Tuition & Affordability

For all grades Preschool through Grade Eight:

Application Fee (credited toward Registration Fee)    $50.00

Registration Fee                                                             $375.00

2023-2024 Tuition Rates for Kindergarten through Grade Eight:

In 2023-24, tuition is calculated based on the “Cost to Educate” for each child, but this is not what families pay. ALL FAMILIES benefit from the subsidies of the Parent/Teacher Club, the Annual Fund, and the School Foundation. Therefore, one child’s tuition is $8,150.

  One child Two children Three children
Cost to Educate $9,820  $19,640  $29,460
Subsidized by:
Parent/Teacher Club
Annual Fund
School Foundation
-$1670 -$3,340 $5010
Multi-child Assistance   -$815 -$1630
Preliminary Tuition
(before assistance)
$8,150  $15,485  $22,820

Additional Assistance

We are able to keep tuition affordable by offering financial assistance based on an individual family’s circumstances. The following are available by an application process. (Application deadline is ongoing for the first two, and deadline is January 7, 2023 for Fulcrum. View “Tuition Assistance” page for information.)

  • Financial Assistance (School)… This ranges from $500 to $2000 per child, based on need. 
  • Financial Assistance (Foundation)… This is approximately $300 per student, based on need.          
  • Financial Assistance (Fulcrum Foundation)…  This is a standard $1350 per child for those who qualify.

Faith Community Scholarships

These are offered by any faith community who wishes to participate. Our four Whatcom County parishes have already committed. Each community sets its own standards, but most require participation in the life of the parish, including weekend attendance and regular giving of time and tithe. Note: The application for Faith Community Scholarships will be available here starting on March 1, 2023.

2023-2024 Tuition with Assistance (Example #1- Faith Comm.)

  One child Two children Three children
Preliminary Tuition $8,150  $15,485  $22,820
Faith Community Scholarship* -$1,200 -$2500 -$4,200
Actual Tuition (Sample only) $6,950  $12,985  $18,620
*Faith Community Scholarships are communicated to families on or before May 1st.

2023-2024 Tuition with Assistance (Example #2- No Faith Comm.)

  One child Two children Three children
Preliminary Tuition $8,150  $15,485  $22,820
Financial Assistance (Fulcrum)* $1325 $2650 $3,975
School Financial Assistance* -$600 -$1200 -$1,800
Actual Tuition (Sample only) $6,225  $11,635  $17,045
*Tuition Assistance for either program is communicated to families on or before March 1st.


Preschool 3 – $2,380
2 Day program
Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 – 11:30 AM

Preschool 3 – $3,290
2 Day program – Full Day
Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 – 3:00 PM

Pre-Kindergarten – $2,810
3 Day program
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 – 11:30 AM

Pre-Kindergarten – $4,055
3 Day program – Full Day
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 – 3:00 PM

Pre-Kindergarten – $6,704
5 Day program – Full Day
Monday through Friday
8:00 – 3:00 PM


  1. Currently enrolled families. Assumption preschoolers have priority into Kindergarten
  2. Those families selecting 5 days a week all day Pre-K will have priority admittance
  3. Registered and contributing parishioners of Church of the Assumption, Sacred Heart Church, St. Joseph, St. Anne, and St. Joachim
  4. Catholic family transferring from another Catholic school
  5. Catholic family from parishes other than those listed above
  6. Non-Catholic students transferring from other parishes or schools
  7. Non-Catholics