“Helping one another even in the simple ways brings joy to the helper and to the one being helped.”

Father Champlin

“Without you, many of our students would not get the great education we deserve.”

Katrina, 3rd Grade

“The funds help us give these kids a chance at life, a way out of poverty and the possibility of being productive members of the community.”

Father Champlin

“I commit my time to helping the youth in our community because they are our future.”

Bruce LaGrow, Mentor Volunteer

“My hope is to become a lawyer to help people. At first, I thought this was too much for me but Ms. Tammi (my mentor) told me I can do it. Father Champlin used to tell us to put our minds to what we want. The Guardian Angel Society makes me feel more confident in life.”

Daniela, 10th Grade

“Such sharing of one’s wealth makes for contented hearts.”

Father Champlin

“Serving others both helps those in need and creates contented hearts in those who are serving.”

Father Champlin

“I am not hesitant to follow my dreams, with the help of the Guardian Angel Society giving me a little push.”

Jacquay, 12th Grade

“A student finally solves a math problem and experiences the joy and serenity of experiencing truth.”

Father Champlin

“Love basically means giving, being unselfish, thinking of another or others, instead of oneself.”

Father Champlin

“I look back and realize that I didn’t belong at any other school than here and I am so grateful to have had this experience to better my Catholic education.”

Ashley, 12th Grade

Father Joseph Champlin established the Guardian Angel Society to encourage students to strive for high school graduation and beyond with support including tuition assistance, mentorship, and tutoring. It was his goal that financial burdens never stand in the way of a child’s desire for a great education. Guardian Angel Society tuition assistance is available to families of students who attend Cathedral Academy at Pompei or who have completed 6th grade at CAP and wish to continue their education at Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School, Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High Schools, or Christian Brothers Academy.

(Please note: students must have attended Cathedral Academy at Pompei to be considered for Guardian Angel Society tuition assistance at the junior/senior high schools.)

The Guardian Angel Society is another avenue for tuition support outside of the Diocese’s or schools’ discretionary funds. Guardian Angel Society scholarship levels are assigned based on a family’s demonstrated need and ability to pay.

“Ability to pay” is calculated based on guidelines established in the Federal Register which provides income breakdowns using “Free and Reduced Lunch” thresholds. Several documents are required to apply for Tuition Aid Scholarships through the Guardian Angel Society. Please refer to the Tuition Aid Checklist to ensure all documents are gathered and submitted for review. These documents will include school registration forms, recent New York State and Federal Income Tax documentation and, for the secondary schools, academic release forms.

The Guardian Angel Society reviews applications in the spring of each year to determine scholarship awards for the following academic year. The Guardian Angel Society reserves the right to adjust tuition aid due to family size, circumstances, and ability to pay.

For more information about tuition assistance, please contact your school administrator or the Guardian Angel Society.


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