Focus on Families

We help families support their child’s academic journey.

Knowing each family, and the challenges they may be facing, helps us develop programs that work for everyone.

Families are a welcome and integral part of our school communities. Our commitment to families provides a pathway to a bright future for their children and helps to strengthen their urban communities. We’re proud of the fact that 100% of our students pay discounted tuition rates – so no family bears the full cost of our academies’ education – and 56% receive additional financial aid beyond that.

90 %
pay discounted tuition rates
50
students do not have a home
40 %
of students qualify for free or reduced lunch
1350
total pre-k to grade 8 enrollment
50 %
receive additional financial aid
30 %
come from single-parent homes

Our academies offer health and wellness programs for students and families so everyone can thrive. Our before- and after-school programs run from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm to meet the scheduling needs of our working families.  Our vacation and summer programs offer a safe and engaging learning environment to support working families all year long.

During COVID-19, our academies provided increased support to families, including:

  • 400+ Chromebooks to students
  • 1,000+ individual family check-ins by leadership, nursing, and guidance
  • Ongoing parent dialogue with professional referral services
  • Meal services for students until neighborhood resources could take over
  • Emergency Response Funds to assist families experiencing dire financial situations

This support enabled all our families to remain enrolled in our academies for the entire 2019/20 school year.

Focus on Families

Endowment Funds

Robert G. and Michelle Cooke Atchinson Fund for Teacher Support 

Artie and Judy Boyle Scholarship Fund 

Nellie M. Brownell Scholarship Fund 

Cameron Family Scholarship Fund

Paula Crook Clifford Annual Scholarship 

Dorothy Holt Connolly Endowed Scholarship 

Jack Connors Jr. Scholarship Fund

Doris B. Cooke Scholarship Fund

Susan E. Dawley Endowment for Teaching Excellence and Scholarship Support

Vernon F. DeGabriele & Mary A. Orton Memorial Scholarship Fund 

M. Christine Driscoll Scholarship Fund 

Gertrude C. Flynn Scholarship Fund 

Corey C. Griffin Scholarship Fund 

F. Beirne Lovely, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Edward T. Mulkern Scholarship Fund

Sister Cecilia Leonor Navas, O.P. Scholarship Fund 

Pero Family Fund for Catholic Education 

Rose M. Pesce Scholarship Fund 

Lawrence Eugene Sullivan Scholarship Fund 

James T. A. Vanderslice Scholarship Fund 

Mary Cullen Walsh Endowment for Capital Improvements

Richard and Margaret Walsh Scholarship Fund