Tuition

St. Mary’s Academy is proud to offer an outstanding and affordable private education for children in grades Pre-K 3 through 8th grade in a faith-centered learning environment. Below are our tuition fees.

2020 – 2021 Tuition Fees
Pre-K Three (3 Half Day) — $3,700
Pre-K Three (3 Full Day) – $4,550
Pre-K Four (3 Full Day) — $4,550
Pre-K Four (5 Full Day) – $6,250
Kindergarten — $5,175
Grades 1-5 — $4,690
Grades 6-8 — $4,950
Multi-child Discount Schedule
1st Child — Full tuition
2nd Child — $100 less full tuition
3rd Child — $500 less full tuition
4th Child — $1,000 less full tuition

Tuition Deposit: A $200 non-refundable per student deposit is due at the time of acceptance to reserve your child’s placement for next year. The deposit is applied to your tuition invoice.

Payment Options

Tuition is due in full or electronic withdraw prior to the first day of school.

Payment Options:
-2% Discount available if paid in full by August 1st.
-Monthly payments are available through FACTS Tuition Services.  Please click HERE to enroll.

FACTS Monthly Payment Option: Monthly payment made via electronic withdraw from payer’s checking or savings account. Credit card options also available. Withdraws are made on either the 5th or 20th of each month, begin in July and may be budgeted over a maximum of 11 months. FACTS collects an annual enrollment fee for this service.  For families already enrolled in FACTS, signing the agreement form included in your tuition mailing will authorize St. Mary’s Academy to automatically activate your account.

All checks should be made payable to St. Mary’s Academy.
Mailing address:
519 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106

SMA does except major credit cards. 2% discount does not apply to credit card payments.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OPPORTUNITIES:

Diocesan Financial Aid:
Please see the attached document explaining the requirements for filing for financial aid. Follow Link to apply.

Parish Sponsorship:
Indicate your family parish information on your registration form.  A letter will be sent to your pastor requesting support.  We encourage you to speak directly to your Pastor.

Other Option:
If you do not qualify for the above financial assistance and are still in need, please contact the Finance office at 413.567.3124 x102 to set up a private meeting with Father CJ to discuss your personal situation.

Pre-K and Extended Day:
All fees are tax deductible.  Please contact the Finance office at 413.567.3124 x102 for tax statement.


WITHDRAW POLICY:
St. Mary’s Academy considers the cost of education as a full school year expense.  Enrollment numbers dictate the number of teachers and academic materials that are needed for each student’s full-year participation.  Parent/guardian will be responsible for payment of tuition based on schedule below:

  • Withdrawal after July 1 but before start of academic year: ¼ annual tuition

Withdrawal after start of academic year but before end of first marking quarter: ½ annual tuition

Withdrawal after first marking period but before end of second marking period: ¾ annual tuition

Withdrawal after start of third marking period: Full tuition due

Families who choose to withdraw their child/ren from St. Mary’s Academy must notify the Academy in writing.  The family is responsible for contacting the Finance Office to cancel the FACTS payment plan.  The FACTS tuition account will remain open until all outstanding debts for tuition and the extended day program are satisfied. The payment of tuition is a serious commitment, and it is important to stay current in making payments.