Bishop Ryan P. Jimenez (right), who is the corporate sole of Mount Carmel School, Inc., meets with school president, Galvin Deleon Guerrero, in front of the school’s mural honoring the founders of the school, Father Arnold Bendowski and the sisters of the Mercedarian Missionaries of Berriz.

Mount Carmel School will keep current tuition rates for upcoming school year

In preparations for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year, Mount Carmel School’s leadership recently agreed to hold tuition and fees at their current rates.

After discussing the issue with Bishop Ryan Jimenez, who serves as the corporate sole of the school, and the school’s Board of Directors, school president, Galvin Deleon Guerrero, shared that the school wanted to continue helping parents afford a quality Catholic education. He said, “Since the rising values of local real estate is raising the cost of living on island, we wanted to help returning parents keep their kids at the school, as well as encourage parents who are looking to transfer their kids to Mount Carmel.”

The school also announced the continuation of incentives that were offered this past 2016-2017 school year. The first incentive is an Early Bird Registration Fee. normally $400 per child, parents who pay the registration fee by May 1 will get a 50% discount on the fee, at only $200 per child.

The school will also continue family discounts for families that enroll more than one child. Families with two children can avail of a $600 discount for the second child, families with three children can avail of a $1,000 discount for the third child, and families with four children can avail of a $1,500 discount for the fourth child.

In addition, the school will once again offer up to $750 per student in scholarships and financial aid for qualified students. Scholar- ship and Financial Aid application forms will be available on May 31.

With these incentives and growing interest in the school, the school is anticipating an enrollment increase, consistent with enrollment trends for the past few years. Deleon Guerrero, noted that the enrollment increased from around 250 in 2012 to a current enrollment of over 500. Regarding the increase, he said, “We have taken steps to accommodate the increase by hiring additional teachers, allowing us to keep teacher-to-student ratios optimal for student learning.” He added, “We will, likewise, do the same for the upcoming school year to uphold the highest standards of educational quality for our students.”

The school also announced that its online admissions portal is up and running for families that want to enroll their children for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. The portal is available through the school’s website, The $50 application fee per child is waived for each application submitted online using the ad- missions portal.

To learn more about enroll- ing at Mount Carmel School for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year, call 234-6184 or visit www.

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