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Tuition and Financial Aid

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St. George's School is committed to building a community of talented and engaged students from a wide range of backgrounds and grants over $1.5M annually in Financial Aid.

We know that choosing a school is a big decision, and many factors are involved in determining affordability for a family.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid program reflects our commitment to make a St. George's School education and experience possible for all students. Financial Aid is available to eligible students in Grades 6 through 12 and awards are based on a family's financial need.

Click here to learn more about the Financial Aid process.

Financial Aid FAQ

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  • Who is eligible?

    All students in Grade 6–12 are eligible to apply for Financial Aid.
  • How are decisions made?

    While AFS provides a financial analysis, it is only a recommendation to the School. The amount of aid awarded is determined by The St. George’s School Financial Aid Committee with consideration of the recommendation of AFS.
  • Is there a cost to apply?

    No. St. George’s School assumes all costs associated with an AFS application.
  • Is financial aid merit-based?

    No. Financial aid is needs-based and is provided on the basis of a family’s financial circumstances and is reviewed annually. The School does, however, offer a few select merit-based Entrance Scholarships, which are independent of demonstrated financial need.

Eligibility: Financial Aid Profiler

This data is based on Financial Aid offered over the last five school years and will enable you to see the range of amounts that St. George's School provided to families with a similar profile to yours.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition at St. George's School is inclusive of all a student needs to be successful at the School. For a full list of what's included, see the FAQs below, or download the Financial Handbook.

The tuition and fees listed below apply to the 2022–23 school year, as well as application fees for Fall 2023 enrolment. All amounts are quoted in Canadian dollars (CAD).

New Student Fees (Day and Boarding Applicants)

Application Fee
$25
Late Application Fee
(After November 1 for intake years)
$250
One Time Entrance Levy
Upon acceptance, an entrance levy is required to join the School. This one-time levy is required to hold the student's place and is in addition to the total fees.
$3500

Day Student Tuition

 
Domestic
International
Junior School
$27,800
$41,700
Senior School
$29,600
$43,400

Boarding Student Tuition

Canadian Students
$60,800
American / Mexican Students
$69,700
International Students
$82,700
*For Domestic Students, monthly payment schedules are available.
*For two or more siblings, a 2% discount applies. Fees increase 4–5% annually, on average.

Tuition FAQ

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  • How much is the application fee?

    Application Fee (Day and Boarding)

    $25 CAN


    Cost to take the Secondary School Admissions Test

    (Payable to SSAT upon registration)

    Elementary Level
    Domestic Middle/Upper Level
    International Middle/Upper Level

    $95–$135 USD 

    $155–$235 USD

     $299 USD


    Late fees and rush fees exist. SSAT Fees are subject to change. Please visit ssat.org for details. 
    • Overseas Interview and/or Testing Fees (for students unable to write the SSAT) may apply.
    • Parents applying for Financial Aid may request a fee waiver for the SSAT.
    Please contact the Admissions Office for details.
  • How do we determine eligibility for residency?

    A student is classified as a B.C. resident for St. George's School tuition purposes if the parents are domiciled in the province of British Columbia and are Canadian Citizens, Landed Immigrants with valid Permanent Resident status, or in possession of a Canadian Work Permit in excess of one year. A domicile is the place where a family permanently resides.

    Objective evidence of residency in B.C. is demonstrated by the absence of ties to a former province or country of residence for 24 consecutive months.

    To validate that a family is eligible for B.C. Residency Fees at St. George's School, the student and his family must provide proof of the majority of the following requirements:

    • Canadian Citizenship, Landed Immigrant status with valid Permanent Resident documentation, or possession of a Canadian Work Permit in excess of one year
    • Date and Province of issuing driver's license
    • Employment history, including current and assured future permanent employment in Canada (T1 Tax Return)
    • Demonstrated transfer of major banking services to Canada
    • Applications for loans, mortgages, or other such items
    • Date and Province in which registered to vote
    • Student's place of prior attendance in educational institutions, including elementary/high schools and any information held by such schools affecting domicile
    • Parents' marital status and work record of registrant and spouse
    • Change in permanent address on all pertinent records
    • Ownership of real property; all other material of whatever kind or source which may have bearing on determining domicile or resident status

    Effective September 2015, any international boarding applicant holding a Canadian Passport, whether or not his family lives overseas, is eligible to pay the Canadian Boarding Student Fees as opposed to the International Boarding School Fees. 
  • What is the one-time entrance levy?

