2021-2022 Tuition and Fees

PRESCHOOL TUITION
ProgramAM 8:15 - 12:00Standard 8:15 - 3:00Full Day 7:30 - 5:30
Preschool 2 day$4,883$6,966$9,240
Preschool 3 day$5,612$8,505$11,629
Preschool 5 day$8,747$13,718$19,110
Pre-K 3 day$5,612$8,505$11,629
Pre-K 5 day$8,747$13,718$19,110
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*$ 10,650$20,250$27,180$35,380
Out of Parish$13,660$26,160$38,000$49,180

St. Simon Parish School is a ministry of St. Simon Parish and relies on the parish as a whole for administrative,  religious, spiritual, and financial support.  Those families who are active in the stewardship of the parish through participation in the life of the parish and who make contributions through their offertory giving are eligible for the In-Parish tuition rate, which is approximately $3,000 less per child than the Out-of-Parish rate, and is tax deductible.

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

  1. A member must be Catholic, registered in St. Simon Catholic Parish. Online registration can be completed at the Parish website stsimon.church.
  2. Participate regularly in Mass at St. Simon Church, evidenced by the participation in the parish On Line Giving 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 $3,000 per child.
  3. All school families are expected to affirm their call to stewardship by participating in parish and school social, fundraising, 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 and Online Giving portals are accessible at https://www.stsimon.church/.

The In-Parish status of all families will be reviewed 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 start of 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, Ann Kozlovsky, akozlovsky@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.

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

St. Simon Parish School believes that students benefit greatly by attending our school and encourages families to maximize this benefit by enrolling their student during both the elementary and middle school years.  For new students entering St. Simon Parish School for the first time in grades 6, 7 and 8, there is an additional middle school fee of $2,000 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 Catholic Schools fee, Catholic Telemedia Network fee, standardized testing, yard duty, child health insurance costs, room parent expenses, health office expenses, and annual yearbook. Fees are billed through Blackbaud in accordance with the payment plan selected.

TECHNOLOGY FEES

This fee will help cover the costs of on-line learning materials, on-going maintenance of student laptops, network and internet access upgrades, professional development in technology for teachers, software and website upgrades, and to maintain professional IT staff to ensure the effectiveness of the school’s technology infrastructure. Fees are billed through Blackbaud in accordance with the payment plan selected.

EIGHTH GRADE FEES

The eighth-grade fee covers the costs of graduation and most of the costs of the graduation party. Eighth-grade families only.

EXTENDED CARE FEES (PER CHILD $8.00/HOUR)

Extended Care fees will be billed through Blackbaud 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 Blackbaud.

TUITION PAYMENT AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Tuition for the 2021-2022 school year may be paid in full on August 10, 2021, semi-annually on August 10, 2021, and on January 10, 2022, or in ten monthly payments due on the 10th of each month, beginning August 10, 2021 through May 10, 2022. A $40.00 service charge will be assessed for any payment received after the 10th of the month. A $35.00 service charge will be assessed for any returned check or failed electronic payment. Families who choose to pay tuition once or twice a year need to be aware of other non-tuition monthly fees applied throughout the year and be aware of the months when those payments are due in order to avoid late fees.

Families whose tuition is past due will receive notification from Blackbaud. 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 and or the Pastor 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 and no payment plan has been established between the family and the Principal and/or the Pastor, the family may 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.

If the tuition payment plan presents a problem to any family, the Principal must be contacted so that suitable arrangements can be made.

TUITION BILLING

Saint Simon Parish School utilizes Blackbaud 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, Blackbaud is utilized for billing all fees, such as: registration, extended care, field trips, sports, and extracurricular activities.

NEW FAMILY BLACKBAUD TUITION REGISTRATION

All new families must complete the online registration with Blackbaud (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 Blackbaud 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: Ann Kozlovsky, Principal, at (650) 880-1402.

To apply for Financial Assistance for the upcoming school year:

  • Complete the FACTS application, available at FACTS.
  • The application deadline for all Diocesan and St. Simon-based financial aid is February 2, 2022.  
  • Applications received after the deadline will be considered based on funds available for financial assistance at the time of application.
  • Please see the FACTS information flyer.

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.