Catholic Education is Affordable for All

We know finances can be tough, but don’t let that discourage you from sending your children to private schools in Orlando. Our schools offer various forms of tuition assistance, including scholarship programs, that can assist your family in providing your child with the very best educational opportunity. Please check with you school as to what financial aid programs it accepts.

AAA Scholarship Foundation
The AAA Scholarship Foundation (AAA) provides economic assistance to disadvantaged families and families who have children with disabilities. You will be able to choose the best school for your child. AAA is a private non-profit organization approved by the Florida Scholarship Funding Organization (SFO). The program awards annual scholarships to eligible students to help them attend a private school of their choice. 

Step Up For Students
Step Up For Students (SUFC) provides legislatively-authorized K12 scholarships and support to disadvantaged families. SUFC is a state-approved non-profit scholarship funding organization that helps administer two scholarships for Florida students. 

  • Florida Tax Credit Scholarship: The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship is an income-based scholarship that assists children who come from low-income households. 

McKay Scholarship
The McKay Scholarship is a program for students with disabilities that provides eligible students the opportunity to attend the school of their choice. Students with disabilities include K12 children who are documented as having an intellectual disability; a speech or language impairment; a hearing impairment; a visual impairment a dual sensory impairment; an emotional or behavioral disability; a specific learning disability, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, or developmental aphasia; a traumatic brain injury; a developmental delay; or autism spectrum disorder.

Gardiner Scholarship
The Gardiner Scholarship is a program designed for Florida students in kindergarten through 12th grade, or children ages three or four years old, with one of the following disabilities:

  1. Autism Spectrum Disorder
  2. Down syndrome
  3. Cerebral palsy
  4. Intellectual disability
  5. Prader-Willi syndrome
  6. Spina bifida
  7. For a 35 year old, being a high-risk child
  8. Muscular Dystrophy
  9. Williams syndrome

To participate, you must apply to one of the non-profit scholarship funding organizations that are administering the program.

Voluntary Pre-K Program (VPK)
Did you know Florida was one of the first states to offer free pre-kindergarten for all four-year-olds regardless of family income? The Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Education Program prepares early learners for success in kindergarten and on. Children must live in Florida and be four years old on or before September 1 of the current school year. The program builds a strong foundation for schools using educational material that are geared to various stages in a child’s development.

For more than 50 years, private schools in Orlando have been helping children grow to their fullest potential and become leaders within their communities. We offer unique and dynamic learning environments that engage students and encourage them to become confident and responsible adults. To learn more about what makes us different, contact us today.