St. Timothy's Christian Academy aspires to admit students who demonstrate academic promise, leadership, extra-curricular and community service interests, regardless of their families’ socio-economic, ethnic or religious backgrounds.
Our goal is to continue to make our education accessible to all families, which is why St. Timothy's Christian Academy does not have a one-size-fits-all tuition. Instead, we offer a range of tuition levels that match a variety of financial situations. We call it variable tuition.
To put it simply, variable tuition is a need-based tuition assistance program. Our variable tuition program allows families who will enroll their children from kindergarten to grade 5 to apply for reduced tuition, making an education at St. Timothy's Christian affordable for all families.
Over our school’s 39-year history, generous donors have financially supported the students of St. Timothy's Christian Academy by establishing endowed scholarship funds. Their generosity and commitment to education allow us to work with all families in an effort to make a solid Christian education accessible. Historically, we have identified this endowment support as Financial Aid, helping offset the stated rate of tuition. More recently, we work with FACTS Management to focus our attention on each individual family’s ability to contribute to their child’s education based on their family’s unique financial circumstances.
A St. Timothy's Christian Academy education is an investment in your child and their future.
Variable Tuition is a need-based tuition assistance program similar to those used by many private schools, colleges, and universities. This program allows families to apply for reduced tuition that is right for their families’ financial situation. Thus, this makes an St. Timothy’s education affordable to many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school community.
Any family (current or new) of a junior kindergarten through fifth grade student may apply for Variable Tuition if they are concerned about affording the full tuition rate at St. Timothy’s Christian Academy and they think they may qualify for the program. Many factors are considered when determining the tuition amount a family is able to pay, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family. The resources available for the family in a given year must also be considered in light of the Variable Tuition awards available at St. Timothy’s.
Typically within 2 weeks of providing all required information to our confidential third party service.
During the “Early Decision” and “Open Enrollment” portion of our Application Timeline the cost to apply for Variable Tuition is $45.
No. Only families who feel that they may not able to pay the exit range of the Variable Tuition should submit an application.
Yes. A new application must be submitted every year.
Yes. A family that does not qualify is welcome to reapply the following year.
Yes. For new students, application to St. Timothy’s Christian Academy and application for Variable Tuition are two separate processes. However, new families may complete both application processes simultaneously.
No. Admission applications and Variable Tuition applications are evaluated separately, and an application for Variable Tuition has no bearing on the admission process.
A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances qualify for the program, from those who are able to pay close to exit range of Variable Tuition to those who are at the entry level of the range. Many factors are evaluated, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family.
No. Every family is required to make a financial investment in their child’s education. Our commitment to providing Variable Tuition means that we are sharing in that investment with you. No family will receive Variable Tuition that is less than our published range.
No. Unfortunately, the school does not have the ability to offer Variable Tuition to every student who qualifies for both admission and Variable Tuition. A student may be admitted to the school but placed on a waiting list for Variable Tuition. It is recommended that families apply for Variable Tuition as early as possible.
Questions about Variable Tuition should be directed to:
Jeanette Stahlke Financial Administrator
Diaper Fee for Non-Toilet Trained Children (Preschool 2s only)
Submit Variable Tuition Application
To apply for Variable Tuition click here
To make a tuition payment click here