Dear St. George Parents,
It’s hard to believe that plans for the 2021-2022 school year have already began.
While we continue to plan for the rest of this school year’s special events, we are also looking forward to and getting excited about the next school year. Our new PreK students received their acceptance letters last week and we are beginning re-enrollment for our returning students on Friday. Once that is complete, we can then begin to look at welcoming new families to our St. George community.
We are truly thankful for your continued support of St. George. It is a great joy to have so many families choose St. George for their child’s education. By choosing SGS, you join our staff in living out our mission every day.
St. George Catholic School Mission
St. George Catholic School is a Christ-centered, family-oriented, community, with a history of tradition and excellence. Gospel values are integrated with academics within a progressive curriculum, promoting faith development through liturgy, prayer, and service.
As part of this mission, it is our responsibility not only to educate your children but to be good stewards of your money. Mrs. Valarie Miller, our school accountant, creates the budget each year with this in mind and I thank her for her wisdom and guidance in this process. The budget for the 2021-2022 school year was presented to both the school and parish finance committees and I am pleased to report that the budget was approved, and I thank Mrs. Valarie Miller along with both finance boards and Father Yi for their support of the new budget.
As we determine our annual tuition rates, we first look at our projected enrollment and then examine the cost to educate each student. As compared to the national average of $12,612 and the state average of more than $11,000, we project our cost to educate each student in the upcoming school year to be $7,058. Given this per student cost, along with consideration of the impact that Covid-19 has had on families, businesses and our school, our goal was to minimize tuition increases as much as possible. This year’s tuition will increase $150 annually, making IFS (identified financial steward) tuition for the 2021-2022 school year $5,750, with an additional assessment for non-IFS and non-Catholic students.
Please know that we value your family’s commitment to St George School and we look forward to continuing our partnership with both you, the parents, and the students and are excited to see what the 2021-2022 school year holds.