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Position Available at OMPH Catholic School: Kindergarten Teacher Aide and Lunchroom Monitor – 5 days per week; 6 hours per day, when school is in session. Responsibilities include assisting the Kindergarten teacher with classroom activities (singing included) as needed, support the teacher with routine classroom tasks as needed, assist individual children as needed, and supervise all OMPH students in the lunchroom during all lunch periods. It is expected that the successful applicant will abide by all that is set forth in the teacher contract, the Diocesan Policy Book, the Faculty Handbook, assigned duties and classroom responsibilities, and will review the Parent Handbook and Emergency Operations Plan. Qualifications: Must have a high school diploma; a Bachelor or Associates degree is preferable; strict confidentiality working in a school environment is required; strong management & discipline skills with Kindergarten through 8th grade students; must enjoy children of all ages. If interested, please submit a letter of interest along with a resume by Wednesday July 10th to OMPH School office (office@omph.org), 330 Church Ave., Ephrata, PA 17522, Attention: Principal.

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Tuition and Fee Schedule – 2019-2020 Academic Year

 Registration and Tuition—Grades Kindergarten through 8

Registration Fee              $90.00 per family (if paid on or before January 23, 2019)

Registration Fee            $120.00 per family (returning families – if paid after January 23, 2019)

                                                            2019-2020 School Year  

Tuition – First Child                            $3,700.00 ($3850-$150 per child Development discount for 2019-2020)
Tuition – Second Child                      $3,300.00 ($3450-$150 per child Development discount for 2019-2020)
Tuition – Third Child                          $3,050.00 ($3200-$150 per child Development discount for 2019-2020)
Tuition – Fourth Child                         No Charge
Non-Catholic Tuition                         $4,500.00 ($4650-$150 per child Development discount for 2019-2020)

Our tuition fee is all encompassing – there are no additional fees for the tablets and supplies provided to the students, no fees attached to our academic clubs, no mandated service hours for playground duty and no mandated level of participation in the Scrip program. 

Early Education Program

Registration Fee                                                     $45.00 per family
K-3 (Three year old program)                           $1,125.00 per child  (2 days/week)
K-4 (Four year old program)                             $1,650.00 per child  (3 days/week)
 
After School Program:  3:00 – 5:30 PM

Registration Fee                                                     $15.00 per family
Daily Enrollment Fee                                              $10.00 per child, per day

Preschool Munch Bunch:  10:45 – 2:45 PM

Registration Fee                                                    $15.00 per family
First hour (lunch provided)                                    $6.50
Each additional hour                                              $4.50  per hour

OMPH School Referral Program

Financial Aid

Tuition scholarships are available to qualifying families who apply through FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment.  The Diocese of Harrisburg Neumann Scholarship Foundation, funded through Pennsylvania’s Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC), provides assistance to qualifying families. Scholarships are also available through the George and Mary Kremer Foundation to families meeting the economic guidelines.  All families, regardless of income, are eligible to participate in the Student Support Scholarship program funded through participation in the scrip and gift card program. Catholic families may be eligible to receive additional financial support through funds made available by Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Saint James, and Our Lady of Lourdes parishes.

Tuition Payment Management & Plans

NEW 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR:  We are switching our tuition payment agreements from FACTS to Simple Tuition Solutions (STS). In years past, you have received your tuition agreement via U.S. postal mail. However, this year it will all be done online. ALL financial scholarship assistance amounts from various sources will be listed on the invoices provided through STS. All OMPH families must create an account, and then wait for verification by OMPH Catholic School before tuition amounts and financial assistance awards will be available for viewing. Families who created an STS account last year (2018) for BRAVO can click the link and simply click on “Already Have an Account” or “Login” in the top Right hand corner. When setting up your account, four options are available for payment.

Option 1: Full payment due on August 1st of current school year.

Option 2: Two payments, half of tuition payment due August 1st, and balance due February 1st of current school year.

Option 3: Four quarterly payments due August 1st, November 1st, February 1st, and May 1st of current school year. (There is an additional payment plan fee for this option.)

Option 4: Ten monthly payments due on the 1st of each month beginning August 1st through May 1st. (There is an additional payment plan fee for this option.)

We will also be using our STS account for the After School Program as well as Munch Bunch Enrichment Program. Please click here for more information on setting up your STS tuition payment management account.

Unique School Link: https://app.simpletuitionsolutions.org/register?sc=20614

Is the registration fee included in the tuition amount?

The registration fee is separate from the tuition amount and is non-refundable. This fee is the cost of processing and scheduling students. The registration fee for families currently enrolled is $90 per family if paid on or before January 23, 2019 The registration fee is $120.00 if a family currently enrolled registers after the deadline. Registration is not considered complete until this fee is paid.

Pennsylvania will follow the Federal tax legislation signed into law on December 22, 2017, which includes several new provisions related specifically to 529 plan accounts, beginning with the 2018 tax year:

  • Account owners can use assets to pay for qualified K-12 expenses up to $10,000 per year, per student.
  • Account owners can treat K-12 withdrawals as qualified education expenses with respect to federal tax and PA PIT purposes.
  • Account owners can roll over 529 plans to Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) savings plans (an IRC Section 529A plan), up to the ABLE annual contribution limit as determined under IRC Section 2503(B). However, a taxpayer may not claim a deduction for the rollover amount on their PA-40 return.

Once again the Pennsylvania tax law follows the Federal tax law, the same as before, and allows the deduction for the expanded 529 plans.  For more information, please see https://revenue-pa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3399/kw/529%20withdrawals/session/L3RpbWUvMTUxODYzOTc2MS9zaWQvWXBpQnJqRm4%3D.

Please feel free to share this information and contact the Development Office with any questions.