Admissions

Tuition


Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year is $14,353. Parking, iPads and athletic fees are additional. A non-refundable deposit of $400, which is applied to the following year’s tuition, is required at registration.

At the February meeting of the Board of Trustees of Saint Viator High School, the Board approved a tuition increase of $281 (2%), establishing a base tuition for the 2019-2020 school year at $14,353. Please see the 2019-2020 Tuition Addendum for additional programs and fees.

TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM


Saint Viator High School has consistently increased the amount of financial assistance available to those whose financial aid application demonstrates need. Student awards have been significantly increased to a more meaningful level.

School Year Individuals Receiving Aid Aid Awarded
2008-2009 226 $898,559
2009-2010 279 $1,122,139
2010-2011 278 $1,231,278
2011-2012 278 $1,289,053
2012-2013 283 $1,342,106
2013-2014 287 $1,409,883
2014-2015 281 $1,414,395
2015-2016 272 $1,480,325
2016-2017 277 $1,592,675
2017-2018 280 $1,617,979
2018-2019 293 $1,795,981
 
Please contact Mrs. Nora Boka for more information.

The following forms must be completed in order to apply for scholarships and/or grants with the exception of the Saint Viator Scholar and the Kenneth M. Bonder Memorial Leadership scholarships. The Saint Viator Scholar scholarship is automatically awarded to incoming freshmen that score in either the 98th or 99th national percentile on the placement exam. The Kenneth M. Bonder Memorial Leadership Scholarship is awarded to each Inter-Class Council Co-President during his/her senior year. The other scholarships and grants are awarded to those individuals whose financial aid form demonstrates financial need.


TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR:

Deadline for current students, Class of 2021, 2022 and 2023 is March 1, 2020.

Deadline for incoming freshmen, Class of 2024 is November 15, 2019.

TUITION ASSISTANCE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Please maintain copies of all submissions for your records.


ADDITIONAL TUITION ASSISTANCE:

These forms of tuition assistance do not require completion of the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment Application.
  • Catholic Educator Tuition Discount
    Catholic school and parish educators may be eligible to receive a discount on their student's tuition.
    • Complete and submit this form to:
      Mrs. Cathy Abrahamian
      Saint Viator High School
      1213 E. Oakton St.
      Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5099
  • Tuition Discount for Large Families 
    A family who has three or more students attending Saint Viator in a given year is eligible for this discount.
    • Complete and submit this form to:
      Mrs. Cathy Abrahamian
      Saint Viator High School
      1213 E. Oakton St.
      Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5099
 

Scholarship & Grants

List of 6 items.

  • Academic-Based Grants

    Br. Leo V. Ryan, C.S.V. Memorial Grant — $2,000 Endowed by the family and friends of Br. Leo V. Ryan, C.S.V., the first President of Saint Viator High School, to honor and remember him for his dedication to Saint Viator High School and to the education of youth. Preference given to minority students. (three awards/renewable) 

    Rev. Jim Johnston ’77 Grant — $1,250 to $1,500 Established in 1996 by classmates and a group of fellow clergymen known as the Runnin’ Revs basketball team to honor the memory of Rev. Jim Johnston, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and a 1977 graduate of Saint Viator High School. (one award/renewable) 

    Eileen J. Manno Grant — $1,000 to $1,250 Established in 1997 by the friends of Eileen Manno to honor her for her many years of service to Saint Viator High School, particularly as counselor and friend. (limited number/renewable) 

    Rev. Thomas R. von Behren, C.S.V. Grant — Up to $5,000 Established by the Parents’ Club in 2005 to honor Rev. Thomas R. von Behren, C.S.V., former President and Principal of Saint Viator High School. Awarded to an above-average junior or senior whose family is experiencing financial difficulty and who desires to return to Saint Viator. Requires a counselor recommendation. (one award) 

