Families are expected to participate in raising funds for the school. Full participation in fundraisers involves the following:
$250 in net proceeds per student each year
For families with two or more students, the minimum required is $475, regardless of how many students are enrolled.
If you would rather not participate in fundraisers, two buyout options are available. The full buyout requires paying your entire fundraising amount at the beginning of the school year. The partial buyout requires paying the deficit at the end of the school year.
One of the ways tuition costs are kept down is by requesting that families participate in the education of their children by serving at VCA. There are many opportunities for service such as joining a committee (hospitality, publicity/marketing, building maintenance, and fundraising), serving lunch, driving for field trips, or office help.
Monthly parent service hours are required as follows:
5 hours per month per family
Single parent home – 3 hours per month per family
You may have a proxy (grandparent, aunt, etc.) fulfill your family’s service hours. If you work additional hours one month, you are able to use the extra for another month in the same school year.
Your time and abilities are greatly appreciated; however, you may choose one of the buyout options rather than serve. The full buyout option for Early Fives, Kindergarten, and single parent families is $135 per year at the beginning of the school year. For 1st through 12th grades, the full buyout is $225 per year. The partial buyout requires paying the deficit at the end of the school year at the rate of $5 per hour.
VCA is dedicated to keeping tuition affordable so anybody can afford to attend (Nearly 50% less than the national average for private schools). Each year VCA gives our thousands of dollars worth of scholarship & discounts. We offer a variety of Scholarship & Discounts to help reduce the cost of tuition and partner with families in achieving a quality, faith-filled education.
Students are considered enrolled for the entire school year; however, if a student is withdrawn at any time before completion of the school year, the tuition is prorated according to school quarters. Enrollment and curriculum fees will not be refunded. No portion of tuition shall be refunded for a student dismissed by expulsion or disciplinary reasons.
Our school provides daily lunch through the Hibbing Public School District’s food service program. Lunch costs $2.40 for elementary and $2.45 for secondary.
Lunches are prepaid only. Students must have money in their school lunch accounts to obtain a meal. Make checks out to INAC then give them to your child’s teacher or to the VCA office, and your account will be credited. To view your lunch account balance, you will need your family ID number which is found on the top right hand corner of your statement and your PIN number which is the last four digits of your phone number. If you have questions about your account, you may contact INAC directly at 218.208.0854.
Free and Reduced Lunch
Your child may qualify for free or reduced-price school lunch. To apply, complete the form below and return it to the VCA office. A new application must be submitted each year. Information provided on the form will be protected as private data.