2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

PRESCHOOL TUITION
ProgramAM 8:15 - 12:00Standard 8:15 - 3:00Full Day 7:30 - 5:30
Preschool 2 day$4,650$6,634$8,800
Preschool 3 day$5,345$8,100$11,075
Preschool 5 day$8,330$13,065$18,200
Pre-K 3 day$5,345$8,100$11,075
Pre-K 5 day$8,330$13,065$18,200
KINDERGARTEN THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE TUITION

Discount pricing is offered for multiple children in grades K-8.  Preschool enrollment is not included in the discount program.

 1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children
Catholic In-Parish*$ 9,870$18,750$25,160$32,760
Out of Parish$12,650$24,225$35,235$45,540

*To qualify for this In-Parish rate, a family must fulfill all the following conditions:

  1. Be a Catholic, registered in St. Simon Catholic Parish (at the parish office).
  2. Participate regularly at Mass in St. Simon Church, evidenced by the participation in the parish Online Giving program (or offertory envelopes for families enrolled before 2016). Annual tax-deductible financial contributions should take into consideration and reflect at least the difference between the “In-Parish” and “Out of Parish” tuition rate, which is approximately $2,700 per child.
  3. All school families are expected to affirm their call to stewardship by participating in parish and school social and volunteer activities, most of which are offered through our ENGAGE volunteer program.

New families are eligible to receive the “In-Parish” tuition rate after completing registration with the parish office and enrollment in On-Line Giving. Parish Registration forms and OnLine Giving portal are accessible at http://parish.stsimon.org/.

The In-Parish status of all families will be reviewed twice annually during the school year, with the first review at the end of the first trimester. Families who do not meet the above conditions will be notified and the tuition status will be changed to “Out-of-Parish” retroactive to the school year. Any family unable to meet the required conditions because of financial hardship or who is in need of financial aid to meet tuition costs should contact the principal, Ryan Roth, rroth@stsimon.org. If you have any questions regarding the above policy or your tuition rate classification, please contact Joan Mibach, Parish Business Manager, at jmibach@stsimon.org.

For additional questions about tuition and fees, including information about Catholic In-Parish and Out of Parish designations, please contact Joan Mibach at jmibach@stsimon.org in our business office

FEES
DescriptionGrade LevelAmount
New Family Application FeePreschool - 8th Grade $75
Registration Fee (per child per year)Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten$300
Registration Fee (per child per year)Grades K - 8
$475
Technology Fee (per child per year)Grades K - 8$200
Eighth Grade Fee (per child per year)Grade 8 only
$125
FEE FOR NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

Saint Simon Parish School believes that students benefit greatly by attending our school and encourages families to maximize this benefit by enrolling their student in the elementary school before entering the middle school. For new students entering Saint Simon Parish School for the first time in grades 6, 7 and 8, there is an additional middle school fee of $4,000 per year.  This fee is waived for students transferring from another Catholic school or when a second child is also enrolled in grades K – 5.

REGISTRATION FEES

This fee helps to cover the cost of enrollment, administration, textbooks, Department of Education fees, Catholic Telemedia Network fee, standardized testing, yard duty, child health insurance costs, room parent expenses and health office expenses.

TECHNOLOGY FEES

Technology fees help cover the cost of online learning materials, ongoing maintenance of student laptops, network and internet access upgrades, professional development in technology for teachers, website upgrades, and to maintain professional IT staff to ensure effectiveness of the school's technology.

EIGHTH GRADE FEES

The eighth grade fee covers the costs of graduation and most of the costs of the graduation party.

EXTENDED CARE FEES (PER CHILD $8.00/HOUR)

Extended Care fees will be billed through Smart Tuition and will be collected in accordance with the payment plan that you have selected (automatic payment, credit card, or mail-in check).

OTHER FEES

Other miscellaneous school fees include supplemental books, field trips, clubs, sports, and extended care. These fees are billed via Smart Tuition.

TUITION PAYMENT AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Tuition payments are payable annually (August), semi-annually (August and January), or in ten monthly payments (August through May). Payments are considered delinquent after the 10th of each month for the selected payment plan. Smart Tuition will charge a $40 late fee for any payment received after the 10th of the month and will also charge $35 for any returned check or failed automatic payment. If payment is not received during the next thirty days the family must contact the principal to discuss their tuition account and plan to bring the account current.

The ability to participate in school extracurricular activities requires the timely payment of tuition, or a documented plan to bring the account current.
If an account becomes 60 days past due, a meeting with the principal is required. The family should arrange a meeting to discuss their financial situation and ability to continue at St. Simon Parish School and a written payment plan will be agreed to.
When an account is 90 days past due, if no arrangements have been made with the principal and the family, the family will be considered no longer enrolled in the school.
All previous unpaid tuition must be paid by June 30th each year if a student is to be enrolled on the first day of the new school year. If there is a balance due, the student will be placed on a wait list and will not be eligible to register/enroll for the new school year until the balance is paid in full.

TUITION BILLING

Saint Simon Parish School utilizes Smart Tuition for the processing and collection of our families' tuition and fees for all grades, Preschool - 8th grade. By utilizing a tuition management system we are able to better serve our families, while improving the school's cash flow system. In addition to tuition, Smart Tuition is utilized for billing all fees, such as: registration, extended care, field trips, sports, and extracurricular activities.

NEW FAMILY SMART TUITION REGISTRATION

All new families must complete the online registration with Smart Tuition (enter St. Simon's School code 11324). Families will not be considered enrolled until this online registration is completed. Families have the option for automatic, credit card, or mail in payments. The choice of payment options is made at the time the online registration with Smart Tuition is completed.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

St. Simon Parish and the Diocese of San Jose have scholarship funds available, which are awarded based on demonstrated need. An application for Financial Assistance must be completed on-line with FACTs.  Deadlines are determined by the Diocese of San Jose and parents seeking such aid must be proactive in seeking out the information and adhering to the stated deadlines. For more information please contact: Ryan Roth, Principal, at (650) 968-9952 ext. 33.

To apply for Financial Assistance for the upcoming school year:

The Basic Fund is a separate entity that provides need-based scholarships to Catholic school students. All families applying for financial aid are strongly encouraged to apply to the Basic Fund as well as following the FACTS submission process.