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

2019-2020 Tuition Rates for Kindergarten through 8th Grade

Good Steward Rates

One student:

Two students:

Three or more students:

$3,500

$6,200

$8,300

Non-Contributing Rates

One student:

Two students:

Three or more students:

$4,600

$8,900

$9,700

2019-2020 Tuition Rates for Pre-K (3 and 4 year old programs)

We offer a flat rate of $4,000 for Pre-K students with no other siblings enrolled at St. Martha Parish School. Pre-K students with other enrolled siblings would follow the Good Steward or Non-Contributing family rates listed above. 

What does it mean to be a Good Steward?

In order to receive the "Good Steward Rate," families must make sacrificial weekly church offerings and purchase at least $75 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.

Annual Fees

The following fees are also required and are added to the tuition account: 

  • Non-refundable registration fee of $150 per family 
  • Book and technology fee of $75 per student 
  • Lunch monitor fee of $100 per student
  • Mandatory Fall and Spring Lottery Ticket Fundraisers of $75 each ($150 total) per family - lottery tickets can be sold to family and         friends to offset the cost  
  • Kindergarten Activity Fee of $50 per Kindergarten student
  • Pre-K Activity Fee of $50 per Pre-K student

Required Documentation

The following paperwork must be submitted upon registration:

  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of baptismal certificate, if applicable
  • Most recent immunization records
  • Copy of most recent report card, if applicable

We are committed to making a Catholic education at St. Martha Parish School affordable for all families.

Contact us for scholarship/financial aid opportunities!

Referral Incentive Program

You can save $500 on your 2019/2020 tuition and fees by referring a family to St. Martha Parish School. Once this family applies and is accepted to our school, a credit of $500 will be applied to your tuition account. Please call Maria Gilbert at 215-632-0320 for details.

Kindergarten Initiative Scholarship Surprise (KISS)

St. Martha Parish School would like to welcome all Kindergarten students with a K.I.S.S.!!! Each incoming Kindergarten student for the 2020-2021 school year will receive a $1,000 grant sponsored by the Faith in Foundation Organization. Got twins? Get $2,000 off their total tuition! Call 215-632-0320 for more information about registration or to schedule a tour. We look forward to welcoming you into our school family!

Financial Aid

Tuition assistance applications can be completed online beginning November 1, 2019. In addition to the completed application, families must also provide their 2019 Federal Tax Return on or before March 31, 2020. Please click on the following link for school codes: AOP School Codes


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

Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia

CSFP Provides four-year, need-based, partial scholarships for up to three children in a family. CSFP will award new scholarships to Philadelphia children through two random lotteries. CSFP conducts a priority lottery in mid-November of each year. Winners for this early group will be notified in December. Any applications not selected in this initial lottery will be automatically entered in the final lottery which takes place in early March. Winners of that lottery are notified later in the month.


Applications for scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year are available on CSFP's website (click here) through March 1, 2020. To be eligible, families must confirm that they:


  • Reside in Philadelphia
  • Have a child entering Pre-K4 through 8th grade in September 2020
  • Meet CSFP's income eligibility requirements

Pay Tuition Online

Tuition will be collected by Facts Management Company for the 2019-2020 school year. To set up your family account and pay online, simply click the Facts logo on the left.