Tuition

The distinctive loving spirit of a Sacred Heart school is expressed by a deep concern for each child’s total development.

Our creative approach to education goes beyond instruction to enrich the life of the intellect and the spirit, to inspire genuine caring for others, to help each student develop keen judgment and the ability to express oneself. These characteristics, combined with thorough academic preparation, will stand a student in good stead to tackle the challenges of high school, college and life.


2018–2019 Tuition

Little Acorns (half-day program)

  • 3-Day Tuition: $3,857
  • 5-Day Tuition: $5,590

Pre-Primary (half-day program)

  • Tuition: $6,090

Primary (full-day program)

  • Tuition: $11,698

1st – 8th Class

  • Tuition: $11,957

Application Fee: $100

Early arrival, late dismissal, and Stay & Play fees vary. Click below for more info:


Tuition Assistance

We are grateful that earnings from our Endowment and Scholarship funds allow us to offer need-based tuition assistance to families who qualify. During the 2018–2019 school year, 19% of Academy families are receiving tuition assistance. This represents 22% of our students, with an average award of just over $6,000 per student. Because the Academy operates within a tuition assistance budget, funds are allocated in the order in which applications are completed and all requested documentation is submitted. Application files are reviewed only after a student is accepted.

All information submitted is treated confidentially and is used solely to arrive at a fair determination of financial need. Need is defined as the difference between the tuition cost of attending the Academy and a family’s calculated ability to pay. Aid does not apply to any additional expenses.

Tuition assistance awards are made on the assumption that the family is allocating the maximum amount of resources to the educational costs of the children, after meeting necessary expenses. Therefore, the Academy expects the funding of educational costs to be the top priority in the use of discretionary income.

If a family’s circumstances change after submitting their tuition assistance application, contact the Business Office to submit new information. Do not submit an additional application form. Our Tuition Assistance Review Committee will consider the new information and adjustments will be made based on revised need and our remaining aid resources.

The Application Process

Again this year, the Academy of the Sacred Heart will be making use of FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to help us evaluate requests for aid.

Apply Online for Tuition Assistance

If you would like more information about the company, feel free to visit their web site at www.factsmgt.com. FACTS works with nearly 5,000 educational institutions and over a million families each year, helping them achieve their goals.  They have been in business since 1986 and specialize in working with schools like ours.

You can contact FACTS via phone at 1-866-441-4637 or email at info@factsmgt.com.

Please be aware that:

  • Advance written request to be considered for aid is not required.
  • Tax documentation is required and is sent directly to FACTS.
  • It is an easy online application process.
  • There is a low application fee.

Application Deadline for Current Families

In order to be notified of the results of your application before the January 31st enrollment renewal date and to ensure that you receive the maximum aid for which you qualify, the application deadline is December 17, 2018 for current families.  This includes the submission of your 2017 tax returns and W-2 forms. While late applications are accepted, any aid granted will be dependent on the availability of remaining funds.

Families new to the Academy will receive information about beginning the tuition assistance process upon acceptance of their child.

For further information, please call the Business Office at 636-946-4517.

Fees and Financial Services

Non-refundable comprehensive Course Fees for the 2018-2019 school year are:

  • $155 for Pre-Primary and Little Acorns 
  • $375 for Primary through 3rd Class 8th Class
  • $425 for 4th and 5th Class
  • $625 for 6th and 7th Class
  • $800 for 8th Class

These fees cover books, instructional materials, Sacred Heart Network dues, field trips, technology, etc. for the school year. In 6th, 7th, and 8th grade the fees also cover retreats and laptops. For 2nd grade, First Communion fees are handled separately.

Tuition and fees are paid through FACTS Tuition.

Payment Due Date: Payments are due on the 20th of the month.

Payment Plan Options:

  1. Payment in Full: Total payment on July 20th.
  2. Quarterly: Four equal payments due in June, September, December, and March.
  3. Monthly: Monthly payments over a period of 10 months beginning in June with final payment due in March.

Enrollment at the Academy of the Sacred Heart is continuous. The enrollment process was modified to adopt a mindset that “every Academy student is an Academy graduate”. Parents are asked to sign an enrollment agreement only one time at the start of the student’s enrollment. This continuous enrollment agreement automatically renews each year on January 31st. If you chose to withdraw your student for the upcoming school year, you must withdraw your student via e-mail or letter to Valeri Reynolds, vreynolds@ash1818.org by January 31st.

It is imperative that we have enrollment figures for planning and staffing decisions, therefore, if a student withdraws after the January 31st deadline, late withdrawal fees will apply. Please refer to the enrollment agreement for terms and conditions.

New family enrollment packets are mailed in March and include instructions from FACTS Tuition as to how to register for the payment plan and payment due date of your choice. Methods of payment are arranged through FACTS Tuition and include:

  • bank authorization for an automatic transfer from checking or savings accounts (mandatory for the monthly and quarterly payment plans);
  • e-mailed invoicing for one payment plans, by written check, remitted to FACTS Tuition;
  • through VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. A convenience fee is charged for credit card use.

Please contact the Business Office (636-946-4517) with any questions regarding tuition payment options.

FACTS Tuition FAQ