Welcome to Birchwood Montessori! To learn more about our school, call the office at (515) 306-4593 or email for more information. We find most visitors aren’t familiar with Montessori, and encourage everyone interested in applying for enrollment at Birchwood to begin with a tour. Please visit our Admissions page for more information about this. 

Tuition is set by the Birchwood Board of Directors each year. The tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year has been set at $7,500 for our full-time primary program, $4,500 for our half-time primary program, and $6,000 for our elementary program. The long-term plan is to increase elementary tuition by $500 each school year until it matches the primary tuition amount.


Each year, Birchwood is able to award a limited number of financial scholarships. Please visit our Scholarships page for more information. 

There are three ways to make tuition payments:

1)  Plan A: Payment in full due by August 1. A 5% discount is applied.

2) Plan B: Trimester payments due August 1, December 1, and March 1. A 3% discount is applied.

3) Plan C: Ten monthly payments due on the first of each month from August 1 through May 1.

Sibling Discount: a 5% discount for each additional child will be applied. 

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Phone: (515) 306-4593



4801 Franklin Avenue #1159

Des Moines, IA 50310

Birchwood Montessori is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment or admissions on account of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or religion or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law. Any employee, board member, potential family, volunteer or client who believes that they or any other affiliate of Birchwood Montessori has been discriminated against is strongly encouraged to report this concern promptly to the Director.