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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.

Your family may be eligible for a Maryland BOOST Scholarship. Visit the official site for more information and application deadlines.

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 15, 2020 and are due by February 15, 2020 for currently enrolled families.

Did you know? You can now use your Maryland 529 account to pay your MSS tuition!
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Application Fee (for new students)

$30.00 per child due at the time of application

Registration Fee

REGISTRATION FEE (ON-TIME BY 3/31/20) = $150/per student (Maximum $450/family)

REGISTRATION FEE (LATE ON/AFTER 4/1/20) = $300 (Maximum $900/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 2020-2021 *

  • FULL DAY PRE-K 3 & 4
    • Child 1 = $5,975
    • Child 2 = $4,975
    • Child 3 = $4,975
    • Child 4 = $0 (youngest sibling even if youngest is half day Pre-K)
  • FULL DAY K – 8
    • Child 1 = $5,595
    • Child 2 = $4,595
    • Child 3 = $4,595
    • Child 4 = $0 (youngest sibling even if youngest is half day Pre-K)
  • HALF DAY PRE-K 4 (no discounts for half day students)
    • Half-day (5 days) = $3,900 (8am to 11:30am)
  • HALF DAY PRE-K 3 (no discounts for half day students)
    • Half-day (5 days) = $3,900 (8am to 11:30am)
    • Half-day (3 days) = $2,400 (8am to 11:30am)
    • Half-day (2 days) = $1,600 (8am to 11:30am)
  • PARTIAL WEEK PRE-K 3 (no discounts for partial week students)
    • Full-day (3 days) = $3,700
    • Full-day (2 days) = $2,500
  •  Fourth child with lowest tuition free
  • Active Duty and Active Reserve Military receive a 10% discount with proof of service (Full-Day only)

* Tuition rates 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

Before School Care Available 7:00-8:00 a.m. (All Pre-K-Grade 8)

After School Care Available until 6 p.m. (Full Day Pre-K- Grade 8)

  •  $6/per hour one-child
  •  $9/per hour two-children
  •  $12/per hour three-children