8 February 2022
Dear St. Brendan School Parents/Guardians,
We are looking forward to another school year! Already this month we have celebrated some great heavenly intercessors who are powerful advocates of Catholic education. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. John Neumann being two of them, born in the United States and pioneers in developing Catholic schools that have become the heart of the Church for generations.
Attached is the enrollment form and tuition scale for the 2022-2023 academic year. To ensure the school has adequate time to purchase textbooks and supplies for next year and as we continue to work on staffing needs, we ask that you return this form no later than Friday, February 18, 2022.
A Catholic school education is a significant investment for your family. Providing Catholic education for your children is a financial commitment that our parishioners make as well. It will cost St. Brendan School approximately $7,300 to educate a child in 2022-2023. The active parishioners of St. Brendan Parish - those who financially contribute to the well-being of our parish - will pay approximately $3,200 of that cost, or 44% for one child.
It would speak well of your gratitude for their generosity to your children’s education and to your family by attending Mass with your fellow parishioners on the weekends. We have an amazing, supportive, helpful, friendly community. Where else could we find such great people except at church. We all need this fellowship, especially now. While the parish shows great financial support for your child’s education, it would be great for your family to reciprocate by showing spiritual support to the parish community with your presence at a weekend Mass, every weekend. This is nothing new. For centuries, we have been asked by God to keep the Lord’s Day holy. Your children are taught well the importance of Sunday Mass being more important than anything else. We hope you support that teaching.
The Diocese of Cleveland will use FACTS for the financial aid process again this year. There is an online application that can be accessed at: FACTS Application.To complete this application, you will need your filed 2021 tax return and there is a nominal fee.The Diocese has created a brochure that provides a helpful summary of aid opportunities offered that can be found on our website. Families will be notified of any financial assistance awarded in late April, 2022.This allows parents to plan accordingly for the first tuition payment due June 15, 2022.
EdChoice Traditional Scholarship
This scholarship is not available to our North Olmsted residents to apply for since North Olmsted City Schools are no longer on the designated list of schools. However, if you were already awarded a traditional scholarship for the 2021-2022 school year, you are able to renew.
EdChoice Expansion Scholarship
Families that meet the Federal poverty guidelines, for low income, may qualify for the EdChoice expansion scholarship. The income verification form and the application, used to determine eligibility, are available on the EdChoice website The process would include registering at SBS for the 2022-2023 school year and completing the full application process.
For additional information regarding the EdChoice expansion scholarship, go to the Ohio Department of Education website or call the school office.
May God bless your family in 2022, and thank you for entrusting your children to St. Brendan School.
Rev. Thomas G. Woost Miss Julie A. Onacila