Enrollment, Tuition & Financial Aid

St. Angela Merici School, a ministry of St. Angela Merici Parish in Fairview Park, Ohio, provides a Catholic faith-based education with a personal approach to education. Its unique learning model of tiered levels of education ranging from Preschool (age 3 - pre-Kindergarten), Lower School (grades K - 4) and Upper School (grades 5-8) positions students to enjoy a well rounded academically rigorous experience with special emphasis on faith formation, community and leadership. For additional information or a personalized tour, visit www.samparish.org or call (440) 333-2126.

Open Enrollment (New Students)

The following guidelines and criteria are followed regarding admittance of new students to the school: 

  • Preference is given to registered parishioners of St. Angela Merici Parish with children already in attendance in the school.

  • Next, preference is given to registered parishioners of St. Angela Merici Parish with children already in attendance in the preschool.

  • Preference is then given to families who are active parishioners.

  • Finally, non-parishioners and non-Catholics may be admitted with the approval of the pastor.

  • No child refused admission because of race, creed, or national origin.

All necessary paperwork must be submitted, including the child's birth certificate, baptism certificate, immunization records, and court custody documents (if applicable). There is a $45 screening fee for Kindergarten students.

Admission applications are completed and submitted online by clicking the "Enroll Me" button below. Feel free to email our school at school@samparish.org or contact the school office at (440) 333-2126 if you would like assistance during the application process or more information regarding our school.


Students who are currently enrolled in the school are automatically accepted for the following school year for grades 1 – 8 unless removed for cause or for the family’s failure to meet tuition responsibilities. Re-registration for current students for the upcoming school year is conducted in early spring. Tuition Agreements are sent to parents in the spring and a student is considered re-registered once the Tuition Agreement is signed and returned to the Business Office along with the $150 Family Registration Fee.


Transfer Students

Students in grades K – 8 may apply for transfer admission into St. Angela Merici School and may be admitted conditionally only after all academic, religious instruction, behavior/discipline, standardized testing, special services including evaluations and health records are received and reviewed by the school administration. All transfer students are admitted conditionally for the duration of the first school year and must transfer from a fully accredited school. As always, the final decision regarding admittance and re-admittance into St. Angela Merici Parish School is made by the Pastor in collaboration with the Principals.


For the 2019 - 20 School Year, there is a family registration fee of $150 that is due, along with your Tuition Agreement, by March 30, 2019.

Tuition Rates* (K – 8) are as follows:

  • First Child: $3,900

  • Second Child: $2,875

  • Third Child: $2,550

  • Fourth Child: No Charge

*Non-Parishioner Tuition Rate: $4,600 per child

Withdraw Policy

The school office must be informed when a student withdraws from St. Angela Merici School. The Permission to Release Records form with parental signature must be received in the school and all financial obligations must be paid in full before the school office releases student records (including student records to high schools).

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is available for families who qualify and varies based on need.

Families are encouraged to complete a financial aid application if they are in need of tuition assistance, or contact the the Business Office at (440) 333-2126, ext. 112 for more information.

Guardian Angel Tuition Assistance Fund

Saint Angela Merici's Guardian Angel Fund is our school's main source of financial aid and is available to all eligible students.

Funded by the generous support of the parish and school community, the Guardian Angel Fund is an umbrella which covers all donations for St. Angela Families that truly want a Catholic Education for their children, but are experiencing financial difficulty. All applications and disbursements are kept strictly confidential. The tuition assistance fund is a reflection of how our parish truly values the importance of providing access to a Catholic Education for all of our parishioners.

Specific funds under the Guardian Angel Tuition Assistance Fund:

  • Mary Butler Fund

  • Annual Endowments

The need for tuition assistance continues to grow. Please be as generous as possible by using the Guardian Angel envelope found in your monthly packet, or make a specific donation to this fund through the Parish Center Office. If you would like to talk with someone about making a donation, please contact the Business Manager, Ed Doubrava, at (440) 333-2133, ext 112.

If you'd like more information about our schools, please complete a Request Information form.