Tuition & Fees
Saint Columbkille Partnership School is committed to providing a high-quality Catholic education. We do our best to make a Catholic school education affordable to all who truly desire and value it for their children.
With the help of Boston College, the Catholic Schools Foundation and generous private donors, the school raises substantial funds to help offset the cost to educate each child, which is approximately $2,500 more than what is charged for tuition. Thus, every child is given financial assistance. Additional financial aid for tuition and various other programs is allocated for families who demonstrate financial need. Please read below for all of the programs and policies at Saint Columbkille Partnership School.
Tuition Rates and Other Fees
Tuition Rate for 2019-2020 Early Education Program Pre-K 2.9 full time
(age 2 years, 9 months by September 1)
$9,900 Pre-K full time (age 3 by September 1) $9,900 K1 (age 4 by September 1) $9,900 K2 to Grade 8* One student $7,900 Additional Students
*To receive the additional student discount, the students must live at the same address, be immediate relatives and be in K2 to Grade 8
$7,500 Additional Program Fees
Fees Early Education Program K2 to Grade 5 Grade 6 to 8 Registration/Supply fee
(billed at time of enrollment in school)
$300 $300 $300 Field Trip Fee
(billed at time of enrollment in school)
$40 $40 $50 8th Grade Graduation Fee
(billed at time of enrollment in school)
(Grade 8 Only)
Loyola Academy Overnight Trips (Billed each month July to April) $500 Technology Fee
(incoming 6th and new 7th and 8th graders, includes Chrome book rental fee due in July)
$150 Enrollment Based Fees
*Financial aid is available for all programming. Please contact the Business Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an application.
Saint Col’s Club Program
Grades 1 to 3: $40 per club
Grades 4 to 8: $210 per year (unlimited clubs)
Suzuki Violin Grades K1 to 3: $700 per year Band Grades 4 to 8: $700 per year Piano Grades 2 to 8: $700 per year Dance Grades 1 to 8: $400 per year Recorder/Ukelele Grades K2, 1, 2: $300 per year Lunch Program $5 per day, payable to John Giragosian Milk Program $50 per year Before School Program $5 per day After School Program per student Yearly fee, 10 monthly payments Sept to June
$1920- 2 days
$2304- 3 days
$3840- 4 days
$4800- 5 days
5th Grade After School $10 per hour, Monday to Thursday February and April 2020 Vacations $70 per day
(minimum 2-day enrollment)
Summer Program 2019
(8 weeks program for Grades Pre-K to 4)
$75 Registration fee per student
$300 per week Non-Saint Columbkille students
$285 per week Saint Columbkille students
Summer STEM Academy 2019
(6 weeks program for Grades 5 to 7)
$300 per student Tutoring Program $35 per hour
Tuition and Other Fee Payments
Saint Columbkille Partnership School partners with FACTS Management Company for tuition and fee processing management and FACTS Grant & Aid for managing the financial aid program. Families have two accounts created in the FACTS Financial system: one for processing automatic payments such as tuition, registration fees and field trip fees, and a second for processing incidental expenses which can be set up as automatic payments (default is online manual payments) for programs such as after school, fee-based music lessons, Saint Col’s Clubs, tutoring, etc. Any financial aid will be allocated through the FACTS Grant & Aid system and posted on the FACTS Financial account based on the policies outlined Payment and Financial Aid Policy.
FACTS Management Company serves over 4,000 schools nationwide with tuition management for private and faith-based schools. This is not a loan program, so no debt is incurred and no credit check is conducted. All tuition, after school programs and other fees will be made through the FACTS Financial account. Payments are made through bank-to-bank transfer of funds (ACH payments) from an authorized checking or savings account; MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards are also accepted, but will incur a 2.85% processing fee per payment. Visa credit cards are not accepted.
To access the FACTS Financial Account:
- Go to factsmgt.com.
- Select Parent Log In from the menu bar and FACTS Family Online (ParentsWeb) from the drop-down menu.
- Enter SC-MA into the District Code field.
- Type in your username and password. If you have forgotten your username or password, please click on the link provided
- Once logged in click on the Financial tab and Financial Home
Once an application for re-enrollment is submitted through the FACTS Family Online (ParentsWeb) account, families will be re-enrolled in the payment plan. The registration fee of $300 will be processed on February 25, 2019 and for any students re-enrolled after the re-enrollment deadline of February 15, the registration fee will be processed within 15 days of submitting the re-enrollment application. FACTS Management will send out notices of the payment due dates. Should you need changes to the payment plan, please email email@example.com. To request a graduated payment for the registration fee, please fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/IDAxaaGmCCNRe8bx2
Once the enrollment packet is submitted through FACTS Family Online (ParentsWeb) account, the FACTS tuition payment plan will be selected and the registration fee of $300 per student will be processed immediately. The FACTS Payment Plan will be set up within 3 weeks of the packet submission.
