Having experienced deep poverty herself, Mother Seton never lost an opportunity to provide for those who were poor. She appropriately named her original school in Emmitsburg St. Joseph Academy and Free School and made it clear that all students were welcome—those whose families were rich in worldly goods and those whose families had scarce financial resources.
Faithful to the legacy of St. Elizabeth Ann, Mother Seton School remains committed to providing a Catholic education to students from families of diverse economic backgrounds.
Financial aid is granted for one year. Parents re-apply annually at the time of registration for the following year. The amount of aid is granted according to family need and availability of funds.
Feeder parishes also grant assistance to parish families. Contact your pastor or parish administrator for more information about how to apply for parish assistance with tuition.
Current parents who refer a family to MSS will receive a one-time $200 tuition credit. The referring family must be listed on the new family's registration form as the source of referral.
New families make an appointment with the Principal to discuss their financial needs and request an application. FACTS Financial Aid Applications are available beginning January and are due by March for currently enrolled families.
Did you know? You can now use your Maryland 529 account to pay your MSS tuition!
Application Fee (for new students)
$30.00 per child due at the time of application
$175 per child paid by May 15th ($250 per child if paid May 16th or later)
*If you fail to pay your registration fee(s) by May 15th, a new contract will be generated to be signed that will include the higher, non-discounted registration rate*
Maximum of 3 registration fees per family.
Note: Signed tuition agreement and payment of registration fee due within 14 days after final acceptance to guarantee place on class roster. New families are required to make the first tuition payment with registration fee to hold place on student roster.
Tuition Rates for 2019-2020 *
- Half-Day Pre-K with dismissal at 11:15 a.m. $3,495 per student
- Full-Day Pre-K with dismissal at 2:45 p.m. $5,495 per student
- Kindergarten – Grade 8 $5,495 per student
- Fourth child with lowest tuition free
- Active Duty and Active Reserve Military receive a 10% discount with proof of service
*Tuition rates include classroom fees. There will be no separate charge.
** Tuition rates also include (per child) a yearbook and basic fall photo package (1-8x10, 2-5x7, 4-3x5, 8-wallets)
Mother Seton Bus Fees
- 1-way: $500 per year
- 2-way: $800 per year
Aftercare Available until 6 p.m. Pre-K- Grade 8
- $6/per hour one-child
- $9/per hour two-children
- $12/per hour three-children