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EDUCATE IGNITE INSPIRE J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School, in Salt Lake City, Utah, is accredited for preschool through 8th grade by the Western Catholic Education Association.

A Ministry of St. Ambrose Parish

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Entrance Age Eligibility

Toddler class:  Must be 2 years old as of September 1 of the academic year.

Preschool class:  Must be 3 years old as of September 1 of the academic year

Pre-Kindergarten class:  Must be 4 years old as of September 1 of the academic year

Kindergarten class:  Must be 5 years old as of September 1 of the academic year.


Admission Priority

Students are admitted to J.E Cosgriff School according to the following priority:

  1. Current Students
  2. Siblings of Current Students
  3. Children of St. Ambrose parishioners
  4. Children who are members of a Catholic parish
  5. Children from non-Catholic families



Tuition rates are set by the Salt Lake Catholic Diocese for grades K-8. They have not been released yet for the 2018-2019 school year.


Tuition for 2017-2018 school year:

Preschool 2 year olds:             $2,200
Preschool 3 year olds:             $3,500
Pre-Kindergarten:                    $4,440

K – 8 Qualified Catholic rate:  $5,540

K – 8 Regular Tuition rate:      $6,924

The cost difference between the regular tuition and the Catholic tuition K-8 is $1,384. Please consider voluntarily paying the regular tuition even if eligible for Catholic tuition. The tax-deductible donated amount would make a significant impact toward meeting our budgetary needs and funding our programs.

*To receive the qualified Catholic rate, parents must:

  • Be registered in a parish
  • Provide the child’s Catholic baptism certificate



Fee Structure for 2018-2019 (all fees are non-refundable):


Application:                                       $75 non-refundable per new student

Toddler/Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment:        $200 per student

Kindergarten – 8th Grade Enrollment:     $400 per student

8th Grade Graduation:                       $100 per 8th grade student


The Enrollment Fee is assessed per student and will be used to fund the following school expenditures:

  • S.A. membership fee
  • Student Insurance
  • Standardized testing and statewide standard assessments
  • Health & Safety, continued updating of safety equipment
  • Parent education – Singapore math night, Kindergarten night, Math/Science night, Preschool Day
  • Student educational presentations (theater, dance, opera)
  • Funding for class field trips and transportation
  • Technology updates and upgrades (smart boards, projectors, computers, etc.)



Financial Aid

It is our goal to make Catholic education a possibility for all families who want to attend. Need based tuition assistance is available for qualifying families. Need is determined by the FACTS Grant and Aid program.   Tuition assistance is then calculated on a family by family basis.

All families applying for tuition assistance must apply through FACTS. To apply for tuition assistance, complete an online application at online.factsmgt.com/aid


Immunization Policy

By law, every student in Grade K-8 must be immunized before entering school. Prior to entering Kindergarten at J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School, every student must have the following immunizations:

  • 5 DPT/DTaP/DT (4 doses of DTaP, if 4th dose given on/after the 4th birthday; 3 doses of DT, if starting series after age 7 years with a single dose of Tdap preferred as the first dose)
  • 4 Polio – 3 doses if 3rd dose was given on/after 4th birthday
  • 2 Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • 3 Hepatitis B
  • 2 Varicella (chickenpox) – history of chickenpox is OK: parent/guardian must sign verification statement on school immunization record
  • 2 Hepatitis A
  • (For 7th grade entrance) Tdap booster (Regardless of interval since the last tetanus/diphtheria containing vaccine) and Meningococcal.


Students in our Preschool program, Toddler through Pre-K, are required to have their vaccines as outlined by the Utah Department of Health, Early Childhood Programs Immunizations Requirement. This includes:


  • DPT
  • MMR
  • Polio
  • HIB Type B
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Pneumococcal
  • Varicella (chickenpox)


The Catholic Schools Office recognizes only legitimate medical exemptions to these immunization requirements. Religious or personal objections to the immunization requirements are not recognized by J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School.