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
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.
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.
Yes! Most private schools, both secular and religious, have a tuition gap in order to keep their education accessible.
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.
“This high school builds the whole young woman intellectually, spiritually, and teaches the feminine genius approach to life. Amen!”
“The school lives up to their mission statement by unlocking the feminine genius in the girls who go there and providing us with the opportunity to discover who we are meant to be.”
“Even if there were 10 stars, I would still put 11!”
“My family has had an excellent experience at this school so far. Beyond the beautiful new facility, I have been impressed with the teachers and the administration! They challenge the girls both academically and spiritually, they know them by name, and appear to have a genuine concern for each individual student. The school really feels like a family. As a parent, it is a blessing to me to know that my daughter is in such good hands when I drop her off everyday.”
“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.”
“SCA proves you can educate young women to both get into Heaven and Harvard!”
“This place (SCA) is about the best Catholic high school you can go to, in my opinion. The whole school isn’t just a school, but a family where everybody knows everybody. It’s a small enough school for that to be possible-and it’s really awesome! What makes SCA different is the people that make up the SCA family. There are no bullies and no one is mean to you. Everybody looks out for you and your teachers become friends….This place is really close to my heart.”
“An excellent school that brings the girls together more like sisters rather than friends.”
“SCA is authentically and unapologetically Catholic. It’s excellence in academics and athletics is rooted in its mission to pass on the beauty of the Catholic faith in a way that is relevant to the modern world. The result is a constant focus on the character and virtue of its students, challenging them to be the best version of themselves not just academically, but spiritually as well.”
“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.”
Production: All Together Now!
Friday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 13 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m.