September 4, 2015

You’ve spoken and we are listening. As a way to make paying your invoices more convenient, we are now accepting credit card payments through FreshBooks. If you pay your invoice via Freshbooks’ credit card service, your account will be charged the exact transaction fee we are charged for using the service. That fee will appear on the subsequent invoice to the one you are paying with the credit card. If you pay with your Visa or MasterCard, you account will be charged $0.30 plus 2.9% of the transaction total. If you pay with your American Express card, your account will be charged $0.30 plus 3.5% of the transaction total.

We will continue to accept cash, checks, and online check payments without assessing an additional fee per transaction.

September 4, 2015

The September 1, 2015 invoices have gone out. Beginning with these September invoices, the contractual late fee of $35 will be automatically added to late invoices. To ensure you receive all communications from Freshbooks (our invoicing system), please check your spam or junk-mail folder for any invoices that might be trapped in email purgatory. Also, your enrollment contract outlines the payment plan you selected. As always, please let us know if you have any questions.

To help minimize the risk of incurring a late fee, we’ve activated the credit card transaction system within Freshbooks. However, should you pay with a credit card rather than cash, check, or electronic check, your account will be assessed the exact transaction fee that we are assessed in running your transaction as explained in detail below.

July 12, 2015

The highest compliment our parents can pay to Montessori School at Hampstead is the referral of family or friends. The trust and confidence that you place in us each and every day means a great deal to our community.


In appreciation of that trust and confidence, we offer a one-time $175 tuition credit for every new student enrollment as a result of your referral between now and December 31, 2015. Each and every time a new student enrolls as a result of your recommendation, you student’s account will receive a $175 tuition credit.


Who can receive the credit?


All currently enrolled families, newly enrolled families, and school faculty and staff can receive this tuition credit.


How do I refer a family?


You can refer a family in two ways:

  • Pass along, via email, the contact information for the prospective student and their family to our Head of School such that she can communicate with them about MSH.

  • The new family may write your name on the “How did you hear about us?” line of the...

July 12, 2015

You spoke, the community spoke, and we are listening. Montessori at Hampstead has been working with our community banking partner, MAX Credit Union, to implement an automatic EFT payment option for our families. We believe it will be ready for August and it only requires you to complete a simple EFT authorization and provide the school with a voided check. Then, like clockwork your monthly tuition payments will be automatically drafted out of your checking account, saving you time and guaranteeing you avoid any accidental late fees.


Many of you have asked us why we don’t accept credit card payments. There are several reasons that we’ve decided not to follow that path at the moment, but someday we hope to solve this issue in a way that is beneficial for everyone.


As you know, we are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) that operates on both fundraising revenue and payments for services from the families we serve. If all of our families paid their tuition using a credit card, over $20,000 of those tu...

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