St Mary's Church
St. Mary
Church of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin
Valmeyer, Illinois

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Comparison of PSR to Ss Peter & Paul School

Wondering whether to have your child learn about the Catholic faith in PSR class or at Ss Peter & Paul School in Waterloo?

Here is a comparison of the benefits and costs.

PSR at St. Mary SPPS
Student to Teacher Ratio 5:1 average 14:1 average
Teachers Certified in Child Protection Yes Yes
Knowledge of the Catholic Faith Yes Yes
Students Your child interacts with other children in Valmeyer,
giving them long-term roots to the village
Your child interacts with other children in Monroe County
Sacraments Offered Children receive the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation with other Valmeyer Catholic children Children are encouraged to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation at St. Mary
Tuition/Class Fee, per Child per Year $50 $8,275 **
Cost to the Parent, per Child per Year $25 * $3,925 **
Cost to the Parish, per Child per Year $25 * $4,350 **

Parents who wish to enroll their children at St Peter and Paul School are asked to sign the Active Parishioner Declaration Form. The requirements in this form are in addition to the requirements by St Peter and Paul School which are:

Being registered as a parishioner of St Mary

Regular Mass attendance, most commonly recognized through the use of offering envelopes

Stewardship contributions of time, talant, and treasure. Stewardship is recognized through your participation and involvement in the various parish ministries and parish projects as well as through your use of your parish offering envelopes. We ask that you donate a minimum of $10.00 per week to St. Mary Parish.


* Starting with the 2021-2022 academic year, St. Mary
parish will pick up the entire cost of educating your child through PSR.

** See SPPS’s website, www.sppcs.org/admissions-1

The cost of tuition is $8,257. It is on a sliding scale,
with the cost to the family decreasing for each child,
and the cost to St. Mary parish increasing for each child.
The numbers above are for the first child.

St. Mary Church · 101 South Meyer Avenue · Valmeyer, IL 62295 · (618) 935-2247

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