Tuition & Financial Aid
The SMS Pre-K program provides a nurturing environment for young learners, where children are encouraged to explore their interests, develop skills, and build relationships with peers and mentors, all while having fun!
St. Mary's School is proud to offer an exceptional elementary education for grades K-5. Our experienced faculty and rigorous curriculum are coupled with commitment to the values and traditions of our Catholic faith. Our students benefit from a top-notch educational experience tailored to meet their needs.
At St. Mary's, learning is enriched by a vibrant student life with engaging activities and opportunities to grow spiritually, intellectually, culturally, and socially.
Elementary Grades K-5 Tuition
Participating Catholic: $5,300/annually or $530/month (10 months)
Non-Participating Catholic: $5,750/annually or $575/month (10 months)
Participating Catholic: $9,100/annually or $910/month (10 months)
Non-Participating Catholic: $9,600/annually or $960/month (10 months)
Participating Catholic: $11,250/annually or $1,125/month (10 months)
Non-Participating Catholic: $11,700/annually or $1,170/month (10 months)
St. Mary's offers needs-based grants and scholarships to eligible students. If you wish to request tuition assistance and be considered for an award, a FACTS Grant & Aid Application must be completed. You must apply online at www.factsmgt.com.
Please be sensitive to deadlines for tuition assistance. Online applications must be filed on or before April 1st.
Be advised supporting documentation must accompany your FACTS application. Your application will remain at a "submitted" status until these documents are received. Supporting documents may include a federal 1040 income tax return or W-2 wage and tax statement. Once all supporting information is received, your application status will be changed to "verified". Please note only verified applications will be considered for an award.
If you receive a tuition assistance award, the amount of the award is deducted from the total tuition rate as reflected on the tuition agreement. Tuition agreements are part of the enrollment/re-enrollment process. If you have any questions concerning the application process, please contact FACTS directly at 866.441.4637 or e-mail them through their website. Questions concerning awards and tuition agreements should be directed to the school office at 518-885-7300
BEACON OF HOPE
The Beacon of Hope Scholarship is a needs-based program open to all students in grades K-12 who are currently enrolled in a Catholic School in the Diocese of Albany. The award ranges from $750 - $2750 per year for one year. Applicants must complete the FACTS Grant & Aid by April 1st. Awards for the Beacon of Hope Scholarship are determined by a selection committee of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.
Preschool Program Tuition
$635/month (10 months)
Full day program, Monday through Friday, for children at 4 and 5 years old.
Full day program for three days per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). This program is for children at 4 years old.
Morning program held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for 4 year olds.
Morning program held on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 3 year olds.
All families must create and maintain a tuition account through FACTS Management.
There is a non-refundable registration fee, per student, due at the time of registration.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, you do not have to be a parishioner of St. Mary’s in Ballston Spa to attend the school.
Do I have to be a Parishioner of St. Mary’s in Ballston Spa?
Yes, your home school district must bus your child at no additional cost if you live within 15 miles of St. Mary’s School and apply to the district before April 1st.
Is it true my child can be bused to St. Mary’s as long as I live within 15 miles of the school, even if I do not live in the Ballston Spa School District?
Yes, at St. Mary's School, we offer classes in Physical Education, Art, Music, Spanish, Technology and Library. Students in grades 3-5 also have the opportunity for instrumental music lessons.
Does the school provide special classes to the students?
We have an in-house child-study team of teachers that meet to review teacher's submissions of students who are having difficulties with learning. If need be, students are then referred to the Ballston Spa School district for testing and services if needed. We have been blessed to be supported by excellent teachers coming in for academic services, OT and PT, and Speech to assist children from kindergarten through 5th grade.
Does St. Mary’s provide special education for children in need?
Yes, the teachers at St. Mary’s are certified or are in the process of completing certification.
Are the teachers certified?
Yes, if assistance is needed please contact the school directly for more information.
Is tuition assistance available?
Volunteers are always welcome. The grade level will determine the extent of assistance needed in each classroom. There are many activities in which parent volunteers may participate, such as room parent, playground helpers, lunch servers, field trip chaperones, etc. All volunteers are required to complete a Safe Environment Training and undergo a background check.