In order to keep tuition rates as low as possible, St. Bernard's Catholic school parents help earn money for the school by participating in the school's fundraising program. Profits from this program go toward classroom supplies, field trips, and special assemblies. This program includes annual fundraising events such as gift wrap sales, special dinners, a golf tournament, and a spell-a-thon. Families who participate in these events earn a percentage of their sales toward their annual profit requirement.
In addition to annual fundraising events, St. Bernard's Catholic School also coordinates an ongoing SCRIP program, which consists of gift cards purchased by the school at a discount and sold through the school office for a profit.
The family profit obligation can be derived entirely from participating in fundraising, entirely from purchasing SCRIP, or from a combination of the two. Families may also opt to buy out of their profit obligation for a fee at registration in May for the following school year.
Yearly (May 1- April 30) Profit Requirements per enrolled student are as follows:
One Child: $500
Two Children: $550
Three Children: $600
Four Children: $650
All SCRIP and fundraising profit must be completed by April 30 of the current school year. Any family who has not met their required obligation by April 30 will be assessed the difference between the buy-out option ($650) and the accumulated profit earned to that point. This amount will be due at the May registration and must be paid in order to re-register their child(ren) for the coming school year.
Through the strong participation in our SCRIP and fundraising program over the years, St. Bernard's parents have ensured that our goals for providing quality education to each student have continued to be met. For more information on SCRIP and Fundraising Profit, contact the school office.
Families who exceed their profit requirement can earn tuition credit: 50% of each dollar earned above the required minimum for their family will be credited toward tuition for the following year. Tuition credit vouchers are issued to each family for the following school year and are non-transferable.
Fifty-percent of each dollar earned above the required minimum for a family will be credited toward that family's tuition for the coming year. For example, a family with two children earning $600.00 in profit would have exceeded their profit requirement by $50.00:
Profit earned - Requirement = Excess
$600.00 - $550.00 = $50.00
This family would receive a credit of $25.00, which would be applied toward the tuition for the following year:
Excess X 50% = Tuition Credit
$50.00 X 50% = $25.00
Families who prefer not to participate in either fundraisers or the SCRIP program may opt to buy out of their profit obligation registration in May. The buy-out cost is $650 and is due paid at registration in May.
School families who are active parishioners of St. Bernard's Parish pay a reduced tutition rate for St. Bernard's Catholic School. In order to qualify for this reduction, school families are expected to support the Parish family at St. Bernard's Church by attending Mass and using their offering envelopes regularly. Families who do not fulfill this requirement will be considered non-active Catholics and will will be assessed at a higher tuition rate.