Affording HSP

Incredible Outcomes

An independent school education is an investment, one that shapes your child’s future success. At HSP, students benefit from:

  • High-quality, challenging academic instruction from instructors who care about their whole development, heart and mind, body and soul
  • Faith formation that strengthens their love of Christ and dedication to serving others, fortifying them to live their faith with confidence
  • A close community of support for them and their family
  • The advantages that come from a small school environment

Formed by a Catholic education, we expect our students to be:

  • more likely to graduate from college in four years
  • more knowledgeable about their faith and more likely to pray and attend church regularly in their post-secondary life 
  • more self-disciplined
  • more engaged citizens
  • higher wage-earners

The Portrait of a Holy Spirit Prep Graduate

Providing financial assistance is an important part of our mission as we seek to help those within our communion who cannot afford full tuition, but would thrive in our community.

About 35%

of enrolled students receive some form of tuition assistance

$2 million

the approximate dollars allocated to tuition assistance each year


of our graduates attend the college or university of their choice
see our college outcomes

Types of Tuition Assistance

Head of School Scholarships: for qualifying families in any grade. 

Pope Francis Scholarships: merit-based aid for qualifying 9th and 10th grade students entering from archdiocesan schools. 

Seton Scholarships: merit-based aid for qualifying gifted students entering grades 2–7.

Solidarity Scholarships: provides scholarships to qualifying Latino students throughout their academic career at HSP. 

Georgia GOAL Scholarships: Families who apply for need-based financial assistance and have a child entering Pre-K4, Kindergarten, or 1st grade (or any grade by way of transfer from a public school) may be considered for the GOAL scholarship.

Arete Scholars: HSP is also a member school of Arete Scholars, an organization that seeks to expand access to high-quality educational opportunities for qualifying students.

Georgia S.B. 10: HSP accepts funds distributed through Georgia S.B.10 programs

2019-20 Tuition

Included in tuition
In addition to academic instruction, faith formation, and sacramental preparation, tuition includes:

  • School-issued Chromebooks (4th-8th grade, Seton Center), 
  • Books (K-7th grade) 
  • After-school tutorials and Cougar Hour,  
  • PVA membership, 
  • Parking 

Holy Spirit Prep does not charge fees for:

  • Class dues
  • Facilities

Expenses to anticipate
Participation in some school activities such as resource center programs, field trips, athletics, or band does require an additional fee. Uniform costs, after-school care, and the yearbook are an additional expense. While books for students in K-7th grade are included in tuition, students in 8th-12th grade must purchase their own books.  

See supplemental tuition for resource centers

Paying tuition
Families may pay tuition annually, semi-annually, or monthly. Discounts are available to families who choose to pay annually or semi-annually. Please contact the Office of Admissions for details at 678.761.7992.

More Information
Call our Admissions team at 678.761.7992, or email us for any additional questions regarding tuition assistance and admission.

What’s the Difference? Independent Catholic vs. Archdiocesan Schools

As an independent Catholic school, Holy Spirit Prep retains control of our curriculum, founding our teaching on the best practices of centuries of Catholic teaching, and implementing it with our students’ individual needs in mind. Holy Spirit Prep offers resource centers for students of every learning ability, from gifted students to students with some mild, language-based, learning exceptions.

Sacramental Preparation
Most students in the Archdiocese of Atlanta are required to receive sacraments of initiation – First Communion, First Penance, Confirmation – through their parish. We have special permission to prepare our students for their sacraments of initiation as a class.

Classroom Environment
As an independent school, Holy Spirit Prep can better control its class sizes. Retaining direct control of our hiring and compensation practices means we can attract and retain the best teachers in Catholic education.

HSP does not have access to tuition assistance funding from the Archdiocese of Atlanta. We meet tuition assistance needs from donations, the Georgia GOAL Scholarship, and our operating income. As stewards of the finite pool of monies made available for tuition assistance, Holy Spirit Prep has to ensure that assistance is targeted to the families with the greatest need.

​SSAT Code: 3978

Alex Sullivan
Director of Strategic Enrollment Management

Emily Labbe 
Admissions Associate

Office of Admissions
4449 Northside Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30327


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