Tuition and Fees

2016-2017 Tuition

Pre-K3 Dismissal at 12 p.m.$11,500
Pre-K3 - Pre-K4 Dismissal at 3:10 p.m.$16,600
Lower School Kindergarten - 4th Grades $19,300
Middle School 5th - 8th Grades$21,300
Upper School 9th - 12th Grades$23,400

Tuition Payment Plans and Required Deposit

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

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


Fees for Class Trips in Grades 5-8, Sophomore College Trip, and Senior Graduation. Please see the Explanation of Fees for details.

Grade 5, Grade 9 (and New Students in Grades 6-12) - Duchesne Tablet PC $2,100 (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)
Fees (Middle &
Upper School)
Tuition Safeguard
Plan (Required for Two and 10 Payment Plans,
Optional for One
Payment Plan
1% of Tuition
Return Check Fee$25
Optional Services:
Extended Morning
7 - 7:30 a.m.
$3 (per
Extended Afternoon
3 - 6 p.m.
$15 (per day)
Homework Hall$5 (per day)
Late Pickup
After 6 p.m.
$20 (per 30 minutes)

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 transportion, food, and lodging. The fees are:

5th Grade$150
6th Grade$550
7th Grade$550
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: Middle and Upper Schools

Books for Middle and Upper School students are sold through MBSDirect, the school's online retailer. Visit 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 student in grades 5 - 12 are required to have a laptop for the Duchesne Learning with Laptops Program.

Tuition Safeguard Plan (Required for Two & 10 Payment Plans, Optional for One Payment Plan)

Tuition Safeguard Plan, 1% of tuition, is required for the 10 or two payment installment plan.

Return Check Fee

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

Tuition Plan Change

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

Extended Morning

Early morning drop off charge is for Pre K - 8th grade students who are dropped off between 7 - 7:30 a.m.

Extended Afternoon

Extended Day charge is for students in grades Pre K - 8th grade until 6 p.m.

Homework Hall

For an additional fee Homework Hall is offered as an extension of the Extended Afternoon Program to students in grades 1 - 8.

Late Pickup

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 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 which are endorsed by the school principal.

4. A strong desire to attend Duchesne Academy.