St. Mary Catholic Schools

Affording a Catholic Education

St. Mary Catholic Schools is committed to providing a quality Catholic education for students regardless of their families’ financial situations. Tuition assistance and scholarships are available, and are handled in complete confidentiality. We will do all that we can to help you meet your financial commitment towards an SMCS faith-based education.

Tuition Rates

2017-18 Tuition Information

The tuition information for 2018-19 will be available after the January 2018 board of trustees meeting.

Tuition Assistance Application

The 2018-2019 tuition assistance application period is now open. Click here for a PDF to print out and complete.

Complete applications with supporting income documents are due by Friday, February 9, 2018. Please contact Shelley Wautlet in the Business Office with questions (920) 967-0021.

Mail applications to:
SMCS Business Office
1050 Zephyr Drive
Neenah, WI 54956

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

SMCS participates in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP). This is an excellent opportunity for families who may have believed that an outstanding, faith-based education was beyond their reach.  WPCP provides the chance for students whose families meet the income requirements and who are selected, to attend SMCS at no charge.  The application process takes place in the spring for the following school year. Once a student is admitted to the program, the “voucher” follows the student through grade 12. Visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI website) for details, instructions and a link to the application. The link to the application for the 2017-18 school year is now closed.

Read here for answers to frequently asked questions.

Parochial School Tax Deduction

Parents in Wisconsin with a child in a parochial school can receive a tax deduction for K-12 tuition. Click here for detailed information about this opportunity.  A Wisconsin Tax Form PS must be filed with your Wisconsin income taxes to receive this deduction. Click here for instructions and a PS form with SMCS information completed, which you may print out and use with your taxes, or as a template for completing your form.   The required FEIN # is 39-1656963.

FOR TAX PURPOSES – filing year 2017

Tuition statements showing your tuition transactions from 1/1/17 to 12/31/17 will be mailed by January 31st. You can include payments made on Kindergarten through grade 12 tuition fees on the state of WI Schedule PS Private School Tuition tax form. Please consult a tax professional to inquire about claiming payments on preschool/prekindergarten tuition.

Contact Shelley Wautlet in the Business Office with questions.  (920) 967-0021


SMCS has designated  Scrip as a fundraiser that families can participate in year round to earn credit towards their tuition.  Fundraising income is important to both SMCS and our families who rely on the credits to assist with their tuition fees.

Host an International Student

There is a $575 monthly stipend and a pro-rated $1,000 tuition credit (for current SMCS families) associated with hosting an international student. See INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS under ADMISSIONS for details.