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ADMISSIONS

2024-25 Admission Rates

Tuition

CATHOLIC RATE

Parishioners of any Catholic Church located within the Diocese of Helena are eligible for a tuition discount off of the General Community Rate. An approved Pastor Permission Form must be remitted to the school finance office if their parish is not St. Matthew’s Catholic Church.

RETURNING FAMILY CATHOLIC RATE

For families that were enrolled at St. Matthew’s Catholic School in grades K – 8 and including ELC and PreK.

If a family withdraws and then returns, they will be considered a New Catholic Family. 

Siblings, not currently enrolled, will be considered part of a Returning Family when they enroll.

Number of Kids K-8th Grade
Sibling Discount
Annual Tuition Rate
1 Child
$6,180
2 Children
Up to a 10% discount per family*
$5,562 ($11,742)
3 (or more) Children
Up to a 15% discount per family*
$5,253 ($16,995)

NEW FAMILY CATHOLIC RATE

For families that were enrolled at St. Matthew’s Catholic School in grades K – 8 and including ELC and PreK.

If a family withdraws and then returns, they will be considered a New Catholic Family. 

Siblings, not currently enrolled, will be considered part of a Returning Family when they enroll.

Number of Kids K-8th Grade
Sibling Discount
Annual Tuition Rate
1 Child
$6,500
2 Children
Up to a 10% discount per family*
$5,850 ($12,350)
3 (or more) Children
Up to a 15% discount per family*
$5,525 ($17,875)

*SIBLING DISCOUNT: A multiple child discount may apply to the tuition remaining after any scholarships have been applied. The award of a sibling discount is at the discretion of the pastor and school administration and is up to the amount listed per family. Sibling discount does not apply to Part-time PreK.

GENERAL COMMUNITY RATE

For families of other faith backgrounds or non-practicing Catholic families.

Number of Kids K-8th Grade
Sibling Discount
Annual Tuition Rate
1 Child
$7,000
2 Children
Up to a 10% discount per family
$6,300 ($13,300)
3 (or more) Children
Up to a 15% discount per family
$5,950 ($19,250)

PAY IN FULL DISCOUNT

If tuition is paid in full by September 1, 2024, a 10% discount may apply. Payment must be made through FACTS or by check or money order. The Pay in Full discount can be applied after applying for ACE but cannot be used with the FACTS scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIPS & TUITION ASSISTANCE

Do not let cost of tuition be the determining factor for enrollment. We have several options for tuition assistance and a committee can make the final determination of award if needed.

 

  • ACE Scholarship: All families can apply for an ACE Scholarships with awards generally being $2,000.00. The deadline is April 15th. If you wish to apply for other types of assistance, you MUST first apply for an ACE scholarship.

  • FACTS Scholarship (also called a parish scholarship) is funded by St. Matthew’s Catholic Church. Applications are completed on the FACTS website and there is no guarantee for an award. A family must first apply for an ACE scholarship to be considered for a FACTS scholarship. The FACTS scholarship is only awarded to practicing Catholic families.

AFTERCARE (K – 6)

Aftercare is provided on the St. Matthew’s Catholic School campus and is available until 5:30pm daily during regular school days. (Separate fee applies.)

  • Monday-Friday: 3:30-5:30 PM $150.00 per month

  • Specific days: 3:30-5:30 PM $10.00 per day

Do not let money be the only reason that keeps your student from attending. We welcome you to discuss financial assistance with us. 

(406) 752-6303

Early Learning Center (ELC) & Part-Time Preschool

TUITION

2024-2025 Tuition *

  • September - May $8,100.00

    • $900.00 per month

    • Monday-Friday 8:15 AM-3:15 PM with drop off as early as 7:30 AM

    • Sibling discount applies

 

After School Care **

  • Monday-Friday: 3:30-5:30 PM $150.00 per month

  • Specific days: 3:30-5:30 PM $10.00 per day

 

Fees

  • Registration Discount  (March 1 -  March 31) $60.00

  • Registration (Starting April 1) $120.00

  • Supplies $200.00

All fees are non-refundable

 

* St. Matthew’s Early Learning Center is a full-time, five days per week, program. Fees are not prorated for missing school for illness, vacations, school holidays/closures, or other absences.

 

**The After School Care Program is not a drop-in service. Your child MUST be registered for After School Care if you plan to use this service since we staff according to state mandated policies for student:teacher ratios.

Part-Time Pre-K 3 and 4-Year-Olds

TUITION

Half-Day Only (8:30AM - 11:30AM), Annual Tuition: $2,700

 

SIBLING DISCOUNT: Sibling discount does not apply to Part-time PreK

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

FACTS Tuition Management: All families are required to register for electronic tuition payments through FACTS. In order to register for a 12-month payment plan, the first payment must be made by July 31, 2024.

If a payment is returned, a $30 fee will be charged by FACTS.

Due Dates: Monthly tuition is paid on either the 5th or 20th of the month. Tuition must be paid in full by June 30, 2025.

Want to learn about scholarship and financial aid opportunities?

We don’t want cost to hold your child back from having a great education. Click the link and learn more about scholarships and financial aid available to our students.

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