Registration Fees


2017-2018 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‚ pre-school evaluation‚ and student picture

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

Application packets are due by February 24th   along with the  $200.00 application fee (non-refundable).  

SJS Tuition & Fee Schedule for the 2016-2017 School Year

                            “A Catholic Education is an Advantage for Life”

Application Fee (non-refundable):
$200.00 per new student (includes testing)
$75.00 per returning student

Tuition*:

Tuition rates are based on projected operating expenses of the school and overall student enrollment.
In order for new parents to plan for the enrollment of their student(s) the tuition rates for the 2016-2017 school year are listed below. Rates and fees for the 2017-2018 school year will be established and announced in March 2017.

Catholic in-parish-non-refundable for 16.17

# of Children Price Discount  
1 Child $5,975.00
2 Children$11,652.005% on 2nd Tuition
3 Children$17,030.005% on 2nd 10% on 3rd


*If you will need financial assistance, please complete SMART TUITION paperwork available on-line at smarttuitionaid.com. The school and parish administration meet in late April⁄early May to determine financial aid grants. It is a personalized process. If there are any questions or concerns, please call Mrs. Michele Schulte at (818)889-9483.

General Fee:  $535.00 per student (non-refundable):

Breakdown:

  • $300.00    Technology
  • $200.00    Textbooks & Materials
  •   $25.00     Fine Arts
  •   $10.00     PTG Projects

Misc. Fees*:

  • $400.00                                                                                      8th Grade Graduation
  •    $15.00                                                                                      Kindergarten Graduation
  •    $30.00                                                                                     2nd Grade First Sacraments
  •    $50.00 (for those who participate)                                  Sports Fee (5th to 8th)

Junior High Educational Experiences :

  • Determined by cost       8th Grade Trip (Washington, D.C. or other)
  • $525.00                              7th Grade Catalina Marine Institute (CMI)
  • $300.00                              6th Grade Outdoor School – Camp Alegre

*based on 16.17 costs (may be adjusted slightly for the 17.18 school year)

Parent Involvement:

We strongly encourage parents to be involved in the school and there are a wide range of different activities from which to choose.  Although there are required hours, we hope that each family finds that their involvement helps builds their connection to the SJS school community and your time is considered a crucial support to the educational program for  our children.

All families are required to complete (40) hours of service or pay $25.00 per hour not completed. There is a requirement of (3) hours for the Parish/School Faire.

Fundraising:

We strongly encourage parents to be involved in the school and there are a wide range of different activities from which to choose.  Although there are required hours, we hope that each family finds that their involvement helps builds their connection to the SJS school community and your time is considered a crucial support to the educational program for  our children.

All families are required to complete (40) hours of service or pay $25.00 per hour not completed. There is a requirement of (3) hours for the Parish/School Faire.