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. Need-based financial aid is available.
 
We foster a trusting, community relationship between the school and the family, and work hard to raise the necessary funds that will help keep tuition affordable. The cost to educate each child is not covered by tuition. Thus, every child is given a tuition subsidy. For families who qualify, need-based grants are available to defray the cost of tuition and other programming. Please read below for all of the programs and policies at Saint Columbkille Partnership School.
 
 
Program Grades  Tuition Rates for 2020-2021
Early Education Program Pre-K 2.9 full time
(age 2 years, 9 months by September 1)
$10,400
Pre-K full time (age 3 by September 1) $10,400
K1 (age 4 by September 1) $10,400
K2 to Grade 8*

 

 

One student $8,400
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
$7,900
Additional Program Fees
2020-2021
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)
    $100
(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 Chromebook rental fee due in July)
    $150
Enrollment Based Fees
2020-2021 
Program Fees
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
$4,800- 5 days
Tutoring Program $38 per hour
 

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; all credit cards are also accepted, but will incur a 2.85% processing fee per payment.

To access the FACTS Financial Account:

1. Go to factsmgt.com.
2. Select Parent Log In from the menu bar and FACTS Family Online (ParentsWeb) from the drop-down menu.
3. Enter SC-MA into the District Code field.
4. Type in your username and password. If you have forgotten your username or password, please click on the link provided
5. Once logged in click on the Financial tab and Financial Home

Current Students
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 24, 2020 and for any students re-enrolled after the re-enrollment deadline of February 14, 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 businessmanager@stcps.org. To request a graduated payment for the registration fee, please fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/IDAxaaGmCCNRe8bx2

New Students
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.

 

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.

  1. 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 $20 applies.)
  2. 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 $50 applies.)
  3. Two equal payments paid in July and December. (Processing fee of $20 applies.)
  4. Weekly payments on Mondays starting in July and ending in April. (Processing fee of $50 applies.)
  5. Bi-weekly payments on Mondays, starting in July and ending in April. (Processing fee of $50 applies.)
 

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 businessmanager@stcps.org.

 

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 Columbkille, 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 $38 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 Chromebooks that are transported back and forth from school each day. Each student will be responsible for his or her own computer. Having Chromebooks 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 Chromebook is $150 per year. As part of the enrollment packet, each student and parent must review and sign the Chromebook Policy. The policy will be given to students on the first day of school as well.

Should you have any questions, please email tech@stcps.org.

 

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 from the pre-colonial period to the modern day. During the Philadelphia visit, students will take part in guided tours of historical venues and places of interest. During the Washington, D.C. trip, students learn about the 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 is $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 businessmanager@stcps.org.

 
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.
 

Prior registration in the program for students in pre-K to grade 5 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 school’s website.

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 afterschool@stcps.org.

Below are the enrollment options and cost of the After-School Program:

2020-2021 Enrollment Options per child Yearly rate Monthly Payments 
5 Days $4,800 $480
Late pick up fee $1 per minute
 

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.
 

Programs for students in pre-K to grade 4 are offered during the vacation week in February 2021 and April 2021. 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/extended-day-programming/.

Enrollment options Per-child rate
2 Days $140
3 Days $210
4 Days $280
 

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.