St. Bruno’s Admissions Policy
St. Bruno School is operated under the auspices of the Catholic Bishop of Chicago, a corporation
sole, in the Archdiocese of Chicago. St. Bruno School admits students of any race, color, sex,
national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded
or made available to students in this school. St. Bruno School does not discriminate on the basis
of sex, race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies and
Step 1: Family Interview and Tour
Schedule your tour by calling our main office office at (773)847-0697, or submit our online interest form.
Step 2: Meet and Greet and Shadow Day
Scheduled after the school visit and tour
Students will meet individually with our principal Mrs. Sever
Depending on availability, students will also meet with the teacher of the corresponding grade-level
Step 3: Complete the Application Packet and submit Application Fee
The following documentation will be needed...
Child's original birth certificate
Copy of baptismal certificate (if applicable)
Your child's most recent report cards and standardized test scores
Applications available in our main office
$75 per family on or before March 20, 2020
$100 per family after March 20, 2020
Step 4: Admission Status Determined
Acceptance will be determined and family will be notified
Transfer students are expected to be in good academic and behavioral standing and owe no debts to the previously attended school. St. Bruno School reserves the right to inspect former school records before admission. Students in grades 1 -8 who transfer to St. Bruno School from another school will be will be on academic and conduct probation for one year. At any time during this year, the student may be asked to withdraw from the school. The decision is made by the principal upon referral from the teacher. St. Bruno School may require testing or interviews of families and students to determine special needs for its students. St. Bruno School endeavors to educate all students within the limits of our school’s educational program. We are not in a position to educate everyone. Students with special needs that cannot be met by existing programs will not be accepted for admission or readmissions.
The personal appearance of the student body represents the school to the community. Cleanliness, neatness, appropriateness and modesty are the standards which must be observed by all of our children. For a comprehensive description of the student uniform requirements, please review our School Handbook.
School uniforms and Gym uniforms, except shoes, socks and name tags, must be purchased at:
7763 S. Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, IL. 60455
Online ordering is available by logging on to: www.schoolbelles.com using the School Code 866.
St. Bruno School upholds a standard uniform policy with several scheduled dress-up/down days, spirit days and other out- of- uniform days.
2020-2021 Tuition and Fees
Per St. Bruno School Family:
Registration Fee – $100 per family due with completed & signed Contract by April 10, 2020. After April 10, 2020 we cannot guarantee your child’s spot in their class.
Mandatory Fee – TOTAL= $470
$220 Fundraising Fee in raffle tickets purchased by August 21, 2020
$250 Instructional Fee per student will be divided up and added to monthly tuition payments
10 month Payment Plan (starts August 2020)
12 month Payment Plan (starts June, 2020)
Preschool Per Child
K to 8th
1 child $5,590
2 children $8,795 ($5,590 for 1st child / $3,205 for 2nd child)
3 children $11,080 ($5,590 for 1st child / $3,205 for 2nd child / $2,285 for 3rd child)
4 children Upon request
At St. Bruno, we recognize that you have choices on where your children will be educated. This critical decision requires a financial sacrifice when choosing a private Catholic education. Paying for a Catholic education is an investment in your child’s future.
St. Bruno offers financial assistance to those families who qualify so that the cost of tuition never becomes a factor in the decision making process. After assessing need and available resources, the School can assist you with the process and will allocate financial scholarships to those families who qualify. Please be aware not all scholarships and/or grants are renewable and families must qualify annually.
The mission of The Big Shoulders Fund is to provide support to Catholic schools in the neediest areas of inner-city Chicago. St. Bruno families can potentially be granted Big Shoulders funding. These selected families will need to complete and submit a Tuition Aid application to be considered. It should be noted that scholarships require students to work to the best of their potential.
Illinois Action for Children is a state program that helps families pay for childcare, including preschool and before and after school care. The goal is to assist low-income parents pay for childcare as the parent strives toward self-sufficiency by engaging in a qualifying activity, such as work, and/or school. To be eligible, parents must be either working and/or in school, and meet income and family size guidelines. If qualified, funds may help cover part or most of your child’s preschool or extended care costs.
The Program is funded by the Illinois State Board of Education. Preschool for All is designed to meet the learning and developmental needs of each child. Preschool for All is an Illinois program that brings together qualified staff, a proven curriculum and parent involvement to promise that all three- and four-year-olds can engage in the early learning experiences they need to help prepare children for success in school and life.
Before and After School Care
Registration in the Morning care and after school program is restricted to students enrolled in St. Bruno School. The forms must be filled out. These forms are required for all children whose parents use the programs.
