Support Us

Your generosity ensures every student has an opportunity to develop strong academic skill sets as well as a mindset for success at an early age. 

All students at Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy receive an upfront financial discount since our tuition and fees do not cover the full cost of educating each student.

  • Cost of educating one child: $7,700
  • 2020-2021 Tuition Rate for one child: $5,500
  • Your gift makes it possible for ALL students to attend the Academy

Online: Make a one-time gift today!

By Check: Checks can be made payable to the Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy and mailed to 790 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02125.  Attention: Advancement Office.

Double Your Gift through Matching Gifts. Many workplaces will match, dollar-for-dollar, the gift of an employee to a charitable organization.  Some companies will even match a gift made by a retired former employee. Procedures vary and you should check with your Human Resources department to find out more.\

Annual Fund: The Annual Fund supports students and teachers through tuition assistance and by curbing the cost of classroom equipment, supplies and program development.  Annual Fund gifts may be made at any time during the year.

Scholarship Fund: Named scholarship funds create opportunities to financially assist students in obtaining a Catholic education.  Currently, there are several existing, named scholarship funds at the Academy. We also welcome the opportunity for you to create your own scholarship fund.

Become a Key Player! The Key Players is a group of leadership donors devoted to urban Catholic education. Key Players contribute gifts of $1,000 or more at various levels to offer significant support to students and teachers.  Key Players may choose to cover the cost of one student’s books and supplies for the year, make a partial or full scholarship for tuition, cover the expenses of one classroom, one enrichment program, one teacher, or one grade.

Planned Gift: A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. Commonly donated through a will or trust, planned gifts are most often granted once the donor has passed away. For more information on planned giving, please contact ML Greenidge at 617-265-0019, ext. 7012 or at

Donor Advised Fund: A donor-advised fund is a charitable giving account created by an individual, family or organization. It offers an immediate tax benefit and allows you to make grants over time to Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy

If you would like to discuss how you can make a difference with your contribution, please contact the Director of Advancement, ML Greenidge at 617-265-0019, ext. 7012 or at