The school Education Committee each year reviews our educational ministry at Saint Peter Lutheran and evaluates how best to use the gifts God has given us to carry out that ministry. Our congregation members have expressed a strong desire to continue to provide a Christian school where a “Gospel Mindset” is encouraged every day in our classrooms so that the children of our congregation and community can be led to see Jesus as the center of their lives and all that they do.
Providing a Christian education certainly comes with a cost. The cost to educate a student in our school after teacher salaries, employee health care benefits, insurance costs, school supplies, textbooks, school building upkeep, and utility costs, testing fees, and other school-related costs are added up comes to about $4,000 per student.
Despite the rising costs, our congregation members feel very strongly about the priceless value a Christian education adds to the life of each child who attends our school. For this reason, our church members willingly cover about 50% of the cost to educate each child through our weekly church offerings. We are thankful to have such a supportive congregation of our school and thankful that their willingness to fund much of the cost of a Christian education through offerings helps keep costs more affordable for families seeking a Christian education for their children.
Registration Fee: $200 down payment plus $100 for each additional child with a maximum of $400 per family.
If this registration fee is paid by the early registration deadline of April 15, 2021, the registration fee will be discounted from tuition owed for 2021-2022.
K-8 Congregation Member: $2120/year
K-8 Community Member: $2975/year
Kindergarten Discount Rate for Little Lambs Preschool Graduates: $1700/year
Little Lambs Preschool 3-Year-Old AM: $1010/year ($113/month)
Little Lambs Preschool 4-Year-Old AM: $1715/year ($191/month)
Little Lambs Preschool 4-Year-Old PM: $1400/year ($156/month)
We strive to do all that we can to give any family who desires a Christian education for their children the opportunity to do so. With this in mind, we offer multiple forms of assistance to families to help make tuition affordable.
Families are able to split their tuition bill up over the 9 months of the school year or even over 12 payments into the summer months to help make payments manageable.
Tuition Assistance Program
Throughout, the year, our congregation members donate towards a “Tuition Assistance Fund”. Families can apply for assistance from this fund prior to the beginning of a school year. The collected funds are then split up among families that apply based on need. This can result in a significant decrease of tuition costs for families in need!
SCRIP Tuition Funds Program
Our school makes use of a SCRIP program. SCRIP is a program that allows families to purchase physical and digital gift cards to both local and national retailers. A portion of every gift card purchased is returned to our school. 100% of all funds raised through this program by each family are returned to that specific family as tuition assistance. Many of our families purchase gift cards to do their regular grocery shopping and other shopping that they already planned to do. This means many of our families are able to earn hundreds of dollars each school year off of their tuition while doing their typical shopping for family needs! Extended family, such as grandparents, can also purchase SCRIP on behalf of a specific family to add to the earnings! Please let us know if we can help get you started with a school SCRIP account! Faithfully making use of the SCRIP program can significantly reduce tuition payments!
Student Sponsorship Program
Members of our congregation, who have had children experience the awesome blessings of a Christian education themselves, have pledged to be willing sponsors for any families who wish to have a Christian Education for their children but may be unable to afford the tuition. These sponsors have expressed a desire to help cover tuition on behalf of families desiring to enroll in our school. Please speak with our school principal about this program if you need additional tuition assistance!