Admissions Process

All Are Welcome

St. Margaret of Scotland Parish School admits students from diverse backgrounds, provided they meet the school’s qualifications.  In order to promote diversity, the principal, in consultation with the pastor, may consider race, ethnicity, and other factors when determining admission

To begin the admissions process, you can take one of the following steps:

  • Attend the Open House held yearly on the last Sunday in January during Catholic Schools Week. This gives you a chance to fill out an application, tour the school, and meet key individuals at St. Margaret of Scotland.
  • Call the school office at 314-776-7837 to speak with our Administrative Assistant, Christine Stephens, who oversees enrollment applications and can answer further questions.

Admissions Criteria

St. Margaret of Scotland Parish School admits students from diverse backgrounds, provided they meet the school’s qualifications.  In order to promote diversity, the principal, in consultation with the pastor, may consider race, ethnicity, and other factors when determining admission

Criteria

  • Students are admitted to St. Margaret of Scotland School without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin. All students have the same rights and privileges, and access to all programs and activities.
  • Parents/guardians desiring to enroll their students at St. Margaret must understand and be willing to support the Mission and Statement of Beliefs for St. Margaret of Scotland School.
  • The Pastor, in consultation with the principal, will admit students to the school with priority given to parishioners.
  • A desire on the part of parents for a school where Catholic teaching and moral foundation are integral to the curriculum as well as a commitment by parents to participate in the spiritual, social, and financial life of the parish and school to create a strong and vibrant community.

Registration Requirements

Parents/Guardians complete the application form and return it to the school office with the following information:

  • A copy of the child’s birth certificate.
  • A copy of the child’s baptismal certificate, if the child has been baptized.
  • A copy of the child’s social security card.
  • Up to date immunization records.
  • Registration fee and Financial Commitment Contract requested from the school office (registration fees are non-refundable).
  • A copy of the student’s most recent report card and standardized testing if the child is going into first grade or beyond.
  • A copy of the child’s preschool report if the child is coming from a preschool.
  • In the case of a divorced family, it is necessary that verification of the custody arrangements be on file.

Tuition and Fees

The tuition schedule for St. Margaret of Scotland is reviewed each year by the Pastor, Principal, and School Board.

Tuition for Montessori Preschool, Theme Based Preschool & Montessori Kindergarten Program:

Regardless of family’s/student’s faith, all families pay the following tuition for students enrolled in the Montessori preschool, Theme Based preschool or the Montessori Kindergarten program. This tuition is based only on the number of students a family has enrolled in our preschool programs.

 

Preschool Tuition for the 2021-2022 school year:

Please note pre-school tuition is a completely separate cost from kindergarten – 8th grade, regardless of siblings enrolled in kindergarten – 8th grade.

Number of Children Annual Tuition for pre-school
One child $6,775
Two children $9,755

 

Tuition for Grades Kindergarten through 8th grade

All families pay tuition based on the charts below. Tuition is payable through FACTS tuition management system, with a variety of payment plans from which to choose. Please note that payment plans are dependent on when a family registers with FACTS, so we encourage you to set up your account as soon as possible.

 

Tuition for St. Margaret of Scotland Parish Families:

(to qualify for the St. Margaret of Scotland Parish rate, the family must be registered at St. Margaret of Scotland Parish)

Number of Children Annual Tuition for kdg. – 8th grade
One child $ 6,200
Two children $ 9,552
Three children $ 11,279
Four or more children $ 12,081

 

Tuition for Non-St. Margaret of Scotland Parishioner and non-Catholic Families:

Number of Children Annual Tuition for kdg. – 8th grade
One child $ 6,625
Two children $ 10,402
Three children $ 12,554
Four or more children $ 13,781

 

Scholarship Opportunities are available through the Archdiocese Today and Tomorrow Foundation. There is also a limited amount of scholarships available through St. Margaret of Scotland. To be eligible for a St. Margaret of Scotland Scholarship, an application must be submitted to the Today and Tomorrow Foundation. (see Today and Tomorrow flyer)

 

Registration / Book Fee

All St. Margaret of Scotland school families pay a non-refundable Registration/Book Fee; this fee is based on the number of children a family has enrolled at St. Margaret of Scotland.

Registration / Book Fee per family (non-refundable)

Preschool through 8th grade:

One child $ 300.00
Two children $ 500.00
Three children $ 700.00

 

Fundraiser

As a mandatory part of the school costs, each school family is required to sell $100.00 worth of raffle tickets for the annual Dragon Raffle in the spring. Profits from the Dragon Raffle go directly to the operation of the school. Other fundraisers will occur during the school year. The Dragon Raffle is the only fundraiser that is mandatory.

 

Disposable Material Fee

Each August as school begins, each family must pay $30.00 per child. This money pays for items that the school can purchase in bulk at a discounted price, student assignment notebooks, construction paper, paint, etc.

Number of Children Registration Fee Dragon Raffle
(occurs in spring)
Disposable Material Fee
(due in August)
One child $ 300.00 $ 100.00 $ 30.00
Two children $ 500.00 $ 100.00 $ 60.00
Three or more children $ 700.00 $ 100.00 3 = $ 90.00
4 = $ 120.00
5 = $ 150.00, etc.

Scholarships and Tuition Assistance

Today and Tomorrow Scholarships and Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is available to all families in need with children in kindergarten through 8th grade. It is our hope that no family desiring a St. Margaret of Scotland education for their child will find our tuition unaffordable.  One application is used for all scholarships funded by the Catholic Education Office, the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri, and the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation. Jointly these scholarships are available to all school families – Catholic and Non-Catholic – of low and moderate incomes.  To learn more about the first step in the tuition assistance process, visit the Today and Tomorrow website:  http://ttef-stl.org/scholarships/

Mandeville Fund

St. Margaret of Scotland Parish and School are committed to promoting economic and racial diversity. The Mandeville Multicultural Fund has been established to provide assistance to minority families who are not Catholic, who live in the city and who desire an education at St. Margaret of Scotland School. The scholarship fund is maintained by contributions from parish and school families.

Registration

  1. Registration at all grade levels is offered first to currently enrolled school families, including siblings not currently attending St. Margaret of Scotland School.
  2. Secondly, parish families are invited to apply to register their children not currently attending St. Margaret of Scotland Parish School.
  3. Finally, families outside the parish, Catholic and Non-Catholic are invited to apply to register their children.
  4. Open House on the last Sunday in January initiates registration for the upcoming school year. Parents/guardians of prospective students are invited to attend or make an appointment to visit the school at another time.
    • This year, St. Margaret of Scotland’s will hold a virtual Open House. On Sunday, January 31, 2021 a virtual tour will be available on our website. The application forms for incoming families will be available on Sunday, January 31. Once completed, please mail them to the school office. 3964 Castleman Ave St. Louis, MO 63110
    • Application forms are dated as to when they are completed and returned to the school office.

2021-2022 St. Margaret of Scotland New Family Registration Form Form

Questions?

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