Tuition Assistance Information for Applicants

St. Mary’s Springs Academy seeks to provide tuition assistance to those students in grades PreK-12 whose family can provide documentation of need.


We believe enrollment in our school should not be limited to families who are able to pay full tuition. Our tuition assistance program enables us to assist deserving students who could not otherwise afford to attend. The tuition assistance program helps to achieve social and economic diversity within our school community. This goal is an integral and respected part of our school’s philosophy, operating budget, and fundraising objectives. SMSA is not able to meet 100% of demonstrated need for each applicant, and frequently, the number of qualified applicants exceeds the tuition assistance resources of the school. Therefore, there is no guarantee that every qualified applicant will receive tuition assistance.


Tuition assistance is offered as a reduction of full tuition, which is determined through an analysis of family financial need. Student employment, academic merit scholarships and athletic awards are not offered.


SMSA uses a third party company, TADS, to assess need. The Application cost is $34. Both new and existing families can apply for tuition assistance via TADS.

Academy Girls Scholarship

Attention SMSA junior girls and respective parents/guardians!
A brand new, $750,  merit-based scholarship has just been announced! The Academy Girls scholarship will be awarded to one current, female, SMSA junior. The scholarship will be applied to tuition in the recipient’s senior year at SMSA.  The “Academy Girls” are St. Mary’s Springs female alumnae, who have been graduated for 50+ years. In May of each year, a luncheon is hosted and all Academy Girls are invited to come back and celebrate their love of SMSA by sharing stories, reflecting on their time on “the ledge,” learning about future plans for the System, and donating to support this new scholarship!
Applicants will be evaluated based on essay responses and GPA. Applications for this scholarship are due to the high school Counseling Office no later than Friday, May 24, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. No late applications will be accepted or considered.
Applicants will be notified by Friday, May 31, 2019, as to whether or not they were chosen for this scholarship.


Click here to view and download the application.