A Roman Catholic School of the Diocese of Pittsburgh
30 West Willock
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
412-882-9900 (Office)
412-881-4142 (Fax)
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Tuition/Financial Assistance/Fundraising

Tuition for St. Sylvester School for the 2017-2018 school year is as follows:

1 Child                     $5,100.00                                      Kindergarten-Full Day                     $5100.00

2 Children                $6,700.00                                      ½ Day Kindergarten                         $2,600.00

3 Children                $7,850.00                                      PreK-3yr. old AM    Tues/Thurs.     $2,300.00

                                                                                       PreK-4yr. old AM          M-F           $3,100.00

                                                                                       PreK-4yr. old Full Day   M-F          $4,950.00

Nonaffiliated tuition rates are to be discussed with the Business Manager.

In order to qualify for the Catholic tuition rate the Diocese of Pittsburgh requires the following:

  1. “that the child is baptized Catholic”

  2. “that the family is registered in a Catholic Parish”

  3. “that the family practices their faith through regular Mass attendance”

  4. “that the family makes regular use of the Parish envelope system”

These are Diocesan criteria, the Pastor is obligated to certify that each condition is met and is not able to disregard them.  Concerning item 4 above, please note that the amount contributed is not the determining factor but the consistency of support implied by the word ‘regular’. Those who do not meet all four criteria will be charged the non-Catholic rate. Those families who are registered in other Parishes and who do not return a Pastor Verification form will be charged the non-Catholic rate.

Additional tuition assistance is available by participating in the Scrip program.  Participation in this program is optional. However, those who have actively taken advantage of this program have reduced their tuition significantly.

Financial aid is available. This includes funding through the Diocesan SOS, SOS PreK, OSTC and BEF programs. To be eligible for assistance in these programs a family with 1 dependent’s maximum income is $93,178. For each additional dependent please add $15,200 per additional dependent to reach the maximum income for eligibility. To apply please request a PSAS application from our office. The Parish supports an Angel Fund for families who need assistance and are not eligible through the PSAS process.

Thanks to the Finance Council who worked so hard to make tuition affordable to our families. We also wish to thank those businesses who have used the EITC state tax credit program and designated Saint Sylvester as the place to distribute the donations. The EITC program makes the Diocesan SOS and OSTC possible.