Stewardship, Tuition & Fees
The Catholic Diocese of Wichita’s continued and faithful embracing of the spirituality of Stewardship is key to our fiscal success. Through the commitment of our parishes to educate their students all the way through high school, and through the generous, proportionate, and sacrificial giving of the people of God to their parish, our school is blessed to operate without the need to charge individual Catholic families tuition to send their students to Kapaun Mt. Carmel. Faith-filled sponsorship of the Pastors of our feeder parishes allows for the privilege of a Catholic education to all Catholic students who desire such education regardless of the students’ economic means.
From kindergarten through the 12th grade, students in our diocese are under a mission of education – true education – grounded in the spirituality of Stewardship and committed to by each parish. There are two means of payment for education at KMC: stewardship or tuition.
Students who are active members of a Catholic Diocese of Wichita parish will participate in the Stewardship Model in order to pay for their Catholic education. If currently enrolled in a Catholic Diocese of Wichita school, your Parish Family Agreement (PFA) will be sent by your parish to the Catholic School Office. If new to the Diocese, please meet with your pastor to discuss and fill out a Parish Family Agreement (PFA).
Non-Catholic students will pay a tuition of $9,600 per academic year, either a semester in advance or by month for ten months, beginning August 1.
For all students
Regardless of payment option, all applicants must submit a non-refundable $150 deposit with their application and necessary documentation. The book and technology fee for all students for this school year is $650. Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School does not offer financial aid or scholarships of any kind. For any questions regarding payment or payment options, please contact Amy Marshall, bookkeeper, at (316) 634-0315.
First priority will be given to students who are active parishioners and meet all Application Process criteria, as well as all deadlines for application, placement testing, fees and orientation. Final decisions about admission are determined by the high school in consultation with the pastors.
More on the Stewardship Model in the Catholic Diocese of Wichita
Stewardship is the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God’s gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbor.
Parish-based primary and middle schools are supported fully by the parish so that the children of the parish are able to receive a Catholic education, regardless of a family’s economic means. Daily, these students excel academically and learn about their Catholic faith. They pray, practice self-discipline, and learn to put others’ needs before their own. They are being formed, through the gift of Catholic education, into Christian disciples of Jesus Christ, advancing the educational mission of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita.
Since 1991, the high schools in the Catholic Diocese of Wichita have operated under a similar system to that of the parish-based primary and middle schools. Rather than from individual tuition payments from Catholic students who are active stewards in their parish, the majority of the funding of the Wichita diocesan high schools, like Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School, comes from the sacrificial, proportional and generous giving of parishioners to their parish, and the parishes, in turn, sponsor their students to attend our school. Thus, Catholic students who desire the excellent educational and formational opportunities that our school provides may attend without regard to the student’s or his or her family’s economic capabilities.
Unlike the parish-based schools, however, the diocesan high schools do not receive the totality of their needed funding through the parish stewardship model. Individual families are required to pay book and technology fees, parking fees, and certain activity fees to cover the cost of certain consumable materials inherent in the high school setting. Additionally, each of the Catholic high schools in the Catholic Diocese of Wichita conducts development activities to raise necessary funds to cover each year’s operational expenditures. The Crusader Annual Fund is an example of this and is vital to the continued success and vibrancy of KMC. Every KMC family is invited and encouraged to become engaged in and be a supporter of the Crusader Annual Fund.
Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School is blessed to operate under the stewardship model and its resultant spirituality. The fruits of the spirituality of stewardship include a recognition that everything we have and all that we are is a gift from God. We respond to that gift by giving our first fruits in:
- Spending time with God in prayer - individually, communally and as a family
- Sharing talents by serving in our parish and community
- Giving treasure sacrificially, proportionally and generously
We recognize that a Catholic high school education is a privilege, and not a right. We are blessed to be able to partner with our families to provide this privilege to the thousands of KMC students and alumni who, within our halls, classrooms, courts, fields, stages, and chapels, have continued their formational journey towards discipleship in Jesus Christ.
“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”
1 Peter 4:10