Admission & Scholarships

Saint Raphael Preschool is the most affordable preschool in the Crystal area! Our goal is to offer your child a nurturing and engaging environment with an affordability that’s right for you. Our tuition rates reflect your scheduling selections. Scholarships and grants are also available!

Enrollments for preschool are open year-round. Most preschoolers begin in September, but we also accept mid-year applications for potty trained 3-year olds. We encourage all families to apply for scholarships the fall before their child’s start date. The priority deadlines for many scholarships (such as the Shulze Early Learning Scholarship Program) begin November 1st the year prior.

Additionally, we offer after school care until 5pm, priced at only $3 for every additional half hour used.

How to Apply?

Saint Raphael Catholic School uses an online application system called TADS. Your application is a three step process. If you develop questions during the enrollment process, we are here to help! Contact TADS at 612-548-3320 or the Saint Raphael school office at (763) 504-9450. We are happy to offer in-person tech assistance. Please contact Director of Mission, Joan Wieland, at, or by calling the school’s office, to schedule an in-person meeting to expedite your application process. 

Scholarship Opportunities

Shulze Early Learning Scholarship Program

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation presents the Schulze Early Learning Scholarship Program to help middle income families gain access to excellent preschool programs for their children. Scholarships will be awarded ranging from $500 to $3000 and will be sent directly to the preschool to pay for tuition. Applications for the 2023-24 school year will open on November 1st, 2024, at

Think Small Early Learning Scholarships

The Early Learning Scholarships give families financial support to help pay for high-quality early care and education to prepare their young children for school.

The scholarship amount is up to $8,500 for a 12 month period. Apply online at

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