Affording SJCS

Margaret Ann Moon Middle School Scholarship

St. Joseph’s Catholic School is proud to announce the establishment of the Margaret Ann Moon Middle School Scholarship for families who believe that a Catholic school education is financially out of reach.

Mrs. Moon (1953-2014), one of the school’s nine Founders and the Founding Board Chair from 1993-2012, dedicated her life’s work to advocating for Catholic education. This scholarship is dedicated to her belief that in order for the school to be truly Catholic, a St. Joseph’s education must be accessible to all qualified students, regardless of their socio-economic background.

All current fifth-grade students who do not attend (nor have siblings who attend) Upstate Catholic schools (including SJCS) are invited and encouraged to apply. SJCS will award up to five middle school (half-paid tuition) scholarships to rising sixth-graders based on a combination of academic merit and need.

(***Families with students in all other grades should see below for other tuition assistance opportunities.***)

There is no fee to apply for this scholarship, and it is renewable each of the remaining two years of Middle School if academic conditions are met while enrolled at SJCS. Award winners are still eligible to apply for additional financial aid, if needed, during their middle school years, and will also be eligible to receive financial assistance for their high school years.

Parents of interested applicants should complete 1) the Margaret Ann Moon Middle School Scholarship Application and 2) the FACTS Application by no later than March 1, 2020. Applicants will then take the school’s Admissions Test on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Following the test, successful applicants will be notified regarding the remaining steps of the process. Awards will be announced in late April.

Questions? Email admissions@sjcatholicschool.org

Preparing Students for Life Through Exceptional Catholic Education

We believe there is no better investment in your child’s future than a St. Joseph’s education. By investing early in the intellectual, creative, and spiritual growth of your child, you prepare them for a life of confidence, compassion, innovation, and leadership.

We are proud to be the single most competitively priced school of our caliber in the greater Greenville area, and provide nearly one million dollars in Tuition Assistance to a third of our families each year. We invite you to learn more about our Tuition Assistance program below.

2019-20 Academic Year Tuition

High School: $14,780
Middle School: $13,160

“St. Joe’s is a quality investment for your child intellectually and emotionally, but also, financially. We all recognize that sending your child to St. Joe’s can be an expensive undertaking. The financial cost here versus a public education can be and ought to be reframed as an investment – an investment in the mental and spiritual well-being of your child. Although the high school and middle school years are only four to seven years, they are the most formative and definitive years in the hearts and minds of our children. Making the sacrifices to send your child to St. Joe’s is an investment in their character. It is the place where the hearts, minds and spirit of students are lifted and loved.”
     — Mrs. Megha Lal, Mother of Ishan Lal, Class of 2021

Learn More About Tuition Assistance

AFFORDING SJCS

Since its founding, the school has been committed to offering an excellent, Catholic, college-preparatory education to qualified students who wish to attend. For the 2019-2020 school year alone, St. Joseph’s awarded close to one million dollars in financial assistance to approximately one third of our school families.

Need-Based Scholarships

Tuition Assistance: Prospective families are invited and encouraged to complete the FACTS form beginning in early January to begin the need-based Tuition Assistance Application for the 2020-21 school year. A priority deadline is published each year (February 15th), and all families who need assistance are encouraged to apply for aid when beginning the admissions process. As always, assistance is available based upon documented need and the availability of funds. For more information, contact Lisa Lawrence at llawrence@sjcatholicschool.org.

Bob Gamber Memorial Scholarship Fund: Students in grades 9-12 may apply for this scholarship. Recipients must qualify for tuition assistance as verified by FACTS, maintain an 80 average in all classes, perform at least ten extra hours of community service per year, have two letters of recommendation, and submit an essay of 500 words or less. While award amounts may vary from year to year, seven students received this scholarship for the 2019-20 school year totaling over $18,000. For more information, contact Kevin Meyer at kmeyer@sjcatholicschool.org.

SC Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children (ECENC) supports students who would benefit from an independent school education because of learning or other differences.  Families may be eligible to receive tuition assistance or a tax credit to offset their St. Joseph’s tuition. It is the parent’s responsibility to submit their child’s application and all supporting documents through an online portal used by this program, as SJCS does not submit applications on behalf of students. Applications and eligibility information are available at ExceptionalSC.org.

Middle School Sibling Discount

Families with multiple children enrolled in the school receive the following reduction for their middle school students: 10% tuition reduction for the second child, 25% tuition reduction for the third child, and a 50% tuition reduction for four or more children.

Merit Based Scholarships

St. Joseph’s recognizes academic excellence by designating two incoming high school freshmen per year as St. Joseph’s Scholars. This merit-based scholarship covers one-half student tuition and is renewable each year, provided that the student maintains at 3.5 cumulative GPA and an excellent disciplinary record. Candidates must achieve grades of 90% or above in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, must score in the 90th percentile on the SJCS Admissions Test administered in January or February, and must embody the mission of the school.

Payment Options
At the time of acceptance, each family must select one of the four payment plans. Monthly tuition payments may be paid on the 5th or 20th day of the month via automatic bank withdrawal or credit card.

Payment Plans 2019-2020
 – High School Tuition
 – Middle School Tuition

Additional Fees
Families should budget additional amounts for the following:

Textbooks: $500-$600
School uniform (initial purchase): $300
Graduation Fee (seniors only): $150

The St. Thomas Aquinas Program, a supplemental program to assist students with mild learning disabilities, is available for an additional $2,250 per year.