Affording SAA-SDS | St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School

Affording SAA-SDS

Think you can’t afford a high-quality private school education?

We offer Variable Tuition that matches your tuition to your family’s unique financial situation.

We believe in the value of a St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School education and are committed to supporting families to make it accessible. In keeping with our mission as the Dominican Community of Schools, we believe an exceptional education should be accessible to all who qualify.

Through our innovative Variable Tuition model, we offer a tuition rate to match a variety of financial situations. Our tuition is not one-size-fits-all, and no family pays 100% of the cost to educate a child. Your Variable Tuition is determined each year, utilizing a third-party provider to help us evaluate your family’s ability to pay.

Our Variable Tuition model can place a St. Agnes-St. Dominic education within your reach! At the Dominican Community of  Schools, we are committed to creating a diverse socio-economic education community where everyone feels they belong.

The following examples were created for illustrative purposes only and are not meant to represent actual SAA-SDS families, past or present.

Case Study 1: Irene is a single parent with a daughter coming from a Jubilee School.

• Irene earns $40,000
• Her daughter is in Jr. Kindergarten
• Irene’s Variable Tuition is ten monthly payments of $400.

Case Study 2: Edgar and Jasmine have a son in 5th grade and a daughter in 6th grade.

• Together they earn $250,000
• Robert and Sara’s Variable Tuition is ten monthly payments of $1,440 per child.

Case Study 3: James is a single parent with a daughter in the 8th grade.

• James is earning $80,000
• James’ Variable Tuition for Junior High is ten monthly payments of $778.

Case Study 4: André and Nia have two daughters in the Upper School

• Together they earn $110,000
• André and Nia’s Variable Tuition is ten monthly payments of  $894 per child.
• After speaking with the Admissions Team, they plan to move their 5th-grade son to St. Dominic next year. Their Variable Tuition will decrease for each child when their son is enrolled.

Because every family’s unique financial situation is different, to determine a Variable Tuition rate, you must submit your financial information using the FACTS Assessment.

Create a Variable Tuition Application Here

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Tennessee's Education Savings Account (ESA) Program

If passed, St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School will participate in the Tennessee Education Savings Account (ESA) program. The ESA is planned to launch for the 2020-21 school year in Davidson and Shelby counties. With the ESA program, eligible students assigned to schools in Davidson County, Shelby County, or the Achievement School District can use state and local Basic Education Program (BEP) funds toward expenses, such as tuition or fees, at participating private schools. Find out more by clicking on the links below.

More Information about ESA

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Still think you can’t afford a St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School education?
Think again!

Contact our admissions office to learn more. or 901-435-5819.


Your family pays Variable Tuition based on your family’s ability to pay using financial information you provide.
A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances qualify for Variable Tuition. Many factors are evaluated, including income, assets, unusual expenses and family size.
No. Every family is required to make a financial investment in their child’s education. Our commitment to providing Variable Tuition means that we are sharing in that investment with you.
No. Admission applications and Variable Tuition applications are evaluated separately, and an application for Variable Tuition has no bearing on the admission process.
Deadlines for the 2020–2021 school year
• Currently enrolled SAA-SDS student: November 2 - December 4, 2020
• New applicants for admission: December 1, 2020 – February 1, 2021.
Yes. You must apply for Variable Tuition each year as our tuition determination is based on your current financial situation.
Yes. We offer three options to pay tuition: a one-time payment, two semi-annual payments, or a ten-month payment plan. Billing questions should be directed to Martha Stewart at 901-435-5845 or
Once you have submitted an application for admission, you are eligible to apply for Variable Tuition using the FACTS Assessment. Based on the information submitted, FACTS provides the school with an assessment of your ability to pay for educational expenses. The school’s Business Office will notify you of your Variable Tuition amount.



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Contact our admissions office to learn more. or 901-435-5819.


Create a Variable Tuition Application Here

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