Tuition and Tuition Assistance

investing in the future

today's Students are Tomorrow's leaders.

Children deserve access to an exceptional education that nurtures their spiritual, intellectual, and social growth. At St. Mary's, we strive to cultivate a diverse and vibrant learning environment that embraces talented, passionate, and motivated students who will lead us into the future. We also understand that financing an education can be overwhelming which is why we partner with families to find solutions that meet their specific needs. We are committed to enrolling a qualified student body and admit students without regard to financial status. 

To this end, we offer a competitive tuition rate and a variety of payment plans and tuition assistance options to make the transformative power of a St. Mary's Episcopal Day School education possible for every child.

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tuition and fees



Tuition for all grade levels for the 2024-2025 academic year is $19,500 and is payable in one, four, or ten installments.

Grade Level Fees

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten fee: $300

1st through 8th-grade fee: $350
 This fee covers student supplies for grades PK-5, summer reading books, e-books, novels for grades 3-8, planners for grades 6-8, workbooks, activities, day field trips, yearbooks, and technology expenses. 

8th grade graduation and activity fee - Varies from year to year



Families of 6th through 8th-grade students purchase class textbooks, new or used, to keep at home.


Overnight Field Trip Fees

Our 5th - 8th grade students experience overnight field trips to encourage team building, independence, and to participate in activities and environments related to their curriculum. Our trips expand each year, building upon skills learned from the previous year. Trips in the past have included Dayspring Episcopal Center (teambuilding), St. Augustine (Florida history), SeaCamp in the Florida Keys (marine biology), Circle F Dude Ranch (environmental science), the Kennedy Space Center (Earth and Space science), and our capstone four-day class trip to Washington, D.C. (American History).

5th grade: $225  (one overnight trip)
6th grade: $1,235  (two overnight trips)
7th grade: $1,295  (two overnight trips)
8th grade: $2,180  (two overnight trips)


Building and Equipment Fee

A Building and Equipment Fee in the amount of $10,000 is assessed to each St. Mary's family. This fee is assessed only once, regardless of the number of children attending St. Mary's. The fee is paid over five years ($2,000 per year) and may be billed on an annual or ten-month basis at the option of the parent or guardian.


parents' association dues

 All St. Mary's parents are valued members of our Parents' Association. The PA organizes many of the activities and events for students, parents, and teachers, overseen by a volunteer Executive Committee and Board of Committee Chairmen. The annual Parents' Association dues are $250 per family.

Tuition Assistance

St. Mary's Episcopal Day School is committed to enrolling a qualified and diverse student body. Admission decisions are made without regard to financial status. Families who have reviewed their financial situation and feel they may need assistance in affording tuition should apply for assistance by contacting the St. Mary's Business Office. Tuition assistance is available at any grade level to students who demonstrate need.


Tuition Assistance Instructions

For the 2024-2025 school year, St. Mary's Episcopal Day School will be partnering with Blackbaud to process our Tuition Assistance awards. The portal for applications opened on January 1, 2024 and the deadline to apply will be April 1, 2024. Please use this Tuition Assistance link to access the application and please use this BBFAM ID for St. Mary's Episcopal School: 13709.


Tuition Assistance Assessment

Tuition assistance is available on the basis of demonstrated need. If you believe that your resources are not sufficient to meet the total costs of a St. Mary's Episcopal Day School education, you are encouraged to apply. Blackbaud provides a framework through which household need can be measured fairly and equitably. Recommendations from Blackbaud are used by the St. Mary's award committee in accordance with its policies to determine the award amount. Final awards notices will be mailed in mid-May by the committee.


Application information

Application information for Blackbaud Tuition Assistance is available here. Please use this ID for St. Mary's Episcopal School - BBFAM ID: 13709


April 1, 2024 is the deadline to apply for tuition assistance for the upcoming academic year.


Need help with your Tuition Assistance application?

You may contact Blackbaud Tuition Assitance with questions, for assistance completing the application, or to check the application status. 
Blackbaud Tuition Assistance Contact Information
• Phone Support: (800) 360-8027
• Email Support:
• Once logged into your account, click the icon in the lower right corner of your screen to live chat with us.