|Registration Fee:||$350/student, non-refundable|
|Capital Improvement Fee:||$475/family, non-refundable|
St. Michael's believes it is important to keep siblings together in the same school as much as possible. Because of this family value, the school offers a discount on tuition (not fees) to families with multiple children attending St. Michael's simultaneously. Discounts are as follows:
What does the Educational Fee pay for?
In the late 2000s and early 2010 years, the school received a lot of complaints that the school “nickel and dimed” parents for everything. And they were right, we did. We charged lab fees, parking pass fees, lock fees for lockers, technology fees, religion book fees, picture fees, retreat fees, and many, many more. These fees also created a considerable amount of work for the business office because every student had a different menu of fees to settle. Around 2013 the administration made the decision to combine all of the “nickel and diming” fees into a single “Education Fee.” The Educational Fee covers dozens of incidentals listed above; it makes billing easier for the business office and creates less confusion for parents. The Educational Fee does NOT cover the Kairos retreat, which is optional, special field trip fees if they occur in certain classes, meal money for athletics, or any disciplinary fees like Saturday School or cell phone fines.
What does the Capital Improvement Fee pay for?
The Capital Improvement Fee (CIF) is used to make repairs to the existing building systems or significantly upgrade and/or remodel facilities. While the CIF can be used for small plumbing repairs, roof leak repairs, and HVAC maintenance, among other things, the administration plans 2–3 years in advance to utilize CIF in combination with fundraising initiatives to help push major projects through to completion. Recent examples of combining the CIF with fundraising include:
2014: Library remodel—total cost $200,000, of which $125,000 was CIF and $75,000 was fundraised. Front of school sign on Siringo, fencing, and landscaping—total cost $50,000, of which all $50,000 was CIF.
2015: Lobby bathrooms—total cost $45,000, of which $30,000 was CIF and $15,000 was fundraised. Concession stand—total cost $35,000, of which $15,000 was CIF and $20,000 came from the Parents’ Club.
2016: 6 Lane Track—total cost $660,000, of which $100,000 was CIF and $560,000 was fundraised.
2017: Cafeteria—total cost $130,000, of which $60,000 was CIF and $70,000 was fundraised.
2018: 50’s Classroom Remodel—total cost $240,000, of which $80,000 was CIF and $160,000 was fundraised.
2019: Courtyard mural, weight room, hallway flooring, and Perez-Shelly gym lighting combined for $150,000 in CIF and some fundraising.