Enrollment at St. John School

Below is information regarding the cost of educating students through St. John Catholic School. This information and more can be found in the 2016-17 School Handbook (with specific enrollment details found on pages 7-10). Please note that costs and fee amounts have been updated below to reflect the 2017-2018 school year.

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Tuition & Fees

St. John Catholic School is financially supported by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. School parents who are contributing members of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church support St. John School by their weekly, monthly, quarterly, and/or annual church tithe. The parish cost of education is $5,200 annually for kindergarten through eighth grades. ($4,600 for additional children.) Parishioners should contact St. John the Evangelist parish office to make changes in their tithe.

School parents who are not members of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church pay tuition to the school for their child’s education. Yearly tuition is $5,200 annually for kindergarten through eighth grades. ($4,600 for additional children and $3,000 for parents choosing half-time kindergarten.) Payment plans are based upon the academic school year (10 months) and are available annually, semester, or monthly. Contact Mrs. Alexander in the school office to establish your payment plan.

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Current families have children already enrolled and are attending St. John Catholic School. These families can be parishioners and/or non-parishioners.

Enrollment begins each January for current families. Families currently attending St. John Catholic School receive an enrollment form in backpack mail, asking families to re-enroll their children for the coming year . This enrollment form along with a non-refundable enrollment fee of $150 is due February 28. This fee covers all students in a family.

If you are only enrolling for preschool, the enrollment fee is $150. A non-refundable technology/supply fee is due on or before August 10. This fee is $165 per student (maximum $495 per family).

A middle school elective fee of $75 is also due on or before August 10.

The enrollment process is deemed incomplete and void on May 24 in the absence of the enrollment fee, material fees, current St. John Church Tithe card, or tuition agreement form. After May 24, families will no longer be considered a “Current School Family” and will be charged the $300 new family enrollment fee.

If you are a registered parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, current registration, including a tithing, card must be on file at the Parish Center by December 31. Families who do not have a current registration, including a tithe form, on file or are not members of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church will be billed tuition.

New families who are parishioners are defined as those who are not attending St. John Catholic School but are registered parishioners of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. These families receive second priority in the enrollment process.

It is recommended that parents/guardians meet with the principal when considering St. John Catholic School. The meeting with the principal will provide an opportunity for prospective families to ask questions one-on-one with the principal and will include time for a personal tour of the school building.

The enrollment process for new families begins in January when parishioners with preschoolers and kindergarteners are invited to enroll. Enrollment packets are sent to the homes of parishioners with preschoolers and kindergarteners. At this time, parishioners are invited to begin their child’s education at St. John Catholic School by completing the necessary enrollment forms and returning these forms along with a non-refundable enrollment fee.

Parishioners with 1st-8th graders are asked to request enrollment materials from the school office. Final admittance into St. John Catholic School is announced on March 1. First-time school families pay an initial non-refundable enrollment fee of $300 by February 28. This fee covers all students in a family. If you are only enrolling for preschool the enrollment fee is $150. A non-refundable technology/supply fee is due on or before August 10. This fee is $165 per preschool-8th grader (maximum $495 per family). The enrollment process is deemed incomplete and void in the absence of both the enrollment and supply fees.

A middle school elective fee of $75 is also due on or before August 10.

If you are a registered parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, current registration, including a tithing card, must be on file at the Parish Center by February 28. Families who do not have a current registration on file or are not members of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church will be billed tuition.

Families who wish to enroll students in grades that are full will be placed on a waiting list. The waiting list becomes obsolete at the end of each school year.

St. John School is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.

New families who are not parishioners are defined as those who are not registered parishioners of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. These families receive third priority in the enrollment process. St. John Catholic School welcomes families of all denominations. St. John Catholic School welcomes families of all denominations.

It is recommended that parents/guardians meet with the principal when considering St. John Catholic School. The meeting with the principal will provide an opportunity for prospective families to ask questions one-on-one with the principal and will include time for a personal tour of the school building.

The enrollment process for new non-parishioner families begins in January when families may complete an enrollment application form. Final admittance into St. John Catholic School is announced on March 1. Families will receive notification of acceptance and will be asked to complete step two of the enrollment process by signing a Tuition Agreement Form and paying the enrollment fee.

First-time school families pay an initial non-refundable enrollment fee of $300. This fee covers all students in a family. If you are only enrolling for preschool, the enrollment fee is $150. A non-refundable supply fee is also due on or before August 10. This fee is $165 per preschool-8th grader (maximum $495 per family). The enrollment process is deemed incomplete and void in the absence of both the enrollment and supply fees.

A middle school elective fee of $75 is also due on or before August 10.

Families who wish to enroll students in grades that are full will be placed on a waiting list. The waiting list becomes obsolete at the end of each school year.

There are three options you may consider in sending your child(ren) to preschool at St. John School (tuition is assessed on a monthly basis):

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:15am-11:05am
$160/month

Tuesday, Thursday
8:15am-11:05am
$110/month

Monday through Friday (AM)
8:15am-11:05am
$270/month

Monday through Friday (PM)
12:35pm-3:25pm
$270/month


Preschool families will receive a bill from the school for services provided each month. Payment is due on or before the tenth of each month. Enrollment may be discontinued for nonpayment of fees.