As part of our efforts to ensure that Catholic education is affordable and available to everyone,

San Jose Catholic School participates in Florida’s three publicly-funded, private choice programs:

  • Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) open to children 4 years old
  • Step Up for Students, scholarships for low-income families

Families who are interested in tuition assistance or scholarships are encouraged to contact the main office for more information

The requesting family must complete a FACTS Financial Aid Application and send it, with the requested attachments, to the address on the form

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) is a free education program that prepares early learners for success in kindergarten and beyond. The program helps build a strong foundation for school using educational materials that are geared to various stages in a child’s development.

Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1st of the current school year to be eligible

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Registration 

Step Up for Students

Florida Tax Credit Scholarships, administered by Step Up for Students may provide free tuition to low income students in grades K-12 who qualify. These scholarships allow families and students to consider a participating private school or an out-of-district public school that may better suit their individual needs. The Step Up For Students scholarship is enabled through a state legislative act first adopted in 2001 known as the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship. Under the program, companies have committed more than $1.4 billion to date, providing more than 399,000 scholarships.

In the past 13 years, the annual enrollment has grown from 10,549 to 69,671 students for the 2014-15 school year.

New May 2022 Information those who may qualify.

Step Up Scholarship Registration