Financial Aid

financial aid

The Archdiocese of Washington works hard to keep Catholic education as affordable as possible.  Part of this effort is the Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program, available to students applying to or currently enrolled in Catholic schools within the Archdiocese.


ADW Assistance

Tuition assistance is available through the Archdiocese of Washington for families of students entering grades K-12.  The tuition assistance application forms can be downloaded from or can be picked up at the front office. All families are encouraged to apply.  This includes students entering Catholic high schools in the fall.


Parish Assistance

Saint Bernadette Parish offers tuition assistance to parents.  Application is provided through the same TADS service that handles school registration and is available online at  You would click on Apply for Tuition Assistance and create your own account.  This is a confidential, third-party process so if you would like Monsignor Smith and Mr. Ewanciw to know any extenuating circumstances, it is helpful to fill out the special letter/paragraph when you are given the opportunity in the application process.  TADS only reports the award amount they calculate, but there may be other circumstances that the application process does not cover for you, which the personal statement can address.  We want to help you, so let us know!


Angel Network Fund

Unforeseen needs may arise at any time for any family. Sometimes the unexpected need may occur at a time when a family cannot financially absorb it. The Angel Network was established for members of the school community to provide confidential, reliable and anonymous support for families who bring this need to the attention of our school principal. This need could range in nature from uniforms, CYO fees, field trip fees or any other expense that a family may incur for their child to participate fully in their St. Bernadette School experience. The recipient of the support does not know the membership of The Angel Network and The Angel Network does not know the identity of the recipient.

Any member of the St. Bernadette community who would like to be an anonymous member of a network of individuals who may be called upon to make financial contributions to meet the need of a St. Bernadette School family. Network members do not know the identity of other network members and do not know the identity of the family in need. Solicitations for support are deployed as raised and needed.