We have a choice of (1) charging tuition for each child registered in our school (it costs over $3600.00 to educate each child) or (2) encouraging the entire Parish to be a part of our Stewardship program. We have chosen the second. What is asked of parishioners, who have children in our school, is what is asked of every family in the parish - to give of time, talent, and treasure. When it comes to finances we ask that every family remember the parish when they give back to God by their tithe. Tithing means giving 10% of what God gives to us back to Him through our charitable donations.
We ask each family in our parish to tithe to our parish. Each year a minimum amount per week is suggested to give to our Sunday collections.
For parishioners who have children in our Parish School the following criteria are to be met:
- An adult member of the family must be registered in the parish (not the school).
- The adult member(s) attends Mass with the child(ren) and takes part in the Mass every Sunday and Holy Day by singing, praying, and possibly participating in other ministries, such as Eucharistic minister, lector, usher, choir member, or server.
- The adult member(s) deposits weekly to the parish by the use of our church envelopes in an amount that the parishioner chooses. It is hoped that the amount truly reflects the ways that the parishioner and family have been blessed.(Each family is asked to tithe to meet the expenses of the parish and school. The school expenses are more than 80% of the budget. If a family cannot meet the suggested amount, they should still use the envelopes weekly to remain active parishioners).
- The adult member(s) participates in parish activities and fundraisers when possible. These include Forty Hours devotions, Eucharistic Adoration, raffles, festivals, social events, etc.
If the above criteria cannot be met, one cannot be considered an active parishioner and will be charged the out-of-parish tuition of $3600.00. The parish finance council will review this active status regularly.
Tuition for non-parishioners, Grades 1-8 (2018-19)
Tuition is $3600.00 for a child who has no adult parishioner and $3150.00 for the second child.
It is payable in 4 quarterly installments of $875.00 for the first child and $787.50 for the second child.
Payment is due on the first day of each school quarter.
Tuition for Kindergarten (2018-19)
Tuition for half-day kindergarten is $1800.00 to be paid in 10 monthly installments of $180.00.
Tuition for full-day kindergarten is $3600.00 to be paid in 10 monthly installments of $360.00.
Payment is due by the first school day of each month September - May.
There is a $30.00 snack/technology fee for all kindergarten students due by August 15.
Full-day kindergarten students also have a $100.00 student service fee (per family) due by August 15.
School/Technology Fees, Grades 1-8 (2018-19)
Fees of $260.00 are charged to each student to cover costs of all hardbound books, workbooks, audio/visual materials, additional reading materials, diocesan charges, supplementary materials, and other needs/supplies during the school year. (The $50.00 registration fee is included)
The Education Board states: "Fees may be paid in a lump sum at the time of pre-registration or by August 15 following the pre-registration. If the entire fee amount is not paid by August 15, the student will not be enrolled."
Student Service Fee (2018-19)
There is a $100.00 fee for all families (full-day K - 8) to be paid by August 15.