Tuition & Financial Assistance
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.
Tuition for the 2022-2023 School Year
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||$35,300|
|Grades 6 to 7||$37,850|
|Grades 8 to 9||$38,850|
|Grades 10 to 12||$40,650|
Please note: a $4,500 non-refundable deposit is due upon enrolment.
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
- Uniform, books, supplies, transportation, trips, etc.:
Families should budget between $2,000 to $3,000 per child for uniforms, books, supplies, transportation, and incidental charges annually.
Collingwood School is committed to promoting an inclusive, socioeconomically diverse community, reflective of residents of the North Shore and the Lower Mainland. At Collingwood School we appreciate, recognize, and value diversity in all forms. We have a commitment to creating an environment where everyone feels welcomed, understood, and valued. We are committed to ensuring that our high standards in education are financially accessible to those that wish to be part of our school and access outstanding teaching and learning, while also becoming socially responsible community members.
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.
Interested in learning more about Collingwood's Financial Assistance (FA) Program? 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. Sessions will take place on Thursday, October 13; November 3; and November 24 at 10:00am PST.
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*|
|$0 - $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.
All current Collingwood Families are eligible to apply for Rainy Day financial assistance. Please find the link on the Parent Portal.
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