St. Martha Parish School

Providing excellence in Catholic education since 1967

I absolutely love SMS, the principal, and my son's teacher. Thank you for believing in him and giving him a chance! Miss Sassa is an incredible teacher! She truly cares about my son and it is such a relief and a blessing to know he is in such good hands. 

Melissa Williams ~ SMS Parent

2017-2018 Tuition Rates

                  Good Steward Rates

                        Normal Rates

One student:

Two students:

Three or more students:





$3,500 (full day)

$3,300 (half day)

One student:

Two students:

Three or more students:





$3,850 (full day)

$3,300 (half day)

In order to receive the "Good Steward Rate," families must make sacrificial weekly church offerings and purchase at least $50 per week in scrip. If you do not already have a scrip account, please sign up for one as soon as possible in the Scrip Office during regular scrip hours. Scrip is a convenient way to lower your tuition at no additional cost! To find out more, please click on the "Scrip" tab of our website.

Tuition is due the first of each month and will be collected in the school office during regular school hours. Payments will not be considered late provided they are received by the last day of the month they are due. In other words, families have ONE FULL MONTH to pay that month's tuition. A $30 late fee will be added for all late payments. Payments for the 2017-2018 school year begin in May 2017 and end in April 2018.

If your family is suffering a financial hardship, please contact our Business Manager, Joe Rafalowski, at 215-632-3720. He will be happy to speak with you to find a mutually agreeable payment plan.


As in the past, the following fees are also required upon registration: 

  • Non-refundable registration fee of $150 per family
  • Book and technology fee of $75 per student
  • Lunch monitor fee of $100 per student, $50 due in September and $50 due in January


The following paperwork must be submitted upon registration:

  • Completed student registration form (click on appropriate link to print:  Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st through 8th Grade)
  • Completed annual family registration form (click here to print)
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of baptismal certificate, if applicable
  • Most recent immunization records
  • Copy of most recent report card, if applicable

Financial  Aid

The priority deadline for submitting Smart Aid tuition assistance applications is December 31, 2016. In addition to the completed application, families must also provide their 2016 Federal Tax Return on or before March 31, 2017. Please click on the following links for instructions and school codes:

Smart Aid Instructions 

AOP School Codes

Click here to access the financial aid page of the AOP website.

Great news to share about our partner, Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia! They have earned a perfect 100 score from independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, for their commitment to financial transparency and accountability. CSFP is one of just three education-based nonprofits in the nation to receive this honor. We are proud to partner with CSFP to make quality education affordable for so many families.