St. Mary School is financially independent from the Diocese of Oakland and operates as  a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization.

We are grateful for the gifts of Financial Support and Involvement that ensure St. Mary School can continue to fulfill our mission.

While tuition covers the majority of the operating expenses, your gift means St. Mary School will not only be able to s  Like most private schools, St. Mary School cannot operate on tuition alone.  Our funding model combines tuition and charitable donations not only balance our operating budget but upport immediate needs and strategic initiatives, but also ensures the future health and wellbeing of the institution

Historically, St. Mary School has embraced this model of tuition + donations for two reasons: 


1.     It allows St. Mary School to maintain a healthy enrollment by keeping tuition as low as possible.
2.     It enables families to receive a charitable tax deduction for a portion of the cost of their child’s education.

In addition to financial support, parent involvement is important to our mission.  Parental involvement supports the many classroom activities, as well as ensures the tremendous success of the annual auction. 

When parents give the gift of their time, they provide countless opportunities to the students of St. Mary School.