Tuition & Fees

The tuition structure at St. Cecilia Catholic School is designed to assist families who value their Catholic faith and a faith-based education. Through fundraising, parish support and scholarships, we are able to minimize tuition for our families.

2018-2019 Tuition and Fees:

K–8 Tuition In-Parish Out-of-Parish
One Student $6,985 $7,615
Two Students $13,260 $14,400
Three Students $17,990 $20,050
Family Maximum $17,990 $22,135
  • Application Fee (per family): $50
  • Registration Fee (per family): $200


Explorers Preschool Tuition (Tu-Th) In-Parish Out-of-Parish
One Student $2,740 $2,955
  • Application: $50 (if Preschool only; one-time fee for new families)
  • Registration: $100 (if Preschool only)
Pre-K Tuition (M-W-F)  In-Parish Out-of-Parish
 One Student  $4,440  $4,675
  • Application: $50 (if Preschool only; one-time fee for new families)
  • Registration: $100 (if Preschool only)

Family Maximum Tuition Rates may apply to Preschool students as well as K-8 students.

In-parish tuition rate

The In-Parish Tuition Rate is made available to registered, participating members of Saint Cecilia Parish. This includes families who have recently moved to Kitsap County and were registered, contributing members at their former parishes, as evidenced by a letter from the pastor or parish administrator. It also includes Catholic families who belong to other local parishes and who provide a letter from their pastor or parish administrator attesting to their registered, active, and contributing status in their home parishes.

Non-Parishioners and Parishioners not meeting the Parish minimum standards will follow the Out-of-Parish Tuition Schedule.

Tuition payments

Families have the option of paying their tuition in full (by June 1) or monthly through Smart Tuition. The tuition cycle runs from July through June each year. Those families who enroll late will have their tuition payments amortized over a shorter period (e.g., September to June). The Smart Tuition form must be completed and returned with the Tuition & Volunteer Agreement (except for families selecting the Annual Payment option). It is expected that every reasonable effort be made to meet the monthly tuition payment. If circumstances prevent the payment of outstanding tuition owed, please contact the Principal immediately to discuss potential solutions. Financial assistance may be available to qualifying families.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available for students in K – 8th grade to families in need through St. Cecilia Catholic School and also through the financial assistance program provided by the Fulcrum Foundation of the Archdiocese of Seattle.  The Fulcrum’s application deadline is December 8, 2017. Tuition assistance is a year-by-year agreement so families need to re-apply each year.  The current year’s agreement, if any, will not roll forward into the next year.

To request financial assistance from SCCS, families must do the following:

  1. Apply with SMART AID at

  2. Download directions for SMARTAID

  3. Letter stating the level of financial aid requested and reasons for seeking a Catholic education for their children.

  4. 2017 W-2

  5. 2017 Federal Income Tax Return

A limited amount of funds will be available for tuition assistance for families moving to Kitsap County after the deadline.  Those families must provide a letter from their previous parish stating their active participation in that parish and have an interview with the SCCS principal, in addition to providing the documents listed above.

Key Dates:

March 29

  • Deadline to qualify for the Early Registration Incentive (discount).  To qualify for the discount, families must complete and turn in the following:

Returning Families:

  1. Tuition and Volunteer Agreement (pages 1 and 2)
  2. Re-registration Fee

New Families:

  1. One per Student Applicant:
    1. Application for Admission
    2. Certificate of Immunization Status
    3. Request to Transfer Academic Records
  2. One per Family:
    1. Tuition and Volunteer Agreement (pages 1 and 2)
    2. Smart Tuition Contract if not prepaying all tuition and fees
  3. Fees:
    1. Application Fee
    2. Registration fee

June 1

  • Deadline to prepay tuition and fees.  Tuition and fees outstanding after this date will be rolled into monthly payments through Smart Tuition.


  • 2018-2019 tuition payments begin