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Why Give?

At St. Catherine of Siena Academy, we seek to form the whole woman through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, vibrant spiritual life, competitive athletics, and many opportunities for service, leadership, and personal growth. Your generosity allows us to continue our mission to awaken in young women their feminine genius by nurturing a sense of self—academically, socially, and spiritually—instilling in them a confidence to claim their inheritance as daughters of God.

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Why would one consider giving to a private, Catholic high school?  Some of our SCA families give as a way of saying, “thank you,” for the intangible gift their daughters receive – discovering who they are as a daughter of God. Some give because they know it allows SCA to support others who cannot fully afford the cost of tuition. Some will give because it’s an opportunity to grow closer to God by practicing good stewardship and giving thanks for their abundant blessings. Almsgiving is a way of sharing in God’s work to sustain and support all his children. We encourage giving at any level, by all families, even those receiving tuition assistance, because it demonstrates to our community sponsors and generous benefactors the commitment our families have to the school.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the cost of education the same thing as tuition?

The cost of educating one St. Catherine student and the rate of tuition are not the same amount. Tuition only covers about 80% of the cost of a St. Catherine education. The 20% gap is covered through the money raised by the Annual Fund.

Why does St. Catherine Academy not charge the full cost of education?

SCA wants to remain accessible to every family that would like to provide their daughter with a quality Catholic education. Charging the full cost of education would make St. Catherine Academy inaccessible to many who would choose to send their daughters to our school.

Is the tuition gap normal?

Yes! Most private schools, both secular and religious, have a tuition gap in order to keep their education accessible. 

Who gives to St. Catherine of Siena Academy?

Teachers, staff, board members, present and past parents, alumnae, and community members contribute to SCA. Participation by present families is essential to gaining support from outside community members because a gift to the Annual Appeal as well as our signature events displays confidence in how the mission is being carried out. 

“As a graduate of this school, I can attest to not only the strong education I received from SCA but also the strong foundation I was given in which I could build my own faith upon. I felt fully prepared for the ‘real world’ both academically and spiritually.” 

MaryKatherine

“Another thing I enjoyed about the school was the athletics. I played four different sports at this school and I had the same experience with all of them. The coaches really cared about me, not just how well I was performing and I was treated respectfully on and off the court. Further more, I felt that I was really being pushed physically and mentally during practice which I value in any activity.”

Alumna

“SCA proves you can educate young women to both get into Heaven and Harvard!”

SCA Parent

“[Teachers] care about the success of each student. They come early to help students and stay after school if necessary. They are a super dedicated faculty.”

SCA Parent

“This high school experience is like none other you can get anywhere. There is joy and comradery and the girls are happy and excel. They are being supported and encouraged by staff. You can watch a girl come in who had a bad experience elsewhere, bloom here and become a different girl in a short time. Can’t say enough good about it. Thank God the founders had this vision and followed through with it. Well needed and we are very thankful!”

SCA Parent

“An excellent school that brings the girls together more like sisters rather than friends.”

Zina

“I loved every minute at St. Catherine! The friends I made there will always be a part of my family. This school taught me how to be a strong, intelligent, independent woman who is strong in her faith. I am blessed to say I got to experience SCA.”

Alumna, Class of '18

“I was among one of the very first classes SCA ever had. As a pioneer and a student to be a part of the foundation of clubs and classes that continue today, I am beyond proud of how far the school has come. There were many ups and downs during my four years but an amazing experience overall. Today at college I still look back on and cherish my times at SCA, thankful for the connections, education and sisterhood I acquired. I am looking forward to seeing many more young women carry on the traditions my class and recent classes have set for the future.”

Alumna, Class of '14

“This school is not only college prep, it is life prep. I know that my daughter is being educated to go out and make a positive difference in the world. She will graduate with the confidence and courage to lead wherever she goes in life. I love the principal, the teachers, and the families. It is such a blessing to be a part of the SCA Family. I know the friends my daughter has made will be her sisters for life.”

SCA Parent

“An excellent community for families that want to stay involved!”

Leighanne

 

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