Tuition and Fees
|Pre-K3 Half Day (not offered 2019-2020)||$12,400|
–Pre-K4 Full Day
|Lower School Kindergarten|
|Middle School 5th|
|Upper School 9th|
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 12-payment plan.
A deposit payment of $1,000 will be made electronically upon submission of your enrollment contract and will be applied to your tuition balance.
2018 Tax Reform Act Changes to 529 Plans
Starting in 2018, qualified educational expenses for 529 plans will include up to $10,000 a year in tuition and expenses per student for primary and secondary school expenses (public, private, or religious). Previously, you could only use it towards qualified college expenses. For additional information, please talk with a financial advisor, or your tax preparer.
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)
Facilities Fund Fee
Fees (Middle and
Plan (Required for two- and 12-payment plans,
optional for one-
|1% of Tuition|
|Return Check Fee||$30|
|Athletic Program Fees||$50-$300 (per sport)|
|$15 (per day)|
|Homework Hall||$5 (per day add-on to Extended Afternoon)|
After 6 p.m.
|$20 (per 30 minutes)|
|Optional Online Classes||$400 - $600 (per semester)|
Explanation of Fees
- New Student Facilities Fund Fee (One-time fee)
- Middle School Class Trip Fees
- Sophomore Class College Trip Fee
- Senior Graduation Fee
- Books and Online Program Fees: Middle and Upper Schools
- Duchesne Tablet PC Package
- Tuition Safeguard Plan
- Return Check Fee
- Athletic Program Fees
- Extended Morning
- Extended Afternoon
- Homework Hall
- Late Pickup
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.
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:
- Competitive report cards in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades
- Competitive ISEE scores or a student portfolio
- Enthusiastic recommendations from math and English teachers that are endorsed by the school principal
- A strong desire to attend Duchesne Academy