Saint Joseph Catholic School

(803) 254-6736 |

For Parents


Below is the tuition information for Saint Joseph Catholic School. Please contact St. Joseph or call 803.254.6736 with any questions. 


Tuition Policy

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition Rates 4-K Total Tuition Per Month
Four Year Old Kindergarten – FULL DAY 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. $5,460.00 $455.00
Four Year Old Kindergarten (1/2 DAY ONLY) $4,320.00 $360.00


Tuition Rates 5-K through Grade 6 Total Tuition Per Month
Parishioner $5,460.00 $455.00
Non-Parishioner $7,620.00 $635.00

Registration Fee (PER FAMILY) $150.00

PTO $100.00
Capital Reserves $  50.00
Total $150.00

Per Student Fee $300.00

Consumable Workbooks $175.00
Student Activity Fee $ 40.00
Art $ 20.00
Insurance $ 10.00
Technology $ 55.00
Total $300.00


  • Registration Fee (per student) - $15.00
  • Afternoon Extended Care Cost - $150.00 per month per child.  (This includes all In-service days and early dismissals for the month.)
  • Rates for Occasional Extended Care Use
    • $15.00 per afternoon for regular school days (3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
    • $25.00 for 2:00 p.m. early dismissal days and Half-day early dismissal days
    • $35.00 for Full-day Teacher In-Services


Registration ends on February 28, 2014.  After February 28,  the per-family registration fee will be $200.00 and child(ren) may be placed on a waiting list.

Saint Joseph Catholic School offers a half day and a full day Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Program:

  • The half day Four-Year-Old Kindergarten begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 noon.
    Parents must pick up the students at noon each day.
  • The full day Four-Year-Old Kindergarten begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

  • To qualify for the parishioner rate, families must be registered, contributing and active members of Saint Joseph Parish.  They must meet the criteria established by Monsignor Harris for active membership in the Parish.  The parish office will be contacted during September of the school year.  If the family does not qualify under the parish's requirements, the family will be responsible for the non-parishioner rate and their tuition may be increased at that time.
  • All Saint Joseph Catholic families are required to complete and sign a Stewardship Agreement.
  • All Saint Joseph Catholic families are required to participate in the FACTS tuition management program unless tuition is paid in full.  Tuition payment options are outlined on the Tuition Enrollment Agreement.
  • If tuition and/or any fees, including aftercare, are not current at the time of midterms and final examinations, the sixth grade student(s) will not be allowed to take examinations.  At the end of the semester, if tuition and fees are not current, report card(s) will not be distributed and the family will be disabled from FastDirect until the balance is paid in full.
  • Students withdrawing from Saint Joseph Catholic School prior to the end of the school year are required to pay tuition for the remaining portion of the semester of their withdrawal.  Transcripts and records will not be released until the balance is paid in full with a certified check or money order.

  Please make all checks payable to Saint Joseph Catholic School.



Saint Joseph Catholic School 3700 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205 (803) 254-6736 (866) 456-7374 fax 803-540-1913