TUITION FOR 2018-2019
Parents support Visitation School through the use of Sunday Envelopes, tuition payments and the fundraisers. No child will be denied a Catholic education for financial reasons. Any such difficulty must be discussed with the pastor.
Tuition is payable in two or ten equal monthly payments via SmartTuition tuition payment service. School fees are applied to the Smart Tuition accounts in July. The first payment of the Smart Tuition ten-payment plan is made in August and the last payment in May.
3 year old preschool $1,825.00
4 year old preschool
3 days $2,150.00
5 days $2,500.00
Kindergarten (half-day) $2,500.00
1 Child $4,600.00
2 Children $8,400.00
3 Children $11,800.00
4 Children $14,800.00
5 Children $17,400.00
We appreciate the sacrifice your family makes to pay Catholic school tuition. In addition to your family’s tuition support, Visitation parish and the school fundraisers together contribute 30% of what it costs to educate each child. Thank you for your continued support of our parish and fundraising events, without which our tuition costs would be considerably higher.
Mandatory Fundraising Fee:
School families are required to participate in fundraising through our Gala Raffle. Each family will be provided $300 worth of Gala raffle tickets. The Gala raffle tickets provided to each school family may be kept or sold to family & friends to recoup the cost of the tickets. The $300 fundraising fee will be divided into two equal payments of $150 and charged to your Smart Tuition account once in the fall and once in the winter. The 2018 Gala Raffle prize was $10,000!
MANNA TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
What is Manna?
Manna is a discounted gift certificate program established to offer participating families a way to earn tuition credit. The goal of the Manna Program is to help families who believe in the Catholic education of their children. This is not a fundraiser, but a way to help reduce your tuition costs.
How does it work?
When you purchase $100 of Manna certificates, you get $100 of purchasing power. The Manna program purchases $100 in certificates at a discount, so the difference between what you pay Manna for them becomes a credit on your account. For example, the discount rate on Jewel certificate is 4%. For every $100 of Jewel certificates you buy, Manna pays $96 and you get the $4 difference in tuition credit. Discounts range from 2% to 26%. When you shop at participating stores, you use the certificates the same as you would use cash. Simply hand the certificates to the sales clerk.
Who can participate?
Families who have children in Visitation School and the Visitation Religious Education Program. People who have children too young to attend school can begin earning credit for the year the child enters Visitation. Also, friends and other family members like grandparents, or aunts and uncles can purchase certificates in you family's name, which would increase your tuition credit.
How do I start?
Simply bring your checkbook to one of our Walk-in services on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 pm or Friday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. We will help you fill out the Manna order form. The program runs year round (even during the holiday breaks) throughout the school year and summer vacation. You can join at any time; however, the sooner you begin the greater your earned credit.
How do I get the credit?
Credit is accumulated during the year and noted on each order form. In April, a certificate showing your accumulated credit will be issued to you. Deduct the amount on your Manna credit certificate from your tuition balance due. Turn that certificate in with your final tuition payment and your tuition account will be credited for the amount of Manna you have earned.
Click HERE to learn more about tuition assistance through the STL Legacy Fund.
For all questions regarding tuition, please contact the Assistant Principal, Katie McVey at 630-834-4931 ext. 313
Grade Level School Fee per child:
K-8- $450 (breakdown below)
P/4 5 days- $265
P/4 3 days- $245
SCHOOL FEE: (processed annually in July)
Every year Visitation families pay a school fee per Grade K-8 student in addition to tuition. Tuition covers salaries and benefits and the many operational costs of running the school, while the school fee covers the following supplies:
Technology supplies $200.00
(includes hardware costs, software and licensing, supplies for hardware such as printers, School Speak, web support & development)
ACRE & Riverside/ITBS $25.00
(Iowa Test of Basic Skills)
Supplemental instructional supplies
Classroom Magazines $10.00
Math & Literacy intervention programs $30.00
Text Books and work books $125.00
Miscellaneous Supplies (paper, etc.) $20.00
GALA RAFFLE FEE: $300 per family
(applied to Smart Tuition in two payments of $150, once in November and once in January)
Breakdown of Funding Sources