Enrollment & Tuition

Welcome to Star of the Sea Catholic School!

Thank you for considering enrolling your child(ren) at Star of the Sea Catholic School! We understand that new families have many questions in regards to tuition, financial aid and other information. If you wish to contact the school directly for additional information, please call the school office at 757.428.8400.

Registration and Tuition Amounts

In order to be considered for enrollment for the new school year, a $150 registration fee and a tuition contract must be received by the business office.  Tuition rates are separated based on Catholic and Non-Catholic Rates. A student is considered Catholic if they have been baptized in the Roman Catholic faith. Proof of baptism is required for new students requesting the Catholic rate.
Payment plans are based on 12 months, July through June of the upcoming school year. Payment plans can run for 10 or 11 months if you opt for a more convenient plan for your family budget. Fees below include a per-student technology fee  and are broken down accordingly ($250 K-8 and $100 Early Learners & Jr. Kindergarten.) Additional information is located in the tuition schedule below or you can contact the school office directly.

2019-2020 Catholic Tuition Rate & $250 per Student Technology Fee
Grades Kindergarten through 8

(Registration in a Catholic parish will be verified)

Total Tuition 12 Month Rate 12-Month w/ Technology Fees
1 Child $7,089.00 $590.75 $611.58
2 Children $13,178.00 $1,098.17 $1,139.83
3 Children $18,767.00 $1,563.92 $1,613.92

(Call school office for 4th child discount rate.)
July-June

2019-2020 Non-Catholic Tuition Rate & $250 per Student Technology Fee
Grades Kindergarten through 8

Total Tuition 12 Month Rate 12-Month w/ Technology Fees
1 Child $8,668.00 $722.34 $743.17
2 Children $16,336.00 $1,361.34 $1,403.00

(Call school office for 3rd and 4th child discount rate.)
July-June

2019-2020 Catholic Tuition Rate & $100 per Student Technology Fee
Pre-School 4 Year Olds (Jr. Kindergarten)

Days Total Tuition 12 Month Rate 12-Month w/ Technology Fees
5 Full $7,089.00 $590.75 $599.08
5 Half $5,671.00 $472.60 $480.94

July-June

Jr. Kindergarten Options:

  • 5 Full Days - Monday - Friday 8am-3pm
  • 5 Half Days - Monday - Friday 8am-12noon (no after school care)


2019-2020 Pre-School 3 year old Tuition Rate

Days Total Tuition 12 Month Rate 12-Month w/ Technology Fees
5 Full $7,089.00 $590.75 $599.08
3 Full $5,671.00 $472.60 $480.94
5 Half $5,671.00 $472.60 $480.94
3 Half $4,608.00 $383.99 $392.32

July-June

Early Learner Program (PreK 3) Options:

  • 5 Full Days - Monday - Friday 8am-3pm
  • 3 Full Days - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8am-3pm
  • 5 Half Days - Monday - Friday 8am-12noon (no after school care)
  • 3 Half Days - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8am-12noon (no after school care)

2019-2020 Tuition Rates Downloadable PDF

Pay-In-Full Tuition Discounts

  1. A $100 discount will be applied if you pay in full July 1, 2019 thru July 15, 2019. If paid in full after July 15, 2019 no discount will apply.
  2. Before School Care - $5 per hour per student.
  3. After School Care - $5 per hour per student for Grades PreK3 through grade 4 and $4 per hour per student for grades 5 through 8. These fees are billed separately.
  4. Pre-K Full Day students who have siblings attending Star of the Sea may utilize the multiple child discounted rates.


How to Apply

Begin the application process for the 2019-2020 school year by clicking on the button below and creating an account. Once you have created an account you will be directed to the online application.

Create an Account

Submit the following items by uploading them online with the application or submitting directly to the school office:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Baptismal Certificate, First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, etc., if applicable
  • Immunization Record
  • Most recent report card, 1st - 8th grade applicants
  • Educational/Diagnostic or Psychological Evaluation results, if applicable
  • Custody/Court documents, if applicable
  • Records Release Form

Attend the following if requested:

  • Interview with the Principal
  • Placement/Screening Test

Admissions decisions will made made beginning in mid-February based on the above information. Qualified candidates are accepted at all grade levels where vacancies occur. Once accepted you will be directed to complete the enrollment process and pay the enrollment fee of $125 per family.

Tuition Assistance

In order to be considered for tuition assistance, families must apply through FACTS Grant and Aid. The application link is found to the right of the page called FACTS Grant and Aid. Below are links to information regarding the types of assistance, how to apply for assistance and the SOS assistance policy.

Types of Financial Aid Applying for Financial Aid

Virginia 529

529 funds can now be used for K-12 Tuition! Please consult your tax advisor for more information. On December 22, 2017, a wide-ranging tax reform bill (H.R. 1) was signed into law, bringing new flexibility and utility to 529 accounts. Your 529 plan can now be used to fund tuition costs for private and religious K-12 education, up to $10,000 per child per year. Because K-12 tuition is now a qualified higher education expense, some states may offer a deduction from individual state income taxes (Virginia, for example, offers up to a $4,000 deduction). This benefit alone gives some Virginia 529 account holders a new way to save money for both current and future academic expenses. Tuition costs must originate on or after January 1, 2018, to be eligible under this new law. The costs of textbooks, room and board, supplies and other expenses for K-12 education are not covered under this new rule.

Tuition Payments and Incidental Billing

Upon registration, you will complete a tuition contract. A tuition contract button can be found to the right of this page. The contract must be returned with the registration paperwork and payment. Once the tuition contract is received by the business office, you will be supplied a link for setting up your tuition payments and another for the SOS information system. Additionally, your family is setup with a family account that allows you to charge lunches, extended care and other incidentals for the month. All tuition and incidental billing is through FACTS Tuition Management. Per diocesan policy, all tuition is setup through FACTS Tuition Management.

FACTS Tuition Payment and Grant & Aid Application

 

Parent Service Program

Star of the Sea School families are the reason for the school's success year after year. Each family is responsible for 30 service hours for two-parent families and 15 for single parents (includes families in which one spouse is deployed for a period of 6 months or more). The hours must be completed between May 1 and April 30. The parent with whom the child resides is responsible for fulfilling the hours. If a family falls short of fulfilling its hours by April 30, there will be a balance due to the school in the amount of $15.00 per hour for each hour deficit. Payment must be received before report cards, transcripts, or diplomas are released. For more information about volunteering and parent service, click here.

It is our pleasure to serve you and your family. Please do not hesitate to contact the office with questions about Star of the Sea Catholic School and we will be happy to assist you! Again, welcome to SOS! We are glad you are here!