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Q: Do I need to be Catholic to attend St. Mary's School? 

A: No! We are open to all. 

Q: How do I pay tuition?

A: We use FACTS for tuition management. Payments can be made online or in the office. You may choose to pay in one lump sum or in 10 monthly payments (Sept - June). See the tuition contract for more information. 

Q: Do you offer bus transportation?

A: Bus service is through the student's home district. Families must register through their home district to set up bus transportation. 

Q: Are breakfast and lunch offered?

A: Yes, our breakfast and lunch programs are offered through Cortland City Schools. The program is FREE for the 2023-24 school year. We offer hot lunch and a second choice for students. Ice cream is offered for $1 on Fridays. 

Q: Do you offer before and after school care? 

A: Yes! We offer before school care from 7:15am to 7:50am. After school care runs from 3pm to 5:30pm. The cost is $7 per hour and is pro rated. Every student is automatically enrolled and families may use the program as needed. Families are billed monthly. 

Q: Do you offer financial aid?

A: Yes! Financial aid is available for grades K-6. The application process begins in February for the following school year so we encourage you to apply early. 

Q: What are the regular school day hours?

A: Students may arrive between 7:50am and 8:15am. Students may be picked up between 2:45pm and 3:10pm. 

Q: Does my child need to be potty trained?

A: Yes, all students must be toilet independent. 

Q: What is the family volunteering requirement?

A: Each family is required to volunteer 10 hours per school year as noted on the tuition contract. There are a number of opportunities throughout the year including monthly Parents Guild meetings, room parents, Christmas Bazaar, among other events that help to fulfill. This fosters a sense of community and helps families to stay involved. A buyout option is available for $400.