Tuition and Assistance

As a mission-driven school, Duchesne is committed to providing an exceptional education that will set your daughter on a path toward success for the rest of her life. We offer tuition assistance and payment plans to help families afford the gift of a Duchesne education for their daughters. 


Tuition, Payment Plans, and 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.


Tuition Assistance

Tuitions assistance is Duchesne's need-based financial aid program. Tuition assistance is awarded in the form of grants that do not need to be paid back. Each year, we award more than $1 million in aid, putting a Sacred Heart education within reach for many families. 

Applying for tuition assistance does not influence the admission decision for a candidate. Tuition assistance applicants must meet the same requirements as all other candidates and must be accepted for admission to Duchesne Academy before tuition assistance awards can be granted. 

How to Apply for Tuition Assistance

To apply for tuition assistance, you must submit an application online using BlackBaud Financial Aid Management. View instructions.

Apply for Assistance

Dates to Remember

  • November 1, 2022 - Tuition assistance applications are available online
  • January 31, 2023 - Online submission deadline for all BlackBaud Financial Aid Management applications
  • February 27, 2023 - Re-enrollment deadline for returning students
  • March 10, 2023 - Notification of admission and tuition assistance awards made via email for new students
  • March 15, 2023 - All tax information must be sent to BlackBaud Financial Aid Management
  • March 27, 2023 - Contract binding date for returning students
  • March 31, 2023 - Common reply deadline for new students. (Signed contracts for new students are binding on this date.) 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Additional Grant and Scholarship Programs

Janet Erskine Stuart Award

Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ, also known as Mother Janet Erskine Stuart was born in Rutland England in 1857. At the age of 21 she became a Catholic and in 1882 joined the Society of the Sacred Heart.The world continues to be  influenced by her beautiful writings describing spiritual growth and educational excellence.

There is no application process for this award. Each year, Duchesne grants Janet Erskine Stuart Awards to students entering 9th grade who attend Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Awards are given to the students who demonstrate the following:

  • Competitive report cards in Middle School
  • Competitive standardized test scores
  • Enthusiastic teacher recommendations that are endorsed by the school principal
  • A strong desire to attend Duchesne for high school
  • An aspiration to understand and live out the Five Goals of the Sacred Heart

The award is $15,000, and it is renewable annually, contingent upon the student upholding the Five Goals of the Sacred Heart.

Madeleine Sophie Barat Award

Madeleine Sophie Barat was born in Joigny, France in 1779. Growing up during the French Revolution, the education of children, especially girls, was in a distressed state. Sophie, who had discerned a call to the religious life, became a teacher. At the age of 20 she founded the Society of the Sacred Heart, which focused on educating young girls. Today, the Society  has over 150 schools worldwide.

There is no application process for this award. The Madeleine Sophie Barat Award is awarded to two Duchesne 8th grade students who have attended Duchesne Middle School for at least 3 years through 8th grade and are committed to continuing their high school education at Duchesne. Awards are given to the students who demonstrate the following:

  • Competitive report cards in Middle School
  • Competitive Middle School standardized testing
  • Enthusiastic teacher recommendations that are endorsed by the Head of Middle School
  • A strong desire to attend Duchesne for high school
  • Lives out the Five Goals of the Sacred Heart in their daily lives

The award is $15,000, and is renewable annually, contingent upon the student upholding the Five Goals of the Sacred Heart.

Rose Philippine Duchesne Award

Rose Philippine Duchesne was born in Grenoble, France in 1769. She was an early member of the Society of the Sacred Heart. With Madeleine Sophie’s blessing, Rose Philippine Duchesne traveled to North America and founded the first Sacred Heart schools in the United States.

There is no application process for this award. The Rose Philippine Duchesne Award is given to two incoming 9th graders who attend other private, independent, or public schools. The awards are given to students who demonstrate the following:

  • Competitive report cards in Middle School
  • Competitive Middle School standardized testing
  • Enthusiastic teacher recommendations that are endorsed by the school principal
  • A strong desire to attend Duchesne for high school
  • An aspiration to understand and live out the Five Goals of the Sacred Heart

The award is $15,000 and it is renewable annually, contingent upon the student upholding the Five Goals of the Sacred Heart.

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston also offers a tuition assistance program. This is a yearly commitment by the Archdiocese to keep Catholic schools accessible and affordable to all families. The program uses the FACTS management application process for determining financial need.

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Ninfa Laurenzo Scholarship

The Ninfa Laurenzo Scholarship is open to students attending a Catholic high school. The award ranges from $5,000 - $10,000. Selection is based on the applicant's academic merit and financial need.

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Houston ACE Scholarships

Duchesne Academy is a partner school with Houston ACE Scholarships

ACE Scholarship Application

Admissions Office

Ginger Montalbano
Head of Enrollment Management

Katherine Ludwig
Enrollment Management Associate

Lauren Darby
Registrar

admissions@duchesne.org
713.468.8211, ext. 3139