2015-2016 Registration Information

St. Jude the Apostle School Philosophy and Mission Statement:
St. Jude was an Apostle and Martyr who lived in the first century.  Being a close relative of Our
Lord it is said that his appearance was similar.  Hence, many depictions of St. Jude have him
wearing a medallion displaying the image of Jesus.
In the spirit of our Patron, St. Jude the Apostle School models itself on the vision of a Catholic school presented by the Church.  With a Catholic, multi-cultural community of students, parents and staff, St. Jude the Apostle School has Jesus and His teachings as our reason and basis for existence.  We provide a program for grades K-8 that is attentive to the needs of today, illumined by the Gospel spirit and message that permeates all facets of school life.  Recognizing the importance of the family and that parents are the primary educators of their children, St. Jude the Apostle School provides a formal education, which nurtures and compliments their training.  With the support of the entire community, the school endeavors to instruct the whole child, fostering spiritual, intellectual, psychological, social, aesthetic and physical development. With St. Jude as our guide and believing that the children are the future of the Catholic Church, we state our MISSION as…
forming young people in the image of Jesus

Admission Criteria:
The following criteria serve as guidelines for the acceptance of new students to St. Jude the Apostle School, though the circumstances of every child will be considered on an individual basis.
First consideration will be the academic readiness of the child.  Another consideration will be given to siblings of students already attending St. Jude the Apostle School and students transferring in from other Catholic schools.
St. Jude the Apostle School does not discriminate against any applicant or pupil in admissions, educational programs or activities.

Application Paperwork:
Please have the following items submitted to the school office prior to testing:

  1. Official copies of sacramental certificates
  2. Parish registration number
  3. Copies of previous school records (including report cards and standardized test results) for children in grades 1st through 8th
  4. Academic reference from previous school for children in grades 1st through 8th
  5. Parent/guardian questionnaire
  6. Kindergarten: entrance questionnaire and pre-school evaluation

Applicants will be notified of testing dates at the time of registration.

Application packets are due by February 20th  along with the application fee.

Application Fee:
$175.00 per/child (new students & includes testing) – non-refundable
$75.00 per/child (returning students) – non-refundable

Tuition rates are based on projected operating expenses for the school and student enrollment.  In order for new parents to plan for the enrollment of their student(s) the tuition rates for the 2014-2015 school year are listed below.
Rates and fees for the 2015-2016 school year will be established and announced in April 2015.

# of Children Price Discount Total Discount
1 Child $5,200.00
2 Children$10,140.005% on 2nd Tuition$260.00
3 Children$14,560.005% on 2nd 10% on 3rd$1,040.00
4 Children$18,460.005% on 2nd 10% on 3rd and 25% on 4th$2,340.00

Non-Catholic –non-refundable for 14.15

Per student$5,600.00
Other Fees (based on 14.15)
General Fee:  $525.00 per/child (non-refundable):
  • $300.00    Technology
  • $200.00    Textbooks & Materials
  •   $25.00    Fine Arts
Other Fees:
  • $400.00    8th Grade Graduation
  • $500.00    7th Grade Catalina Marine Institute (CMI)
  • $300.00    6th Grade Outdoor Ed Program
  •   $30.00   2nd Grade First Eucharist
  •   $15.00   Kindergarten Graduation

Parent Involvement:

Parent involvement in our school is extremely important in providing additional support and building a strong community spirit at St. Jude the Apostle School.  Therefore, families in our school are required to support the school by becoming a member of the Parent Teacher Group.  The Parent Teacher Group (PTG) is designed as a support group for fundraising obligations.  These efforts help offset operational expenses and promote continued parent involvement in the school.  Tuition alone does not cover our total costs for providing a quality, Catholic education for our students.  Therefore, we rely upon the time, talent and treasures of our Parent Teacher Group.  The following requirements are part of parent involvement:

Service Hours:

40 hours of volunteer time (15 of these hours must be dedicated to a school fundraising activity. Unmet hours billed @ $25.00 per hour)

*Family Fundraising Obligation (FFO):
  • $500.00 for families with one child
  • $600.00 for families with two or more children

*Commitment can be met through by supporting the variety of school fundraising activities including  buying scrip, magazine drive, gift wrap drive, Annual Auction Event, matching grant funds or direct donations.

Family Fundraising Obligation Frequently (FFO) Asked Questions

Afterschool Daycare Rate: $7.00 per hour:
  • Hours from 3:15 to 5:30pm on regular school days
  • Hours from 12:15 to 5:30pm on noon dismissal days