Admissions
Tours are offered throughout the school year.

Our graduates are thinkers and leaders. Their experience at St. Andrew during their formative years fills them with a belief that all things are possible with hard work, a creative spirit and a good attitude.

If you are a new family to St. Andrew School, please follow the registration steps below BEFORE completing the online enrollment. 

Let us know you're considering becoming a Griffin

We are excited to share many wonderful things about St. Andrew School. We pride ourselves on the depth and breadth of our curriculum, the quality of our faculty and the outstanding love for faith and knowledge displayed by our students.

 

We look forward to working with you and to getting to know your child.

 

REGISTER FOR A TOUR

Please consider a tour of the school campus. This is the best way to find out about what St. Andrew School has to offer, see classes in action, and meet some of our teachers. (If possible, please bring a copy of your child’s unofficial transcript from their current school.) All applicants to St. Andrew School are required to complete this step. There is no application or enrollment fee required at this time.

TOUR AND INTERVIEW (1-1.5 hours)

The family interview is a critical step in the process because, when St. Andrew admits a child for enrollment, it is also admitting a family. Children reflect the character of their family. We seek godly families committed to biblical standards, and students who demonstrate a high level of respect and obedience toward their parents and diligence, perseverance in the classroom, and love for their neighbor (schoolmates). We’ll ask questions like:

  • “Why do you want to enroll your children at St. Andrew School?”
  • “What role do parents play in the education of their children?”
  • “How important is the Word of God in your household?”
  • “What church do you attend?”
  • “What is your philosophy of discipline?”

Finally, the interview gives us a chance to share more about St. Andrew School and gives you an opportunity to ask any additional questions about the school’s philosophy, programs, or policies.

 

APPLY

Once it has been determined that St. Andrew School is a fit for your family’s needs and compliments the structure of your home faith practices, you will be invited to do an official online application. 

 

ASSESSMENT

The Vice Principal will contact you to arrange your child’s assessment, where applicable. Assessments are given to all students entering St. Andrew School from Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade. 

 

ENROLLMENT

Accepted families will receive an email with Enrollment and Registration instructions. Parents will need to complete and electronically sign the enrollment agreement, along with submitting the registration payment per child. The accepted student will receive a welcome packet which contains information about uniforms, supplies, and additional information about starting school.

Tuition and Fees 2024/2025

Student 1

Student 2

Student 3

Student 4+

Grades K - 5

$6,350

$5,450

$4,450

$1,100

Grades 6 - 8

$6,750

$5,850

$4,950

$1,500

Grades 9 - 12

$7,150

$6,250

$5,350

$1,900

Important Information

  • Upon enrolling, tuition for the first month is due (10% of annual). This is non-refundable (except as detailed in the enrollment                        agreement) and must be paid by August 1
  • Current public spending per K-12 in the State of Montana is $11,983. There are more than 120 private schools across the state of                      Montana. The average tuition for private schools in the state is $8,068 for elementary schools and $9,063 for high schools.
  • Expected cost of educating a child at St. Andrew in 2024-25 is $7900 per year.
  • Families pay opt to pay their tuition over ten (10) months, upon a signed payment agreement.

Pre-K

5 Days a Week

$750 per month

($7,500 per year)

3 Days a Week (M,W,F)

$550 per month

($5,500 per year)

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available on an as-needed basis. There are two sources of aid available – ACE Scholarships and St. Andrew School Financial Aid.

St. Andrew School Financial Aid: St. Andrew distributes scholarships through FACTS Management. Please submit your application HERE. Applications will open on February 6, 2024. For full consideration, this application must be submitted by April 18th, 2024.

 

Financial Aid may be requested and is awarded based on need. All recipients of Financial Aid must reapply each year in order to be approved for financial aid in the current academic year.

 

Fees

  • All fees are non-refundable and due by Aug 1st unless otherwise noted
  • Registration Fee: $400 per student; reduced to $300 per student, if paid by April 2nd, 2024.
  • Your child’s enrollment is not guaranteed until the registration fee has been paid.

Parental Involvement:

Auction Raffle Tickets:  Each family is required to sell two booklets of raffle tickets for the annual auction.  Parents who do not wish to sell tickets will be billed $100.00 per booklet for a total of $200.00.
PIP Points:  All families are required to contribute 24 Parental Involvement Program (PIP) points per school year.  Parents agree to volunteer, as described by the PIP Point Program in the St. Andrew Parent Student Handbook or be billed $25 per unfulfilled point.


IMPORTANT NOTE:
All current Faculty will receive a 75% discount on tuition for their children to attend St. Andrew School starting in 2028.  All newly hired faculty will receive a 50% discount on tuition for their children to attend St. Andrew beginning July 1st, 2024.


Other Montana Private Catholic Schools Tuition per year:
Billings Central High School                      $8640 +Fees
Loyola Sacred Heart School                       $7510 +Fees
Butte Central High School                         $6750 +Fees
St. Matthew’s Catholic School                   $8100 PreK
                                                                     $6000 +Fees K-8
St. Joseph Catholic School                         $8122 +Fees K-8

Uniforms

Students will abide by the dress code when attending the school. Changes to the uniform policy will be announced to parents by the end of March for the following school year. 

Policies and Handbooks