    Rev. Robert M. Egan, C.S.V. Grant — Up to $5,000 Established by the Parents’ Club in 2013 to honor Rev. Robert M. Egan, C.S.V., President of Saint Viator High School from 2005 to 2013. Awarded to a student who demonstrates the spirit of service that reflects Fr. Egan’s commitment to making service to others an integral component of a Viatorian education. Requires a counselor recommendation. (one award) 

    Elizabeth Faul Memorial Grant — Up to $5,000 Established by the Faul/Bidwill families in memory of their daughter Elizabeth “Lizzy” Faul, Saint Viator Class of 1988. Awarded once every four years to an incoming freshman who has demonstrated academic ability and is renewable each of the following three years. (one award/renewable) 

    Frances A. Romano Memorial Scholarship — Up to $4,000 Established by the Romano family in memory of their mother to honor her unwavering commitment to faith and family, and her endless support of future generations as they work to achieve their full potential in developing their God-given talents and gifts. Awarded to an incoming freshman or current student who has maintained a minimum “B” average in 7th or 8th grade or throughout his/her years at Saint Viator and has provided significant service to others in his/her church or community. (one award/renewable) 

    Lori Lynch Memorial Scholarship — $3,000 to $4,000 Established in memory of Mrs. Lori Lynch, Director of Ministry of Care at St. Alphonsus Liguori Church, Prospect Heights. Awarded to a student with at least a “B” average in the previous two semesters. (one award/renewable) 

    Thomas J. Gildea Memorial Scholarship — $3,000 Established by the Gildea family in memory of their husband/father Thomas J. Gildea to recognize and honor his commitment to the faith-based education of our youth. Awarded once every four years to an incoming freshman who has maintained a minimum “B” average in 7th and 8th grades. Renewable provided recipient maintains a “B” average and is involved in at least one co-curricular activity, program or ministry. (two awards/renewable) 

    Mike Spellman '82 Memorial Scholarship — $2,000 to 2,500 Established by the Spellman family and friends in 2015 to carry on Mike's love for Saint Viator. Awarded annually to a student with good academic standing and significant involvement in volunteer activities. (one award) 

    Br. Robert C. Ruhl, C.S.V. Memorial Scholarship — $2,000 Established in 2008 by students, alumni, parents, colleagues, friends and family in memory of Br. Robert C. Ruhl, C.S.V., a beloved Viatorian teacher who taught English at Saint Viator High School for nearly 37 years. He inspired countless students in literature, composition and life lessons. Awarded to a student with at least a “B” average in English studies. (one award/renewable) 

    Kenneth P. Dunlavy, Sr. Memorial Scholarship — $1,000 to $2,000 Established by Sean Dunlavy to recognize and honor his father for his commitment to faith-based education of our youth. Awarded to a student who maintains a “B” or better grade point average and who is providing significant service to others in his/her Church or community. (one award/renewable) 

    Brennan Brothers Grant — $1,000 to $2,000 Established by the family of the grandson/grandnephew of James and Joseph Brennan to honor their memory. Joseph had sacrificed and secretly subsidized his brother James’ tuition at the former Saint Viator Academy. Awarded to a student with an above-average academic record and excellent discipline record. (one award/renewable)
     
  • Alumni-Based Grants

    Patrick M. Mahoney Alumni Grant — Up to $4,000 Established in 1988 by the Alumni Association to honor Patrick M. Mahoney for his continued dedication and service to Saint Viator High School. Awarded to an incoming freshman boy who has maintained a minimum “C” average in 7th and 8th grades, taken the Saint Viator Entrance Exam, and is the child of a Saint Viator or Sacred Heart of Mary alum. (one award/renewable) 

    Sr. Columba Kavanagh Alumni Grant — Up to $4,000 Established by the alumnae  of Sacred Heart of Mary High School in memory of Sister Columba, second Principal of Sacred Heart. Awarded to an incoming freshman girl who has maintained a minimum“C” average in 7th and 8th grades, taken the Saint Viator Entrance Exam, and is the child of a Saint Viator or Sacred Heart of Mary alum. (one award/renewable) 

