New this year, we have introduced Crusader Access, a flexible tuition program that is transparent and easy to navigate. No more complicated financial aid applications. Instead, we are offering tuition rates ranging from $6,370 to $13,700, based on your verified household income and admissions assessment.
You do not have to apply for financial aid to receive this rate. We simply need to see both parents' tax returns and W2s that match those tax returns to verify your household income. Families can still apply for traditional financial aid based on the full tuition rate of $13,700 if they prefer, however, once choosing this option, families must accept the rate produced by the third-party assessor, forgoing Crusader Access. Make an appointment with Admissions Director, Becky Kammeier, to determine which option is the best fit for your family. (firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-833-2942)
How can we do this? Through the generous support of our donors, tuition at Lutheran North is subsidized for everyone. The actual cost to educate a student at North is more than $15,000. We have donors, many of whom are alumni, who are committed to keeping North County vibrant and making Lutheran North the school of choice for the area.
Private school tuition varies greatly across the country and even within the St. Louis area. Students who are confirmed members in good standing of a Lutheran church in the Lutheran High School Association receive a $1200 discount. There are also multiple student discounts for families who have two or more students at Lutheran North at the same time.
For some families, this tuition amount will seem daunting. While Lutheran North does offer tuition assistance for families who qualify and also awards several one-time and renewable merit scholarships for selected incoming freshman, the cost may still seem unaffordable especially when public school is virtually free. How does a middle-income family afford it?
Commitment and mindset can be the key. When something as important as Christian education becomes a priority, it is easier to find a plan to make it work. If you believe that a Christian high school education is important in the academic and spiritual development of your son or daughter then sacrifices in other areas become acceptable if not essential. Some parents will need to ask the question: “What less important things can I do without or cut back?”
It’s a tough thing to take a look at our comfortable lives and the lives of those around us and think about doing without. We’re not all that good at it. But is it worth it for what you can give your child? Committed Christian families, with the Lord’s help, are making it work to send their children to Lutheran High School North. Is it often a huge sacrifice? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely. Nothing is more important than the daily presence of God’s Word in the lives of your son or daughter. Nothing. The enduring value for your child of the investment you make now is well worth the sacrifice.