La Purísima Catholic School
2017 – 2018 School Year
Welcome to La Purísima Catholic School! We are delighted to provide parents with information regarding tuition and fees.
Tuition: We understand that it is a sacrifice to send your child to Catholic school. The actual cost to educate each student in grades Preschool through 8th is approximately $8,600.00 per year. If families are able to pay the actual cost per student, we encourage them to do so. We appreciate families making the school a priority when meeting their financial obligations in a timely manner.
Full Day/5 Days Preschool $7,400
Full Day/3 Days Preschool $4,600
Half Day/5 Days Preschool $5,600
Half Day/3 Days Preschool $3,520
TK – 8th grade, 1st child $7,400
Additional Children Discounted $250 each from the basic rate
FACTS Tuition Management Fee: All La Purisima Catholic School families that do not pay their tuition in full by August 28th must pay their tuition through the FACTS Tuition Management Company. The fee for FACTS is $43 per family per account. All tuition and fees must be paid within the school year (July-June).
Registration Fee: There is a $375 non-refundable fee for each student. Registration must be paid before the first day of school. This fee reserves a space for your child for the coming year and covers textbook rental, consumable textbooks, student insurance and diocesan fees.
The early registration discount of $100 per student is only valid through April 28th. The fee may paid in full in the School Office by cash, check or credit card. There will be a 3% convenience fee applied for credit card transactions.
Grades K - 3 $350.00
Technology fee includes lease of Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e, educational applications, internet security, enhanced connectivity and accessories. This fee also includes repair costs due to accidental damage and use of a replacement device if needed. Students (parents) will be held accountable for damage of device due to abuse or neglect.
Grades 4 - 8 $600.00
1:1 technology fee includes lease of Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Ultrabook/Tablet (grades 5-8) or a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e
(grade 4), educational applications, internet security, enhanced connectivity and accessories. This fee also includes repair costs due to accidental damage and use of a replacement device if needed. Students (parents) will be held accountable for damage of device due to abuse or neglect.
Graduation Fee: The graduation fee for our 8th grade students is $100 each which covers graduation expenses.
Fieldtrip/Study Trip and Retreat Fees: Fees for study trips and retreats for all grades are the responsibility of the parent. These costs will be determined by the teacher and announced prior to the event.
10 HOURS OF REQUIRED SERVICE
Parent participation in their child’s school community has been proven to be benefit student learning. Studies have shown that when parents are actively involved at school, their child performs better within the classroom. We want all parents to feel welcome and that their participation is a value within this community – for the community as a whole but most importantly, for their child’s success.
Parents are encouraged to help with the supervision of the students before school, during morning recess, and at lunch recess. Supervision is an area in which we are in most need of your assistance. Realizing that school hours may not be practical for working parents, a list of other service opportunities will be available at the beginning of each school year. Each La Purisima Catholic School family is required to contribute 10 hours per year of service. A family may choose to pay a one-time fee of $200 to “buy-out” of this obligation. Any amount of the required hours not met will be billed at $20 per hour. Any amount of the $200 that has not been met by the end of April will be added to your FACTS tuition account.
Fundraising: The La Purisima Catholic School community enjoys coming together to raise funds to further enhance the quality programs in place. Fundraising events will be determined by the Administration, the Consultative School Board in conjunction with our supportive parent and parish community. Proceeds from the fundraising events will support the “extras” we desire for our students. In the past these enhancements have included technology and science supplements and labs, tetherball courts, additional playground equipment, and much more.
Every year the school hosts a booth at the Orange Plaza International Street Fair over Labor Day weekend. The proceeds from this event will go to benefit the operating funds of the school community. All other fundraising events will be for specific enhancements to benefit student learning.