The Sacred Heart School of Glyndon School Board reviews and sets tuition annually. We are proud that our tuition remains competitive within our local market and remains significantly lower than many independent schools. As an Archdiocesan parish school, our tuition has two separate rates. Our parishioner rate is for all families who are registered at Sacred Heart Glyndon Parish and make regular and consistent efforts to support the parish through their parish envelopes or through electronic funds transfers (EFT). Our non-parishioner rate is for those families who are not registered in the parish or do not meet the above criteria.
Our Pre-kindergarten tuition is set in a different format which accounts for the multiple options running for the school week. We offer a full or half day program, and offer Pre-kindergarten classes on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday cycle or for the full week. Click here to view our 2017-2018 Tuition Rate information sheet.
Tuition Rates for the 2017-2018 School Year are listed below:
Our mission, through the call to a diverse environment and to representing Christ’s love, includes remaining affordable for as many families as possible. Sacred Heart is blessed to access three main channels of financial assistance: The Archdiocese of Baltimore, Sacred Heart Parish, and SCRIP. Some families can also qualify for a Knott Foundation Scholarship.
Beginning November 2, 2016, applications for financial aid are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 school year, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore asks families to have all necessary forms submitted no later than the end of February 2017. Awards are generally known in late April/early May of 2017 for the Archdiocese aid. All families are eligible to apply to the Archdiocese of Baltimore for tuition grants and aid each year if they are a current family or have already applied for enrollment to The Sacred Heart School of Glyndon. To apply for financial aid, please click here. The financial aid application process is hosted by FACTS, our tuition management provider (see grant & aid assessment information here). If you have any questions about how to apply, feel free to contact Mrs. Tammy Siebert, Business Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-833-0857, ext. 121.
In addition, all families who have parishioner status (those registered at Sacred Heart Parish, making regular and conscientious effort to support the parish) are eligible to receive aid from our parish. Parishioners apply through the same FACTS system shown above and awards are given at the discretion of the Pastor.
New Tuition and Referral Grants Announced!
Our school board is pleased to announce two new strategies to help families attend Sacred Heart School. These include a referral discount available to current families and a welcome grant to current parishioners who are not enrolled in our school.
The BOOST Program provides scholarships for students who are eligible for the Free or Reduced-Price Meals program to attend eligible nonpublic schools, including The Sacred Heart School of Glyndon. The BOOST program was established in March 2016 by the Maryland General Assembly. The program is governed by language added to the Fiscal 2017 Budget Bill. The language begins on page 128 of Senate Bill 190 of the 2016 session (the Fiscal 2017 Budget Bill).
Who's eligible for BOOST? Low income students whose family income is at or below 185% of the federal poverty level:
• $29,637 or less for a family of 2
• $37,296 or less for a family of 3
• $44,955 or less for a family of 4
• $52,614 or less for a family of 5
As of May 1, 2017 BOOST Scholarship funding has been authorized for the 2017-2018 school year. Please visit http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/pages/boost/index.aspx for the online application. Deadline to apply is June 15, 2017. Questions? contact email@example.com. or call the school at 410-833-0857.
SCRIP is a program in which school families purchase gift cards at their face value (meaning paying $100 for a $100 gift card). While doing so however, these families earn a percentage credit to be applied to the next year’s tuition. Our SCRIP program averages the credits offered from all of our participating retailers, and our current average is approximately 4%. In this example, buying a $100 gift card for $100 would also earn a family $4 as a credit to the following year’s tuition (lowering that year’s tuition by $4). SCRIP offers gift cards to many local and national chain stores at which our families frequently shop. Over the course of a year, many of our families earn as substantial credit in this program. Cards can be obtained by sending forms into the school, or online, or through SCRIP smart device applications.
Additionally, the Knott Foundation awards scholarships to students in fourth grade throughout the Archdiocese each year. These scholarships award four-year, full tuition to attend a Catholic, parish elementary school located in Baltimore City or Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford or Howard counties. These scholarships honor Catholic students that excel in academics. To apply for these scholarships the student MUST meet ALL of the criteria on the Knott website. The link for these criteria is here.