EAST HARTFORD – St. Christopher School will offer up to 10 partial scholarships for the 2015-16 school year to deserving Hispanic students whose parents are members of any of the six Catholic parishes in East Hartford.
Preference will be given to children entering middle school, preferably sixth grade, according to Father Tim Hickey, pastor of St. Christopher Parish, who made the announcement. The scholarships may be renewable over three years depending on academic performance and adherence to the mission of St. Christopher School.
The value of each scholarship is approximately $2,000 per year. The projected commitment from the parents/guardians of scholarship recipients will be $2,000 per school year, or $200 per month. Parents/guardians will also participate in mandatory service opportunities and fund-raising projects that all St. Christopher School parents take part in to help keep Catholic education affordable for as many families as possible.
The school offers a solid academic program and daily religious instruction, as well as celebration of Catholic holy days, first Friday Mass and sacramental preparation, which are incorporated into the educational experience. Spanish classes are offered to all students in kindergarten through grade eight. Art classes, sports (including cross-country, basketball, soccer and cheerleading) and access to state-of-the-art technology are all part of the students’ exrience.
Information about the scholarships is available from Kathy Madej, principal, at 860-568-4100. Parents are encouraged to schedule a meeting as soon as possible.