A. Money raised through fundraising is a very important component of Sts. Joseph & John School’s funding. Sts. Joseph & John School’s mission is to offer a high quality education while keeping its tuition costs low and affordable. The School’s current full-time, in-parish tuition rate $2,517.00 per year, but the actual cost per pupil to educate the students is around $4,500.00.
The difference between Sts. Joseph & John School’s low tuition and the school’s actual operating costs per pupil is primarily made up through:
A. To ease financial burdens on school families, the school has worked hard to reduce school fundraising and to structure fundraisers to raise funds from the outside community. Currently, the school has only two (2) fundraising activities over the course of the year.
The funds raised by these two school fundraisers are used entirely to cover the school’s basic operating expenses.
A. The Sts. Joseph & John School PTU is not run by the school. Rather, the PTU is a volunteer, parent-run organization. The PTU is funded entirely by their own fundraising activities.
Why does the PTU raise funds?
The PTU serves a very important role in providing funding for programs, equipment, and supplies for the school. In recent years, for example, money raised by the PTU was used, among many other things, to purchase:
A. Following fundraisers are PTU’s primary fundraisers:
The national average for elementary Catholic School tuition in 2010/2011 was $3,383.00 per year. (Statistics from National Catholic Education Association – Catholic Schools data). That amount only paid for 62.2% of the actual cost of the education per pupil. The average actual cost per pupil of Catholic elementary school education is $5,436.
Our tuition is almost a $1,000.00 per year less than the national average of elementary school tuition and our actual costs per pupil are almost $1,000 less than the national average. We recognize that these are difficult economic times. Sts. Joseph & John School is dedicated to continuing to provide you an academically excellent education while working hard to keep our costs and tuition low and affordable.
------Sts. Joseph & John School Board & Sts. Joseph & John PTU