St. Jude of the Lake

Admission and Tuition

Thank you for your interest in registering your child(ren) at St. Jude of the Lake School. You should find everything you need here, but at any time, we are here to help! Give us a call to help you.

Admissions Process

NEW for Fall 2023: St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School will add an 8th Grade to our Middle School.
Updated: December 1, 2022

Step 1
Tour

We encourage every family to come and see for themselves how special St. Jude’s is. Schedule a tour and we will be delighted to give you a guided tour of the school!

Step 2
Apply

After your tour, please visit our K-8 New Student Admission Application link below to complete your child’s application via TADS. For preschool, please choose the “Preschool Admissions” link.

Step 3
Enrollment

After receiving approval of your child’s application, you will be sent a link via TADS to enroll your child. You may also choose to apply for available scholarships and financial aid during this step.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition is determined annually by the School Advisory Council. 
For the 2023-24 school year, tuition for Grades K-5 is $4,750 per student, and Middle School tuition (Grades 6-8) is $4, 800 per student. 
We offer a 3% discount to families enrolling two or more students.

Grades K-5 Tuition Rates (3% Multi-child Discount)
1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children
$4,750 $9,215$13,823$18,430
Grades 6-8 Middle School Tuition Rates: (3% Multi-child Discount)
1 ChildPer child–Multi-Student Family:
$5,050 $4,899

Fast Fact: The true, full cost to educate a child in the Archdiocese in K-8th Grade is $9,610 per student. 
St. Jude of the Lake Church invests the difference of $1,635 per student from financial support from Sunday collections.
Last year, the Church shared 20% of the Sunday collections, or 
$187,974  with our school to share in the financial cost to educate the students of 
St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School.

Tuition Scholarships

St. Jude of the Lake offers many assistance opportunities to our families. To apply for assistance, please click the financial aid application box, available on the TADS website, at www.mytads.com, to start the process. Once your TADS portion is complete, you are automatically eligible for other financial gifts as well from AIM Higher and Catholic Community Foundation. 
If your family would benefit from further form of financial assistance, please contact the office to inquire about the St. Jude of the Lake Angel Fund.

Please Note:
Families receiving tuition assistance are not eligible for tuition discounts. For more information, please contact Laurie Barclay at 651.426.25.62 or TADS at 800.477.8237.  
Only one discount or financial aid award is allowed to be used per family and discounts cannot be combined with other discounts or financial aid awards.

Enrollment Fees

St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School now uses  Continuous Enrollment, an efficient way for our families to manage enrollment from year to year. There’s no need to re-enroll every year. Once your children enroll, they are continuously enrolled until graduation from St. Jude or the family follows a withdrawal procedure.

Enrollment Fees Grades K-8   
1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children
$300$600$900 $1,200 

The enrollment fee is $300 per student. This fee is non-refundable and is not applied to the tuition cost. 
If you would like to defer this payment, please contact the school office as soon as possible.  All deferred registration fee payments are due by June 30, 2023.

Activity/Techology Fees

Activity/Technology Fee Grades K-8   
1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children
$175$350$525$700

There is a $175.00 Student Technology, Supplies, and Activities Fee due prior to the start of the school year to cover the field trips, science lab supplies and technology maintenance.  There are several extracurricular and athletic opportunities available to our students that will require a nominal fee to participate. 
If you would like to defer this payment, please contact the school office as soon as possible.  All deferred registration fee payments are due by June 30, 2023.

Extended Care Program

St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School offers before and after school care on a per-session, as-needed basis.  
For more detailed information, read our Extended Program Registration Info.

Before Care Session 7:45-8:45am    
1 Child2 Children3+ Children 
$10 per hour$15 per hourContact school for info. 
After Care Session 3:30-5:30pm    
1 Child2 Children3+ Children 
$10 per hour$15 per hourContact school for info. 

*NOTE: After Care late fees will be $1 per minute after 5:30pm and will be billed accordingly.

A Message From the Principal

As principal, it is very important to me that everyone who steps through our doors, whether it be a staff member, parent, student or visitor, is excited to be here.  The positive attitude and welcoming setting enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, nurturing environment and grow our school community, while furthering our mission of providing a strong Catholic foundation for our students.

Carrie Hackman