This annual tradition is a special event for the intentions of the Class of 2021 and their families.
Tuition & Financial Aid
I never seriously considered sending my children to a private high school. I could not justify the added expense. [However] this is a community of people that will care for, nurture, and remember your children. This is a place that fills in the missing holes that a regular high school does not provide. Things like faith, respect, consequence, discipline, kindness, generosity, philanthropy. While it is a catholic institution, all walks of life are respected and every voice is considered regardless of religion or social philosophy. Forget everything you think you may know about a catholic private high school because this place does not fit any mold.
Read more from Cindy Andrezjewski's speech at Accepted Students Night 2019!
St Joseph High School proudly assists our families by distributing over $1.5 million in financial aid and scholarship awards each year. Students are eligible for Scholarships (merit-based) and Financial Aid (need-based) upon the completion of the necessary procedures. See below for further information.
Tuition has been set at $15,900 for the 2018-2019 school year inclusive of textbooks. Tuition for International Students is set at $19,200 for 2018-2019.
- Hockey is the only sport that requires a participation fee (no fees for books, activities, all other sports teams)
- All students are required to purchase an iPad (if not already owned)
- All students must purchase a uniform (donated uniforms available in June 2019)
- Bus transportation is available at an additional fee and is optional
- Seniors are required to pay a $225 graduation fee
To find out more information about financial aid and scholarships, click on the corresponding tabs below.
Payment Options: Families have three payment options for school tuition:
- One full tuition payment (June)
- Two half tuition payments (June, December)
- 11-monthly installments through Union Savings Bank (Payments June-April)
St Joseph High School offers several academic scholarships to incoming students. To be eligible for these scholarships, prospective students must take either the first or second entrance exam and place in the 90th percentile and above. Scholarship recipients are notified via their acceptance letter and are invited to a scholarship reception in January. There are four categories of merit-based awards:
The Presidential Scholarship
The Presidential Scholarship is a four-year, half-tuition scholarship offered to entering eighth grade students who score 98% or above on the entrance exam, and have the academic record and teacher recommendations reflective of their high scholastic ability.
The Principal’s Scholarship
The Principal’s Scholarship is a $16,000 award over four years ($4,000 per year) and is awarded to those students who score between 94–97% on the entrance exam, and have the academic record and teacher recommendations reflective of their high scholastic ability.
The Cadet Scholarship
The Cadet Scholarship is a $12,000 award over four years ($3,000 per year) and is awarded to those students who score between 90-93% on the entrance exam, and have the academic record and teacher recommendations reflective of their high scholastic ability.
These awards are renewed each year, provided the student maintains a cumulative academic average of 90% or better, and maintains a positive and responsible presence within the St Joseph community.
Additional Scholarships (External)
Liptak Scholarship - need-based award of $4,000 over four years ($1,000 per year), which is awarded by the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport. The award is determined by the Financial Aid Committee at St Joes.
Notify our admissions office of your involvement in the Cardinal Shehan Center to receive an application. Recipients must have attended a Cardinal Shehan Center Program during their elementary school years.
Please note: If you choose to pay online by credit/debit card, you will be directed to a third party site and charged a convenience fee.
Incoming Freshmen: To Make Your Deposit
- Please click here to make a Freshman Enrollment Deposit for St Joseph High School.
Current Students: To Make a Tuition Payment:
- Please click here to make a Tuition Payment for St Joseph High School.
The Financial Aid Committee reviews and distributes financial aid for freshmen and transfer applicants based on financial need. In order to be considered for financial aid, you must file and complete a FACTS application by the deadline listed below. If completed after the deadline, financial aid is not guaranteed.
The 2018-2019 FACTS application is available!
The 2019-2020 will be available in October 2018 for applicants (new students), January 2019 for all returning students.
New student applicants: must complete FACTS application by November 12, 2018. You will be notified in December along with your acceptance letter. If it not submitted by the deadline, the student is not guaranteed financial aid review. You must submit 2017 tax information (please ignore prompts that ask for the 2018 tax information).
Returning students: will need to file their financial need application starting January 1, 2019 and no later than March 1, 2019. Your 2018 tax information is required. Please note: students requesting Financial Aid must reapply each year.