Frequently Asked Questions


What is a hybrid school?

A hybrid or university model school combines homeschooling with traditional classroom instruction. At St. Benedict's, students will attend school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and receive instruction from their parents at home on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Hybrid schools allow ample time for family to be together and for parents to be involved in their children's education, while still providing the benefits of formal classroom instruction with trained teachers.

What is classical education?

Classical education is the study of the cultures, languages, and history of Western Civilization, from the Ancient Greeks and Romans, through Christendom of the Middle Ages, up to its transmission through England to the United States. Latin, history, and the great books and works of the West are core subjects. All subjects are taught in relationship to one another and to Christ, who is both the source and unifier of all knowledge.

What is the tuition cost?

Pre-K tuition is $600. The tuition for grades K-8 is $800. The high school courses cost $400 per course or $2400 for the full curriculum (7 courses).

How much does the curriculum cost?

The curriculum cost varies by grade, but will generally amount to $300-900. With some effort on the parents' part, used curriculum can be acquired at a much lower cost through book selling forums such as cathswap.

Are scholarships available?

Limited financial aid is available. Please contact Kathleen Tully for more information:

(360) 941-2329

How long is the school day?

The school day begins at 8:30am with mass. Classes run from 9am-1:30pm.

When is the first day of class?

The first day of class will be on Monday, August 7.

Do the students wear uniforms?

Yes. Uniforms decrease distraction and foster neatness and modesty in students. Please see our Uniform page for details.