Fair Share

Unique to St. John School, Fair Share is a tuition program that allows St. John School to be one of the most accessible schools for Catholic families in Seattle. The Fair Share philosophy applies to all families at St. John School. Parish families determine the maximum amount they can honestly afford to pay toward the cost to educate their child(ren). Out-of-parish families are asked to pay only the budgeted cost of educating their child(ren). All families are asked to support the school to the best of their ability through volunteerism and participation in school endeavors, such as Jog-a-thon, the Auction and the Annual Fund. The Fair Share philosophy is inherent to our Mission of creating an inclusive community.

1st Child
2nd Child3rd Child4th+ Child
In Parish$10,266.00 per student$7,460.00 per student$6,379.00 per student$6,379.00 per student
Out of Parish$13,688.00 per student
$4,521.00 per student
$7,192.00 per student

All parish families are asked to strive for the Cost to Educate of $13,688.00 per student for 2024-2025.

Eligibility to Pledge Tuition as a Parish Member Requirements

Families eligible to pledge tuition as a Parish member are expected to be active and participating members of St. John Parish for at least six months prior to school registration:

  • Register in the parish office and annually file a Sacrificial Giving card
  • Attend Sunday Mass at St. John regularly
  • Contribute to the life of the parish by participating in one of the many parish ministries
  • Tithe regularly (weekly or monthly) through the Sunday envelope and make a consistent effort to meet that pledge
  • Attend the annual State of the Parish presentation (November)
  • At least one parent must be baptized Catholic

Out of Parish Tuition

Out of Parish Tuition, based on the budgeted cost to educate one student, is $13,688.00 per child, and is considered the ‘Fair Share’ for students/families not registered with St. John the Evangelist Parish.

Financial Aid – Deadline for application, December 31, 2023, for school year 2024-2025

St. John School offers access to two types of financial aid based on need:  St. John School Financial Aid and Fulcrum Foundation Tuition Assistance Grants.

  • Limited St. John School Financial Aid is available to out-of-parish families of students entering grades Kindergarten through eight.
  • Fulcrum Foundation Tuition Assistance Grants are available to both in-parish and out-of-parish families.
    • For out-of-parish families, Fulcrum Grants reduce the amount of tuition owed.
    • For in parish families, Fulcrum Grants help to bridge the gap between their Fair Share pledge and the cost to educate.
  • How to apply for St. John School Financial Aid and/or Fulcrum Grants:
    • Review Tuition Assistance FAQs – answers questions and serves as a guide to families considering whether or not to apply for Fulcrum Foundation Tuition Assistance Grants.
    • Submit a request for financial aid/tuition assistance through FACTS – link here.
    • In addition, out of parish families requesting financial aid must complete and return the Out of Parish Financial Aid Supplement Request to the school office, attention Andrea Marquez.

Preschool Tuition for 2024-2025

  • $7,192.00 per year 5-day program
  • $4,521.00 per year 3-day program

The preschool runs September through mid-June. Preschool tuition is not part of the Fair Share Program. More about St. John Preschool.

Additional Fees

Fee DescriptionFee Amount
New Family Registration
Returning Family Registration (PreK-8)$400
Disaster Preparedness/Student$20
Auction Class Project/Student$10
Middle School Elective Class Fee (grades 6, 7 & 8)$25
Grade 8 – Graduation Fee$100