The plan for fiscal stability in Catholic schools rests on the principle of Christian stewardship and the free offering of time, talent and treasure to further the work of the Church.
A critical step in fostering a spirit of stewardship is the recognition that tuition can only cover a portion of the true cost of educating each child in a Catholic school. Other costs are borne through fundraising, development efforts, and direct and heavy support from parishes that sponsor schools.
As in many other dioceses, fiscal stability will engage the entire Catholic community in the support of Catholic schools.
Along with the continued support of the sponsoring parishes, community investment from parishes without schools will help each school adjust tuition to meet the annual operating budget while keeping Catholic education affordable for families.
To further the goal of affordability, the diocese has established a family of special funds.
The Bright Futures Fund strives to challenge and encourage students in Kansas City to discover their full potential while developing a personal relationship with Christ. The money raised by this fund fully supports operating costs of our two Bright Futures Schools and subsidizes tuition for nearly 100 percent of students at those schools. Additionally, Honoring Family Scholarships and the Richard and Olivia Mock Scholarship Program provide assistance for families who wish to continue with Catholic education for their children at select Catholic high schools.