Catholic Memorial High School Tuition
Catholic Memorial High School recognizes that private education creates more opportunities for enrichment and invaluable benefits for students. Tuition fees go towards the creation of awards for academic and athletic achievers, impressive athletic and classroom facilities, scholarships, and state-of-the-art technology resources to help the school stand out in a competitive academic world. Catholic Memorial High School also understands that high school tuition is a major cost consideration for families as they prepare to budget for college and other responsibilities. Catholic Memorial High School was founded by families, for families, and CMH strives to make education affordable for all students.
Tuition Assistance Timeline
- September 1, 2023:
FACTS application portal opens on CatholicMemorial.net.
- FACTS, a 3rd party tuition management company, provides an online application for families to complete.
- FACTS requires family financial information including recent tax returns, W-2’s, and a nominal fee. FACTS provides CMH with an unbiased financial evaluation of each family.
- November 17, 2023:
Early tuition assistance application decision deadline
- CMH Financial Pathways Committee reviews all verified applications in order of submission.
- Mid-January 2024:
Communication of early tuition assistance decisions
- Letters will be sent to all families with verified applications that submitted by 11/17/23.
- By Registration Night (February 5, 2024), all families with verified applications will know tuition assistance decision.
- November 18, 2023 – June 15, 2024:
Applications reviewed on rolling basis
- All tuition assistance awarded in this window will be dependent upon the awards that are accepted/remaining funds available.
- DEADLINE June 15, 2024:
Deadline for tuition assistance application for 2024-2025 school year.
Catholic Memorial High School Tuition Assistance
To be true partners in the education and Catholic faith formation which parents prize, CMH has created the Family Tuition Plan to make Catholic Memorial High School more attainable for entire families. CMH is committed to helping parents balance the cost of education with other financial responsibilities and helping all families find a pathway to make possible a Catholic Memorial High School Education.
Financial Pathways to Catholic Memorial
Catholic Memorial High School Family Tuition Discount
CMH offers tuition discounts for families with more than one child attending CMH. There is no need to apply; the plan is automatic and is available to all applicants from both supporting and non-supporting parishes. Please note: Students must be concurrently enrolled in order to receive the discount.
For any questions regarding the tuition assistance programs, please contact the Admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (262) 542-7101.
Catholic Memorial High School Tuition Assistance Program
CMH sponsors its own tuition assistance based on financial need. Applications are available for the 2024-2025 school year beginning September 1, 2023. Please complete the online form here. Tuition assistance is awarded on a first-come, first served basis and is not guaranteed. In order to secure your stated award, your child must be registered for classes.
After Tuition Assistance is awarded, it is confirmed for all following years at CMH. If financial situations change from year-to-year, their award amount can be re-evaluated upon request.
Our Tuition Assistance Program is supported by generous donors such as The Catholic Community Foundation.
Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP)
CMH participates in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program, which allows eligible students to attend a participating private school in grades four-year-old kindergarten (K4) to 12.
Students who apply must meet a residency requirement and a financial requirement. To meet the residential requirement, students must reside outside of the Milwaukee Public School District and the Racine Unified School District.
More information is available at: www.dpi.wi.gov/sms/choice-programs.
Catholic Memorial High School Scholarships
In addition to tuition assistance, Catholic Memorial High School has created several scholarship opportunities for 8th graders and other students interested in attending Catholic Memorial High School. We are happy to provide a chance to showcase academic achievement and dedication to faith-based education.
Students interested in applying for the following scholarships may do so by completing this general application. Please click on each scholarship to learn more about its criteria.
Applications for the Caritas in Omnibus, Eagle, Youth Program, and Fr. Schmelzer Scholarships will be due no later than November 17, 2023. Scholarships may be awarded in addition to tuition assistance awards. Students must take their High School Placement Test at CMH to be considered for any scholarships.
This scholarship is reflective of our CMH Value:
“Caritas in omnibus”/ “Charity in all things.”
Students complete the application and write a short essay explaining their community service experience and highlighting their leadership skills.
This scholarship is based on the top 10 students who take the CMH Placement Test are interviewed by a selection committee. 2 students are awarded a 4-year renewable scholarship.
Students with a family member who serve(d) in the military, law enforcement, or firefighting professions are eligible to apply. We ask students to please complete the scholarship application and write a short essay highlighting how their family member’s career has positively impacted their life.
Students from Christ King Parish and School who attend Catholic Memorial High School will receive an annual $1,150 scholarship. This is thanks to the generosity of Jay (CMH ’83) and Christa Multhauf, who established the scholarship in honor of Christa’s mother, Carol Buechel, a founding member of Christ King Parish. This scholarship is automatic, and there is no need for Christ King students/parishioners to apply for it.
This scholarship is awarded to a current parishioner of St. Anthony on the Lake. Please complete the scholarship application and share achievements and community service experience to be considered for this one-year merit scholarship.
This scholarship is awarded to any 8th-grade student that has participated in a CMH youth program is encouraged to apply for this one-year merit scholarship. Please complete the scholarship application and write a short essay on the impact the program has had on your life.
This is awarded to the student with the highest score in Math section of the CMH placement test to receive this one-year merit scholarship. No application needed.
This is awarded to the student with the highest comprehensive score in verbal, language, and reading sections of the CMH placement test to receive this one-year merit scholarship. No application needed.
STUDENTS MUST TEST AT CMH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ANY OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS LISTED ABOVE. (THIS APPLIES TO THE FALL PLACEMENT TEST DATES.)
Catholic Education Opportunity Award
The Catholic Education Opportunity Award has been created to celebrate CMH’s 75 years of academic excellence in Catholic Education. We know that many Catholic grade school families are not sending their children to Catholic high school. The purpose of this award is to create pathways of continued access to Catholic education in high school. While financial need isn’t a criterion, we aim to assist families who may have previously thought Catholic high school education was out of reach.
This $5,000 award will renew all four years the student attends CMH, equaling a total value of $20,000.
Strongest consideration will be given to students who identify in the following ways:
- The first child in their family to attend a Catholic high school
- Students attending a Catholic grade school
- Families who are active in their Catholic parish
Wisconsin Tax Credit
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue - Schedule PS (Private School) allows parents to deduct up to $10,000 per student in grade 9-12 at a Catholic high school, regardless of income. Parents with students in grades K-8 at a Catholic grade school may deduct up to $4,000. If a student moves from grade 8 to high school in the same tax year, parents may claim both tuition expenses up to $10,000.