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Annual Fund

About the Annual Fund

SCA Annual Fund Brochure

The Annual Fund is an ongoing fundraising effort that helps bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the actual cost of educating students. Gifts to the Fund provide crucial resources for initiatives such as curricular enhancements, faculty and staff development, campus improvements, technology upgrades, athletics and fine arts, service programs, and tuition assistance. Every gift makes an immediate impact on St. Catherine students and on the life of the school!

Similar to our educational cornerstones of Faith, Reason, Leadership and Sisterhood—the St. Catherine of Siena Academy Annual Fund is also built on cornerstones—the Annual Appeal, Student Fundraiser, Events and Grants—and support of each one of these cornerstones is crucial for St. Catherine to continue our commitment to affordable tuition while maintaining our academic excellence.

To support the Annual Fund, please visit the following pages: Annual Appeal, our events (Benefit Gala, Golf Classic), and our Student Fundraiser.

 

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 81% of the cost of a St. Catherine education. The 19% gap is covered through the money raised by the Annual Fund.

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

St. Catherine 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 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 the Annual Fund?

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

What has the Annual Fund done for the school?

The Annual Fund supports St. Catherine in every area. Some examples of things that have been made possible because of the Annual Fund are: repaving the road in front of the school, new classroom technology, expanded class offerings, and so much more! 

You receive a spiritual hug when you walk through the door at St. Catherine of Siena Academy. Christ is at the center and He is opening up His arms saying “these are your friends, this is your family.” – Erika, SCA Alumnae

Erika

“An excellent community for families that want to stay involved! Everyone has a different opinion and all students, staff, and faculty are respectful of it. I have never been in an environment that was so inviting and welcoming. It is easy to find a home in this school because the staff genuinely care about you and want you to succeed. It really is a beautiful place and a great experience. I am very lucky to have gone through high school there.”

Alumna

“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

“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.”

SCA Parent

“I LOVE this school. The teachers are excellent. Because the students are so friendly, it’s easy to fit in and make friends even if you have had a tough time at other schools. There is virtually no bullying and it is a very friendly, positive environment. Highly recommended.”

Alumna, Class of '17

“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

“[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

“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

“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.”

SCA Parent

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

Zina

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