Tuition Gap

Dear St. Clare Parents,

As many of you already know, tuition payments do not cover the cost of educating each child at St. Clare, forcing the school to rely on your generosity to balance the annual budget. THANK YOU!

The true cost of a St. Clare education is $11,417 per student (based on 23-24 projections). Parishioner families that support and actively participate in the life of St. Clare Parish receive a tuition subsidy.  The in-parish rate for the 2023-24 school year is $8,700, with the out-of-parish rate set at $10,930.

Through our Family Partnership Program, we ask all families to consider making a special contribution in an effort to support our ability to bridge the tuition gap. Your gift may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor to confirm.

We are asking families to consider helping in these ways:

Assisi Partner ($2,500): A gift of $2,500 supports the shortfall between in-parish tuition charged and the true cost of educating your child.

Franciscan Partner ($5,000): Families who participate at this level pay the in-parish tuition shortfall for their own child and also for a student whose family may be unable to do so.

Gift Above Tuition: If you are unable to afford a donation at the Assisi Partner level, we welcome any financial contribution above tuition you wish to provide.  Every gift truly makes a difference.

Families may make these selections during the enrollment registration process, or at any time by contacting our bookkeeper, Gwen Vroman. Thank you again for everything you do to make St. Clare a special place now and for many years to come.


Mr. Chris Harris, Principal