All families must have a signed contract for tuition on file at the school. This contract
spells out financial, fundraising, and service hour obligations.
1. Smart Tuition
All tuition accounts are managed through SmartTuition. Parents will complete an enrollment form indicating their payment choices. The form is provided by the school and is returned to the school. Once your family is enrolled, you may manage your account 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (888) 868-8828 or logging on to
. Parents should be aware that late payments will result in late fees and habitual late fees will jeopardize your child’s continued attendance at St. Leander School. Tuition payments that are more than one month in arrears may cause child/ren to be excluded from school. This will be recorded as a “Non-Disciplinary Suspension.” Parents are required to contact Mrs. Pat Rosas at (510) 351-3654 if their payments will be late. If a payment is returned for “Nonsufficent Funds,” a fee of $45.00 will be charged. If a second check is returned, parents will be required to pay tuition in cash or with a money order. We take our tuition commitments very seriously at St. Leander School. Students in PreKindergarten, Kindergarten or 8
Grade may be excluded from graduation activities if accounts are not current.
2. Tuition Assistance
Several financial aid programs are available to families who qualify financially. Applications are available in the school office in the spring. Parents wishing to apply for these programs should contact Mrs. Rosas at the time of re-registration. Programs have application deadlines, and it is important to submit all the required documentation and fees on time to be considered for a program. Application to the Diocesan School Family Aid for Catholic Education (F.A.C.E) and the Basic Fund programs are encouraged. St. Leander School also has a limited amount of financial assistance available to families. Parents requesting St. Leander financial assistance must complete the PSAS (Private School Aid Service) application by the stated deadline to be considered.
3. Tuition Payment Plans
For your convenience, we allow tuition to be paid monthly.
12 month plan – Payments are made monthly beginning in June.
10 month plan – Payments are made monthly beginning in August.
There is no guarantee of space if your first payment is not received on time.
4. Non-Refundable Registration
A non-refundable registration fee of $400 per child and Capital Improvement fee of $150 per family shall be paid at the time of re-registration. There is no guarantee of a place in the class if the registration fee is not paid by May 1st. For returning families, tuition must also be current for re-registration.