We aim to provide the highest-quality elementary and secondary education at a price within reach of the typical Hoosier family, with financial aid to those willing to review their family budgets with a financial counselor and reach out to private sources of scholarships such as grandparents, extended family, and local businesses.
To provide the highest-quality education, our top priority is to employ the best teachers. To do this, we will pay a wage comparable to that of their pupil’s family earnings, depending on their level of experience, demonstrated teaching quality, workload, and stage in life. The median annual Hoosier household income was $52,314 in 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
While managing family finances is ultimately a family’s own responsibility, we are happy to assist families in making Redeemer Classical within reach for them. Indiana offers families a $1,000 per year, per child state income tax deduction for private schooling expenses. Families can also receive a tax credit for 10% of tuition expenses, up to $500.
We also encourage families to discuss private sponsorship of their children with family members such as grandparents, their churches, and friends who are business leaders and philanthropists. We will enthusiastically explain our model and its merits to all such contributors to education excellence in Fort Wayne. We are also working with donors to establish private scholarships.
We are in the process of becoming accredited, which will give RCS families access to the state’s tax-credit scholarship program, a school choice initiative funded entirely by private donations instead of taxpayer funds. We anticipate this will be available to families in the 2019-20 school year.
Every family will be required to personally pay $500 per student each year, regardless of their level of financial assistance.
For the 2018-19 school year, our tuition rates are $4,000 per student for students in half-day Form A and Form B, and $5,500 per student for students in full-day Forms 1, 2, 3, and 4 if tuition is paid in full before the school year begins. These rates are at approximately the local and state average for private schools.
Families who do not pay tuition in full before the school year begins must pay tuition monthly at a slightly higher rate — $425 per month for Forms A and B and $575 per month for forms 1, 2, 3, and 4 — for 10 months, starting in August. Tuition for each month is due by the 1st of that month.
These tuition amounts are “all-in,” meaning they include all tuition, fees, and curricula (but not personal items such as school uniforms and school supplies). This is to relieve families of constant fundraising requests and unanticipated mandatory fees.