Affordability

Tuition

Financial Aid

Saint Francis International School is committed to making Catholic education possible for as many children as possible.

We believe that Catholic education is a unique ministry that has the ability to change lives. We desire make the Catholic education available at St. Francis International a possibility for as many children as possible.

We know that as parents work to provide a solid formation for their children, there are many costs and options that can make Catholic education seem too costly to pursue. This is especially true for families who may be financial struggling.

Our community strives to make Saint Francis International School an affordable option using two approaches:

1. We work to provide the highest quality education with the most services possible at a streamlined cost. To accomplish this we utilize many different resources including volunteers, partnerships with outside organizations, grant seeking, participation in federal, state, and local funding and support programs, and old-fashioned efficiency.

2. We work to provide as much financial aid and assistance as possible. Each year the members of St. Camillus and St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Churches, the Archdiocese of Washington, and The Shepherd Foundation provide considerable financial support that is used to provide direct financial aid to families in need. St. Camillus and St. Mark the Evangelist Parishes also provides a subsidy to help Catholic familes afford the cost of Saint Francis International School tuition. And, each year the families of Saint Francis International School participate in fundraising efforts that help to ensure that all families can afford our Catholic education.

Required Volunteer Service

We believe that Saint Francis International School is a gift passed on to us from prior generations of parents, sisters, students, and parishioners who founded our community and sustained for generations through the use of time, talent, and treasure.

We are called to continue that stewardship to ensure that Saint Francis International will be able to minister to current and future generations. Because our community requires much more than money to operate, all families are required to provide volunteer service each year to support the school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preschool Tuition

For 2014-2015 the full annual tuition for the early childhood program of Saint Francis International School is:

$8,496 for 3 and 4 year olds

* This annual tuition includes daily breakfast and lunch, state certified teachers with Bachelor's degrees or higher, weekly art, music, PE, and Spanish classes, access to special education teachers and school counselors, and on-site gym, library, garden, and computer lab. All of this is equivalent to about $236 per week or $47 per day.

- There is a $1,200 grant for children whose families are active members of Catholic parishes of the Archdiocese of Washington (verification required).

- Significant aid is available for families with multiple children enrolled in the school, completion of the Financial Aid Application is necessary, please contact the school office for more information.

+ Fees:
Application
$50 per new student
Registration
$350 non-refundable tuition deposit
Curricular Materials & Technology
$275 per student

The Extended School Program (ESP) offers many options for before and after school care. Tuition for ESP varies depending on specific times chosen.

Online Application

 

K-8 Tuition

For 2014-2015 school year the full annual tuition for Saint Francis International School is

$7,350 for K-8 students

- There is a $1,200 grant for children whose families are active members of Catholic parishes of the Archdiocese of Washington (verification required).

- Significant aid is available for families with multiple children enrolled in the school, completion of the Financial Aid Application is necessary, please contact the school office for more information.

+ Fees:
Application
$50 per new student
Registration
$350 non-refundable tuition deposit
Curricular Materials & Technology
$275 per student

The Extended School Program (ESP) offers many options for before and after school care. Tuition for ESP varies depending on specific times chosen.

Online Application

Financial Aid for Families in Need

Many families struggle to send their children to Catholic schools and so we make financial assistance available from several sources. In order to be considered for any financial aid, families must complete a Financial Aid Application every year..

Please complete your Financial Aid Application online at myTADS.com or you can obtain a paper application at the school office. You will receive a statement listing the financial aid available to your family by late spring.

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> The Parishioner Grant Program
Each child who is a member of a family that are active parishioners at any Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of Washington receive a parish grant. Families must meet participation requirements set by the pastor to qualify.

> Families with Multiple Children
Saint Francis International School is pro-life and we desire to celebrate families with multiple children. Significant aid is available for families with multiple children enrolled in the school. Completion of the Financial Aid Application is necessary to receive this aid.

 

Other Source of Financial Aid

Families are strongly encouraged to pursue outside scholarships and financial assistance. The following organizations offer aid to families who attend Saint Francis International School, please refer to each organization for its specific requirements and application process.

> Latino Student Fund
> Washington Scholarship Fund