Choosing St. Paul’s Lutheran School for your child’s education brings numerous benefits. Our school provides a Classical Lutheran Education that encompasses children from three years old through 6th grade. Students receive a strong faith foundation with daily chapel attendance and a curriculum emphasizing the study of Scriptures and Luther’s Small Catechism. Our twofold mission of cultivating the mind through the liberal arts and nourishing the soul through Lutheran teachings sets us apart, ensuring students develop character, critical thinking skills, and a deep understanding of their faith. This holistic approach defines the essence of a Classical Lutheran Education, combining the liberal arts with Lutheran catechesis to provide a well-rounded educational experience.
St. Paul’s Lutheran School is a ministry of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. St. Paul’s School finances its operation through the tuition & fees collected from families using the school ministry, contributions from church and school members, fundraisers, miscellaneous gifts & projects. We sincerely thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at St. Paul’s Lutheran School.
St. Paul’s Lutheran School is committed to making quality education accessible to all families. In line with this mission, we are excited to announce our partnership with Scholarships for Kids, a program designed to provide scholarships to children whose families meet the qualifications.
We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to thrive academically and spiritually, and through this partnership, we aim to ensure that financial constraints do not hinder a student’s access to a transformative education.
We invite interested families to call or visit us to learn more about the application process and explore the possibilities of securing a scholarship for their child’s educational journey. Together, let’s open doors to a brighter future and empower children to reach their full potential.
PRESCHOOL TUITION SCHEDULE
The tuition for St. Paul’s Preschool programs is outlined below. Please note that multiple-child discounts do not apply to preschool tuition. Additionally, it is important to mention that St. Paul’s Church members are required to pay full tuition for children enrolled in the 3 and 4-year-old programs.
PK 3 & PK 4 part-time is 3 full days, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The rates listed below are for a 10 month period.
|COMMUNITY RATES||MONTHLY (x10)||ANNUAL PAYMENT|
|PK 3 & PK 4 |
|PK 3 & PK 4 |
K – 6th GRADE TUITION SCHEDULE
At St. Paul’s Lutheran School, tuition rates for church members are approximately 50% of the non-member rate. These payments are to be made at the church office. To facilitate this, the St. Paul’s Church budget covers the remaining 50% of member tuition through its regular ministry offering programs. To qualify for the church member discounted rate, families must make the Eligible Member Promise, which is included in the enrollment application.
Tuition is mandatory for all students enrolled at St. Paul’s Lutheran School. Families have two payment options: a discounted rate can be obtained by making a single payment by April 24, or payments can be made in ten equal installments due on the first day of each month, starting from August 1 and ending on May 1.
For those choosing the discounted rate, a 10% discount is applicable if paid in full by cash or check by April 24 or a 5% discount if paid in full by cash or check by July 1.
The rates listed below are for a 10 month period.
|COMMUNITY RATES||MONTHLY (x10)||ANNUAL PAYMENT|
|One Child Family||$484||$4,840|
|Two Child Family||$869||$8,690|
|Three Child Family||$1,232||$12,320|
|Four Child Family||$1,540||$15,400|
|MEMBER RATES||MONTHLY (x10)||ANNUAL PAYMENT|
|One Child Family||$242||$2,420|
|Two Child Family||$434.50||$4,345|
|Three Child Family||$616||$6,160|
|Four Child Family||$770||$7,700|
To ensure a smooth enrollment process, it is essential to remember to provide the proper documentation. Once you have completed the application form, please provide our school office copies of the required documentation and pay your application fee at the church office.
