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Starting a New Montessori School: Operations Budget

4. New School Operations Budget


The following is a sample budget for a starting school.


Program Revenues:

Operational Income

Tuition and Fees
Application Fees


Net Fundraising Income

Garage Sale, Auction, etc.


Restricted Capital Income

Security Deposits (Parents pay a deposit of $200-$300 to commit to a three-year enrollment cycle. The deposit is refunded at the end of the cycle or forfeited if the child does not complete the cycle.)


Program Expenses:

Program Related

Payroll Taxes
Fringe Benefits
Professional Development



Postage and Printing
Equipment Maintenance and Repair
Returned Security Deposits


Institutional (Space-Related)

Mortgage (or rent)
Maintenance and Supplies

Organizational Roots 
Site Selection 

New School Capital Budget New School Operations Budget

Promotion Starting Montessori Classes Legal Issues

Startup and Cycle of Financial Operations Chart of Accounts