Tuition and Registration Fees

The cost of an exceptional St. Matthew education

At St. Matthew we know that it can be a sacrifice to afford tuition and other fees related to attending St. Matthew. For over 70 years the congregation of St. Matthew Lutheran Church has put an emphasis in the ministry of a day school. We are blessed that the Congregation puts most of the financial burden on its own members through weekly tithing and givings.

Early Learning Center (Preschool) Tuition and information is located here

Registration Fees

Registration will be accepted on 60-day probation and all outstanding balances from the previous school year must be paid in full before registration is final.  Each registration includes one yearbook and one theme T-shirt for each student enrolled per family.

Technology Fee:  $125 for each child enrolled with a max of $250 per family.  Technology Fee is used towards the yearly maintenance fees for our online grading and record-keeping systems.  It is also used to enhance the infrastructure and hardware of our wi-fi, inter/intranet, and the purchase of new technologies. Technology Fees are due September 1st.

LSEM Fee: $100 for each child enrolled in the LSEM program. As a school, we try our best to reach students where they are.  As our teachers are not trained special education teachers, giving the best quality education to a student may mean utilizing our Lutheran Special Education Ministry worker.  This one-on-one or small group pull-out or push-in program is to aid in the academic education of our students that need extra help.  We are blessed to have part of this service subsidized by Title money and the school.  If your child is in need of working with the LSEM teacher, a $100 fee will be applied. 

Each family is required to donate 12 hours of service to promote fellowship and ownership at St. Matthew. In lieu of working all 12 volunteer hours, a family can choose to make a once-yearly payment of $1,000.

SCRIP is just one of the ways we keep costs down.  We require all families to pledge to spend $1,000 on Scrip.  In the past, we asked each family to earn a profit, and we feel this new requirement of the total amount spent will be easier to understand and track.  You may pay a $100 Scrip buy-out if you do not want to buy Scrip cards.


The Cost of education is $7,900. The congregation of St. Matthew believes in the school and has named it one of the major ways we reach out to the community. With the generosity of the congregation, we are able to keep our tuition as low as possible.

Tuition is based on many factors, including local market value, the Church’s dedication to supporting our families, and the school's expenses.

1st Child - $4,500

2nd Child - $4,000 ($8,500)

3rd Child - $2,500 ($11,000)

4th or more Children - $1,000 each

Tuition Payment Schedule

We know tuition is a sacrifice and not all families can pay upfront even though Tuition is due in full. We are generous in our options for families to be able to give.

One Payment Plan - 5% Discount (Due July 1st)

  • 1 Child - $4,275
  • 2 Children - $8,075
  • 3 Children - $10,450
  • 4th or more Children - $11,400 add $50 for each additional child

Two Payments Plan (Due September 1 and February 1)

  • 1 Child - $2,250
  • 2 Children - $4,250
  • 3 Children - $5,500
  • 4 or more Children - $6,000 add $500 for each additional child

Ten Payments Plan - Must be enrolled in Autopay (Due 1st of Each Month August-May)

  • 1 Child - $450
  • 2 Children - $850
  • 3 Children - $1,100
  • 4 or more Children - $1,200 add $100 for each additional child

Twelve Payments Plan - Must be enrolled in Autopay (Due 1st of Each Month June - May)

  • 1 Child - $375
  • 2 Children - $708.33
  • 3 Children - $916.66
  • 4 or more Children - $1,000 add $83.33 for each additional child

Financial Aid is given to those in need

SAVE 25% - Refer a NEW family to St. Matthew School or Preschool and you and the family will each receive a 25% discount per student referred (refer one student, get 25% off one of your children’s tuition; refer two students, get 25% off two students.)