St. Lucy School is a nonprofit organization. Keeping tuition low while sustaining an outstanding program and employing the best teachers and staff is a high priority. Upon acceptance, families enter into a contract with the school by signing their tuition contracts. The Tuition contract outlines the family tuition rate, volunteer service hour responsibility, and scrip program participation. The annual tuition may be prepaid in full before July 1, or paid over 11 months from July through June, excluding February. February is the month where fall non-refundable registration fees are due in order to confirm registration for the following school year. A 2% discount on the tuition total is given if fees and tuition are paid in full by July 1. Monthly payments must be made through the FACTS tuition management company.
Because St. Lucy School makes every effort to minimize tuition by minimizing expenses, families must remain current on their tuition and fees. Failure to do so places the financial health of the school at risk. Anyone unable to meet the monthly payments must contact the principal. The pastor and the principal reserve the right to ask families who cannot maintain their financial responsibility to leave the school.
Tuition Categories: In-Parish, Out-of-Parish, Non-Catholic (K-8 only)
The tuition category status is determined each February for the following year by the Pastor and Principal after a review of family attendance at St. Lucy Parish masses coupled with regular sacrificial giving of $500 or more annually, as tracked through the family’s use of their individual numbered envelopes or through the ParishPay program.
There are three tuition categories for St. Lucy School families. The “In-Parish” status is for baptized Catholic students of families who are registered in St. Lucy Parish, contribute $500 or more annually to the financial support of the parish outside of the parish school ministry, and take a regular, active part in the life of the parish by regularly attending Mass. The “Out-of-Parish” category is for baptized Catholic children of St. Lucy School families who are registered and active in another Catholic parish but not registered or active at St. Lucy Parish. The “Non-Catholic” status is for students who are not baptized and/or baptized Catholic students of St. Lucy Families who are not registered or active in any Catholic parish.
Volunteer Service Hours
Each family in grade K-8 is required to volunteer 40 hours per year for a two parent household or 20 hours per year for each single parent household. Pre-K families have a service requirement of 10 hours of volunteer service. Service opportunities are regularly posted on our internal communication website, SchoolSpeak, to help make it easy to get involved.
Children love seeing and knowing that their parents are doing something special at school. We thank our parents for being committed to making St Lucy School such a connected and warm community! Because of the strength of our parent volunteer effort, we are able to sustain a level of excellence at St. Lucy School. Our parents regularly comment that they feel welcome on campus, and that their help is clearly valued by faculty and staff.
St. Lucy School Scrip Program
Participation in the Scrip fundraising program is required as part of your tuition contract. Families are welcome to choose a buyout option of $250 per year if they would prefer not to participate. Scrip is a national fundraising program that helps merchants drive in business as well as give to worthy causes, such as education. We depend on $40,000 profit from the scrip program to help pay for school operating expenses and to keep our tuition at one of the lowest in the diocese.
Annual Registration/Enrollment Fee
All families register (or enroll for the first time) for the coming year with a nonrefundable registration/enrollment payment of $550 per student.
St. Lucy School families may apply for a tuition assistance scholarship each year. The pastor and principal coordinate this program, in conjunction with the Private School Aid Service (PSAS). All communication remains confidential. In order to qualify for tuition assistance, the Private School Aid (PSAS) form must be submitted. Applications are available through the school office beginning in December. A completed tax return and all supporting documentation is required for the application to be considered. All aid is distributed based on the associated need based rankings.
After the information is processed, a family may qualify for aid from the Diocese of San Jose and St. Lucy School.
*NOTE: Families who are new to the school for the 2016-17 school year may also apply for the BASIC Fund, which is a privately funded multi-year scholarship administered in San Francisco. To obtain a Basic Fund application, go to www.basicfund.org starting in December.
2016-2017 Tuition Rates:
The 2016-2017 tuition rates per student are provided below. Tuition typically increases a few percentage points each year in response to Diocesan salary and insurance scales, and strategic program and facility development on campus.
Pre-K Tuition 2016-2017:
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Pre-K Extended Day Care Fee 2016-2017 (Optional)
The Optional Pre-K Extended Day Care program is a structured activity afternoon session from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- 2 day $1,335 per student
- 3 day $1,835 per student
- 5 day $2,780 per student
Grades K-8 Tuition 2016-2017
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Grades K-8 Extended Day Care Fees 2016-2017 (Optional)
The before and after school Extended Day Care program (EDC) is designed to support the family by providing quality care that promotes the student’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development in a planned environment. Qualified, experienced and loving personnel staff the program. EDC is open to K-8 students Monday through Friday throughout the school year, between 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and after school until 6:00 p.m. This includes minimum days and teacher in service days. Students have access to the Library and the TD Mac Lab in order to conduct research or do homework. They also have access to a wide range of extra-curricular clubs, Athletics, Homework Club, and Jr. High Study Hall.
Extended Day Care payments are billed monthly according to hourly usage beginning in October.
Less than 40 hours per week: $6.25 per hour per student
Greater than 40 hours per week: $5.75 per hour per student