Private School in Jersey City
Hey Mommas! I think it’s time we talk about the cost of education in Jersey City. How many of you know
how much, on average, it costs to put your child in a private school that is to your liking? If you’re anything like I was a little while ago, you wouldn’t know the answer to this question, perhaps unless your child is currently attending a private school. If anything, you’d have an assumption which is quite common (It cost too much for me!). So, let’s talk about it!
Upon hearing the words “private schools” and “tuition” most people tend to panic a bit, or at least the people around my community. Private school is often not even a part of the question simply because we are afraid to learn the actual costs of private schools. Let’s face it, it is one thing to think private school is too much of an expense and it is another to know that it is. But what if I told you that not all private schools will be in the ten thousand dollar mark? Yes there are many schools that do range in this pricey area of $10,000 (Saint Dominic Academy) or even higher like St. Peters Prep which is about $13,350. At the same time there are multiple schools that offer a fraction of that cost. Schools such as St. Joseph and St. Anthony, which offer education for a tuition price from $4,000-$5,000.
I am assuming many of you are thinking this is still a big portion of budget to have to set aside. I agree, the cost of living is only getting higher and having to pay for an education that was supposed to be promised by a public school is a bit disheartening. But never give up! That is exactly what Financial-aid is set in place for. If you feel that private school is the best option for you but this price of at least $4,000 is still too much for you, financial-aids are the way to go. Some of the schools, such as Al Ghazaly School, tell you right off the back about the financial-aid available to families that cannot afford the schools tuition. The information is literally sitting there on their web page (http://alghazalyschool.com/financialAid.html). To get to this information just click on the previous link, click on “prospective students” on the drop down menu located on the top and then click on financial-aid.
Not all private schools post their tuition right on their websites. Some require making a phone call to their main office (which must be done during business hours). So, if I may suggest:
First find the school that works for you and your child best (i.e. if you’re looking for a Seventh-day Adventist school or Muslim school or one that is co-ed), next check out their website. Look for that important tuition rate and lastly do not forget to check their rules on financial-aid. If the information isn’t sitting on their web page don’t be afraid to give them a call and ask. Some schools sometimes go to the extent of lowering the tuition for a particular family if they fall in the crack of not being able to afford tuition but aren’t eligible for financial-aid. So call and find out! IT NEVER HURTS TO ASK! Let nothing stand in your way of getting the education you want for your child.