gENERAL ADMISSIONS INFORMATION for 2019-2020 school year:

Morning Star School is a Catholic Diocesan school which challenges students with learning disabilities and other related difficulties to succeed at their optimal level while creating readiness for growth, service and sharing God’s love in the global community. 

Morning Star School is an environment where each student’s uniqueness is valued.  The student’s self-esteem is enhanced in a nurturing, supportive setting which provides opportunities for students to grow spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. 

The actual cost of educating a student at Morning Star School for the 2019-2020 school year is approximately $15,500.  This cost is covered by tuition, fundraising activities and the Diocese of St. Petersburg. 

The annual tuition rate for the 2019–2020 school year is: $12,100

While tuition does not cover the total cost of a student's education, it still represents a great sacrifice for many.  We participate in the McKay, Florida Tax Credit (FTC) and Gardiner Scholarship programs. Families who are in need of financial assistance must submit an application. The financial aid application must be requested from the office and completed by March 31st.

Tuition for the school year is paid to “FACTS Management Company" in 10 equal installments, from August through May.  There is a $38.00 yearly processing fee that is billed upon completion of the account set-up.  Annual payment or payments by semester are also accepted at a reduced processing fee.


Intake Interview fee:         $150.00

Initial Registration fee:   $200.00

Academic/Activity fee:     $700.00, which includes book rental, consumable texts, art, library, testing materials, student insurance, technology materials, yearbook, activity fees and various consumable supplies. 

Parent Auxiliary fee:          $25.00


PHYSICALS and  IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATES are required upon initial enrollment in the school.  A new PHYSICAL and an updated IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATE is required prior to entering Junior High, due to an additional immunization that is required at that time.  Religious Exemptions for immunizations are not accepted.


  • School Hours: 7:55 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Junior High is dismissed at 3:00 p.m.

  • Lunches: The student may bring a lunch or order a hot lunch.

  • School uniforms can be purchased from Risse Brothers School Uniforms located at 4228 N. Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607; Phone: 813-282-8338.

  • An Extended Day Program is available on the School grounds until 6:00 p.m. The rate is $50.00 weekly or $15.00 daily.

  • Morning supervision begins at 7:15 a.m. Any student arriving earlier than 7:15 AM will be charged $1.00 per day.