Officials from The Catholic High School of Baltimore, an all-girls school in East Baltimore, announced Jan. 18 an implementation of a tuition guarantee program that will maintain rates for families.
Incoming freshmen and all incoming classes afterward, will have the same tuition during all four years at Catholic High. Current students will see an increase “this year,” before staying at the same rate for the duration of their schooling, according to a school spokeswoman.
The program goes into effect next school year, according to a news release, which also said that the move was made as a result of the current economic climate. The school’s board of trustees unanimously approved the new tuition model, which Catholic High billed as one of the first of its kind in the country. The move aims to quell fears of rising tuition costs.
Catholic High president Barbara Nazelrod said, “Although families have come to expect annual tuition fluctuations from private educational institutions, we are sensitive to the fact that household budgets are being designed around the current economic climate. We analyzed our present and future resources and felt confident in creating this unique offer to demonstrate our compassion for the investment that families are making toward their daughters’ educational future.”
Catholic High has been open since 1939 and is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia.