Even in difficult financial times a Catholic education is a value many families are not willing to do without. We see many Catholic schools in our neighboring towns close, yet our Saint Anthony community is holding strong to keep our “Heritage of Excellence” thriving. Our parents are so pleased with their children’s success that they are willing to make sacrifices and doing all they can to keep their children enrolled.
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024-25
|2024-25 Tours - Prospective Family||
See Admissions Calendar for tour dates
|Re-registration - Returning Families 2024-25||January 8 - January 12, 2024|
|New Student / Family Application 2024-25||
Accepting New Applications October - January 2024
2024-25 Online Application Portal is now open. See How To Apply
|Financial Assistance Application for returning families - (FACTS) 2024-25||Deadline March 1st|
2024-25 New School Year Fees TBD
NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION/REGISTRATION FEE PER CHILD
New Student Application Fee $50 per child
Registration Fee: $200 per child
2023-24 TUITION PER CHILD
Tuition rate includes fees for testing, books, supplies, and computer notebooks, as appropriate
Pre-K Program through Grade 8: $9,100 per child
Registered Catholic parishioners of Saint Anthony Catholic Church and neighboring parishes who participate in the faith life of the parish by giving fully of their time, talent and treasure and by regularly attending Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation are eligible for a discretionary tuition reduction up to $1000 per child.
Additionally, parishioners may be eligible for a multi-child discount as follows:
Two – Four children enrolled in school: $1,000 reduction per child
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Saint Anthony Catholic School’s administration will make every effort to accommodate any Catholic child who seeks a Catholic education. Saint Anthony Catholic School helps in providing financial aid funds to assist qualified Catholic students, who, without such assistance, would be unable to afford a Catholic Education. Please check the Step Up For Students website for details on our state's K-12 scholarship opportunities.
Did you know that Step Up for Students / Family Empowerment is a K-12 scholarship program that has provided more than 680,000 scholarships to low-income Florida children since 2002? As of July 2023, eligibility has been expanded for all K-12 students , regardless of household income. Please see below or check the Step Up For Students website for details.
Financial Aid enables Saint Anthony Catholic School to enroll students who would not otherwise be able to afford a Catholic education because of financial constraints. Through the support and generosity of our Saint Anthony community, benefactors, and foundations, we are able to extend aid to our families in need, thus fostering a more diverse school community.
Saint Anthony offers financial aid for returning Catholic students whose families cannot afford the full cost of tuition and were denied a Step Up For Student scholarship through the state. Financial aid assistance is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need to qualified Catholic students. Please view our Financial Aid Philosophy below for more information on eligibility and the application process.
All returning families who are interested in financial aid are encouraged to apply through FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. All financial aid awards are based upon the family’s need and special circumstances as supplied in their FACTS application. We encourage our families in need to apply for financial assistance through the FACTS application process. View FACTS flyer.
Saint Anthony Catholic School believes strongly in providing service to the community and financial aid to those in need. It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to submit the FACTS application online, no later than March 1st so that financial aid decisions can be made on a timely basis. A Special Circumstance Form (below) must also be completed and forwarded directly to the Admissions Office.
Families must first apply for the FTC (Florida Tax Credit) also known as the Step Up for Students Scholarship or Family Empowerment Scholarship Program (FES-EO) or (FES-UA) before consideration will be given to an applicant through the FACTS program. See Step-Up Scholarship information below.
Special Circumstance Form (required to apply)
Saint Anthony Catholic School has been a participant in several of the school choice scholarships since 2008 specifically the FTC (Florida Tax Credit) Scholarships, also known as the Step Up for Students Scholarship, the Family Empowerment Scholarship Programs for Educational Options (FES-EO), and the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA), formerly Gardiner and McKay.
House Bill 1 (HB 1) Signed by Governor DeSantis on March 27, 2023 has resulted in several changes to the state's K-12 scholarship programs. The bill expands FES-EO eligibility for all K-12 students, regardless of household income, and converts the scholarship into education savings accounts, or “ESAs”. These changes went into effect on July 1, 2023.
FES-EO renewing families will continue to receive first priority. New families will be prioritized based on household income based on three tiers:
- Students whose household income level does not exceed 185% of the federal poverty level
- Students whose household income level exceeds 185% of the federal poverty level but does not exceed 400% of the federal poverty level receive the third highest priority
- Students whose household income exceeds 400% of the federal poverty level
Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA). This branch of the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program is designed to offer families of students with disabilities, as young as 3 years of age, access to additional education options. Families may choose to enroll their student in another public school, or they may take the opportunity to receive a personal education savings account (ESA) for their student. With an ESA, parents receive a deposit of public funds into government-authorized savings accounts with restricted, but multiple, uses. An ESA can be used to fund not only items such as private school tuition and fees, but also online learning programs, private tutoring, community college costs, higher education expenses and other approved customized learning services and materials. Families apply and annually renew for participation in FES UA through one of the approved SFOs, which are responsible for determining eligibility, awarding and distributing funding to eligible student accounts, and approving eligible expenditures.
A parentally placed private school student with a disability does not have an individual right to receive some or all of the special education and related services that the student would receive if enrolled in a public school under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended.
More information about the state's K-12 scholarship programs can be obtained through the Department of Education website at www.floridaschoolchoice.org.