Tuition

Our goal is to help make a Catholic education affordable for your family. St. Patrick Catholic School welcomes students of all faiths. We strive to keep our tuition affordable, while maintaining an optimal student to teacher ratio (currently 16:1). Tuition assistance is available to qualifying families. 

2019-2020 K-Gr 8 Tuition for Supporting Parishioners

  • 1st child: $2673 + 325 = $2998
  • 2nd child: $2424 + 325 = $2749
  • 3rd, 4th  child: $2047+ 325 = $2372

2019-2020 K-Gr 8 Tuition for Non-Parishioners

  • 1st child: $3673 + 325 = $3998
  • 2nd child: $3424 + 325 = $3749
  • 3rd, 4th  child: $3047+ 325 = $3372

$325 = $145 non-refundable tuition deposit + $180 technology fee

$75 of the tuition deposit is due March 1. The $70 balance of the tuition deposit and the $180 technology fee are due at August registration. If registering after March 1, the tuition deposit is $175 per student.

For details on tuition and fees, including optional fees for day care, breakfast, lunch, and bus, see our Tuition and Fee Sheet. 

You might be surprised at the qualifying levels for tuition assistance. For example, for  2019-2020, a family of four would qualify for the STO Program at an estimated annual income of $100,400.

How do I make tuition payments? Monthly using the FACTS monthly payment plan, annually or semiannually with payments on or before July 1 and January 1. 


Other incentives your family may enjoy:

  • SCRIP rebates to offset tuition: Buy gift cards through our SCRIP program at face value and use them instead of cash or credit for your family's regular purchases of food, household items, clothing, gasoline, auto repairs and more.  Visit our Fundraising Page for more information. One-half of the rebate we earn goes toward your child's tuition.
  • State of Iowa tax credit: “Taxpayers who have one or more dependents attending grades KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELVE in an Iowa school may take a credit for each dependent for amounts paid for tuition and textbooks. The credit is 25% of the first $1,000 paid for each dependent for tuition and textbooks." For more information, consult your tax professional or see Iowa Department of Revenue FAQ #15

I am so glad that we decided to send our children to St. Patrick School! My third-grader decided he needed to go to St. Pat's during the Catholic Schools Week weekend mass when he was in preschool. The faculty, staff, and students are extremely welcoming--an older student approached my nervous first-grader to calm him down on the first day of school.  Where else would you see that?  By third grade, my son is reading at a 7th-grade level. Test scores are amazing, the teachers are fabulous, and having Circle of Care before and after school really helps out working parents!

—Lisa, parent