Friday, December 15, 2017

Enrollment & Tuition

Saint Elizabeth Elementary School accepts students of all faiths and cultures. An attempt is made each year to keep tuition increases to a minimum and there are ways to decrease your tuition costs. The Smart Shopper program allows parents to purchase gift cards from places such as Giant Eagle, Shop ‘n Save, Walmart, and others. Parents receive a percentage of their purchase which is applied to their tuition account. Schwan’s Foods home delivery service is another way in which parents can contribute to the tuition costs. During our annual 45 day campaign, 20% of purchases are donated back to the school; after the campaign ends 5% is donated. This all goes directly to tuition credits.

Parents can also apply for aid from the Diocese of Pittsburgh each year. These forms are usually available after Catholic Schools Week and are due by March 15 of each year. Some of this money comes from the EITC (Educational Income Tax Credit) which business earmark for our school. For those families living in a failing school district, there is also OSTC (Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit) available. These forms will be posted on the website as well as a limited number being available in hard copy through the school.

Re-enrollment for families begins after we return from the Christmas holiday. Enrollment is opened to the public during Catholic Schools Week, which begins the last Sunday in January. Students in 3-year-old preschool must be three by September 1st; in 4-year-old preschool they must be four by September 1st; and for Kindergarten, students must be five by September 1st. Forms are available on the website.