This is a good time in DeLaSalle’s history, and we are glad that you are a part of our growing community. The vast majority of our students are thriving at De, as evidence by high levels of academic success, participation in activities, commitment to service programs, and college placement. Interest remains strong for next year. Over 500 eighth graders and their families — and many prospective transfer families too — have initiated contact with DeLaSalle admissions office in the past six months. DeLaSalle remains committed to a Catholic, college-preparatory education, and our goal is for all students to find success.
Continuous Enrollment and Course Registration for 2018-19: Last year DeLaSalle communicated the decision of our Board of Trustees to move to a continuous enrollment model. Many other schools are now doing this. Continuous Enrollment streamlines the re-enrollment process and eliminates the need for sending a repetitive re-registration form and a new tuition agreement to families each year.
With almost all students re-enrolling at DeLaSalle year over year, the process of completing multiple forms ends up being unnecessary. Students will be able to make course request selections as early as February 8, 2018, without waiting for parents to complete and return forms to the school. Those few families that may be considering withdrawing their child for 2018-19 are encouraged to contact Vice President for Enrollment, Mike O’Keefe, at 612-676-7679. Mike manages the process, but quite often, individual concerns for a particular student or family are addressed with enough advance notice.
Unless you have a new student attending DeLaSalle next year, you will receive your student’s tuition agreement for 2018-19 via the same account information currently set up in TADS. Families with a new student will receive a new tuition agreement, to include all students in the family.
Mid-January: Tuition for 2018-19 will be set by the Board of Trustees later this month; and will be communicated to all families through the weekly email blast. Families should know that the school’s operating budget remains stable, thanks in large part to our partnership with parents who make tuition payments on time and as contracted. We all benefit from these partnerships. We work with an accurate and dependable budget, one that is on target to be balanced once again at the end of the fiscal year.
February 8: We will conduct assemblies for each grade level to explain course registration procedures for 2018-19. Course registration will be online and will open to students and families on this date. Shari Gallagher, school registrar, manages student course selection and registration. Shari can be reached at 612-676-7675.
February 23: The TADS financial aid application for 2018-19 is due by this date.
February 25 – March 20: The 2018-19 non-refundable registration deposit of $350.00 per student will be added to your TADS tuition accounts. Monthly payers will have this deposit added on your normal tuition payment date. For families who have paid tuition in one or two installments, we will add an additional invoice to their agreement and TADS will process the registration deposit from their account. Ron Rice manages family tuition accounts at DeLaSalle. He can be reached at 612-676-7601.
April 1-15: Once TADS has completed their auditing procedures, DeLaSalle will be communicating 2018-19 financial aid and individualized tuition arrangements for each returning family.
May: Tuition payments begin for 2018-19, in monthly payments or one or two installments..