    Upon acceptance, an entrance levy is required to join the School. This one-time levy is required to hold the student's place and is in addition to the total fees.

    $3,500 CAN 

  • What's included?

    Here is a general list of what’s included. (Note: Boarding tuition automatically includes Room, Board, and most weekend activities):

    • Textbooks  
    • Course materials
    • English Literature books
    • Language and Science workbooks  
    • Compulsory standard examination fees
    • Transportation for sports, clubs, and local venues
    • Program-related expenditures such as athletics, extra-curricular activities, and community service
    • Fitness room, gyms, and pool  
    • Internet access  
    • St. George’s Parents’ Association membership fees
    • The Saint magazine
    • The Georgian yearbook
    *Charges will apply for unreturned text books 
  • What's NOT included?

    REQUIRED

    Basic Uniform:
    $600.00 on average

    Personal school supplies:
    $30.00 on average

    Outdoor Education Fee (K–10):
    $150–$730

    OPTIONAL

    Academic Program
    AP Exams mostly for Grade 10s and 11s
    Range $150.00–$1,000.00
     
    Lunch Program
    $1,425 on average per year (Approximately $475 per term)
     
    Athletic Programs
    Hockey Program: $17,000.00

    Cohort Programs
    (Express, Fusion, Discovery or Connect)
    $3,500.00

    Sports and Team fees | uniforms | sporting kits:  
    Range $50.00–$700.00 — Local Tours 

    Spring Break International Tours
    (e.g. Japanese tour, rugby tour to UK, art tour to New York, band tour to Europe, etc.)
    Range $1,000.00–$4,500.00
     
    Music Program
    Musical Instrument rentals / music lessons
    Range $50.00–$1,000.00

    Boarding Program
    Boarding Medical | Dental | Tutoring | Telephone expenses
    Range $50.00–$500.00
     
    Alternative weekend and short-term holiday programs for Boarders
    Range $50.00–$500.00 
  • Additional Information

    SSAT Pricing:
    Domestic Testing 
    International Testing
    Elementary Level $90 (USD)

    • Paper-based Testing 
    • Flex Testing
    Elementary Level $203 (USD)

    • Paper-based Testing 
    • Flex Testing
    Middle Level/Upper Level: $149 (USD)

    • SSAT at Home
    • Flex Testing
    • SSAT at Prometric Test Centres
    Middle Level/Upper Level: $287 (USD)

    • Paper-based Testing 
    • Flex Testing
    • SSAT at Prometric Test Centres

    Outdoor Education Program

    There is an additional charge for the School's compulsory Outdoor Education program for Grade 1–10. For complete information on fees and other information, please download the appropriate PDF document and our Financial Handbook below.

Financial Aid Application Process

Financial Aid is awarded to qualifying families in order to make a St. George’s School education and experience possible for all students. In order to provide the most objective assessment of a family's financial need, St. George's School participates in the Financial Aid for Canadian Students (FACS) program, operated by Apple Financial Services. Please contact Torey White at twhite@stgeorges.bc.ca or 604-221-3626 for any questions relating to our financial aid program. 
 
We encourage any family who may need assistance to apply for financial aid through an application process at no cost. Upon request SSAT testing fee waivers are also available to assist with the entrance assessment cost.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines:

Current families: November 1, 2022
Day Applicants: December 1, 2022
Boarding Applicants: February 1, 2023

Application process for current St. George’s School families:

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  • Step 1 – Apply

    Submit an online Financial Aid for Canadian Students (FACS) application through a third-party financial analysis firm, Apple Financial Services (AFS) before the deadline.
  • Step 2 – Review

    AFS provides a financial analysis and makes a recommendation to the School. The amount of aid awarded is determined by The St. George’s School Financial Aid Committee with consideration of the recommendation of AFS.
  • Step 3 – Outcome

    A letter is released to the family indicating the outcome of their application before reenrollment.

Application process for prospective students:

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Please Note:

Financial information submitted by families is kept strictly confidential and is known only to the Financial Aid Committee. Final award amounts are shared with select staff as required for accounting and athletic eligibility. If a need arises for additional disclosure, the Financial Aid Committee will contact the family to obtain explicit permission.

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  • Questions? We’re here to help.

    We know that applying to an independent school can be an intimidating process. Our Admissions Team is here to support your family through the application journey — from exploring St. George’s, to applying for admission and joining the community. Please get in touch with any questions you may have.

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