Dear St. Mary’s Parents:
It is with great pride and enthusiasm that we open re-enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year. We are pleased to once again launch online re-enrollment through our Saints Portal and the use of Smart Tuition for the streamlined billing and collection of tuition and fees.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School is one of the finest schools of its kind. Our motto and mission statement speak to who we are perfectly: Learn-Love-Lead – Inspiring curiosity, kindness, and dignity in a caring Christian community. The faculty and administration greatly value our partnership with you in raising your children.
The tuition for the 2019-2020 school year will be $14,950. Our tuition compares favorably with area independent schools and provides an excellent value for the cost. I believe our program is incomparable in many ways. As Headmaster of St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School, my most important responsibility is to hire, retain, and nurture great teachers to deliver our rigorous academic program and robust enrichment offering. Teacher salaries and benefits comprise over 75% of our operating budget. We have a strong team of dedicated, talented, and loving teachers - - perhaps the best of any school in the land. Your tuition dollars make this possible.
The tuition increases have allowed us to match cost-of-living increases, expand our programs, add new faculty to better deliver these programs, and continue to offer the latest in state-of-the-art technology. It is important to note that tuition alone does not cover the cost of education at St. Mary’s School. The fundraising efforts of our Parents’ Association and the generosity of donors who support our Heart of Gold Annual Fund help bridge the gap between tuition and the real cost of educating a child at St. Mary’s. Our school continues to thrive while being recognized as a leading independent Pre-K through 8th grade school in Florida and beyond.
Our Board of Trustees is looking to the future. We keep our programs vibrant and relevant through our great teachers and incredible facilities. This strategy has been successful - - we are fully enrolled and our students are thriving.
Online re-enrollment through our Portal will be available from January 31 - February 11, 2019. All students returning for the 2019-20 school year must be re-enrolled by February 11, 2019. It is important to note that if your child is not re-enrolled by February 11, your child’s enrollment is no longer guaranteed and his/her spot may be given to another student.
If your child is not returning next year, please inform us in writing before February 11.
The link for the online re-enrollment and instructions is provided on the right.