2021-22 Tuition Rates

Preschool Half-Day (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) Tuition
2 Day (2’s and 3’s) $4,680
3 Day (2’s and 3’s) $5,900
4 Day (4’s) $6,500
5 Day (2’s, 3’s, and 4’s) $7,900
Preschool Full-Day (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Tuition
2 Day (2’s and 3’s) $7,900
3 Day (2’s and 3’s) $10,500
4 Day (4’s) $11,600
5 Day (2’s, 3’s, and 4’s) $12,900

2-day: T, Th
3-day: MWF
4-day: T-F

• Extended day options from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and up to 5:30 p.m. are also available. Contact the admissions office for more information.

JK – High School Tuition
JK $13,200
K $17,400
Lower School $21,900
Middle School $24,200
High School $25,500

Testimonials

St Francis calls itself the School of Thought, and it truly lives up to that.
Belinda D., Alum parent of a first-year student at Emory University, Atlanta.

One of her professors told her today that she needs to thank her high school teachers because she is so prepared and writes so well for a first-year student.  So, please tell them thank you. Amy F., alum parent of a first-year student at Trinity College in Connecticut.

Amy F., Alum parent of a first-year student at Trinity College in Connecticut.

Tuition Assistance

We are committed to making a St. Francis education accessible to all who are admitted. In fact, over 50% of the student population attend St. Francis with need-based financial aid.

Many families think they would not qualify for need-based financial aid – but they would. For example,

• last year approximately 250 awards were made, averaging $12,900.

• families with a combined income of $170,000 or less generally receive some form of financial assistance if they enroll two children at St. Francis.

Of course, just like every family is unique, every financial situation is unique. Our Admissions Directors will talk you through the process and help you determine if you might qualify.

New families wishing to apply for need-based financial aid are encouraged to complete the admissions application process and submit an application for aid with FACTS Tuition Services by December 20th. If tuition assistance forms are submitted by December 20th, awards are made by February 5th. Click here for our indexed tuition assistance policy.

You will need your prior year’s tax return to submit along with your online application. Families who receive awards are then required to submit their current year’s income tax returns and W-2s no later than March 15th of the next year to confirm their award. All supporting documents are uploaded to FACTS, not to the school.

If tuition assistance forms are submitted by December 20th, awards are made by February 5th. After these initial deadlines, admission applications and tuition assistance applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with materials reviewed, acceptances offered, and awards made in a timely fashion, as space and funds remain available. Families are encouraged to apply early, while funds are still available.

We offer several payment plans, including a monthly option, to make tuition payments manageable for our families. Our Business Office can assist with setting up payment plans via FACTS Tuition Services.

Scholarships

SFS offers both merit-based and need-based scholarships.

Merit Scholarship Competition

Merit Scholarship Competition

The Merit Scholarship Competition for incoming 6th and 9th graders is held in January each year and awards scholarships of up to $5,000 per student. The 6th grade awards are three-year renewable $1,000 scholarships and the 9th grade awards are four-year renewable scholarships and may be up to $5,000. Applications (including shadow day) must be completed prior to the Competition. You may register for the competition by emailing MeritScholarships@StFrancisSchool.org. Find more information in our Merit Competition Information Packet.

Cipinko Humanities Merit Scholarship

CIPINKO HUMANITIES MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

Cipinko Humanities Merit Scholarship: Named in honor of longtime, beloved SFS history teacher Stu Cipinko’s dedication to the highest level of intellectual rigor in the humanities areas of history and English, this scholarship is awarded to an incoming 9th grade student during our Merit Scholarship Competition.

St. Francis Equity Scholarship

St. Francis Equity Scholarship

St. Francis Equity Scholarship: This need-based scholarship is awarded annually to students from historically marginalized groups. These scholarships may be awarded each year to two or more qualified students.

New American Scholarships

New American Scholarships

New American Scholarships: This need-based scholarship is awarded to students who are immigrants themselves or who are the children of immigrants. These scholarships are normally awarded annually, but depend on the application of relevant students; there can be one or more New American Scholars per year.

Brown-Forman Scholarship

Brown-Forman Scholarship

Brown-Forman Scholarship: This need-based, four-year scholarship to be awarded to a deserving 8th grader from the West End of Louisville to attend St. Francis School. To qualify, applicants must compete in our Merit Scholarship Competition in January. This renewable scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming 9th grader.

Carnighan Scholarship

Carnighan Scholarship

Carnighan Scholarship: This need-based scholarship is named in memory of St. Francis School alumnus Michael Carnighan G’84, ’88 and awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need and demonstrates enthusiasm and aptitude in science and/or mathematics. To qualify, applicants must compete in our Merit Scholarship Competition in January. This renewable scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming 9th grader.

Cawein Scholarships

Cawein Scholarships

Cawein Scholarships: This need-based scholarship is named in honor of Madison Cawein, former St. Francis artist-in-residence. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has talent and passion for art, and who demonstrates financial need. This renewable scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming 9th grader.

Callie Stearns Campbell Memorial Scholarship

Callie Stearns Campbell Memorial Scholarship

Callie Stearns Campbell Memorial Scholarship: This need-based scholarship is awarded to a passionate student who demonstrates financial need and demonstrates enthusiasm for a new beginning at St. Francis. This renewable scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming 9th grader new to St. Francis School.