ES Admissions

Tuition and Financial Aid

Paying for Your Student’s Tuition

We use the Smart Tuition System for tuition payments. Once your student has been accepted and you have completed the St. Mary’s Elementary School Enrollment Contract, your account will be created in the Smart Tuition system. 

Application Fee

For all students new to St. Mary's Elementary School there is a $50.00 non-refundable fee due at the time of application. You will be able to pay this fee electronically when you submit your online application form.

Registration Fee

There is a $175.00 non-refundable registration fee due by April 1st (or at the time of acceptance) for all new St. Mary's Elementary School students.

2021-2022 Tuition

Full Day PreK-4 and K-8
  • $8,880.00 for Catholics
  • $10,206.00 for Non-Catholics
Half Day PreK-4
  • $5,328.00 for Catholics
  • $6,122.00 for Non-Catholics

Tuition may be paid annually, semi-annually or monthly. Payments run from May through February. 

The St. Mary's Tuition Assistance Program

Thanks to the generosity of St. Mary’s Parish and donors to our Fleur-de-Lis fund, St. Mary’s Elementary School is able to offer tuition assistance to eligible parishioner families. To help determine eligibility for tuition assistance, St. Mary’s uses a third-party service: FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment. Financial Aid Forms can be completed beginning November 1. They are completed through the FACTS GAA website.

If you would like to be considered for financial assistance, please complete the online application with FACTS Grant and Aid at  You will be asked to supply FACTS with a signed and completed copy of your 2018 IRS tax return with all attachments and W-2’s.

The deadline for filing for financial assistance is January 31st for St. Mary’s Elementary School students. (*Note: for the Elementary School, you must be a member of St. Mary’s Parish to receive financial assistance.*)
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact any of the following: 
Linda A. Bryant, Financial Aid Administrator, or 410-990-4046.

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • What is Financial Aid?

    Financial Aid is tuition assistance provided for families who demonstrate financial need to offset the cost of tuition.  Financial Aid awards are available to all families that qualify. 
  • Should our family apply for financial aid?

    Parishioners who feel that the tuition and educational fees may be a hardship to their family budget should apply for financial aid. There are many factors affecting eligibility for financial aid and therefore you should apply for aid, even if you think you don't qualify. You will be notified of potential awards in February. 
  • How is our family's financial need determined?

    FACTS compares your income and your expenses and based on a set calculation/analysis that every families goes through comes up with a recommended need amount for each family.  Based upon that need St. Mary’s allocates a certain percentage of financial aid utilizing available budgeted funds. Once the financial aid process has concluded on 12/31, full consideration is at the discretion of the president.
  • Who will see the information provided by FACTS to the school?

    FACTS receives all tax information from each family. FACTS will do their review of all documentation provided. The documentation provided by the applicant is imaged upon receipt by FACTS and then destroyed for security purposes. St. Mary’s tuition office will review the information provided as needed to determine financial need for each family.
  • Can you consider our application for financial aid if we have not provided all the information requested?

    FACTS requires all documentation be received before they can complete their review which is needed in order for St. Mary’s to determine need for each family. The verification process can take up to 14 days or longer. 

School Year 2021-2022 Book/Supply and Activity Fees by Grade

Grade Book/Supply Fee Activity Fee
PreK-4 $127 $107
K $225 $107
1 $225 $107
2 $225 $107
3 $225 $107
4 $225 $107
5 $225 $132
6 $175 $197
7 $175 $277
8 $175 $417

Note: Tuition and all fees are non-refundable.

* The state of Maryland Textbook Funding award of $65.00 per student has been applied to the book fee listed above. 

St. Mary's Romero Scholarship

In honor of Archbishop Oscar Romero, each year, St. Mary’s Elementary School will award one partial tuition scholarship to an incoming sixth grade student and continue through eighth grade. Archbishop Romero was assassinated in Latin America while presiding over a Mass in a hospital chapel. This three-year scholarship will honor one Hispanic student (male or female) who has proven academic success, an interest in improving our community through good citizenship, and a desire to obtain an education at St. Mary’s Elementary School. References and an application essay will be required.

For further information on applying, please contact Mrs. Jami Carr at 410-990-4135 or

Contact Us

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  • Mrs. Linda Bryant 

    Student Billing Coordinator/ Financial Aid Administrator
St. Mary’s Parish, a Catholic congregation served by the Redemptorist Order, includes St. Mary’s Church and St. John Neumann Mission Church. St. Mary's Elementary and High School located in downtown Annapolis, Maryland, serve students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Anchored in faith, rooted in tradition, and committed to excellence, our programs build lifelong learners who are servant leaders.