Please call the school office (256-734-6580) if you need assistance with these steps or procedures. Applications cannot be considered until all requested forms have been submitted.
|Application Form||You can complete this form online by clicking the “Enroll Now” button on your screen.|
|Application Fee||The NON-REFUNDABLE application fee MUST be paid to the church office before the application will be considered.|
|Standardized Test Result||Copies of standardized test results (CTBS, ST, CAT, IOWA, ETC.) are requested for grades 1-6. Obtain a copy of the MOST RECENT testing results from the present school and submit them to St. Paul’s Lutheran School office. If no test results are available, please let us know.|
|Report Cards||Submit a copy of all report cards. This applies to grades 1 – 6.|
|Birth Certificate||Provide a copy to the school office.|
|Social Security Card||Provide a copy to the school office.|
|Immunization Forms||Original immunization forms are required by the state and must be provided.|
|Kindergarten||Provide the school with copies of any readiness testing results available. A readiness test will be given to any student new to St. Paul’s. The readiness test will be scheduled with the K teacher before the beginning of the school year. Kindergarten students must turn age 5 by September 1.|
|Student / Parent / Teacher Interview||Based on the information provided, the school will determine the need for an interview.|
Upon enrollment at St. Paul’s Lutheran School, several up-front fees are due to secure your child’s place. Up-front fees are NOT REFUNDABLE and are REQUIRED for each student enrolled. These fees include the application fee, registration fee, books/supply fees, classroom supply fee, and yearbook fee. It is important to note that late fees do apply for payments made after the designated deadline. These up-front fees contribute to the overall educational experience at our school and help cover administrative costs, necessary resources, and memorable keepsakes like yearbooks.
|APPLICATION FEE||AMOUNT||DUE DATE|
|This Applies to New Students Only||$50||Upon Enrollment|
Enrolling at St. Paul’s Lutheran School is an investment in your child’s academic and spiritual growth. Our registration fees are a one-time payment that helps support the resources and programs we offer, ensuring a nurturing and exceptional educational experience for each student.
The registration fee must be paid BEFORE a student can be GUARANTEED A PLACE on the school’s roster. Up-front fees are due by Aug. 1 of the school year.
|REGISTRATION FEES||AMOUNT||DUE DATE|
|PK3 & PK4 Classes (M/W/F & Every Day)||$70||August 1st|
|K-6th Grade (Early Registration Rate)||$155||Before April 24th|
|K-6th Grade (Standard Registration)||$180||August 1st|
In addition to registration fees, St. Paul’s Lutheran School also requires a classroom fee. This fee covers all necessary school and art supplies, excluding backpacks, ensuring that each child can access the materials they need throughout the academic year.
While PK3 and PK4 students will still need to purchase a nap mat separately, all other required supplies will be provided to each child on the first day of school. By collecting this fee at the time of enrollment, we aim to streamline the process for parents, saving them valuable shopping time while ensuring a consistent supply of essentials for every student in the class.
|BOOKS & SUPPLY FEES||AMOUNT||DUE DATE|
|PK3 & PK4 (M/W/F & Every Day)||$60||August 1st|
|K-6th Grade||$275||August 1st|
|Classroom Supply (All Students)||$75||Upon Enrollment|
The yearbook fee is an essential part of preserving cherished memories at St. Paul’s Lutheran School. This fee covers the cost of producing the annual yearbook, which captures the highlights and milestones of each school year. We include the yearbook fee as part of our up-front fees to ensure each child receives this timeless keepsake.
|YEARBOOK FEE||AMOUNT||DUE DATE|
|1st Book (1 per Family Required)||$25||August 1st|
|Each Extra Book||$25||August 1st|
We kindly remind all prospective families that up-front fees for enrollment at St. Paul’s Lutheran School are due by August 1 of the school year. These fees encompass the application fee, registration fee, books/supply fees, classroom supply fee, and yearbook fee. It is important to note that a late fee will be assessed for payments made after the first of each month, starting August 2. We encourage prompt payment to avoid additional charges and ensure a smooth enrollment process.
|Up-Front Fees||$30||Monthly After August 10th|
St. Paul’s may provide other programs and activities that require participation fees. These programs and activities include before and after-school care, field trips, hot lunch, milk, pictures, etc., which are optional. Contact the school office concerning any questions on our incidental fees. (These programs/activities are subject to change/termination for various reasons.)