- Payment and Financial Aid Policy
FACTS Payment Plan Options for Tuition
For each of the following payment plan options there is a yearly processing fee billed by FACTS Management, which will be charged two weeks after the activation of the plan.
- One payment through the FACTS payment plan made on July 5th or July 20th. A $100 paid in full discount will be applied before your payment is processed if you select this option. (Processing fee of $10 applies.)
- Ten monthly payments through the FACTS payment plan paid on the 5th or the 20th of each month starting in July and ending in April. (Processing fee of $44 applies.)
- Two equal payments paid in July and December. (Processing fee of $20 applies.)
- Weekly payments on Mondays starting in July and ending in April. (Processing fee of $44 applies.)
- Bi-weekly payments on Mondays, starting in July and ending in April. (Processing fee of $44 applies.)
Enrollment Cancellation and Withdrawal
To begin the enrollment cancellation process, please review the Payment Policy above for tuition information and fill out the online withdrawal form. This withdrawal form gives the Business Office consent to make changes to your FACTS Financial Account.
If you have any questions, please contact the Business Office at 617-254-3110 ext. 104 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child Care Vouchers
Saint Columbkille Partnership School accepts Department of Education Child Care Vouchers for Pre-K, K1 and K2, after school, vacation and summer programs. Once you are accepted at Saint Colubmkille, please contact the Business Office to arrange for the voucher to be transferred here.
A full voucher may be used during the summer program only for a “kindergarten child defined as a child who is five years old or who will attend first grade the following year in a public or private school.” Vouchers for students under 5 years old are not accepted by Saint Columbkille Partnership School and we encourage families to find alternate care during the summer months.
Individual tutoring is offered to students who are deemed to need one-on-one assistance. Tutoring fees will be processed through the FACTS Payment Plan on a monthly basis at the end of the month. Please review the invoice on the FACTS Financial account and not just the email reminders FACTS sends out. The tutoring fee is $35 per class. There may be financial assistance available based on need. Please ask the Business Office staff for an application.
Technology is a useful tool for learning. We believe that if used in measured, monitored ways, it will advance learning and help prepare a student for high school. It is important that families and the school coordinate their efforts to help our children understand and utilize technology responsibly.
Students in Loyola Academy are issued Chrome books that are transported back and forth from school each day. Each student will be responsible for his or her own computer. Having Chrome books that are issued by the school enables the school to monitor usage. Accounts have been created through Google for Education for students that have email accounts associated with them and storage space for documents that they will create. Spanish, science, grammar, and social studies books are online.
The rental fee for a Chrome book is $150 per year. On the first day of school, your child will be given the Chrome Book Policy. You will need to review this with your child, sign the policy, and return to the homeroom teacher before your child will be able to take the chrome book home.
Should you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
FIELD TRIPS AND LOYOLA ACADEMY OVERNIGHT TRIPS
Saint Columbkille believes in the importance of exploratory learning. Students in Pre-K through grade 5 will go on two field trips and students in grades 6 to 8 will go on three field trips each school year. The yearly fees for field trips will be $40 for grades Pre-K to 5, $50 for grades 6 to 8.
The Loyola Academy students have an opportunity to go on overnight class trips near the end of each school year to reinforce what they have learned, and to build community and social competency.
Grade 6 will go to New Hampshire for Nature’s Classroom. As grade six students are coming of age, they are beginning to understand that they have a responsibility to protect the environment. The grade six curriculum during the course of the year is about discovering the world by examining nature and geography.
Grades 7 & 8 trip alternates each year between Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, PA. The Social Studies Curriculum is centered around the history of the United States to the pre-colonial period to the modern day. During Philadelphia visit, students will take part in guided tours of historical venues and places of interest. During the Washington, DC trip students learn about government and visit the Smithsonian Museums, Arlington National Cemetery, and important national monuments. These trips are also blended with opportunities for students to get to know one another better and to form a more cohesive class.
The cost of these trips will be $500. The fees will be posted on the FACTS Payment Plan account in July as part of the tuition payment plan.
There is limited financial aid available for the trip for students with demonstrated financial need. For an application for financial aid, please email the business office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th GRADE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (Monday – Thursday, 3 – 5 p.m.)
For school year 2019-2020, we will offer an after school program for grade 5 students. The price is $10 per hour. Enrollment can be from Monday to Thursday; there is no program on Fridays.
The signup will be available on the website: https://stcps.org/cols-clubs/
BEFORE SCHOOL PROGRAM (Monday – Friday, 7 – 7:45 a.m.)
This is a drop-in program from Monday through Friday for students in Pre-K to grade 4. No prior registration is needed. The price is $5 per day per child and is due on the day of attendance. The payments made will be recorded on your FACTS Financial Account at the end of the month.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (Monday – Friday, 3 – 5:30 p.m., Professional Development Fridays 1:15- 5:30 p.m.)
Prior registration in the program for students in Pre-K to grade 4 is required. Enrollment changes can be made with a month’s notice. Program policies are sent out at the time of enrollment and will be available on the web page. Emergency drop-in rate is $35 per day.
