Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How much is tuition?

Tuition for parishioners for the 2018-19 school year is $3,060.00 for one child; $5,120.00 for two children; and $5,870.00 for three or more children.  Non-parishioner rates are $3,560.00 for one child; $6,200.00 for two children, and $6,370 for 3 or more children.

Q. Is there a dress code?

Yes, we believe that a dress code creates a positive learning environment, creates a sense of pride and belonging, and eliminates competition among students.  

Dress Code

Q. Is bus transportation to St. Charles School available?

Students at St. Charles ride the Greenville Public School bus.  At this time, St. Charles School funds this service.

Q. Is St. Charles School accredited?

St. Charles Borromeo School is accredited through the Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools.  Every seven years. a full study is done to see if the school meets the requirements for full accreditation.

Q. Does St. Charles offer preschool?

There will be a preschool for the 2018 – 2019 school year.  A 4-year-old full-day program will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and a 4-year-old half-day program is also available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. A 3-year-old program will be held Tuesday and Thursday half -day and also has the option of full-day on those days.  The 4-year-old tuition rate for the full-day program is $1,580 and the tuition rate for the half- day program is $1,365; the 3-year-old program half-day tuition rate is $1110 and the full-day option is $1210.

Q. Does St. Charles offer all-day or half-day kindergarten?

St. Charles has an all-day, every-day kindergarten program.

 

Q. Does my child have to be Catholic to attend?

St. Charles School accepts children of all faiths.  Students participate in religion classes and attend Mass with their class.  Non-Catholics do not receive the Sacraments.

Q. Is there a hot lunch program?

St. Charles does not have a hot lunch program.  Students bring in cold lunches.  On Tuesdays, tacos can be ordered and on Fridays, pizza can be ordered for students. 

Q. How large are the class sizes?

The average class size at St. Charles is 18 students.

Q. Are any extracurricular activities offered?

St. Charles offers girls’ and boys’ basketball for grades 3-8, along with girls’ volleyball for grades 5-8.  Students also may participate in track as fifth- through eighth-graders.  A children’s choir also is an opportunity for students, and Christmas and spring plays provide another chance to satisfy children’s creativity.

Q. What are the school hours?

The school day begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 2:13 p.m.  Students are asked to arrive by 7:25 to be ready for hall prayer by 7:30.

Q. Do the children attend Mass during the school week?

All students attend Mass on Fridays at 12:15.  Every Wednesday, students in grades K-5 also attend Mass on a rotating schedule.

Q. Is there First Communion preparation through the school?

In second grade, First Reconciliation and First Communion preparations are taught by the second-grade teacher.

Q. Is the school building safe and secure?

St. Charles School is very safe and secure. Outside doors are locked during the day, and visitors to the school must be buzzed in.  Security doors and a gate were installed in 2011 to add to the security of the school.

Q. What if my child needs a special service, such as speech therapy?

Ancillary services are provided by the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District.  Speech therapy is held two days per week.  Other services are available if needed.