The right place for your child? Take a personal tour!
2019-20 Important Dates
- Middle School & High School Shadow Days: November 11, 12, 18, 19
- Early Childhood Play Lab
Director of Admissions
(920)722-7796 ext. 157
Whether you are planning your child’s first school experience, are new to the area or considering switching from a local school system, our admissions director is eager to show you everything SMCS has to offer! A tour will give you the opportunity to view our schools’ amenities and see teachers and students in action. Additionally, tours offer you the opportunity to ask us the many questions most families have when choosing a school. Our admissions director will be available through every step of the process to be sure you feel well informed and welcomed.
Open Houses, Visit Days & Shadow Days
Each of our schools holds information nights & open houses throughout the school year. Students, parents and families are invited to get a first-hand, up-close look at the experience of SMCS.
Our high school holds seventh- and eighth-grade visit days each fall, when we welcome students from area schools for a planned morning of activities, demonstrations and information. The middle school offers a similar opportunity that is tailored to third/fourth graders and one for fifth grade students.
The parent of any student interested in experiencing an actual school day is encouraged to call admissions to set up a shadow day. Students are matched with current students who have shared interests in academic and co-curricular areas. Your child can spend a morning or a day attending classes and eating lunch with the host student’s peers. “Official” shadow days are scheduled for the middle and high school each fall, but a child may shadow a current student at any time.
St. Mary Catholic Schools Enrollment
Director of Admissions
(920)722-7796 ext. 157
New Registration & Enrollment
Ready to enroll? We’re as excited as you are! Have any questions, or need help? Just Call Kelly!
Registration: Current SMCS Family
When adding or registering a new or current student to your already-registered SMCS family account, login to your family’s account. Trouble logging or forget your password? Please do not create a new account, just call Kelly! (920) 722-7796 ext. 157
Make a Registration Payment
- SMCS registration payment
- Questions about your payment? Call Shelley! (920) 722-7796
|SMCS Grade or Program||2019-20 Tuition|
|Pre-School & 4k (3 half days)||$1,575|
|Pre-School & 4K (5 half days)||$2,000|
|4K (3 full days)||$2,500|
|4K (5 full days)||$3,175|
|Aquinas Program (Grades 3-5)||$4,600*|
|Out-of-Parish Assessment (per student, family max $3,000)||$1,200|
|Average cost of education per student K-12: $9,346|
* Ray & Marie Miller grant of $1,125 is available to offset the Aquinas Program tuition to $3,475 per student.
** Ray & Marie Miller grant of $200 is available to offset the middle school tuition to $4,100 per student.
*** Ray & Marie Miller grant of $500 is available to offset the high school tuition to $6,400 per student. In addition, the Affordable High School Tuition Grant of $1,500 is available to further discount freshmen tuition to $4,900.
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 grants 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.
Applications received in the SMCS Business Office by February 15, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year will be given priority consideration. However, you are encouraged to apply anytime the need for assistance arises outside of this priority application period.
Mail applications to:
SMCS Business Office
1050 Zephyr Drive
Neenah, WI 54956
Wisconsin Parental Choice Program
The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) allows students to attend a participating private school if certain eligibility criteria are met and the students are selected in the random drawing conducted by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The private school, on behalf of the student’s parent or guardian, receives a state aid payment (voucher) for each eligible student. Applications are accepted each year between February 1 and April 20. Students who have received a WPCP voucher in the prior year and reapply will be awarded a voucher each subsequent year regardless of income and grade. Visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI website) for details, instructions and a link to the application. WPCP is a separate application process from the St. Mary Catholic Schools (SMCS) tuition assistance application.
Parochial School Tax Deduction
- Contact: Shelley Wautlet, [email protected], (920) 967-0021
- More Information
- Instructions & Parochial School Tax Form (SMCS Information)
- Required FEIN # is 39-1656963
- Private School Tuition Tax Form
Parents in Wisconsin with a child in a parochial school can receive a tax deduction for K-12 tuition. A Wisconsin Tax Form PS must be filed with your Wisconsin income taxes to receive this deduction.
Tuition statements showing your tuition transactions by January 31. You can include payments made on Kindergarten through grade 12 tuition fees. Please consult a tax professional to inquire about claiming payments on preschool/prekindergarten tuition.
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.
There is a $575 monthly stipend and a pro-rated $1,000 tuition credit (for current SMCS families) associated with hosting an international student.
Student Travel Schools (STS)
St. Mary Catholic High School partners with Student Travel Schools (STS) to accept international students. STS has been working with international education and cultural exchanges since 1958, and is a global leader in the field of international education and cultural exchanges. SMCHS and STS take great pride in the personal and caring approach emphasized in working with students, families and school personnel.
All international students who attend SMCHS must be highly motivated academically and proficient in English. They are carefully screened for their ability to adapt to new situations and environments. Students are selected after their applications, SLEP/TOEFL scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation have been reviewed and approved. All STS students must also participate in a Skype interview with SMCHS.
STS Host Families
- Contact Sue Thelen at (920)722-7796 for more information about our international program.
We are always looking for families who are interested in benefiting from a great cultural experience by hosting an exchange 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. This is a great way to make a SMCS education more affordable. Families need not be from SMCS to host.
Every host family must complete a thorough screening process conducted by a local STS coordinator and the Diocese of Green Bay. The completion of a host-family application and a criminal background check for all family members age 18 and older, an in-home interview with the STS local coordinator and reference checks are all required prior to approval.
Through the Global Outreach program, which was established in partnership with our high school in 1989, St. Mary Catholic High School welcomes two or three Catholic students from Eastern European countries that were previously part of the Soviet bloc. Founded to reignite a passion for the Catholic faith and to foster the spiritual growth of future church leaders, Global Outreach provides an opportunity for our school community and our GO guests to grow together in faith.