Tuition rates are determined yearly based on a percentage of the actual cost to educate each student. Revenue for operating costs each year comes from three sources: (1) Tuition, 2) Diocese Tuition Assistance and 3) School Fundraising and Development.
Tuition assistance is available to all students attending St. Bernadette Catholic School based on need. It is not the intent of St. Bernadette Catholic School to deny Christian education to any child for financial reasons. Financial Aid is available, through the Diocese of Worcester, to qualified families in Grades K-8. Forms are available on-line at www.factstuitionaid.com.
Fees and Tuition
There is a non-refundable Application Fee of $300.00 per student. A $75.00 nonrefundable fee is due at the time of application. If a child is accepted and enrolls in the school, the balance of the registration fee, $225.00 must be returned with the registration materials.
The yearly registration fee of $300.00 per student, payable at the time of re-registration, is non-refundable.
There is a $175 Technology Fee for all students in grades 6, 7 and 8 to offset the cost of leasing the iPads used in those grades.
There is a $150 Graduation Fee for all students in grade 8 to offset the cost of the Eighth Grade Graduation.
St. Bernadette Catholic School utilizes F.A.C.T.S., a tuition management service. Tuition payments are debited from parents’ savings or checking account directly by F.A.C.T.S. and deposited in the St. Bernadette account. For more information visit F.A.C.T.S. FAQ.
Payments may be made annually directly to the school with a 2% discount, or semi-annually, or in 10 or 12 monthly payments through the F.A.C.T.S. Company. If anyone would be interested in helping to pay for a child’s education, the Principal has the necessary information relative to scholarship donations. SIGN-UP for F.A.C.T.S. to get started.
FACTS Enrollment Fee Reminder:
- Full Payment: $0
- 2 Payments: $10
- 3 or more Payments: $45
With approximately 80% of the projected cost per student coming from tuition, it is imperative that each family assumes the responsibility to keep payments current.
Grades K - 8 Tuition Rates
1st Child - $8,225
2nd Child - $7,875
3rd Child - $7,575
Each Additional Child - $7,375
8th Grade Tuition (Includes $150 Graduation Fee) - $8,375
Preschool Tuition Rates
*The Optional Preschool Extended Day Program is a permanent schedule and is added onto your annual Preschool Tuition cost. This fee does not cover Child Care for days when the school is not in session.
*Optional Early Drop-off Program – (7:30 am – 8:30 am for preschool and 7:30 am – 8:00 am for K-8) – To ensure appropriate staffing, you will be billed monthly, $5/day, for each day you use the early drop off option. If your child is enrolled in the Extended Day Program, you may use the Early Drop off Program at no additional charge.