Keystone Montessori School. 


Once the admissions process is completed and the TADS tuition assistance application has been thoroughly audited, the school can then make a decision regarding tuition assistance.  Please note that tuition assistance is awarded on a yearly basis, and reapplication is necessary each year.   

TADS Application Information

TADS Financial Aid Assessment


Tuition assistance is available on the basis of demonstrated need. If you believe that your resources are not sufficient to meet the total costs of Keystone Montessori School, you are encouraged to apply.


TADS provides a framework through which household need can be measured fairly and equitably. Recommendations from TADS are used by Keystone Montessori School in accordance with its policies to determine the award amount. 



Application Information


Applications for tuition assistance may be completed online at  The $39.00 processing fee is made payable to TADS. Failure to pay the processing fee may delay the evaluation.  

Supporting Documentation


The following supporting documentation must be submitted to TADS via mail or fax prior to the application due date of February 1:

  • Household members' most recently completed federal tax forms (personal and businesses owned)

  • W-2's from each job held by household members

  • Most recent pay stub from each job held by household members

  • Documents that establish the amount of miscellaneous monthly or yearly income you currently receive (i.e., welfare, food stamps, unemployment, workers' compensation, etc.,)

  • All corporate, partnership, and trust forms if a household member owns 20% or more interest in a corporation, partnership or trust

Need Assistance with your Application?


You may contact TADS for assistance completing the application or to check application status. TADS does not have award information. 


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Mailing Address: 110 N. 5th Street, Second Floor,  Minneapolis, MN  55403

Telephone: 800.884.8237 (M-F, 8-8; Sat 9-4, Sun 10-4, Central)

Fax Number: 612.548.3326 (24 hours)


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