It is our desire that St. Matthew’s be accessible to children from a wide range of economic backgrounds, whose parents are supportive of the School’s mission and who are well suited for admission. To accommodate families' varying financial needs, we offer both financial aid and tuition payment plans.
Tuition and Payment Options
Tuition covers the costs of the basic academic program for each student, providing teachers' salaries, essential instructional materials, maintenance and upkeep of buildings and equipment, and various support services. Tuition charges for 2017-2018 are as follows:
| Early Childhood (a.m. only, 5-day)
| Grades K-4
| Grades 5 & 6
| Grades 7 & 8
- There is a one-time New Student Fee of $1,500 for each newly enrolled student.
- Activity Fees (covering field trips as well as overnight retreats) range from $1,050 in Grade 5 to $1,800 in Grade 8.
- Book Fees range from $300 in Grade 6 to $450 in Grade 8.
See a full list of tuition and fees posted below.
A monthly tuition payment plan is available to all families and allows parents, for a nominal fee, to pay a year’s tuition costs in two installments or ten monthly payments beginning July 1st. Any questions regarding the monthly tuition plan should be directed to the school’s Business Manager, Ellen Pfahler.
Explanation of Financial Aid
St. Matthew's offers financial aid for the combined purposes of broadening the socio-economic diversity of students, ensuring that the school remains affordable to both existing and prospective families, and allowing the composition of the student body to represent, as fully as possible, the community served by the Parish. Our aim is that no child who is well-suited for admission be denied the opportunity of attending because of an inability to pay the full tuition and fees.A Committee consisting of the Rector and School Administrators determines eligibility for Financial Aid Grants. In making recommendations, the Committee will consider the following:
- The family’s needs, as identified by Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST).
- The extent to which a family has already mobilized its own financial resources for paying tuition.
- The funds available for aid.
- The individual circumstances affecting the family’s request for assistance.
The Financial aid application will be completely online (please follow the link below) and will be available mid-October. Additional information requested during the process includes a confidential statement regarding the details of financial circumstances and tax return information. Applications are completed and filed with FAST during the first week of January each year. Late applications will be considered only if funds are available. Receipt of aid for one school year does not ensure that aid will be available in subsequent years. In addition to assistance with tuition, some families may qualify for aid towards incidental costs, which occur throughout the school year.
If you would like to receive an application, or have any questions regarding the program, please contact Kristine Anderssen Miller, Director of Financial Aid.Application for Financial Aid