Payments must be made on a monthly basis through the FACTS Financial Account from September to June. If you have any questions for the after school program, email email@example.com.
Here are the enrollment options and cost of the After School Program:
2019-2020 Enrollment Options per child Yearly rate Monthly Payments 2 Days $1920 $192 3 Days $2304 $230.40 4 Days $3840 $384 5 Days $4800 $480 Late pick up fee $1 per minute Emergency drop in fee $35 per day
The signup will be available on the website: http://stcps.org/after-school-program/
AFTER SCHOOL LATE PICK-UP FEES:
If the child is not picked up by 5:30 p.m., there will be a late fee. The late fee charge is $1 per minute per child. This fee will be added to the FACTS Financial Account. Failure to pay this fee will be viewed in the same manner as failure to pay the tuition fees and may result in suspension or termination from the program.
SUMMER PROGRAM FOR GRADES 5-7
A STEM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is offered during the summer to students entering grades 5, 6, 7. Students will deepen their understanding of STEM concepts through a hands-on lab, fieldwork, and engagement in the engineering design process. This program is offered to students at Saint Columbkille Partnership School as well as other schools. More information is available on http://stcps.org/summer-programming/
STEM Academy 2019-2020
Weekly Student Rate $300
SUMMER PROGRAM PRE-K TO GRADE 4
A program for students in Pre-K to grade 4 is offered during the summer months. The cost for the program per student is below. There is limited financial aid available; email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. There is a $75 registration fee per student, which is due at the time of the enrollment in the program. It will be billed through the FACTS Financial Account as an incidental expense. New families to Saint Columbkille Partnership School will have accounts created in FACTS Family Online (RenWeb) system to be able to submit the payments for the program. More information is available on http://stcps.org/summer-programming/
Non-Saint Columbkille Weekly Rate per Student
Saint Columbkille Weekly Rate per Student
Registration fee per student $75
VACATION PROGRAMS 2020:
Programs for students in Pre-K to grade 4 are offered during the vacation week in February 2020 and April 2020. The program will only run from Tuesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The cost for the program is per child and there is no financial aid for these programs. Same payment and attendance policies apply as for the after school program. Families with childcare vouchers can use the program, but must submit the application. The application will be available at https://stcps.org/vacation-program/.
Enrollment options Per-child rate 2 Days $140 3 Days $210 4 Days $280
SAINT COL’S CLUBS
At Saint Columbkille Partnership School, we strive to form the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically. Saint Col’s Clubs are co-curricular activities that meet after the academic day ends. These clubs give students diverse avenues to express themselves and to develop their strengths, while at the same time giving them a chance to demonstrate the values we instill and practice during the school day. Saint Col’s Clubs give students the opportunity to try new things, make friends and bond with teachers in a non-academic setting. They learn to express themselves in a healthy fashion.
The schedule for clubs is posted on the school website and changes periodically during the year. The participation fees for the program will be processed through the FACTS Financial Account at the time of enrollment in the program.
Students can participate in sports that will be announced during the school year. In the past, we have had rock climbing, skiing, archery, rowing, soccer, and basketball, and we anticipate adding more to the list. If there is a cost associated with a sport, the fees will be announced at the time of signup.
Please visit our website for more information: http://stcps.org/cols-clubs/
Saint Col’s Clubs Fees Grades 1 to 3 $40 per individual club Grades 4 to 8 $210 per year, unlimited clubs
MUSIC AND DANCE CLASSES
Saint Columbkille Partnership School offers group classes in Piano, Band, Suzuki Violin, Recorder and Dance. The schedule for these activities will be posted on the website. All of the fees will be billed through the FACTS Payment Plan either in one payment or 10 monthly payments from September to May depending on the program and parent preference.
Please visit our website to sign up and for additional program information: http://stcps.org/music/
Program Fees Band Program (grades 4-8) $700 per year Piano Program (grades 5-8) $700 per year Suzuki Violin (grades K1-3) $700 per year Recorder/Ukelele (grades K2, 1, 2) $300 per year Dance Program (grades 1-3) $400 per year
HOT LUNCH PROGRAM
Saint Columbkille Partnership School has contracted with Bon Appetit to provide hot lunch daily, as well as a ham or turkey sandwich. Salad bar and fresh fruit are included with lunch. Bon Appetit has 30 years of food service and cafeteria experience. Our goal is to provide healthy and appetizing lunches for the children.
Lunch is $5 per day. We recommend that you submit the payment on a weekly basis or monthly basis. The checks for the lunch program should be made out to John Giragosian. Saint Columbkille Partnership School does not participate in the Free and Reduced lunch program through the USDA.
More information is available on our website at http://stcps.org/parents/hot-lunch-program/
Milk is provided for students on an annual basis at a significant discount. The $50 per child Milk Program fee is due in September. The fee will be processed through the FACTS Billing Account. To sign up for the program, please visit our website on http://stcps.org/parents/hot-lunch-program/