Affording St. Patrick's

Independent school education - particularly at a school with St. Patrick’s configuration and quality of program - is an investment in your child’s most formative years. As part of our mission to create a socioeconomically diverse learning community, St. Patrick's is committed to providing the opportunity for students from various economic circumstances to attend the Day School, offering a wide range of grants each year to families of varying financial circumstances. The Day School assists families with moderate to significant need.

St. Patrick’s provides only need-based financial aid to qualified students. There are no merit awards. To achieve our goal of a socioeconomically diverse learning community, the Board of Trustees designates funds for the Financial Aid Program each year. In 2018-2019, the school is providing approximately $2.6 million in grants to one out of four St. Patrick's students.

2019 - 2020 Tuition Schedule

Tuition is set to cover all normal, regular expenses of operating the School. Additional fees include lunch, other activities, and some incidental expenses. 

Nursery School

Nursery (age 3) half-day dismissal is at 11:50 am, and full-day dismissal is at 2:50 pm Monday through Thursday. PK (age 4) dismissal is at 2:50 pm Monday through Thursday.

All Nursery School students (Nursery and PK) are dismissed at 11:50 am on Fridays. Extended Day is available every day and closes at 6:00 pm.

Nursery (Age 3) Tuition
Nursery - 5 mornings $19,560
Nursery - 5 mornings and 2 afternoons $25,060
Nursery - 5 mornings and 4 afternoons $30,560
PK (Age 4) Tuition
Full Day $30,560


Lower School

Grades Tuition
Kindergarten - Grade 3 $35,735

Upper School

Grades Tuition
Grades 4 - 8 $37,505

PAC - Pals After Class (Formerly Extended Day)

Program (2019 - 2020) Total Fee
5 Days 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Nursery - Grade 5 $3,605
Grades 6 - 8 $2,420
4 Days 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Nursery - Grade 5 $2,884
Grades 6 - 8 $1,936
3 Days 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Nursery - Grade 5 $2,163
Grades 6 - 8 $1,452
2 Day 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Nursery - Grade 5 $1,442
Grades 6 - 8 $968
1 Day 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Nursery - Grade 5 $721
Grades 6 - 8 $484
Nursery and PK students
Fridays 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM $721

Lunch and Activity Fees

Activity Fees  
Nursery $184
Kindergarten - Grade 3 $412
Grades 4 - 8 $1,303


Lunch Fees  
Kindergarten - Grade 8 $1, 171

Nursery School students staying for the afternoon bring lunch from home.

Applying for Financial Aid

St. Patrick's strives to provide financial aid grants to all qualified applicants for admission with demonstrated need. In some cases, however, a qualified applicant may be offered admission along with a space in our financial aid wait-pool. Grants are awarded to students in the financial aid wait-pool if funds become available during the spring.

Financial Aid Process


To ensure objectivity, St. Patrick's uses Tuition Aid Data Service (TADS) to evaluate applications. Based on a family's financial information, TADS provides us with an estimated amount that your family can contribute towards educational expenses, which helps us make objective and fair financial aid decisions.


Applicant and currently enrolled families must submit the online financial aid application to TADS by January 25, 2019.

Please download the application worksheet so that you may gather all necessary information prior to applying online.

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Click here to begin your application:

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You only need to complete one application, even if you have several children applying to a school. You will create a user name and password so that you can save information and return to it at a later date before submitting it. From there, select DC, St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School. You can associate your application to other schools at the end of the online application. If you have questions about the TADS submission process, you may call TADS directly at 800-477-8237 FREE for more information.



SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (which should be submitted directly to TADS) are:

  • A copy of both parents' or guardians' 2017 1040 federal tax return with all schedules and W2’s.
  • If either parent or guardian is self-employed, a copy of the 2017 corporate tax return.
  • Supplemental Information Form, which will be provided by TADS upon completion of the on-line application.

Currently enrolled families must submit the supporting documents directly to TADS by February 15, 2019.

Applicant families must submit the supporting documents directly to TADS by January 25, 2019.


1201 Hawthorne Avenue, Suite 100
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

BY FAX: 612-548-3326


Please do not send either the application or supporting documents to St. Patrick's.

Questions regarding the financial aid process may be directed to:

Lindsay Spector
Director of Admission and Financial Aid


October 1, 2018
TADS begins accepting online applications

Financial aid applications DUE:

January 25, 2019
Applicant Families & Currently Enrolled Families

Financial Aid Supporting materials DUE:

January 25, 2019
Applicant Families & Currently Enrolled Families New to Financial Aid

February 15, 2019
Currently Enrolled Families

Financial AID Decision letters SENT:

March 1, 2019
Applicant Families

Early March 2019
Currently Enrolled Families

We feel blessed to be part of this community of caring parents and teachers all of whom have both feet on the ground and see the potential in each child. Our daughter has been blossoming since she started at St. Pat's and is looking forward to school every day. She has become a stronger learner, a better friend, and she found her artistic voice as well. Among the five schools she has gone to at her young age, this one is by far the best fit.

Current St. Patrick's Parent