Since 1892, Sacred Heart School has worked to foster faith formation, provide a high-quality education, and to teach 'others before self'. In our friendly and welcoming atmosphere, we strive to make the presence of Christ felt throughout our classrooms, playground, extra-curricular activities, and the entire school environment.
We sincerely believe that the investment you make in your child's future by sending him / her to Sacred Heart School, is one that will reap many benefits in these formative years.
2023/2024 Tuition Rates
Sacred Heart Parish Member Rate
- First Child: $4,175
- Second Child: $2,465
- Third Child: $1,390
- Fourth + Child: $0
Non-Parish Member Rate
- First Child: $4,545
- Second Child: $2,835
- Third Child: $1,760
- Fourth + Child: $0
$325 per student
Tuition Payments: Tuition payments begin July 1, 2023. We offer a $100 discount if tuition and registration fee are both paid in full by July 1, 2023.
Registration Fee: Our registration fee is $325 per student, is non-refundable, and applies to all students, regardless of their financial aid status. It can be combined with tuition payments.
Late Enrollment: If enrolling at SHS after the first day of school, tuition will be pro-rated depending on start date. The full registration fee will be assessed for each student, regardless of start date.
For complete information about Sacred Heart School tuition, check out our Enrollment Information packet:
Cost of Education
The actual cost to educate each student at Sacred Heart School is approximately $6,700. Our parish believes in the mission of providing a high-quality Catholic education. Therefore, Sacred Heart Parish pays for a large portion of each Sacred Heart School student’s education. This is made possible through the generosity of Sacred Heart parishioners and those who donate to the Sacred Heart School Annual Fund and/or Empower Illinois. Additionally, those who volunteer at the annual Sacred Heart picnic, PTA & Booster Club fundraisers, and those who purchase SCRIP cards are all helping raise money to offset the actual cost of education at Sacred Heart. Thanks to this, we are able to offer a tuition rate that reflects only a portion of the true cost of education.
Sacred Heart School has a two-tiered tuition rate: Parish Members and Non-Parish Members. Since non-parish members do not contribute to our Sunday church collections (helping offset the amount the parish pays toward each student’s tuition), they pay an additional amount per student for their tuition.
In addition to the discount provided by Sacred Heart Parish for all school families, there are several opportunities for tuition credit and/or assistance. These options can reduce your out-of-pocket tuition expenses. See below for details.
Tuition Credit - SCRIP Program
Sacred Heart Parish utilizes the SCRIP Card program which allows families to earn tuition credit by purchasing retail gift cards to local and national retailers, restaurants, hotel / travel vendors, and more. These gift cards generate rebates which can be applied as credit towards a school family's tuition. Rebates earned are split 50 / 50 – 50% of the rebate can be applied to your tuition while 50% remains at Sacred Heart School as a fundraiser. Depending on the amount of SCRIP Cards purchased, many families earn between $50 -$500 in tuition credit annually.
To participate, a family must complete a SCRIP Card Agreement and create an online SCRIP account (online ordering is not required, but an account is necessary for rebate tracking purposes). For more information, visit our SCRIP page under the Giving / Support tab, or CLICK HERE.
Tuition Assistance - Sacred Heart Parish
In addition to the parish supplemented discount already provided to all SHS families, Sacred Heart Parish offers tuition assistance for financially eligible families with students in kindergarten - grade 8 who are registered / active members of Sacred Heart Church.
• Available only to registered/active members of Sacred Heart Parish
• Awarded based on financial need
• Scholarships are funded by Sacred Heart Parish
• A third-party vendor is utilized to ensure impartiality and confidentiality
• Applicants must also apply for the Invest in Kids/Empower Illinois Scholarship
• The deadline to apply is May 15, 2023.
Online applications are accepted at http://cts-tuition.com, or forms can be downloaded from the link on this page. Contact the school office if you are interested in applying.
Tuition Assistance - Invest in Kids Act (Empower Illinois Scholarship)
In August 2017, Public Act 100-0465 created the Invest In Kids Act (35 ILCS 40/1) which allows income tax credits for taxpayers who make authorized contributions to a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO). The SGOs, in turn, provide scholarships for eligible Illinois students to attend non-public (private / parochial) schools in Illinois.
• Available to all families, regardless of church affiliation
• Awarded based on financial need and on a first come, first served basis
• Application process starts early in the year
• Scholarships are funded by donations made to the Empower IL program
• A free application is available at www.EmpowerIllinois.org
NOTE: Invest in Kids Act scholarships are awarded based on the availability of funds donated through Empower Illinois and specifically deemed for use at Sacred Heart School. Donors who give to Empower Illinois receive a 75% tax credit for their donation!
For information about donating to Empower Illinois (helping provide tuition assistance through Empower Illinois / the Invest in Kids Act), CLICK HERE. Or, to donate to the Sacred Heart School Annual Fund (helping provide tuition assistance through Sacred Heart Parish), CLICK HERE.