Admissions & Tuition
Enrollment for the 2018 - 2019 School Year ~
We are currently accepting applications & registrations for the 2018-2019 school year. We have openings in grades K - 7 and a wait list for grades PK and 8. Registration packets are distributed to families who have applied between November and March. Applications and registration is open to all starting in late March each year.
Visit St. Paul ~
Join us for an Open House or call the school to set up a tour.
Please call the school office to schedule a tour during the school day, 206-725-0780. We offer tours in the mornings by appointment.
Open House ~
We have three open houses coming up in the next two months:
How to Apply
St. Paul School desires to offer its educational programs to every family whose values and goals for their children are consistent with those of the school.
Priorities for admissions are as follows:
• Parish families with siblings already in the school
• Parish families
• Rainbow Parish families
• Out-of-Parish Catholic families
• Non-Catholic families
Families interested in enrolling their children at St. Paul School may complete an Application for Admission at any time for transferring students.
Download the K-8 Application here.
Pre-K Applications for Admission are accepted starting in October for the following school year.
Download the Pre-K Application here.
By submitting an Application Form with a $50 application fee, you hold a spot for your child at St. Paul School for the upcoming school year.
• Children entering Pre-Kindergarten must be 4 years of age by August 31
• Children entering Kindergarten must be 5 years of age by August 31
• Grade appropriate screening and/or testing for all students prior to acceptance
Registration for New Students
Registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten begins in March of each year. Application forms are accepted all year long.
Transfer students may begin registration and the transfer process for the Fall throughout the year. Acceptance is based on space availability, interview and transcripts.
New students will be notified of admission status by letter. Catholic families must be registered members of any of the Rainbow School Parishes* in order to receive the in-parish rate for tuition. Catholic members of Rainbow School Parishes other than St. Paul School are required to submit a letter signed by their pastor indicating that they are active contributing members of their parish.
Any student registering mid-year will also be required to interview with the Principal as well as meet all the other requirements as stated above. These students will be admitted on a probationary status.
St. Paul, St. Edward, St. George, St. Joseph, St. Therese, St. James, St. Peter,
St. Patrick, St. Mary, Mt. Virgin, Vietnamese Martyrs, Christ Our Hope, and Immaculate Conception.
It is our mission to make Catholic education affordable for all families, through payment plans and financial aid. We work with families on an individual basis;
we invite inquiries!
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy Regarding Students
St. Paul School admits students of any race, color or national and ethnic origin to all the rights privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to all students at the school. In the administration of its policies, the school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan and athletic and other administered programs.
2018-2019 Annual Tuition (K-8)
Registration fee for Grades K-8 is $350 (this includes the $50 application fee)
2018 - 2019 Annual Tuition for
Tuition & Registration
The 2018 - 2019 total cost of educating each child is $8,900.
No family pays the full cost of education; each child's education is subsidized through fundraising, parish subsidies, grants and more.
Students in Grades K-8: $350 ($50 application fee is deducted from this amount)
Students in Pre-Kindergarten: $200 ($50 application fee is deducted from this amount)
Annual Technology Fee:
Students in Grades K-8: $250
Financial aid is available for families and is based on need. We encourage families wishing to provide a Catholic education for their child, but are concerned about affordability, to apply for aid. Financial aid is offered for grades K-8. Our Pre-Kindergarten program is a self-supporting program, thus no assistance is available at this time.
Fulcrum Foundation Tuition Assistance
We rely on the talent and generosity of our parents and extended families. Volunteers help to improve our community and keep tuition accessible. Each family is required to give 40 hours (20 hours for single-parent families) of service per year to the school by participating in various school-related activities.
Families may opt-out of the volunteer commitment at $15.00/hour.