Tuition

Approved April 2018

"Honor your father and your mother that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth. What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we do not dishonor or anger our parents or others in authority, but honor, serve, and obey them, and give them love and respect."

In this Fourth Commandment, the Lord tells us to obey those in authority over us. As Christians we want to obey those in authority because our conscience tells us  to honor God's commandment (Romans 13:7). Since our School Board has authority over us and the school policies are set by the School Board, as Christians we want to honor everything that is written in the handbook. When we disobey the policies therein, we sin against God's Fourth Commandment, whether we disobey by wearing shorts when we are not supposed to, or by failing to pay tuition as defined, etc. When we disobey in this way, we also teach our children that it is acceptable to sin and to defy authority.

Let us instead ask God to forgive our sins against this and every commandment. Let us rejoice that Jesus is our Savior from all sins, and with a renewed heart, ask God to help us and our children to honor his commandments. Let us be examples to our children by honoring the school's policies and by teaching our children to do the same.

The members of St. Paul recognize the good that comes from a Lutheran education, and subsidize the ~$5000 / pupil cost. The following tuition rates recognize the contributions of those families who are members at St. Paul, and who give their regular offerings in addition to tuition payments. 
A minimum down payment of 20% is due at registration. An initial payment plan will be made with the principal at registration.

St. Paul Lutheran Member Rates
Congregation supports 80% of costs
Grades 1-8: $1000
5K: $600
4K: $80 / month
3K: $70 / month

WELS / ELS Member Rates
Congregation supports 70% of costs
Grades 1-8: $1500
5K: $900
4K: $80 / month
3K: $70 / month

Non-Member Rates
Congregation supports 50% of costs
Grades 1-8: $2500
5K: $1500
4K: $80 / month
3K: $70 / month

Tuition assistance is available for any family.  Request forms are available at registration or throughout the school year if an event occurs which might affect the family’s ability to pay. Please communicate with us if hardships occur, or if family situations change.
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