Tuition for one child for the 2016-2017 school year will be $12,675, a 3% increase over the previous year, which has held steady for ten years. Contact our Admissions Office for more information concerning our multiple-child tuition incentives.
Approx. % of Incentive
$ of Incentive
Total Tuition 2016-17
Tuition is fee inclusive and includes the following:
- Technology fee
- Text books
- Activity Fees
- Educational Materials
- Summer Math Materials
- Services in the McAuley Learning Center
- Initial School Stationery
- Standardized Testing
- Sacramental Program Fees
- Kindergarten and Eighth Grade Graduation Fees
- School Photograph and Class Photo per student
- Yearbook for each family
- Transportation and Admission Fees for a Class Field Trip (excluding 8th grade)
- Instructional Sports
The only exception are team sports fees which are paid by junior varsity and varsity athletes.
Gwynedd-Mercy Academy offers an installment payment plan as an alternative to the traditional lump payments. Utilizing the services of HES (highereducationservices.org), parents and guardians may elect to budget all or a portion of the tuition over 2 payments, 4 payments or 10 payments (July-April). The monthly payment may be paid by check, money order or pre-authorized debit from checking or savings account. For information on plan enrollment, please contact our Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GMA has an excellent before- and after-school extended day program available for students. Click here for more information on our CARES program.
Financial Aid Philosophy
The mission of Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary (GMA) is to provide an enriched educational experience, inspired by the vision of Catherine McAuley, through which students are called to service and leadership in the global community. Catherine McAuley’s vision includes a goal to provide access to quality education to children. This vision inspires all aspects of school life, including the financial aid application and allocation process.
Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary recognizes that it takes significant resources to recruit the best faculty, keep class sizes small, have outstanding technology and beautiful facilities, and, most importantly, to enroll exceptional students. It is the goal of Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary to ensure that the school maintains a well-qualified student body from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. We seek to enroll students of strong academic potential and good character, with diverse talents, and varied interests. GMA has developed a strong financial aid program to support these goals.
Financial assistance is considered on an annual basis for families who demonstrate financial need, defined as the difference between a family's resources and the child's tuition expenses. Aid is limited by the funds available. Financial assistance must be reapplied for each year.
For more details, on how to apply and how much assistance families can receive, click here to go to our Financial Assistance page.