    James T. Bristol III Alumni Grant ’73 — Up to $4,000 Established by the Alumni Association in honor of James T. Bristol ’73, Erdmann Award winner and past President of the Alumni Association and Saint Viator Board of Trustees. Award considers academic abilities. Recipient must be a child of a Saint Viator or Sacred Heart of Mary alum. (one award/renewable) 

    Rev. Robert J. Loftus Grant — $500 to $1,000 Established in 1995. Must be a student from St. Raymond Parish. (limited number/renewable)
  • Ancestry-Based Grant

    Irish Fellowship Grant — $500 to $1,000 Established by the Irish Fellowship Educational and Cultural Foundation. Awarded annually to a student of Irish ancestry. Requires documentation that the applicant has at least two grandparents or great grandparents from the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. (limited number/renewable)
  • Non-Financial Based Grants

    Saint Viator Scholar — $1,000 to $2,000 Automatically awarded to incoming freshmen who score either in the 98th or 99th percentile on the Entrance Exam. Does not require completion of Student Aid Form. (limited number/non-renewable) 

    Kenneth M. Bonder Memorial Leadership Scholarship — $1,000 Established in 2010 by the Bonder family in memory of their husband/father, a parent of two Saint Viator alumni and past Saint Viator Board of Trustee member. Ken believed that the student council co-presidents truly represent the leadership qualities and dedication to academic excellence that reflects the mission of Saint Viator. Automatically awarded to each Inter-Class Council Co-President at the beginning of his/her senior year. Does not require completion of Student Aid Form. (two awards/non-renewable)
     
  • Single Parent Household Grants

    James F. Kellner Grant — $1,500 to $2,000 Established by the Kellner family in memory of their brother/son James F. Kellner, Class of 1979. Awarded to a student from a single-parent household. (one award/renewable) 

    Alicia & Harry AuBuchon Grant — $500 to $1,000 Established by Pat Covey and “Mickey” Robertson, honoring Alicia and Harry AuBuchon. Awarded to a student from a single-mother household. (one award/renewable)
     
  • Special Circumstances Grants

    Special Circumstances Grants are awarded in the event of unexpected financial difficulty once the school year has begun. Contact the Controller any time after the start of the school year to discuss your situation if assistance becomes necessary. 

    Parents’ Club Grant — Up to $5,000 Established by the Parents’ Club in 2013 to honor the Viatorian mission of meeting the educational and spiritual needs of young people. Awarded to a student whose family experiences financial difficulty after the school year has begun. (limited number/emergency grant) 

    Kathryn Schafer Grant — $1,000 to $2,000 Established in 2002 to honor Kathryn Schafer, an alumni mother and a former teacher at St. Alphonsus Liguori School. Awarded to an upperclassman whose family is experiencing serious financial difficulty. (junior/seniors only/emergency grant) 

    Tim Halpin Memorial Grant — $1,000 to $2,000 Established in 2010 in loving memory of Timothy J. Halpin ’90 by his family, classmates and friends. Awarded to a student whose family requires tuition assistance due to a job loss, death, illness, etc. (limited number/emergency grant) 

    Rev. Patrick Render, C.S.V. Grant — $1,000 Established in 1993 by the Edmond Shanahan family to honor Fr. Render, C.S.V., former teacher, Dean, Principal and President, for his many years of service to Saint Viator. Awarded to a student whose family requires tuition assistance due to a job loss, death, illness, etc. (limited number/emergency grant) 

    Robert C. Artman Grant — $500 to $1,000 Established in 1999 by the Saint Viator High School Athletic Club to honor the memory of Robert Artman, Athletic Director for Saint Viator High School. Awarded to a senior whose family requires tuition assistance due to a job loss, death, illness, etc. (seniors only/emergency grant) 

Saint Viator High School

Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.