Thank you for visiting St. Mary of Gostyn's Website. Below are additional details about Enrollment and admissions process. If St. Mary of Gostyn School is the right fit for your family, we encourage you to become involved in our close-knit community to personally enrich your faith, learn all that you wish and share your service with others. We invite you to join our school community . To learn more about St. Mary School, please visit our campus for a tour. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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No student shall be denied admission to St. Mary of Gostyn School on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin or gender. All new students are required to provide copies of baptismal and birth certificates as well as submit proof of immunizations and a physical exam by a licensed physician. In addition, a student entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 1st and provide proof of vision and dental exams. A student entering first grade must be six years old on or before September 1st. Students entering grades 2 and 6 must supply proof of dental exams. A student entering grades 1 to 8 must present a copy of the last report card and a form to release information from the previous school attended. The Principal will interview new students entering grades 6 to 8. All students will be accepted for a probation period if they are in good standing with the transferring school.
In addition, a nonrefundable registration fee is required of new families. This fee is applicable to one child's book/supply/technology fee. The fees are based on the following grade levels:
- Preschool $100
- Half-day Kindergarten $250
- Grades Full-Day Kindergarten thru Grade 8 $300
In the admission of students to elementary schools in the Joliet Diocese the order of priority is as follows:
1. Children of Parishioners
a. Children from families with children already enrolled
b. Children now reaching school age, whose families are actively involved in and supportive of the parish.
c. Children from families newly registered with the parish and whose children have been in
Catholic school where available
2. Children of non parishioners with students already enrolled
3. Transfer students from other Catholic schools
a. From schools that are closing
b. From schools not offering full programs for grades 1 to 8
4. Transfer students from public schools
a. Parishioners' children who regularly attend religious education classes
b. Children of other parishioners
c. Children of non-parishioners
d. Children of non-Catholics
Tuition and Fees 2012 - 2013
Tuition for Pre-School (for Parishioners and Non-Parishioners)
Tuition for Children of Active, Registered Parishioners Grades Kindergarten thru 8
Half-day Kindergarten $1,990
One child, Full-Day Kindergarten $3,880
One child & Half-DayKindergarten $5,870
Two children $6,250
Three children $8,000
Four or more children $8,525
Tuition for children of non-parishioners, per child $4,800
In order to qualify for the subsidized parishioner family tuition rate, a family must satisfy the following:
1. Be a registered member of St. Mary of Gostyn Parish
2. Practice the Catholic faith and participate in the parish activities
3. Regularly contribute financially to the parish
The above definition of a parishioner is not used to deny a Catholic education. Rather, it is used to determine which families qualify for the subsidized family tuition rate. Families who can
not meet the minimum financial contributions due to financial hardship are required to contact the Pastor or Principal for an exemption.
Parishioner status is determined at the time of registration by the Principal and Pastor. Parishioner status will be reviewed at the end of the school year to determine the following school year rate. Families who do not meet the definition will have their tuition altered to non-parishioner, per child rate.
Tuition payments are handled by SMART Tuition Management Program. Schedules are set at the time of registration according to the following options:
Option 1 Make one annual payment which is due when school begins.
Option 2 Sign up for SMART Tuition and select the automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account. ACH withdrawals are once a month on either the 5th or the 20th.
Option 3 Signup for SMART Tuition and select the automatic charge to your credit card. Credit card charges are once a month on either the 5th or the 20th. There is a 2½% fee assessed to the family for each credit card transaction.
SMART Tuition will send an email reminder before each scheduled payment. SMART Tuition also provides for missed payments via telephone.
In the case of a divorce, the custodial parent is responsible for tuition and fees unless the school is directed differently. The custodial parent is responsible for communication with the non-custodial parent regarding these matters.
In the spring of each year, each school family pays a nonrefundable registration fee to assure the family's registration with St. Mary of Gostyn school for the next academic year. The fee is applied to one child's book fee for the following school year at the time of registration in the fall. All fees are to be paid before school starts.
Book/Supplies/Technology fee per student in Half-day Kindergarten $250
Book/Supplies/Technology fee per student in grades Full-day Kindergarten thru Grade 8 $300
Communion fee per student in Grade 2 $60
Confirmation fee per student in Grade 8 $60
Home and School Association Fee per family in grades Kindergarten thru 8 $25
Home and School Association Fee per family in pre-school $5
Delinquent Tuition Policy
We expect all families who send their children to St. Mary of Gostyn School to pay their tuition and fees promptly. At the same time, we recognize that a family can experience temporary financial difficulty due to the loss of employment, illness, or other factors beyond the family's control. In such cases, it is the responsibility of the family to contact the Principal or the Parish Business Manager to work out arrangements. Families with accounts in arrears for over 60 days will be contacted to ensure prompt attention to their account.
Failure to bring tuition up to date will have the following additional consequences:
- Student report cards, transcripts, and kindergarten and eight grade diplomas can be withheld.
- For graduating and transferring students, records will not be sent.
Failure to pay tuition and fees in full by the last day of school will have the following consequences:
- Pre-registration will be revoked.
- Families will be denied re-admission until the outstanding balance is paid in full.
The above policies are not intended to deprive anyone of a Catholic education, but to be fair and just.
Tuition Refund Policy
In the event that a family leaves St. Mary of Gostyn School before the end of the school year and has pre-paid tuition beyond the month that they are leaving, a tuition refund is given for the months the student/s will not attend school. In the event the tuition is not paid beyond the month, the family owes tuition for the months the student/s attended school. There is no refund of fees paid.