Admission

"[My son] cares about his academic success now, and he knows that he's surrounded by people determined for him to succeed." — Anonymous, parent

Tuition & Fees 2017-2018

Tuition
Paid in 10 equal payments, beginning August 1st
$8,050 first child
$6,100 each additional child
Student Fee
Assists SSLS with administrative expenses, supplies, books & materials
$470 per child
Activity Fee
Assists with field trip expenses and Family Fun Night; not including Science Camp or Basketball Tournament
$115 per child, Grades K-5
$190 per child, Grades 6–8

Payment policies [+]

Payment policies

Payments may be made annually or monthly. Monthly payments are divided over ten equal payment periods beginning August 1st and ending May 1st.

  • Monthly payments are due and payable on the first of each month and considered delinquent after the tenth.
  • A $10.00 late fee is added to each account for payments made after the tenth of each month.
  • The late fee will increase to $20.00 for payments made after the twentieth of each month.
  • All accounts must be kept current in order for the student to remain enrolled in the school.
  • If an account becomes 30 days past due, the student will be ineligible from attending classes until the delinquent account is brought up to date.

If a student is dismissed or withdrawn for any reason, the tuition is charged for the entire month, even if the student is in attendance only a portion of that month. Written notification of withdrawal must be submitted to the school office. School records are not released until all accounts are made current.

Enrollment

St. Stephen Lutheran School exists to provide a superior education. We are eager to extend this opportunity to all who share its values, design, and purpose. Below are the steps taken for enrollment.

  1. Submit application form – click here for printable form (pdf)
  2. Meet with the principal and pastor
  3. Board of Education reviews application
  4. Complete registration packet and return

Our school hopes to foster a kind of faith life which goes beyond what can be accomplished in the classroom. We therefore cordially invite parents and their children to participate also in the worship services, Sunday school, Bible classes and other activities of the school's sponsor, St. Stephen Lutheran Church.

We feel that it is very important that parents know and understand what is being taught to their children in our school; therefore, we also require that parents of new enrollees attend a five hour introduction to Lutheran teachings. Attendance at such meetings by both parents is strongly encouraged. We have found that the study provides information parents need and want.

The Board of Education reserves the right to deny continued enrollment to any student if there is a conflict with the stated principles and rules of the school. It also reserves the right to deny enrollment to any student whose needs cannot be met by the available staff.

Grade Placement

Generally, Kindergarten students must be 5 years old and first grade students must be 6 years old by September 1 before they can be admitted. Other grade placements are determined on the basis of achievement tests, past records of performance, and other indicators of ability, aptitude and maturity.

Notice of non-discriminatory policy as to students

St. Stephen Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan program, and athletic and other school-administered programs.