Quigley High School freezes tuition

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School tuition is one of those things that is always going up and never coming down. But at Quigley Catholic High School in Baden, there’s a tuition freeze for all students in the graduating classes of 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Yearly tuition has been frozen at $8,500 for Catholic students and $9,500 for non-Catholic students, school officials have announced.

“We have the lowest tuition of all the diocesan schools” in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, said Michael J. Rubino, executive director of advancement at Quigley.

“This tuition freeze allows families to better plan for the future,” states the school's news release.

Financial aid will still be available for families who meet the definition of “need” under the guidelines of the Private School Aid Service. Quigley Catholic also hands out scholarships.

Founded in 1967, the co-educational school on a 23-acre campus currently has 147 students in grades 9-12. That enrollment has remained steady in recent years, Mr. Rubino said. Students come from four counties and over 20 school districts.

Average SAT scores are 1674, which is the highest of all schools in Beaver County, according to the release, with 99 percent of graduates continuing their education. The 40 members of the class of 2013 received an average of $125,000 each in college scholarship offers, totaling $5 million.

Early feedback on the tuition freeze announcement, not surprisingly, “has been definitely positive,” Mr. Rubino said, “from families of current students and from families that are looking at Quigley Catholic.”

Go to www.qchs.org and Facebook for further information.

An open house for perspective students and their families will be March 9 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Linda Wilson Fuoco: lfuoco@post-gazette.com or 412-722-0087.

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