St. Mary's Prep uses the SMART Tuition payment management program. Typical payment plans are nine months, August-April of each year.
5 Day Boarder
7 Day Boarder
$1,000 REGISTRATION DEPOSIT DUE WITH REGISTRATION.
Other fees may include an $85 parking fee (where applicable) and a $100 pay-to-play fee (per sport).
*In addition to the tuition and fees listed above, all students will be responsible for books, school tie and crest, and various supplies from the bookstore. Estimated cost for these items is between $300 and $500 per Academic Year.
*Additional fees and costs may be incurred throughout the year. Families will receive a $1,000 “Family / Brothers” discount for each student enrolled after the first student.
All families must purchase $250 worth of Polish Country Fair raffle tickets every school year. The tickets may be sold or bought by the family.
Students are awarded academic merit scholarships based on their High School Placement Test score. In order to qualify for a merit scholarship, students must take one of the four-yearly HSPT exams: November, December, February, or March. Academic scholarships will be awarded each year of a student’s career at St. Mary’s so long as they maintain the required GPA at the end of each academic semester.
Academic Scholarships are ONLY awarded to incoming freshmen. Transfer students are not able to qualify for an academic scholarship
The Orchard Lake Brotherhood Scholarship
The Orchard Lake Brotherhood Scholarship is awarded to young men who have proven to be inspiring young role models and have exhibited exactly what it is to be a Christian gentleman. As indicated within the recommendations and information set to accompany a student’s application, recipients have exhibited positive behavior in the classroom, in co-curricular activities, church communities, and various other organizations the applicant has been involved with. Candidates who exhibit this type of behavior per the above documentation will be recommended to the scholarship committee as potential recipients. The scholarship committee will then decide upon the recipients who have met the noted criteria. The scholarship can range from $1,000-$2,500. This scholarship will be renewed every year so long as these gentlemanly qualities that earned the applicant the award remain and are showcased while a student at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Preparatory. At the end of each year, the citizenship of the recipients will be reviewed by the Dean of Students. Notification of this award will be made after a student has been accepted to St. Mary’s Preparatory.
The Headmaster’s Award
Any student applying to St. Mary’s who scores an 80% or higher on the High School Placement Test and has exceptional classroom grades may qualify for this scholarship. A student may receive between $1,000 - $2,500 each year, provided he maintains a 3.3 GPA or better.
The Chancellor’s Award
Any student applying to St. Mary’s who scores a 90% or higher on the High School Placement Test and has exceptional classroom grades may qualify for this scholarship. A student may receive $3,000 each year, provided he maintains a 3.5 GPA or better.
The Founder’s Award
Any student applying to St. Mary’s who scores a 99% on the High School Placement Test and has exceptional classroom grades may qualify for this scholarship. A student may receive $4,000 each year, provided he maintains a 3.8 GPA or better.
The Parent Educator Scholarship
Students who have been accepted to Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep, and have a parent or step parent currently working as a teacher or administrator in a public or Catholic school at least 20+ hours per week will be eligible for this scholarship totaling 50% off of the current school year’s tuition. Please contact the admissions office for specific details.
The First Responder Scholarship
Students who have been accepted to Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep, and have a parent or step parent currently working as a full time police officer, fire fighter, paramedic, or EMT will be eligible for this scholarship totaling 50% off of the current school year's tuition. Please contact the admissions office for specific details.
The Joseph Burkaki Scholarship
The Burkacki Endowed Scholarship, established in 2019, honors and preserves the important Polish heritage of the Orchard Lake Schools by providing scholarship awards to qualified students. The Fund utilizes annual distributions from the Fund, preserving the principal of the fund to aid future students and perpetually honor Mr. Burkacki. Student recipients, known as “Burkacki Scholars”, commit to appropriately promote the Polish traditions to the diverse population of The Orchard Lake Schools, and pledge their Christian service in support of the School’s overall mission. Recipient Qualifications: 1. The student is of Polish ancestry 2. Has a minimum of a 3.0 GPA (grade average will be officially calculated by St. Mary’s Prep) 3. Must be in 8th grade at the time of application (transfers may be considered in some circumstances). Please contact the admissions office for information and applications for this scholarship.
The Reverend Stanley Milewski Scholarship
This scholarship program honors the mission of Reverend Stanley Milewski, which was to give deserving students an opportunity to be educated in the Catholic environment. This scholarship honors our relationships with elementary and middle schools in the metro Detroit area by rewarding high-quality students for their commitment to spiritual and academic achievement. This scholarship is renewable each year, provided the student is in good academic standing and is exhibiting the Christian behaviors expected of St. Mary’s Prep students. Contact the admissions office for additional details.
Orchard Lake Music Award
This scholarship rewards high-quality students for their commitment to musical passion and achievement. For more information, please contact the admissions office at 248-683-0514.
Reverend Francis Szudarek Educational Scholarship
Please contact the admissions office for more information and applications for this scholarship.
- St. Mary’s Preparatory offers financial aid based entirely on need.
- Applications must be completed online at sssbynais.org. Our school code is 6830. Please see the Financial Aid box below for application information.
- Incoming freshman can apply for financial aid beginning November 1st. If your application is completed by January 1st, your son will receive his financial aid decision letter in his acceptance decision which is mailed out on January 24, 2020.
- The deadline to apply for financial aid is May 15th- this is a FIRM deadline.
- Families are required to reapply for financial aid each school year.
- Financial aid does not cover books, school supplies, or fees.
Please direct all financial aid and scholarship questions to our Dean of Admissions, Candace Castiglione
firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-683-0514