Tuition and Fees

2017–2018 Tuition

Pre-K3 Dismissal at 12 p.m.$12,000
Pre-K3

Pre-K4 Dismissal at 3:10 p.m.

$17,200
Lower School Kindergarten

4th Grades

$20,000
Middle School 5th

8th Grades

$22,100
Upper School 9th

12th Grades

$24,300

Tuition Payment Plans and Required Deposit

Duchesne offers three options for paying tuition. You may choose to make a one-time payment or enroll in a two-payment plan or a 10-payment plan..

A deposit payment of $2,000 will be made electronically upon submission of your enrollment contract and will be applied to your tuition balance.

CLASS FEES

Fees for class trips in grades 5–8, the Sophomore College Trip, and Senior Graduation. Please see the Explanation of Fees for details.

Students in Grade 5 and Grade 9 and new students in grades 6–12 pay a fee of $2,100 for a Duchesne Tablet PC (package includes CAVE Support, 4-year warranty, loaner fee, and laptop safeguard insurance).

FEES (Not included above and billed monthly if applicable)

Required Fees:

New Student
Facilities Fund Fee
(One-time fee)
$1,000
Book/Online
Fees (Middle and
Upper Schools)
$400–$800
(Approx.)
Tuition Safeguard
Plan (Required for two- and 10-payment plans,
optional for one-
payment plan
)
1% of Tuition
Return Check Fee$25
Athletic Program Fees$50-$300 (per sport)
Optional Services:
Extended Morning
7

7:30 a.m.

$3 (per
morning)
Extended Afternoon
3

6 p.m.

$15 (per day)
Homework Hall$5 (per day)
Late Pickup
After 6 p.m.
$20 (per 30 minutes)
Optional Online Classes$400 (per semester)

Explanation of Fees


New Student Facilities Fund Fee (One-time fee)

A one-time fee is assessed to each new student when enrolled to help offset the cost of campus maintenance and repairs.

Middle School Class Trip Fees

Each grade in the Middle School has a distinct class trip, and a fee is charged for each trip to cover the cost of transportation, food, and lodging. The fees are:

5th Grade$150
6th Grade$575
7th Grade$575
8th Grade$1,750

Sophomore Class College Trip Fee

The fee of $500 covers the cost of meals, transportation, and accommodations during the Sophomore College Trip.

Senior Graduation Fee

This fee of $400 covers the costs of graduation, including diplomas and diploma covers, graduation programs, Prize Day gifts, flowers, and musical entertainment.

Books and Online Program Fees: Middle and Upper Schools

Books for Middle and Upper School students are sold through MBSDirect, the school's online retailer. Visit www.mbsDirect.net three to four weeks prior to the start of classes. Please note, used books can be purchased and sold through MBSDirect. Books may be purchased through any other vendor where accessible. The school will notify you of any online programs being used and the related fees.

Duchesne Tablet PC Package

All students in grades 5–12 are required to have a laptop for the Duchesne Learning with Laptops Program.

Tuition Safeguard Plan

The Tuition Safeguard Plan, 1% of tuition, is required for the 10- or two-payment installment plan. It is optional for the one-payment plan.

Return Check Fee

A $25 fee is charged for checks returned for insufficient funds.

Athletic Program Fees

Fees per athlete/per sport to offset program costs for required consumable uniforms and equipment.

Tuition Plan Change

A $100 administrative fee is charged for a change in the Tuition Plan Option chosen after May 1.

Extended Morning

The Extended Morning drop off charge is Pre-K through eighth-grade students who are dropped off between 7 and 7:30 a.m.

Extended Afternoon

The Extended Day charge is for students in Pre-K through eighth grade to stay until 6 p.m.

Homework Hall

For an additional fee of $5, Homework Hall is offered as an extension of the Extended Afternoon program to students in grades 1–8.

Late Pickup

This fee is charged for students who are picked up after 6 p.m.

Janet Erskine Stuart Award


Each year, Duchesne grants Janet Erskine Stuart Awards for students entering the ninth grade. The award is named for a Religious of the Sacred Heart well-known for her vision and writings about the education of young women.

Janet Erskine Stuart Awards are made to outstanding eighth graders who attend Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The amount of the award will be $6,000, and the award is renewable, contingent upon the student upholding specific criteria. Award recipients will be notified in mid-March, when all admission decisions are mailed.

This award will be granted to students who can demonstrate the following:

  1. Competitive report cards in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.
  2. Competitive ISEE scores.
  3. Enthusiastic recommendations from math and English teachers that are endorsed by the school principal.
  4. A strong desire to attend Duchesne Academy.