December 3, 2009

St. Cat's freezes tuition for 2010-2011 school year

St. Catherine’s High School today announced a tuition freeze for the 2010-2011 school year.

A news release from the school said:
As part of its commitment to affordability, St. Catherine’s High School announced that it will freeze tuition for students for the 2010-2011 academic year.In response to the struggling economy, Board President Tom Leuenberger said, "A tuition freeze in these turbulent economic times is a strong message from St. Catherine's that we are using every resource we have in an attempt to allow as many students as possible to realize and benefit from the outstanding educational opportunities available at our school. We hope that all of our students, parents, alumni, and friends will take this opportunity to find some way to "be an Angel" and help St. Catherine's in our effort to continue our mission and grow our school.”

SCHS parents Amy Murray replied, “We were glad to hear that the board at St. Catherine's High School voted to freeze next year's tuition. I'm sure it was a difficult decision. Like so many families like us, every little bit counts, especially since we will have two students at St. Catherine's next year. So, far it has been a great experience for our daughter who is a freshman. We hope more families are able to choose St. Catherine's High School to continue their Catholic education. “

Each era brings its own challenges not the least of which, in our present day, is the economic pressures faced by all of us. Demonstrating a true awareness and understanding of these challenging times, the High School Board of Directors recently approved a tuition freeze for the coming year, 2010-2011. We support this significant decision but also recognize that this choice represents great contributions from faculty and staff. We hope that many young women and men will continue to choose attendance at our school, a school that in the Dominican tradition encourages all students to achieve their greatest potential as they prepare to be, faith-filled, socially responsible men and women.” added Sharon Simon, OP, President of the Racine Dominicans.

Christopher Olley school president said, “For nearly 150 years Saint Catherine’s High School and the Racine Dominicans, have partnered with committed parents to provide an excellent faith-based education. This commitment to freeze tuition by the SC Corp Board is a message that our school will do everything possible to keep Catholic Education affordable for Racine. A tuition freeze can be an effective tool if both enrollment and stewardship increases. As we take the necessary steps to prepare for Saint Catherine's future, I would like to say thank you to those who support our Dominican mission. Your prayers, wisdom and wealth give hope to countless Racine families."

For more information on attending St. Catherine’s High School, email Sean Brady, SCHS Admissions Director, or call 632-2785 ext. 429.

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