Senior School: 2500 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145 Junior School: 1720 W. Ritner Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Senior School:(215) 467-5338 - Junior School: (215) 334-3777 - ELC: (215) 334-6001

"The Pride of South Philly"

Admissions, Registration, & Tuition Assistance


 St. Monica School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin and religion to all of the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to its students. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, its admission policy, or in any school-administered program.  

The school endeavors to accommodate students with special needs, as the school’s resources and capabilities reasonably permit. The School reserves the right to decline admission or impose reasonable conditions of attendance where indicted under the circumstances.    

The School follows the local public school district’s age requirements for admission. A student who is 5 years old by September 1st is eligible for kindergarten. The following criteria is necessary for admission:    

  • Birth Certificate 
  • Baptismal Certificate (if not baptized in St. Monica Parish)  
  • A certificate of immunization St. Monica School does not accept religious or moral exemptions from    immunizations 
  • Social Security card 
  • Signed forms for Internet Usage Policy, Photo Release, Act 90/195 materials, and Memorandum of Understanding 
  • For grades other than kindergarten and first, students must have a transfer slip and copies of immunization, academic and disciplinary records 
  • The parents/guardians agree in writing to permit their child(ren) to attend Religion classes and Religious functions that are offered as part of the school program. 
  • The parents/guardians commit themselves in writing to accept and to promote the philosophy, goals,  objectives, and  regulations of our school.   


To make an appointment to register a child and/or children for St. Monica School, please call the Senior School, main office at 215-467-5338.

*Registration is $100.00 per child (for up to three children).

**For information and inquiries related to St. Monica Early Learning Center, (Program for children ages 3-4) please call 215-334-6001.


Registration for kindergarten students and other students new to the school takes place in early spring. This registration is only for new students. Registration information is communicated through the school, the parish bulletin, and local newspaper. There is a non-refundable fee due at the time of registration. Registration fees are published in a letter to parents with tuition costs.  


Families registered in our school are required to re-register annually. Re-registration information for the following year is forwarded to each family through the weekly communication in early Spring prior to the next school year. Tuition fees and non-refundable re-registration fees are published in the parent letter that accompanies the re-registration form. All financial obligations must be current before re-registration can be processed.   

Financial Policy

Parents are required to remit tuition through the FACTS Program. Parents register with the program annually to debit tuition from an identified bank account. Parents may choose to pay tuition annually, semi-annually, or on a monthly basis. Additionally, parents are charged a monthly school fee. Other fees may include stationery supplies, field trips, clubs, or art fees.     

FACTS & Tuition Assistance

St. Monica has partnered with FACTS management company to help us manage our tuition payment program.  To learn more about FACTS, please visit the company's website or call 

1-866-441-4637.  To make tuition payments, please visit

Every parent who wishes a Catholic Education for their child should not be deprived of this for financial reasons. Parents may apply for assistance from the St. Monica School Education Fund for hardship cases. We encourage all parents to seek assistance by applying online with BLOCS at (Deadline March 15), Children’s Scholarship Fund at (Deadline March 1.)  Aid for the 2018-2019 school year will be processed by FACTS Grant and Aid.


Catholic Families

1 Child

Tuition                       = $4,300

Grant                          = $1,000

Tuition with Grant  = $3,300

2 Children

Tuition                      = $6,600

Grant                         =  $1,800

Tuition with Grant = $4,800

3 Children or more

Tuition                     = $8,300

Grant                        =  $2,400

Tuition with Grant = $5,900

Non-Catholic Families

1 Child                    = $4,300

2 Children              = $6,600

3 Children              = $8,300

***The tuition rate for the 2018-2019 school year includes the School fee for the year.