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Tuition & Fees

Sacred Heart's tuition and fees for the 2016-17 academic year

Tuition, Grades K-8

$19,142
Most books and many supplies are included in the cost of tuition.

Activity Fee, Grades K-8
$680
The Activity Fee covers the cost of the Before and After School Care Program, Sacred Heart Yearbook, Parents of the Heart Fee, local field trips, participation in interscholastic athletics, and selected extracurricular arts activities, including Liturgical Choir and the school play.


The following is a schedule of additional grade level fees a Sacred Heart family can expect during the 2016-2017 school year:

Primary School

  • 2nd Grade Sacramental Preparation: $50

Lower School

  • No additional Fees

Middle School

  • 6th Grade Ropes Retreat (approximate cost): $150
  • 7th Grade Space Academy (approximate cost): $1,026
  • 7th Grade Confirmation Preparation Fee: $100
  • 8th Grade Washington, D.C Trip (approximate cost): $1,330
  • 8th Grade Graduation Fee: $100

Tuition Assistance

Approximately 18% of Sacred Heart students receive tuition assistance. Based on demonstrated need, tuition assistance awards are granted up to 95% of tuition and fees. In the 2016-2017 Academic-year, Sacred Heart granted approximately $1.8M in tuition assistance awards.

The tuition assistance program helps make Sacred Heart education accessible to students from all backgrounds, regardless of their financial means. Awards are made to qualifying students at all grade levels and are decided on the basis of need and the availability of funds. Awards are for one year and, although recipients must reapply each year, returning students are given first priority for funds. Future awards also assume the students remain in good financial, academic, and behavior standing and continue to demonstrate financial need.

If you are allocated tuition assistance, you will be able to apply for additional financial support for certain expenses over and above tuition ( e.g., Specialized After School Classes). This additional financial assistance would not, however, cover the costs of transportation, uniforms, supplies, school lunches or certain other miscellaneous expenses.

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