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Tuition and Fees

The Finance Council has approved the following tuition schedule for the 2018-2019 school year. The annual cost to educate a student in the day school is approximately $5,000. Tuition and fees cover about 75% of the cost. The difference comes from state funding and the parish. Most of the expenses of the school relate to salaries and benefits. Our teachers' salaries remain at our goal of 80% of the average salary scale for the Bay Village, Westlake and Avon Lake school districts.

The tuition for the 2018-2019 school year is increasing $150.00 per student. The tuition for kindergarten will be the tuition of one child plus $300. This allows us to have an aide in each of the three kindergarten classrooms. Following is the tuition schedule. The sliding scale for more than one student applies only for grades 1-8.

Saint Raphael Tuition


Full Day Kindergarten $4,240
Children in grades 1-8 only  
     1 child $3,940
     2 children $7,320
     3 children $10,575
     4 children $13,660
     5 children $16,585
     6 children $19,510
     per child $5,550


Actively participating in the parish, meaning attending weekly Mass, is required for your family to remain eligible for the parish tuition scale.

The annual Education Fee of $110.00 and $80.00 Technology Fee per student are non-refundable and are payable at registration. These fees are in addition to and not included in the tuition. No child will be considered registered unless and until both the Education and Technology fees are paid. 

We appreciate your commitment to the quality education you have chosen for your child/children here at Saint Raphael School. We are proud of our recognition as a Blue Ribbon School. Our mission continues to be to provide an environment where we learn and live our Catholic faith through an education with a focus on excellence.

FACTS Tuition Management                                                                                 

St. Raphael School is partnering with FACTS Tuition Management Company to help us manage our tuition collection and financial aid assesment. You will realize these benefits by using FACTS for your tuition payment plan:

  1. Payment Dates:  You may choose the 1st or 15th of each month as your payment date.  Automatic payments can be made from a checking or savings account or from a variety of credit cards, if applicable.
  2. Convenience & Security: Along with multiple payment plan options, your payments are processed securely through a bank-to-bank transaction.
  3. Consumer Account: You may check your personal account or make payments online from the convenience of your home or office anytime.