In their monthly meeting last week, the Board of Directors set the new tuition rates for the 2019-2020 academic year. The main concern for Mrs. Zuschlag and the Board is to find the balance between maintaining the academy’s financial viability while keeping tuition affordable. The Board took into account that the actual average cost per child is well over $7,500. We rely heavily on the fundraisers and outside sources of income to keep our tuition affordable. Having said that, our operating costs continue to rise as a result of many factors, including increased insurance expenses, costs of supplies, digital subscriptions, textbooks, yearly rent to the parish to use the school building, facility improvements and utilities.
Taking all of this into account, the Board of Directors has increased the tuition rates $100 per child , $10 per month, for the upcoming school year. A tuition schedule with all the rates can be found by clicking the link below.
We will once again be using FACTS Tuition Management as our tuition collection company. As your re-registration becomes final, you will be automatically rolled over in FACTS to the 2019-2020 academic year. Please note that last year, the Diocese of Brooklyn covered the per family administrative cost for FACTS, in the upcoming year, each family who uses a 10 month payment plan will be charged a one-time fee of $45, if your family opts to pay the tuition in full in July, the fee will be reduced to $15.
As a reminder there are some financial aid opportunities available through the Diocese of Brooklyn. Please go to futuresineducation.0rg to complete an application.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Just in time for the Christmas shopping season, OLQMCA has completed the process of approval to be an Amazon Smile charity. Amazon Smile will donate a portion of each sale to OLQMCA. You may use your existing Amazon account. Just log in to Amazon Smile for each purchase and designate Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Academy as your charity. For your convenience, you can use the link below.
Amazon Smile Link
On Saturday, October 13, 2018 we celebrated the 90th Anniversary of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School/Catholic Academy with tours, Mass and a dinner/dance at The West Side Tennis Club. Pictures will be posted soon of the event, but here is a link to the front page article of the Forest Hills Times detailing the day!
Forest Hills Times
Although we are all excited to enjoy the rest and relaxation that comes with summer vacation, there are a few important things that need to be done to get ready for the next school year.
By now, all families should have received important information from our new tuition company FACTS Management. Please look for the email dated June 1, 2018 which requires that families designate a payment option for the new school year. If, after checking your spam folder, you have not received the email, please contact Mrs. McKoy at 718-263-2622 so that she can insure that the email gets to you. We will no longer be using Smart Tuition so please make sure that any automatic payments are redirected to FACTS. All the perinent information is included in the original email from FACTS.
Secondly, many students, based on their age AND their distance from school may be eligible for either a Metrocard OR Yellow Bus service. If you are interested in applying for either of these programs and your child will be going into Kindergarten to 8th Grade (Yellow Bus is K-6), please click the link below and complete the form. Please know that your acceptance into either of these programs is STRICTLY monitored by the Department of Transportation and the Department of Education. You can find the eligibility requirements for the Yellow Bus by clicking this link: http://www.optnyc.org/ServicesAndEligibility/getransportation.htm . Eligibility requirements for the Metrocard program are listed at the following link: http://www.optnyc.org/ServicesAndEligibility/metrocards.htm . We have no leeway in assinging either Metrocards or Bus Stops, we may only follow the decisions made by the agencies.
Metrocards will be distributed the first week of school and the process of assigning bus stops will take about 2 weeks into September to be finalized. Even if your child has already received a Metrocard or is using the Yellow Bus, please click the link below to apply.
If you have any transportation questions, please contact Mrs. Scapp at 718-263-2622 or email@example.com.
Enjoy the summer months and all they have to offer.
Click the document below to get the latest update on the Strategic Planning Process
Update on Strategic Planning Process_Feb_25_2018
The Financial Aid Application portal has opened. All parents who would like to apply for financial aid please go to the Tuition and Financial Aid tab above. There are instructions for returning students and new students. The deadline for returning students is March 30, 2018 and the deadline for new students is April 30, 2018.