January 31, 2020

Dear St. Mary’s Parents:

It is with great pride and enthusiasm that we open re-enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year. 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 2020-2021 school year is $15,700. Our tuition provides an excellent value for the cost and compares favorably with area independent schools. 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 approximately 72% 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.

Tuition increases allow us to offer competitive salaries, expand our programs, and offer the latest in state-of-the-art technology. Tuition alone does not cover the complete cost of education at St. Mary’s School. Tuition, combined with the fundraising efforts of our Parents’ Association and the generosity of donors who support our Heart of Gold Annual Fund, keep our program and curriculum strong. Our school is thriving and is 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, strong leadership, and incredible facilities. This strategy has been successful - - we are fully enrolled and our students are excelling.

Online re-enrollment through our Portal will be available from January 31 - February 10, 2020. Please complete re-enrollment by February 10, 2020 to guarantee your student’s spot for next year. In addition, all financial obligations for this school year must be current to be eligible to re-enroll your child. If your child is not returning next year, please inform us in writing before February 10.

The link for the online re-enrollment and instructions is provided on the right.

We are pleased to open re-enrollment and our faculty looks forward to sharing the exciting 2020-2021 school year with you and your children.

Scott D. Laird