preschool

Admission

WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD

Spaces available for classes as of 5/18/2017 

PK4-2   K-10    1st-9    2nd-9    3rd-1    4th-6    5th-5    7th-9

PK3, 6th & 8th are FULL with a wait list

 

These numbers change as we receive re-registrations and new applicants but will only be updated on occasion. Check with our office to find out if we have an opening for you!

Please contact the office at   or call 317-255-7153 to find out more and schedule a tour.

It is our goal to offer a Catholic education to every student who desires to attend Saint Monica Catholic School regardless of race, religion, gender, national origin, or academic support needs. Due to our school size we occasionally may have more students enroll than we are able to accommodate.  A registration deadline of March 17th is in place for grade levels that are near capacity.

To ensure that our enrollment process is fair and objective, a formal Admission Policy was developed by the School Commission for Kindergarten through 8th Grade.

Application Process & Admission Policy

Enrollment Policy

Current families have the opportunity to register for the following school year, and must do so by January 27.  Once it is determined who is returning, remaining spots are opened up to parishioners.  Whatever spots remain once parishioners have been served, are filled by new families whose records from a former school (if any) indicate that St. Monica is a good match for their child.  Middle school students and parents are interviewed prior to acceptance.  A non-refundable processing fee is paid at time of application for acceptance.  A registration fee is paid as well, which is non-refundable unless acceptance is denied.  A registration deadline of March 17th is in place for new families applying for grade levels that are near capacity.

We also ask that you make an appointment (317) 255-7153 if interested in seeing St. Monica at a time other than our scheduled Open House (the last Sunday of January every year).  Please bring school records when you visit.

Downloadable Application

Current School Family Re-Enrollment Application 

New Family Application English   Español

If unavailable, check back during open enrollment time. (Feb- June) 

Tuition & Fees

Tuition Policy

Tuition includes:

  • study trips

  • technology fees

  • most student materials

When comparing our tuition rates to other schools, ask about fees that their tuition does not include.

Please call the school office for information about getting your child(ren) registered for the 2017-18 school year. 

TUITION FOR 2017-2018

The finance committee has approved the tuition for the 2017-2018 School year:

Parishioner - $4,944

Catholic - $5562

Non-Parishioner - $7168

Eighth grade student tuition is an additional $800 added to the above rates to cover all expenses for trips, ceremonies, and leadership opportunities

Financial Assistance

The School Commission and Parish Finance Committee prayerfully consider the tuition rates, balancing the true cost of a 21st Century Catholic education against the need to offer an affordable option for all families.

The Immigrant Welcome Center, Parish Youth Center, religious education and our school ministry all use parish funds.  Therefore many of the operating and facility costs are covered under the umbrella of the parish. The tithing and financial support the parish receives helps offset the true cost of a quality, Catholic education.

The support from the parish helps offset the true cost of an individual child's Catholic education which is $7168.  This includes tuition, school supplies, and technology fees.

CHOICE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Indiana Department of Education facilitates the Choice Scholarship Program.  Please see the link below for more information.  Please send your previous year's 1040 tax return to Jessica Sinkovic,  for further review.  

IDOE Choice Scholarship Program

SGO's

The Institute for Quality Education provides scholarship grants to students of lower-income families enabling them to attend private or parochial school of their choice.  The Institute for Quality Education is a 501(c)(3) public charity, funded by individual, corporate, and foundation contributions.  It is open to families who qualify under the income guidelines for the federal reduced-price lunch program and who are entering from a public school. Scholarships are worth $500. The Institute for Quality Education exists to provide new options in education for families of limited means.

Scholarships

To help offset the cost of a Catholic education at Saint Monica Catholic School, there are opportunities for parish support, scholarships and financial aid.  Saint Monica School partners with FACTS Tuition Management to offer a confidential application process that reviews financial need based on objective, preset criteria. Applications for financial aid through FACTS are confidential and submitted online.  

To apply please follow the link to FACTS Tuition Management.  Please apply beginning January 1st.  The deadline to apply for the upcoming school year is April 16th.  

Interested applicants should contact the Business Manager, Jessica Sinkovic - , who will give you the information to begin the online process. She will be able to answer all other specific questions about the program. 

Who is a parishioner of St. Monica Parish?

(As defined by the Parish Pastoral Council)

A parishioner is not simply someone whose name appears on the parish roster.  Membership in St. Monica Parish involves meeting at least two of the following three criteria:

  1. Worship with the community on Sundays and Holy Days;

  2. Regularly support the parish through reasonable and identifiable monetary contributions’ including online giving

  3. Be involved in one or more of the spiritual, educational, service or social activities of the Church.

Following are some criteria that are used to determine parishioner status:

  1. Time:  Do you worship regularly with the community on Sundays and Holy Days?

  2. Talent:  What abilities and gifts can you share with St. Monica Parish?  Can your vocational abilities be used to better the parish?  Example: can you share computer knowledge, offer nursing expertise, volunteer in class or tutor students, promote fundraisers, serve as a Eucharistic Minister or Lector, minister to shut-ins, serve on a committee, help with the Liturgy, etc.

  3. Treasure:  Do you give to God financially a part of what He gives to you?  While Scripture calls us to tithe, it is between you and God what you are able to give.  Are you using your envelopes weekly?  It is important for you to use the envelopes that are mailed to you because it allows for better and more accurate records of your giving.

We Love Parent Involvement!

Parent involvement has always been a hallmark of our school and we firmly believe that our school is not complete without this component. We require 28 hours per family per year.  Financially, our tuition would be much higher without the dedicated commitment of our families to provide many of the services that make our school run efficiently and provide unique, one-of-a-kind educational opportunities for our students. Many studies support the beliefs we have here at St. Monica that parent involvement has a direct impact on a child’s education.