Gifts to the Annual Fund bridge the gap between what our families pay in tuition/fees and the actual cost to run the school. We rely on the financial support of our community to be able to provide state-of-the-art tools for our students and to teach our students. We want the best and brightest teachers and staff to educate your children. We also have the same everyday expenses you do: electrical bills, heating bills, facility maintenance, etc.
We've mentioned that the actual cost to educate one child is $8,950. In-parish tuition for one student is $6,259. So, why don't we increase tuition to $8,950 for each student? In the 2018-2019 school year, almost 20% of our families received financial aid. Pricing families out of being able to provide a Catholic school education for their children is not what St. Francis of Assisi Parish and School are about. As Christians, we will provide for those less fortunate than we are.
As a community, we choose to give generously, make up the difference between tuition and the cost of education, and provide for the future of our students and the school. This is the educational model we offer at St. Francis of Assisi School. Thank you for your continued support and generosity!