Tuition, Financial Assistance & Scholarships
If the cost of tuition is a stretch for your family's income and resources, Collingwood offers need-based financial assistance for students in Grades 6-12. Financial assistance for recipients may extend beyond tuition and may cover additional school-related costs.
Families who apply for financial assistance should understand that both the admissions and the financial assistance committees make decisions independently. For many families, applying for financial assistance is just an added step in the process of applying to an independent school.
Collingwood School aims to limit tuition growth year over year. Below you will find an estimate of the associated costs of attending Collingwood School as well as information regarding Collingwood's Financial Assistance Program. We hope you find this information useful as you consider affordability and your financial planning.
Affording Collingwood School
Tuition for the 2023-2024 School Year
Junior Kindergarten - Grade 12
At Collingwood School, our Inclusive Education program offers limited support for students with a psycho-educational assessment identifying a language-based learning disability profile. The program uses literacy and numeracy evidenced-based interventions coupled with instruction in assistive technology.
Please note: A recent psycho-educational assessment is a requirement for application and most spaces are filled from currently enrolled students.
|Grades 3 to 5||$36,600|
|Grades 6 to 7||$39,150|
|Grades 8 to 9||$40,150|
|Grades 10 to 12||$41,950|
Please note: a $4,500 non-refundable deposit is due upon enrolment. Additional payments may be made in instalments, due Jun 15, Sept 15, and Nov 15. We also offer a tuition refund plan. Information is sent to parents upon acceptance.
New Student Fees & Additional Information:
- Non-refundable Application Fee - $350
This fee is per applicant and is paid at the time of submitting an application.
- One time, non-refundable New Student Administrative Fee - $3,000
Payable upon acceptance into the School for Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.
- Non-refundable International Student Fee - $5,000
Non-resident students must pay $5,000 annually in addition to the tuition fee. In order to be a resident student, parents must be permanent residents of BC and either Canadian citizens, landed immigrants or otherwise lawfully admitted to Canada.
- Non-qualifying Student Grant Fee - $3,200
Students who do not qualify to receive the student operating grant from the province of BC must pay $3,200 annually in addition to the tuition fee. In order to qualify for the provincial grant, parents must be permanent residents of BC and either Canadian citizens, landed immigrants or otherwise lawfully admitted to Canada.
- Administration Fees:
- Cheques returned for insufficient funds (NSF Fee) - $25 for the first cheque and $50 for additional cheques
- Payment Plan Fee - 2% for extended payments
- Ancillary Charges:
- uniforms, books, supplies, transportation, and incidental charges: $1,000.00 - $1,500.00
- Optional Activities & Excursions range from $2,000.00 - $6,000.00
- Please note: All Grade 6-12 students are required to own a laptop. Apple MacBook is recommended.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: AFFORDABILITY & ACCESSIBILITY (Gr. 6-12)
Join us for a 30-minute virtual conversation on "Financial Assistance: Affordability & Accessibility" with our Director of Enrolment and Financial Assistance, Lindsay Thierry, to learn more about Collingwood's FA Program and the School's commitment to promoting an inclusive socio-economic diverse community.
Use this calendar to register for a session.
Collingwood School is committed to promoting an inclusive, socioeconomically diverse community, reflective of residents of the North Shore and the Lower Mainland.
Collingwood School offers a needs-based financial assistance program to support students in Grades 6-12 whose families complete an online application and demonstrate financial need.
The deadline to apply for Financial Assistance is December 1, 2022.
APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Financial Assistance is available to families with children entering Grades 6-12 who:
- Meet Collingwood's entrance requirements
- Demonstrate financial need
Families wishing to apply for Financial Assistance, must complete an application between October 4 and December 1, 2022 through Apple Financial Services. For separated/divorced parents, both parents must complete a confidential application.
Financial Assistance decisions are based on a family's demonstrated financial need. However, there are no predetermined levels or ranges used to determine financial assistance eligibility. The chart below will provide an overview of possible support ranges that are reflective of what previous families have received at Collingwood School.
|Gross Family Income||Possible Range of Support*|
|$40,000 - $75,000||$10,000 - $22,000|
|$ 75,001 - $110,000||$7,500 - $16,000|
|$110, 001 - $160,000||$5,000 - $14,000|
|$160,001 - $185,000||$5,000 - $12,500|
|>$185,001+||$0 - $7,500|
* Each family situation is reviewed on an individual basis. However, it is also assumed that families, to the extent that they are able, will bear the primary responsibility for supporting their children's education, occasionally at the expense of other discretionary expenditures.
Admissions decisions and Financial Assistance decisions are made independently of each other. Financial Assistance decisions are communicated in conjunction with admissions decisions.
RAINY DAY FUND
Unexpected events occur in every family, and when such events impact your financial stability, Collingwood's 'Rainy Day Fund ' exists to support enrolled Collingwood students to maintain the continuity of school, friends, teachers, sports and more. Collingwood School's Financial Assistance Committee assumes Rainy Day awards to be temporary. In some cases, when the need extends beyond the Rainy Day Fund's support, families may then apply for ongoing Financial Assistance.
For more information and to find out whether your family qualifies for financial assistance, please contact our Director of Enrolment and Financial Assistance, Lindsay Thierry at 604.925.3331 (Ext. 2080) / firstname.lastname@example.org
Collingwood offers Entrance Scholarships for new students applying to Grade 8-9. Some scholarships are student merit based while others are a blend of student merit and a families need for financial assistance. Collingwood School is looking for students who are actively involved in areas of their school and community that align with our Four Strand educational philosophy and who have demonstrated excellence in academics.
- Head of School Entrance Scholarships - $2,500.00
- Board of Governors Entrance Scholarships - $2,500.00
- Maryann Mclean Scholarships - $5,000.00
- The Anderson - $10,000.00
Head of School Entrance Scholarships - $2,500.00
Four (4) entrance scholarships are awarded to new Collingwood students entering Grades 8 to 10. Recipients must have a strong academic background and have actively participated and demonstrated their engagement within their present school co-curricular and/or community activities. These scholarships are awarded for the first year only.
Value: $2,500.00 each applied against tuition fees.
Board of Governors Entrance Scholarships - $2,500.00
Two (2) entrances scholarships are awarded to new Collingwood students entering Grades 8 to 10. Recipients must have a strong academic background and have actively participated and demonstrated their engagement in leadership and service within their present school or community. These scholarships are awarded for the first year only.
Value: $2,500.00 applied against tuition fees.
Maryann Mclean Scholarships - $5,000.00
Two (2) renewable student merit based and family needs-based scholarships are awarded to new Collingwood students entering Grades 8 to 10. Recipients should have a strong academic background, be actively involved at their school, the community and the family must qualify for Financial Assistance (FA). These scholarships are renewable annually until graduation provided the student maintains a suitable academic performance and the family’s financial situation remains consistent.
Value: $5,000.00 applied against tuition fees.
Families must also submit their Financial Assistance application to Apple Financial Services before December 1, 2022 to ensure the analysis can be completed by the time admission and scholarships decisions.
The Anderson - $10,000.00
This renewable merit and needs based scholarship is awarded to one new student entering Grade 8 - Grade 10. Applicants must have a strong academic background and have actively participated and demonstrated their engagement within their present school co-curricular and/or community activities. This scholarship is renewable annually until graduation provided the student maintains consistent academic performance, is engaged in school life, and the family’s financial situation remains consistent.
Value: $10,000.00 applied against tuition fees.
Families must also submit their application to Apple Financial Services before December 1, 2022 to ensure the analysis can be completed by the time admission and scholarship decisions are made.