Is SPB accredited?
All Catholic schools located in the Diocese of Cleveland are chartered through the state of Ohio, maintained through the Ohio Catholic Accrediting Association (OCSAA).
Can we visit the school?
We welcome you to visit our school and take a tour of the facilities. Please call the office at 440-442-6766 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment in advance. If your child is interested in spending the day at our school (grades 1-8), please make arrangements with the office.
What is the application process?
We offer a “Sneak Peek” at the end of January for interested students in K-8. The Sneak Peek offers parents an opportunity for a school tour, a question and answer session, and light refreshments. In February/March, parents of interested students in grades 1-8 can schedule a meeting with the principal during which you will receive an explanation of the Application Information Packet and tour of the school. This typically lasts one hour. If you are interested in having your child shadow for the day, arrangements can be made for that day. Submit the completed application form with a $200 per student application fee which is non-refundable. This fee is required for all students and is applied toward the technology program and playground supervision fees. Open registration is completed following in-school registration.
What is your enrollment?
Our current enrollment is 428 students in Preschool through grade 8. We have 368 students in kindergarten through grade 8.
What is a typical class size?
The average class size for preschool is 12-15 students. The average class size is 21 students in grades K-8 with two classes per grade level.
What is the school’s curriculum?
The school’s curriculum is based on the curriculum of the Diocese of Cleveland. The curriculum for the Diocese of Cleveland flows from the philosophy and goals of Catholic education, infuses the Social Justice Teachings of the Church, the Rights of Children, Catholic faith and values, and are aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards and the Common Core State Standards. The Diocesan curriculum is approved by the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association and by the Ohio Department of Education.
What are the school hours?
Our school day is 8:05 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Students may enter their classrooms starting at 7:45 a.m.
What is the cost of tuition?
Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year for parishioners is $4,400 for kindergarten through eighth grades with a $200 non-refundable application fee. Tuition for non-parishioners is $5,900 with a $200 non-refundable application fee.
How is tuition paid?
There are three tuition plans available:
- Plan A–pay full tuition by July 1
- Plan B–pay half tuition in July and half in January
- Plan C–10 monthly payments, August through May, paid through FACTS Tuition Management. There is a $45 enrollment fee if you choose to pay tuition through the FACTS program.
Is financial aid available?
Financial aid is available by applying through FACTS, a new program being offered by the Diocese of Cleveland. Saint Paschal Baylon uses the G.I.F.T.S. (Giving is Fundamental to Success) program to further assist those who apply for diocesan aid.
Where do we purchase school uniforms?
Uniforms should be purchased at Schoolbelles. They can be purchased online or in person at the Richmond Heights location
Do you have a before/after school program?
Yes, we offer a Before Care program and an Extended Day program. The Before Care program opens at 7:00 a.m. The cost is $5.00 for one child, $8.00 for two children, or $12.00 for three children. Our Extended Day program hours are 2:30 – 6:00 p.m. The cost is $5.00 per hour, per child. A $4.00 per hour rate will be charged for the second child, and a $3.00 per hour for all others. If you only need morning care, the enrollment fee, is $25.00. The enrollment fee for the Extended Day program is $45.00. If your child is enrolled in the Extended Day Program, he or she can attend Before Care without a new enrollment fee.
Is there a hot lunch program?
We have a hot lunch program available to students each school day through Mayfield Food/Nutrition Services. Lunches are prepared on site in our kitchen. The cost of lunch is $2.85. Milk is also available to our students at a cost of $44.50 for the year.
Is bus transportation available?
For the 2018-2019 school year, bus transportation is available for students who live in the Mayfield, South Euclid-Lyndhurst, Richmond Heights, and Willoughby-Eastlake school districts. Please contact your school district’s transportation department for specific areas covered.
How is technology integrated at SPB?
Technology is integrated throughout the school. Our school campus is wireless, and each classroom is equipped with a SMART Board. In addition to our computer lab with desktop computers, we have a 1:1 Chromebook program for our sixth through eighth grade students with each student assigned a Chromebook to use both at home and at school. We also have four carts of Chromebooks, and five carts of iPads available for students to use. We know that technology evolves at a rapid pace, and our mission is to stay current and prepare our students with 21st century skills.
What extracurricular activities are offered?
Students have the opportunity to participate in various sports through CYO (Catholic Youth Organization), including tackle football, flag football, soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, baseball, softball, and track. Academic extracurricular activities include Student Council, Power of the Pen, STEM Club, Science Olympiad, Science Fair, Mad Science, Lego Club, GCCTM Math Competition, Catholic Math League, Brain Brawl, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Instrumental Music, Young Rembrandts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Safety Patrol, Ski Club, and Girls on the Run.
How can parents get involved?
There are many opportunities for parents to get involved in the life of the school, including classroom volunteers, field trip chaperones, playground supervisors, lunch servers, and more! In addition we have a very active and supportive School Advisory Council, PTO, Ladies Guild, and Athletic Association that meet monthly.
Where do SPB students go to high school?
The majority of our graduates attend local Catholic high schools – Beaumont, Benedictine, Gilmour, Lake Catholic, NDCL, St. Edward, and St. Ignatius, and Villa-Angela St. Joseph. We also have students that attend private schools as well as local public high schools, many of whom are accepted into gifted/talented, International Baccalaureate, and other accelerated programs.