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Admissions – Tuition Guide – Financial Assistance


Admissions Policy (Board of Education 1/9/02)

To enroll their children in St. Stephen Protomartyr Catholic School families need to complete the appropriate registration procedures and must either meet the criteria (listed in order of admission priority) or have the permission of the pastor .

  • children of registered parishioners
  • children from families living in Catholic parishes in which Catholic education is not available to them
  • children from families living within St. Stephen Protomartyr Catholic Parish boundaries
  • children from families living in the South St. Louis Deanery
  • all families must agree to follow all school, educational, and religious guidelines.

Admittance to Kindergarten will be based upon:

  • student turning five years of age before August 1st
  • acceptable performance of readiness skills as determined by performance during readiness screening.

Students who have transferred from another school are admitted on two probationary periods for the first six weeks and then throughout the first year. An evaluation is made of the student’s academics and behaviors in accordance to St. Stephen Protomartyr School philosophy and policies.

The registration process includes:

  • completion of a registration form
  • copy of the birth certificate
  • copy of the baptismal certificate
  • verification of the dates of other sacramental celebrations
  • verification of custody arrangements in cases in which the parents of the student are divorced (A copy of the portion or a copy of the divorce decree, which verifies custody arrangements must be provided.)

All classes at St. Stephen Protomartyr Catholic School will have a maximum of 30 students per grade. Families with children already attending St. Stephen Protomartyr Catholic School will have first priority for admittance as long as they are current in their tuition payment at the time of registration.

When a grade level reaches the maximum number of students, a waiting list will be formed and those requesting will be notified when openings for that grade level arise. Persons on the waiting list will be called in the order by which they were placed on the list.



Every family is required to pay tuition payments through Facts Tuition Management. All enrollments to Facts will be on-line, payments are ACH transactions through a checking or savings account, and you will also have the option of using a credit card for tuition payments with Facts.

Enrolling in a FACTS tuition payment plan allows you to select a payment option that best suits your financial needs. Visit the FACTS website.

Download the Tuition-Policy(PDF)

Download the 2019 Registration letter(PDF)

Download the K-8 Tuition Contract 2019-2020(PDF)

A.C.E. = Aid Catholic Education

As part of our efforts to keep tuition as low as possible, participation in the ACE program is mandatory for all school families. Each family is required to pay the ACE Buyout fee of $225 per family.  Due by 07.31.2019. If parents purchase ACE cards and use the Schnucks e-scrip card, they will receive a prorated credit at the end of the school year.  This amount will be applied toward fees for the following school year. 

Download the Vendor Form 07.15.2019(PDF)

For more information: see GIVE.



Financial Assistance Programs are available for families to apply to help with Tuition costs.


Please read below for important information regarding your scholarship for the next school year. 


The online application was opened for all families, new and re-applying, on January 28th, 2019. Approximately 200 new awards were available.


The application deadline for Beyond Sunday, SOAR!, Catholic Families Tuition Assistance (CFTA), and the Parish Employees Endowment Fund (PEEF) was February 28th, 2019. Up to 140 new elementary school awards were available in Beyond Sunday. It is important to remember that siblings attending the same school were not eligible in this program.


Individual students may not receive more than one scholarship if awarded. Catholic Families Tuition Assistance and Parish Employees Endowment Fund are the only tuition assistance programs that may be received in addition to another scholarship. Families may have multiple children receiving scholarships.


Documents needed to complete applications included the following (please click here for more details):


Proof of Income
Proof of Residency (St. Louis City residents applying to City elementary schools only)

High School Students are required to submit responses to two short-answer questions and contact information for two references at the time of application to be considered for the Beyond Sunday Fellows Program. Up to 50 new awards will be available in this program. Students currently receiving a Beyond Sunday Fellows scholarship are not required to submit short answer responses or references for requalification. For more information about the Beyond Sunday Fellows Program, please click here to view the Beyond Sunday Fellows FAQs.


Because you already have an account with TTEF, you must log in to apply. Applying without logging in will duplicate your account in our system and will cause a delay in processing your application.


To log in to the online system, visit www.ttef-stl.org and click on the Scholarship – Info for Parents and Apply Here.

On the Family Log In page, type your primary email in the Family Login box and enter your password. If you have forgotten your password click “Forgot Password?” and instructions to create a new password will be emailed to you. Detailed instructions on how to apply are posted on our website.

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