Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program: Private school might be affordable after all…

logo_goalDoes back-to-school season have you depressed about your kids’ public education options in our area? Not to mention reading those intimidating private school tuitions in the current issue of Savannah Magazine?

Good news: there’s a new tuition scholarship program targeted towards low to moderate income families who are looking for an alternative to public education. st-andrews-logo.gifSt. Andrew’s School, an independent college prep school on Wilmington Island for Pre-K through 12th grade, and Benedictine Military School are two of the private schools in the Savannah-area that are participating in the scholarship program.

The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program provides qualified Georgian children from low-and moderate income families with the opportunity to attend the private K-12 schools. The scholarships are available to any child entering kindergarten and any student in grades 1-12 who is transferring from public school.

GOAL Scholarships are awarded on a sliding scale based on the availability of funds, the annual household income of applicant families, and household size. In order for a child to receive a GOAL Scholarship in any amount, total household income cannot exceed $85,000.

Click here to see a list of participating schools in the Savannah-area. St. Andrew’s and Benedictine aren’t listed yet, but recently partnered with The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program to offer students the opportunity to attend the school. For more info on St. Andrew’s scholarship program, click here.

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