Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why do I have to be a member of Transfiguration Catholic Church to get the $800 parishioner scholarship?
     
    Providing Catholic education is part of our Parish mission at Transfiguration. Registered and active parishioners of Transfiguration contribute to that mission through their stewardship.
     
    Stewardship is defined as “the activity or job of protecting and being responsible for something.” Transfiguration Catholic Church is 100% funded through the generosity of the parishioners. When parishioners join the Parish, they commit up to 35% of their contributions to fund the Catholic education of our youth, through our preK-8 school and our faith formation programs. We also rely on the stewardship of time and talent of our parishioners to offer a full Sacramental life, quality Catholic education programs and events for all ages, and fruitful ministries.
     
  2. What if I can’t afford to make a financial contribution to Transfiguration?
     
    Can my family still qualify for the parishioner scholarship? Yes, but you must meet with Father Baer and one of the Principals to discuss your specific situation before the parishioner scholarship is applied. Our Parish relies on the stewardship of parishioners, and every parishioner has gifts to share with the Parish. The total cost to educate a child at Transfiguration Catholic School is approximately $7,200. The Parish investment is a significant portion of the cost of educating each student. Therefore, we expect all families to become actively involved in stewardship in order to keep tuition affordable, and fulfill our mission to form each student in the highest standards of learning, faith, and character.
     
  3. How do you define an "active, registered parishioner"?
     
    An active member is defined as one who is registered in the Parish, has submitted the most recent Stewardship Pledge Form, and actively and regularly participates in financial stewardship. 
     
    • Financial stewardship must be “recordable” either by using contribution envelopes or signing up for electronic giving. Active participation in financial stewardship at Transfiguration Catholic Church shall be determined by a review of parishioner contribution records of the previous 12 months, as maintained by Transfiguration Catholic Church in the normal course of business.
       
  4. What do I do if I am a member of another Catholic Parish?
     
    We strongly encourage all families that enroll a child in our Catholic School to become active members of our Parish. Becoming active in our Parish is a vital component of the education and Catholic formation of your child and your family. We want you and your family to have a strong connection within the Transfiguration community, and the Church is a vital part of our community.
     
  5. What if my family is active in another religious denomination?
     
    Families of other religious denominations are encouraged to set up a meeting with Father Baer, Mr. Jacobson and Mr. Weingartz to discuss their situation. There are many ways that you can become involved at Transfiguration Church, even if you are not a member here.
     
  6. Does a Preschool student qualify for the parishioner discount?
     
    There is no parishioner discount for the Preschool program. The Preschool is expected to cover the costs of staff and instructional expenses and tuition is set to cover those costs. The Parish pays for all building costs relating to the Preschool program.
     
  7. Does a Preschool student qualify for the multiple child discount?
     
    Children enrolled in the all day Monday through Friday program, or the all-day Monday/Wednesday/Friday program, are eligible for the multiple child discount.
     
  8. Does the registration fee count for Preschool and K-8 students?
     
    No, the Preschool Director manages a separate budget to cover the salaries, benefits, and instructional supplies for the Preschool program. Also, the Preschool registration fee is per student, not per family.