An Affordable Catholic Education

At St. John Bosco, it is our goal to make Catholic education affordable for all who desire it.

We work individually with each family to help make your child’s education at St. John Bosco a reality. All families are encouraged to apply for financial assistance.

Your options for assistance include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Financial assistance through School Tuition Organizations (STOs) that provide scholarships based on financial need, donor recommended scholarships, or both.
  • Privately funded scholarships.

For a consultation on financial assistance for your family, please contact the admissions office via email or 480-219-4848.

Resources for Financial Assistance

Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA)

With the ESA program, the money that would pay for that student’s education in a neighborhood school follows that student to whichever school the parents choose for their child, including education at home.

ESA dollars cover multiple education expenses such as private school tuition, curricula, educational supplies, tutoring and more.


School Tuition Organizations (STOs)

STOs are non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporations, organized for the sole purpose of obtaining contributions through the state of Arizona’s Tuition Tax Credit Program and then using those contributions to provide scholarships to families who chose to enroll their child in a private school. There are some STOs that provide scholarships based upon donor recommendations. Each family is encouraged to find a few family members, coworkers, or friends who are willing to redirect their tax liability to that particular family’s scholarship fund. Those funds are then made available to assist you with your tuition.


Catholic Education Arizona (CEA)

CEA provides scholarships through the tax credit program for students at St. John Bosco Catholic School and other Diocesan schools. We recommend that all of our families apply for assistance through CEA. Application deadline is April 15th. Apply at

The school code for the online application is 700 and the password is cea700.

Bulldog Referral Program

Families of St. John Bosco Catholic School are the best promoters of Catholic Education and our school community. You are an invaluable asset sharing your personal experience through simple word of mouth to families, neighbors and colleagues. To show our appreciation for your support and to thank you for your trust and confidence, we want to reward you! Your family will receive a $300.00 tuition credit for helping us enroll new families to St. John Bosco! If you know a family who would benefit from a Catholic Education at St. John Bosco, please have them contact the school office to schedule a tour.

Privately-Funded Scholarships

Applicants may apply for specific, donor funded scholarships made available to St. John Bosco students. Restrictions and qualifications for a particular scholarship are determined by the individual donor. As these scholarships become available, an announcement will be made to the community with the specifics of the scholarship award, including how to apply.

Families are also encouraged to search the internet, contact your home parish, Knights of Columbus or local community organizations to determine what other scholarship funds may be available.