Affording St. James

St. James is committed to graduating students who use critical thinking skills and problem solving strategies as responsible young adults guided by God’s love.

Tuition Assistance

Thanks to a generous scholarship fund supported by church members and school parents tuition Assistance is available for families unable to pay the full tuition. Applications are available in the office and all inquiries are managed discretely. Tuition Assistance applications for current St. James families must be completed and returned to the office by May 15 to be posted for the following school year. Applications will be considered throughout the year if a family’s situation changes.

2016-2017 Academic Year

Tuition at St. James covers all educational expenses including books, field education experiences, in-school speakers and use of technology in the classroom. Aside from uniforms, there are no additional fees required of our families.

$5,795
THREE HALF-DAY PRESCHOOL
 
The 3HD class meets M-W-F from 8:45 – 11:45 a.m. This class is meant to be an introduction to schooling. Students focus on learning the routines and social behaviors necessary to succeed in a school setting. More information about our early childhood program can be found here.
$6,995
FIVE HALF-DAY PRESCHOOL
 
The 5HD class meets M-F from 8:45 – 11:45 a.m. This class is meant for students with some school or class experience. The focus is on building social growth through collaborative play and encouraging independent problem solving. More information about our early childhood program can be found here.
$9,495
FIVE FULL-DAY PRESCHOOL
 
The 5FD class meets M-F from 8:45 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. Full-day preschool follows the same morning and focus as the half-day preschool. In addition, it offers some enhanced learning opportunities for the afternoon. A period of Choice Time allows for additional language, math and social development. More information about our early childhood program can be found here.
$9,495
JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN
 
The JK class meets M-F from 8:45 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. This class is meant to prepare children specifically for kindergarten. Independent problem solving is further developed. Literacy and math centers are introduced to meet children at their developmental level and build individual math and language skills. More information about our early childhood program can be found here.
$9,495
KINDERGARTEN
 
Kindergarten meets M-F from 8:30 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. The class balances building the academic skills necessary for first grade with the child-centered inquiry and development that occur through opportunities for open-ended and engaging play. Students begin Writer’s Workshop and Daily 5 to build reading and writing skills. They experience the Everyday Math curriculum and continue their work in Handwriting Without Tears and Spanish. More information about our early childhood program can be found here.
$9,695
GRADES 1-4
 
The elementary division consists of students in grades 1-4. Classes meet M-F from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Our elementary program emphasizes the progression from concrete to symbolic learning. More information about our elementary program can be found here.
$9,695
GRADES 5-8
 
The middle school division consists of students in grades 5-8. Classes meet M-F from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Our middle school educators are specialists in their content areas and advocate for every student to ensure success. More information about our middle school program can be found here.
$5/30 MIN
AFTER SCHOOL CARE
 
It is our intention to offer as flexible and cost effective a program as we can. Before school care begins at 7:30 a.m. and after school care is available from 3:20-6:00 p.m.  More information about our extended day program can be found here.

Payment Plans

Tuition payments at St. James are managed by FACTS Management Company.  Each family is mailed an Initial Invoice Statement from FACTS at the beginning of the summer. The statement lists total tuition and fee balance due to the school for the upcoming school year along with instructions for how to pay tuition in full or enroll in a payment plan online.  Please note that each child is invoiced individually requiring that they be enrolled in FACTS separately. Please do not discard your Initial Invoice Statement.  No matter which payment option you choose, you will need this statement to make your payment. The invoice number on the statement is required to set-up payment. It is unique to each invoice and can’t be accessed by St. James.  The following payment options are available:

 Paying in Full       Semi-Annually     Monthly  
 Due 7/15/16  Due 7/15/16 and 1/15/17       11 Payments Due on 7/15/16 – 5/15/17

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St. James Lutheran School

2101 N. Fremont St., Chicago, IL 60614   I   Phone : 773-525-4990     Fax : 773-326-3645

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