This month kicks off a four-year pilot partnership between Diocese of Rochester Catholic Schools and St. Ann’s Community to provide access to Catholic education. Children of St. Ann’s Community nursing employees are eligible to attend any Diocese of Rochester Catholic School with the support of significant tuition reimbursements.
“Catholic education fosters a Christ-centered environment, academic excellence and service through meaningful partnerships between church, home, school and community,” said Anthony Cook, superintendent of Catholic Schools. “We are grateful for this new partnership with St. Ann’s Community as we work together to expand access to Catholic education.”
St. Ann’s Community is a local provider of comprehensive care, housing and services for older adults, rooted in Catholic tradition. The organization’s excellence in care extends beyond a commitment to older adults to an investment in those who serve as caretakers. St. Ann’s Community employees receive benefits that promote physical and spiritual well-being and opportunities for self and family growth.
“We know how difficult it can be to send children to private school,” said Michael McRae, president and CEO of St. Ann’s Community. “As an organization founded in the Catholic tradition of excellence, we believe strongly in the value of a Catholic education. If we can help support our nursing employees and defray some of those costs for their families, we see it as a win-win.”
Catholic school tuition assistance is a new opportunity for St. Ann’s nursing staff that provides eligible employees up to $3,000 for elementary and middle school level or up to $5,000 for high school level in tuition assistance per household. The program is open to any full-or part-time benefit-earning licensed practical nurses and registered nurses at St. Ann’s Community Irondequoit and Webster locations.
Visit dorschools.org/financial-aid to learn more about Diocese of Rochester Catholic Schools and tuition assistance opportunities.