Questions & Answers
Below are some of our commonly most asked questions, as well as some astonishing facts about Catholic Schools and funding.
Visit our full listing of our Frequently Asked Questions.
Is Teach the Truth associated with the Catholic Church?
Teach the Truth was founded in 2014 by Catholic lay people, and is operated independently of any diocese or religious order. Teach the Truth exists to supplement local diocesan efforts to fund Catholic education. Currently, there is not enough funding available to make Catholic education available to all, and this is the focus of our mission.
Is my contribution deductible for income tax purposes?
Yes, Teach the Truth is registered with the IRS as a 501 (c) (3) organization. We provide no goods or services to donors and as such, your contributions are fully deductible.
I would like to send my child to a Catholic school. How can I get help?
Please tell us about your situation and provide an email address. We will ask that you complete an application and that your principal confirm that any amount to be granted to you has not been otherwise provided by any other scholarship funding from other sources.
Facts & Figures
1. Tuition cost for Catholic grade schools is around $4,000 a year.
Despite Parish and Diocesan assistance which supplement the cost of Catholic Schools, Catholic school tuition is around $4,000 a year.
For many parents, this is too much for them to bear themselves and precludes them from selecting a Catholic education for their child.
2. U.S. Catholic school enrollment is dropping.
U.S. Catholic school enrollment has declined from over 5 million students around 1960 to about 2 million today.
Stabilizing and growing the Catholic school system is critically important to renewal of the U.S. Church and the country. It is important that as many children as possible are given the opportunity to attend school in an environment permeated with God’s love. These children can then be apostles of the New Evangelization.
Pope Francis said, “If you happen to be with an atheist who tells you that he does not believe in God, you can read him the whole library, where it says that God exists, and where it is proven that God exists, and he will not believe. [However] if in the presence of this same atheist you witness to a consistent, Christian life, something will begin to work in his heart…. It will be your witness that brings him the restlessness on which the Holy Spirit works.—February 27, 2014
Catholic schools educate children economically and effectively.
Per the National Catholic Education Association, “The average public school per pupil cost of $11,770, as reported by the National Center for Education Statistics, includes both elementary and secondary schools…Based on public schools cost, Catholic schools provide almost $22 billion dollars a year savings for the nation.” The average cost per pupil in a Catholic school is less than $6,000.
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Catholic Schooling: A Daily Formation in the Faith
We are living in an information-driven society which bombards us indiscriminately with data - all treated as being of equal importance - and which leads to remarkable superficiality in the area of moral discernment. In response, we need to provide an education which teaches critical thinking and encourages the development of mature moral value.
Pope Francis in Evanglii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel)
The special character of the Catholic school, the underlying reason for it, the reason why Catholic parents should prefer it, is precisely the quality of the religious instruction integrated into the education of the pupils.
St. John Paul II in Catechesi Tradendae (On Catechesis in Our Time)
We can be reached via email as noted to the right or at the address below:
Teach the Truth Foundation
P.O. Box 766
Bethel Park, PA 15102