Parents and faculty say private, Catholic education is worth the cost

COLMA, CA — The faculty and families of Holy Angels school have a little more to celebrate during this year’s annual spring festival.

2017 marks the 65th year Holy Angels has been educating young minds in the Catholic faith.

As students continue to come through Holy Angels, faculty say quality Catholic education is worth the tuition, especially as families consider whether or not to continue to send their children to private schools.

“Although in the past years catholic education in high school and college are expensive [students] have an option to go to the public schools; however, they continue to keep what they have learned in the Catholic education and bring it to life,” said Sr. Leonarda Montealto, O.P., Holy Angels principal.

According to the Archdiocese of San Francisco website, Catholic school tuition ranges between $15 to 25,000 a year.

The Archdiocese also offers over $1 million each year in tuition assistance to over 1400 students.

Families of Holy Angels — who are considering the expense of higher education — say free college tuition can help.

“I don’t mind lowering the cost of college obviously. I know it’s a complex problem because people who work at colleges still need to make a living, but I feel like somewhere we can find some solution where not necessarily free college, but keep the cost down so it’s affordable for most people,” said parent Rod Fernandez.

This past February — San Francisco became the first city in the nation to offer free tuition to residents at City College of San Francisco.

Only to be followed by New York becoming the first state in the nation to offer free tuition to residents at both two- and four-year public colleges.

And while tuition can be expensive — these parents say it is important for their children to learn through their Catholic faith, even at the college level.

“It doesn’t just educate you with mathematics and all that. There’s religion involved. There’s philosophy involved, and just how you view life in general,” said Fernandez. “And I think that’s an important aspect.”

“With the long term goal of having healthy children; psychologically, emotionally, and most importantly, spiritually, figuring out that challenge is well worth while,” said parent Judith Dela Rosa.

For these eighth grade students who are weeks away from graduation, they acknowledged their parents sacrifices.

“I’d like to thank our parents for working so hard to send us here. We really, really appreciate it so thank you.”




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  • Mario
    9 May 2017 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    The faculty and families of Holy Angels Schools are free to express themselves about Tuitions, the spread of Catholic faith, healthy children spiritual mind, because they are covered by President Trump new exec order called “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty”. Last Thursday May 4, Trump signed a campaign promises two Exec.Order, the first one is the DISMANTLING of the 1954 DEMOCRAT JOHNSON Amendment, which ban TAX-EXEMPT organization, like Religious Schools, Churches from political speeches and activities.The 2nd Exec.Order signed which PROHIBIT IRS to investigate or cancel TAX-EXEMPT of Churches, Religious Schools for free speech and violation of separation of State and Churches.Religious organizations are now allowed to endorse a political candidate during election.This is a big blow for the Democrat Party who are pro-Moslem, anti-Christian, anti-Church, pro-abortion etc.