January 17, 2017
Thank you for choosing a Catholic school. I appreciate the sacrifices you make to embrace Catholic education. The full annual tuition for a Saint Ambrose School student is
. This represents only a $20.00 per payment increase over last year. Despite rising costs, we endeavor to minimize increases to tuition. A
per student discount is available for families who are active members of Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Washington. Additionally, a
per student discount is provided for families with multiple children enrolled in the school.
There are several reasons for this tuition increase. First, it would help to give our teachers and staff a raise in the coming year; they did not have a salary increase of any kind this year. Second, depending on enrollment, we hope to hire some additional staff, such as a resource teacher, to help with our current educational needs. We will also be facing increased healthcare costs (normally an 8-12% increase annually) and normal inflation in other expenses as well. We realize that this increase involves a sacrifice for our families, but at the same time we need to continue the strong tradition that we have of offering an exceptional education to our students. This tuition increase of approximately 2.5% will help to give us the resources that we need to accomplish that goal.
The tuition discount for parishioners is based on the assumption that families are supporting the school through their parish. Otherwise, families are expected to pay a tuition rate that is closer to the actual cost of educating their children. Eligibility for receiving the Catholic discount, in consultation with the School Advisory Board, is based upon attendance at Sunday Mass (at least 8 times per quarter as evidenced by the use of offertory envelopes at Mass).
If you are a registered member of Saint Ambrose Parish, a copy of your 2016 contribution statement will be mailed to you by January 30, 2017. Please use that statement to determine if you are eligible for the Catholic discount.
Please return the form (
in parish form
) to the
Friday, March 3rd
and we will forward it to the Parish Office for confirmation of eligibility.
Dian A. Carter
Tuition and Fees 2016-2017
The 2017-2018 Tuition
One Child- $8,050.00
Two Children- $13,700
Three Children- $20,550
Four Children- $27,400
The 2016-2017 tuition for Catholic families
One Child- $6,750
Two Children- $11,100
Three Children- $16,650
Four Children- $22,000
Click here for In-Parish Discount Request Form
For further information about tuition, please contact the school office at
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