Anchor of Hope
“Charity is at the heart of the Church’s social doctrine.” (Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate)
The average cost of an education in our traditional Rhode Island public schools is approximately $15,000. This $15,000 is the cost for both an elementary and secondary school education. Presently, the average cost of a Catholic elementary tuition per year in the state of Rhode Island is approximately $5,000 while the average cost of a Catholic secondary school tuition per year is approximately $11,000. On average, Catholic schools save the state of Rhode Island approximately $184 million per year. If all Catholic schools were to close (not including other private and charter schools), this would cause a considerable financial burden to local municipalities as well as Rhode Island taxpayers.
The Anchor of Hope Fund was established in 2001 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence. Originally named the Inner City Scholarship Fund, the Anchor of Hope Fund provides need-based financial assistance to students attending Rhode Island Catholic schools irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, or religious affiliation.
Gena E. Bianco, J.D., Director
One Cathedral Square
Providence, RI 02903