To provide assistance to working families
To provide affordable and safe after school care under the supervision of competent, caring adults in a Catholic environment
To help each child develop a spirit of cooperation and good sportsmanship, as well as independence and self-motivation
1 Child $4.50 per Hour
2 Children $7.25 per hour
3 Children $10 per Hour
Fees are the sole support of the program — it is not subsidized by the school or parish. Without support from fees, the program cannot exist.
The before school program 6:45 am until 7:45 AM (7:30 -7:45 is billed as a ½ hour)
The time from after school to 3:00pm counts as the 1st half hour.
The Extended Day Program will run from dismissal (2:45 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.). on days when school is in session. After School care will be offered on most early dismissal days.
The Morning care and After school care are held in the St. Joseph Room unless otherwise indicate
When the dismissal bell rings children will go directly to the St. Joseph Room with all their belongings. If a child does not start participation in the program at 2:45, due to attendance in another activity (e.g. Girl Scouts, athletics), it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide for the child’s transport from the activity to the Extended Day Care Program. Extended Day Care personnel will not be responsible for students who are not in their care, until such students are delivered to their care by an adult sponsoring the activity in which they are participating. Billing for these students may not be disputed by parents (i.e. parents may not change the amount of time they are billed because their children report a different start time other than what is indicated on the bill).
The program is structured to allow play and snack time. It is recommended that preschoolers through third graders leave a change of clothing with the coordinator. Older students may bring a change of clothes for their extended school stay if they wish.
There is an ample supply of games, puzzles, books and toys to occupy children. Students will be able to enjoy themselves and have the company of other children in a comfortable, safe surrounding with adult supervision. Students are not to bring valuable personal items (e.g. money, jewelry, collector’s cards, audio equipment, hand-held games). Extended Day Care personnel will not be responsible for lost/stolen articles and may confiscate such items as they disrupt the environment. Weather permitting, students will be allowed supervised time outside.
SPECIAL PROCEUDRES AND PROVISIONS
Illness or Accident
First aide will be administered for minor causes. Medication will not be administered by any staff member, to any child, at any time
In serious accident cases, the parents will be notified and instructions of parents will be followed. In immediate emergencies 911 will be called
Parents will be expected to make provisions for taking sick children home. The Extended Day Program does not have facilities to care for sick children
Complete information for those authorized to pick up sick children are to be listed on the Student Emergency Information form, found in the Appendix
Expectations for child’s behavior
As members of a Catholic and caring community, children are expected to respect the staff, each other, and the materials and environment provided. They must NEVER leave the premises without explicit permission of the staff. Such permission will be granted only by order of the parents and/or guardian. If a child does not meet with these expectations, they will not be permitted to participate in the program.
The safety and well-being of the child is ESSENTIAL. Parents are required to complete the Student Emergency Information form and the Releasing Children from the Extended Day Program form and adhere to the instructions. Should any information (e.g. phone numbers) change it is very important that the staff be notified of these changes and the changes are made on all forms. Please make sure any medical conditions are noted i.e.: Allergies, asthma etc.
Parents or guardians should not take the child from the center without notifying the person in charge and signing the child out
Parents or guardians may not call a cab, nor may they ask the staff personnel to call a cab, to have the child released. The request will be denied.
RELEASING CHILDREN FROM THE EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM
If anyone other than a parent/guardian is picking up the child, she/he must show photo identification (e.g. driver’s license, state identification card). The information must match the name of one of the person’s listed on the form or the child will not be released.
Billing is done on a weekly basis.
Invoices will be sent home with children on Monday of each week.
Payments are due on Wednesday immediately following billing on Monday.
In the event that a family becomes: a) $50.00 or more in arrears b) More than one month behind in payment, the coordinator will notify the school office. Your child /children will not be able to use the program. All billing and payments go through the School Office.
Payments are to be made by cash, check or money order.
Checks should be made payable to St. Bruno School.
Payments are separate from tuition. The two payments cannot be combined. Please give separate checks or money orders.
Late charges are as follows: after 6:00 p.m. there will be a charge of $5.00 per child from 6:01 to 6:15. Employees will call the 8th District Police Department to pick-up a child whose parents have not arrived by 6:15 P.M.
Billing will be done on the 1/2 hour.
The before school program 6:45AM until 7:45 AM (7:30 -7:45 is billed as a ½ hour).
The time from after school 2:45pm to 3:00pm counts as the 1st half hour.
Standard billing-Please see fees.