St. Mary's Catholic School
218 W. Washington Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740-4765
301-733-1184 | email

Challenging the Mind - Living the Faith


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the tuition costs?
A. Tuition for 2017-2018 is as follows for Pre-K-8:
Pre-K students: $3,300 (5 half day program); Full day option follows 3-tier tuition rates
St. Mary/St. Michael Parishes – $4,950 each/child 1 and 2; $4,150 third child; 4th discounted based on available funds
Other Parishes – $5,950 each/child 1 and 2;$4,970 third child; 4th discounted based on available funds
Non-Catholics/Non-practicing Catholics – $6,750 per child

Q. Are there other fees?
A. Yes, one-time, non-refundable Application/Registration fee – new students: $275.00
Health Fee (per family) – $75.00
Mandatory fund-raiser per family minimum – $210.00
Various other fees: Art, Stationery, etc.
After Care Program (optional program)

Q. Where do we purchase uniforms?
A. We use Flynn and O’Hara Uniform Company exclusively.

Q. What time does school start? When does it end?
A. Students may arrive NO EARLIER THAN 8:00 a.m. They are supervised on the playground (in cafeteria, if inclement weather) until the 8:10 A.M. Bell rings to enter the building. Tardy Bell rings at 8:20 A.M. Prayers and Announcements begin at 8:20 A.M. Classes begin at 8:25 A.M. Dismissal begins at 2:50 P.M. with Closing Prayers and Announcements. Students are then dismissed in groups (Primary Lot/Walnut Street Lot). On Early Dismissal days dismissal is at 12:00 P.M.

Q. What happens if my children aren’t picked up right at dismissal?
A. Teachers remain with the students for 10 to 15 minutes on the respective lots. If at that time the students have not been picked up, they are taken to After Care where they have to be signed out when picked up. There is a fee for After Care.

Q. What should I do about homework if my child is absent?
A. Students have three days upon returning to school after an excused absence in which to check with the respective teachers for any work missed. If a student is absent for an extended time (3 or more days), then arrangements can be made for a parent to pick up missed assignments in the office. A phone call should be made to the office prior to picking up work so the teachers can prepare the work and send it to the office. The Buddy System is highly recommended for the students. Having a friend write down and bring home your child’s homework will enable him/her to keep up with assignments while absent.

Q. When does my child need a doctor’s approval in order to return to school after an illness?
A. If your child had a contagious illness or misses more than three days of school due to illness, then a doctor’s written excuse is required.