The Big Shoulders Fund Difference

Affordable and Accessible

  • Scholarships and financial aid are widely available making tuition affordable
    • School staff is readily available to walk families through the Tuition Assistance process
  • Personalized school tours available
  • Schools’ Early Childhood Programs often cost less than local day cares and they provide toddlers with a strong foundation for lifelong learning, including cognitive and social development
  • Schools offer small class sizes which allow for individualized attention from teachers

Welcoming and Inclusive

  • Students don’t have to be Catholic to attend our schools, in fact one third of our scholars are non-Catholic
  • Our All are Welcome’ Program currently engages 22 schools in a comprehensive approach to inclusive education
  • Schools teach character development, values, and the importance of service to others
  • Teachers participate in multiple professional development opportunities throughout the school year and adapt teaching styles to cater to students’ diverse learning needs

A Lifetime of Success

  • Innovative and advanced academic programming that prepares students for the jobs and demands of the 21st century
  • Our partnerships with world-class organizations offer one-of-a kind opportunities to scholars
  • Our entrepreneurship and stock market program help to prepare scholars for a financially healthy and secure future
  • Our annual Early High School Bridge Program and College Symposium help to prepare scholars for the next step in their academic careers