This morning, I sent the letter, below, to parents of current students. Many thanks for reading this. — John Knight
Dear SI Family,
Recently our Board of Regents and our Board of Trustees unanimously approved a 4.1 percent tuition increase for the 2014–2015 academic year. A key priority for our boards and for all of us at SI is the long-term affordability and sustainability of our Jesuit mission. I am most grateful to our Regents, Trustees and my colleagues on the school Leadership Team for their support of this modest tuition increase.
The tuition for the 2014–2015 academic year will be $19,100, which includes registration. While this number represents a significant sum of money, it also speaks to our commitment to control our costs. If you should have any questions about the tuition increase, including any questions related to our tuition or any other financial issue at the school, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I also want to announce a change to our iPad Program; if not for this change, our tuition increase, as well as costs to the school, would have been even higher. We are transitioning this year from the school lease to a model where parents will purchase an appropriate iPad for their student. We are calling this program BYOi – Bring Your Own iPad. Current students need either to purchase their existing iPad for $204 (the price includes sales tax) or return it. Go to http://www.siprep.org/byoi for details.
On behalf of our Regents, Trustees, faculty, staff and administration, I thank you for entrusting us to partner with you in the formation of your child. My prayers and those of the entire SI community are with you.
John M. Knight
President, St. Ignatius College Preparatory