Tuition & Financial Aid
The greatest investment a family can make is in the education of its children. For the 2019–20 academic year, approximately 49% of our student body received financial assistance.
Preschool (Ages 3 and 4)
|Mon - Fri (Full Day)||$10,800|
|3-Day (Full Day) (M-W-F)||$7,000|
|*Grade 12 Graduation Fee||$300|
Academic scholarships are awarded to both current Bay View students and new applicants to grade 9. These awards are based on High School Placement Test scores. Scholarships are renewable for four years.
Mother Catherine McAuley is the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. She epitomized the qualities for which Bay View stands: knowledge, character, compassion and a determination to make the world a better place. The Catherine McAuley Scholarship is based upon achievement on the entrance exam and a student's transcript. The Catherine McAuley Scholarship is renewable for all four years and is contingent upon continued academic excellence and on maintaining a 4.67 GPA on a weighted 5.0 scale.
Scholarship award amount: Full Scholarship
Mother Frances Xavier Warde was the first Sister of Mercy to establish religious communities in America despite overwhelming obstacles. The Frances Warde Scholarship is based upon achievement on the entrance exam and a student's transcript. The scholarship is renewable for all four years and is contingent upon continued academic excellence and on maintaining a 3.67 GPA on a weighted 5.0 scale.
Scholarship award amount: $8,050
St. Mary Academy - Bay View is sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy. The Sisters of Mercy are an international community of Roman Catholic religious women who have dedicated their lives to the education of women. The Mercy Scholarship is awarded based upon achievement on the entrance exam and a student's transcript. The Mercy Scholarship is renewable for all four years and is contingent upon continued academic excellence and on maintaining a 3.67 GPA on a weighted 5.0 scale.
Scholarship award amount: $5,000
St. Mary Academy – Bay View and the Diocese of Providence strive to make a Catholic education affordable to families by providing financial assistance to students with demonstrated need in kindergarten through grade 12.
Awards are based on the applicant's ability to pay tuition as determined by the information submitted on the application form to the FACTS Management Company. All awards are based on a family's financial need and the availability of funds.
Applying for Financial Assistance
The priority deadline for new students to apply for financial aid for the 2020–21 school year is Friday, December 27, 2019. The online application is now open.
After December 27, families who apply will be reviewed on a rolling basis as long as funds remain available. Families who have applied for aid in past years must re-apply each year. Please call Monica Rangel, Director of Admissions, if you are concerned about the deadline. We encourage families to submit an application even if it is past the deadline. Our process is below.
You may apply online at FACTS Management Company OR, if you prefer, paper applications are available in the Lower/Middle School Principal's Office, Admissions Office and Finance Office. The filing deadline for Priority Consideration is December 27, 2019. Each application must be accompanied by a $30.00 fee made payable to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment (checks, money orders and credit cards are accepted). Only one application is required per family for students applying to Catholic Schools within Rhode Island. These applications are also used by the Diocese of Providence to distribute tuition assistance awards from various sources, including the Catholic Charity Fund.