Tuition

We recognize that high school tuition it is a major cost consideration for families, as they prepare to budget for college and other responsibilities. Because we were founded by families, for families, we want to make a Catholic Memorial education affordable for your children.

To be true partners in the education and Catholic faith formation which parents prize, we have created the Family Tuition Plan to make Catholic Memorial more attainable for entire families. No need to apply; the plan is automatic and it is available to all applicants from both supporting and non-supporting parishes. Please note that students must be concurrently enrolled in order to receive the discount.
 

Tuition Tax Deduction

Parents/guardians are eligible for a maximum deduction of $4,000 per child in grades K-8 and $10,000 per child grades 9-12 for eligible payments made during the calendar year, regardless of income. If your student moves from 8th grade to high school in the same tax year you may claim both tuition expenses up to $10,000. The average Wisconsin family will see their taxes cut by around $240 per elementary student and around $600 per high school student. For more information please see: WCRIS Tax Deduction Page and WI Dept of Revenue 2017 Tuition Tax Deduction form
 
CMH-specific information that you will need to complete Schedule PS, Private School Tuition is:
 
Name of School: Catholic Memorial High School of Waukesha, Inc.
Address of school: 601 E College Avenue, Waukesha, WI  53186
Identifying number (FEIN) of school: 39-0964819

Tuition Assistance

Applications will be available in the office beginning in early January. All previous applicants and all incoming freshmen will receive their tuition assistance applications in the mail. Our tuition assistance program is based on individual family need.

CMH sponsors its own tuition assistance based on financial need, as well as accepts students sponsored by the Wisconsin Parental School of Choice Program. Financial need is determined by information provided to an outside evaluating agency. The agency provides Catholic Memorial with an unbiased, fact-based assessment of a family’s financial condition. There is a minimal fee charged by the outside agency for this service.

Financial information that is used to determine financial need:
  • Taxes
  • W-2’s
  • Income, both taxable and non-taxable
  • Assets (home equity, other real estate, savings, stocks, etc.)
  • Number of dependents
  • Marital status
  • Number of children attending tuition-charging schools
  • Medical and dental costs not covered by insurance
  • Unusual expenses such as nursing homes, legal, child support, etc.

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  • Range of Assistance Awarded

    For the 2017-2018 school year, the range of tuition assistance awarded to qualified applicants, per student, was $500-$10,405. Each family is required to contribute at least $1,500 towards tuition.
  • Who May Apply?

    Any current CMH family or any registered incoming freshman family may apply.
  • The Eagle Award - Military Service Scholarship

    In honor of our history and with respect to the service of those who have given so much to our community and our country, beginning in the fall of 2018, Catholic Memorial High School is proud to introduce a new Eagle Award - Military Service Scholarship to students whose family members are veterans or active duty personnel. At Catholic Memorial we understand the price families pay in service to our country. This recognition of that service is a small token of our immense appreciation.

    Qualifying Applicants are:
    • Students of Catholic Memorial High School entering any grade 9-12 beginning with the fall of 2018.
    • Students whose family members who have served or are currently serving in the United States Military. Family member is defined as a biological or adopted member of a family or related through marriage including mother, father, brother, or sister.
    • Students committed to role modeling the eight core values of CMH.
    • Students committed to serving the CMH, the community and God.
    Qualifying students should apply before August 1st of each calendar year to the CMH Admissions Office. Each applicant will be asked to submit a 500-word essay about what service means to them and how they plan to serve their community while attending high school. Up to ten students will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship, renewable for each subsequent year through 12th grade.

    Essays should be mailed to:
    Catholic Memorial High School
    Admissions Office
    601 E College Ave.
    Waukesha, WI 53186
  • Meritorious Scholarships

    The placement test given in November to all 8th grade students interested in attending Catholic Memorial High School will also be used as the basis for determining the Rose and Louis Scrima Scholarship award recipient. The Rose and Louis Scrima Scholarship is worth approximately $1,500 and is renewable for all four years at CMH. 

    Additionally, the Lamberty-Kerrigan Music Scholarship Competition takes place in April/May. Incoming freshmen are invited to compete for the best vocal performance and best instrumental solo performance of a selection taken from the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) solo/ensemble list. The scholarships are $250 each (one for vocal & one for instrumental) and are presented annually to two members of the incoming freshman class.
  • Catholic Personnel Grant

    A parent or legal guardian that is a full-time employee at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee or at an Archdiocesan school or parish is qualified to receive a $4,000 discount on tuition per student. The discount awarded in the Family Tuition Plan does not apply when the Catholic Personnel Grant is used.
  • Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

    If a student resides outside of Milwaukee Public School District and the Racine Unified School District, they are eligible to apply to the WPCP. For the 2018-2019 school year, the family’s adjusted gross income, of a student applying to the WPCP, must be at or below 220% of the federal poverty level (approximately $61,120 for a married couple with two children). For more information please go to https://dpi.wi.gov/sms/choice-programs/student-applications.  
  • Other Organizations

    For outside scholarships, there are a few places you may want to contact. Catholic Financial Life and Catholic Order of Foresters offer scholarships to high school students who are members of their organizations. The cost is minimal to become a member.
If you have additional questions regarding Tuition Assistance or would like to request more information, please contact Julie Lindahl at 262-542-7101 x551 or email.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Catholic Memorial High School of Waukesha, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.

Tuition for the 2018-2019 School Year:

Families of supporting parishes:
  • First child: $11,160
  • Second child: $9,660
  • All other children: $8,160
All other families:
  • First child: $12,310
  • Second child: $10,810
  • All other children: $9,310