The annual appeal for SA is the most important aspect of Development and Advancement for the school. Consistent, annual giving from alumni and friends of Schlarman is what helps us fulfill our mission of providing a student-focused educational environment based on the Gospel values. In addition to meeting the ongoing expenses of operating and maintaining the school, the monies from the annual appeal help defray the difference between tuition charged and the actual cost of educating a student at SA. The truth is that tuition only covers approximately 50% of the cost of educating a young man or woman. In order to make a Catholic education accessible to every student who desires it the Annual Appeal must be successful each and every year.