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Tuition - Enrollment Information

Grades Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth



Rates for Pre-K

Children are admitted to school for Pre-K if they are 4 years of age on of before September 1st.

Number of Children

Monthly Annual
1 - Full Day $ 419.00 $ 4,609.00
1 - Half Day $ 260.55 $ 2,866.00

 

Parishioner Rate for K - 8

Number of Children

Monthly Annual
1 $  577.27 $  6,350.00
2 $  991.45 $  10,906.00
3 $ 1,403.00  $ 15,436.00
4 $ 1,814.91 $ 19,964.00

 

CRITERIA FOR PARISHIONER FAMILY RATE  - To receive the Parish tuition rate, all families must be officially registered with the Parish, be active and use the envelopes for the weekly offerings of at least $10.00. 

 

 

Non-Parishioner Rate for K - 8

Number of Children

Monthly Annual
1 $  668.18  $  7,350.00
2 $ 1,173.27 $ 12,906.00
3
$ 1,676.00
$ 18,436.00
4
$ 2,178.00
$  23,964.00

A recent survey of local non-public schools showed that St. Francis de Sales Catholic School's tuition is the most affordable.

ADMISSION POLICY

Children are admitted to school for kindergarten if they are 5 years of age on or before September 1. Students for grade 1 must be 6 years of age on or before September 1 and have successfully completed kindergarten. An original birth certificate is required along with a certificate of baptism for Catholics not baptized in St. Francis de Sales Parish. A health certificate containing current immunization information is required along with the Social Security number of the student. All registrations must be made in person with original certificates. All new families will be interviewed by the principal at the time of registration. A placement test may be given to all new students before acceptance is finalized. School records must be received before final acceptance. Admission is determined on a year by year basis with priority given to parishioners of St. Francis de Sales Parish.

WAITING LIST PRIORITY

Admission is determined on a yearly basis with priority given to parishioners of St. Francis de Sales Parish. The following criteria will be used to determine acceptance:

  1. Registered active, supporting Catholics.
  2. Siblings of children already enrolled
  3. Catholics students transferring from another Catholic school and moving into the parish.
  4. Families of other faiths seeking a Catholic education in grades K-4.
The final decision regarding the student's admission shall be determined by the principal and the pastor when the number of students within the parish exceeds the number of places available. Dependents of faculty and staff shall be given priority for enrollment in grades K-8.

Credit Card 
If you wish to use your credit card for any of  the Options  1, 2, 3, or 4, you must contact FACTS to make arrangements.
 An additional 3.5% fee will be charged for this service.  These payments will be processed through our FACTS payment processing company, not the business office.

Registration/Re-enrollment Fee
All families must pay $50.00 for one child or $100.00 for two or more children due at the time of
registration/re-enrollment.  This fee is non-refundable and is due by MARCH 7, 2017.

  • Re-registration/re-enrollment fee submitted between MARCH 8, 2017 – July 1, 2017 is $100.00 for one child or $150.00 for two or more children.
  • Re-registration/re-enrollment fee submitted any time after July 1, 2017 is $150.00 for one child or $200.00 for two or more children.

Service Hours/Fee
All families must volunteer a minimum 30 hours at parish/school sponsored events OR pay a $300.00 service fee.  Service hours are calculated from July 1st to June 30th.   If your total volunteer hours fall short of the required 30 hours, the service fee will be adjusted accordingly.

Fund Raising Events
All families are required to take an active and supportive role in the fund raising events sponsored by the school.

Financial Assistance (Grant and Aid)
St. Francis de Sales Catholic School and the Diocese of Wilmington offers  limited forms of financial
assistance.  Families needing assistance must apply each year at www.factstuitionaid.com or obtain a copy
of the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment in the school office.  This form must have been completely filled out and sent to FACTS by March 7, 2016.   These forms must be filled out in order to be considered for any financial aid.

Other
All checks are made payable to: St. Francis de Sales Catholic School.  All fees must be current within each trimester.  A family who is having unexpected financial difficulties needs to inform the principal immediately.  There will be a $25.00 fee for any returned check. 

Once a student is registered in our school, you have entered into an agreement and commitment to pay tuition for the entire year.  The size of the staff, amount of materials and books, and yearly school budget are based upon this commitment which was made at the time of registration/re-enrollment.  Tuition paid is non-refundable, and paying tuition for the entire year is the obligation of the family.

Re-registration packets for the 2016-2017 school year will not be given to any families who have not met their financial obligation for the current school year.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us here or via email:

webpage@sfdscs.org



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