ADMISSIONS

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All children, regardless of religious affiliation, are welcome at Mother Catherine Academy. We strive to ensure every child who wants to attend our school gets any help necessary to do so. Tuition assistance is available through several sources including the Archdiocese of Washington, local churches, a school-sponsored tuition assistance program, and private sponsors.

 

Mother Catherine Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

TUITION OPTIONS

$5,650 / Year

Annual Payment

ANNUAL TUITION

Quarterly and monthly options available.

$10,600 / Year

Annual Payment

FAMILY TUITION

Price for three or more children.

$200 / Student

Annual Payment

BOOK & TECHNOLOGY FEE

Due June 15; $125 for pre-K.

$9,850 / Year

Annual Payment

TWO-CHILD TUITION

Quarterly and monthly options available.

$150 / Student

Registration Fee

REGISTRATION FEE

$100 for each returning student if paid before March 1

$65 / Week

Weekly Payment

AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Price per child per week for after school care program till 6pm. Part-time and drop-in aftercare also is available.


FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT

Educating each child costs more than $13,000. In order for MCA to provide affordable tuition, parents must commit to several fundraising efforts. Fundraising ensures that MCA remains available to everyone regardless of a family’s financial situation.

We pride ourselves on the diversity among our families. Parents must participate in four mandatory fundraisers each year, or pay a $100 buy-out for each missed fundraiser. Parents also must commit to purchase $2,000 in Scrip cards. Scrip cards are similar to gift cards and there is no mark-up, so while the Scrip program earns money for the school it does not cost parents anything more than they normally would spend on normal items such as groceries, electronics and restaurants.

Parents must dedicate at least 20 hours of volunteer service to the school per year, as well as work six nights at our weekly Bingo fundraiser. After tuition, Bingo is the largest source of income for the school and the participation of all parents is vital to the financial stability of the school. There is a $200-per-night buy-out for Bingo if a parent is unable to attend and is unable to find a suitable replacement.


ENROLL TODAY

Tuition for the 2017/18 academic year is $5,650 per child. Families with two children pay $9,850. Families of three or more children pay a flat rate of $10,600. Several payment plans are available, including annual, semi-annual, quarterly and monthly to suit the unique needs of each family.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The State of Maryland recently introduced the BOOST program. The Archdiocese of Washington provides tuition assistance based on financial need; interested families may apply through the TADS system. MCA offers tuition assistance through an endowment and private sponsors through an adopt-a-child program. Contact the school for more information.