Investing in your child’s future

“While teaching at university I had two students that stood out from the others- they thought creatively, they were driven by curiosity, and were the only ones who seemed able to ‘think outside the box’. They were both graduates of the Shambhala School. When my kids were ready for school, the Shambhala School was the natural choice.”

Dr. Tarah Wright, Shambhala School parent and university professor

SCHOOL FEES 2023/2024

For many families, investing in an independent school education is a big decision. We are here to help you decide if our school is right for your child. Please complete and Admissions Inquiry Form to start the conversation and book a tour. 


Our Pre-Primary program is designed for 3 and 4 year-olds and runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm throughout the school year.

Before and After School care is available to Pre-Primary students, click here for more information on this program.



(adj for decrease effective Jan 1, 2023)


(adj for decrease effective Jan 1, 2023)

5 full days (includes hot lunch and snack  $7,153 $6,478
4 full days (includes hot lunch and snack) $6,833 $6,301
5 partial days (includes morning snack) $5,773 $5,720

* As the Nova Scotia Government moves forward with the implementation of the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement our Pre-Primary tuition will decrease. The above tuition reflects the latest decrease (announced Nov 28, 2022 and effective January 1, 2023) and our current understanding of the impact of these changes. We expect communications regarding additional mandatory fee reductions may occur during our 2023/2024 year. As we receive new information that impacts current or future tuition we will respond as required (rebates, adjustments to monthly payments, etc) at that time.

Sibling and prepay discounts are no longer applicable for our pre-primary program.

Facilities Renewal Fee: Each family that attends the Shambhala School pays an annual Facilities Renewal Fee of $500, unless the oldest child is only in Pre-Primary then the Facilities Renewal Fee amount is $250.

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit is required within 14 days of acceptance.

Tax receipts: For Pre-Primary students, tax receipts are issued for the full value of Pre-Primary tuition and Before/After School Program.

Grade Primary to Grade 12

  2022/2023 2023/2024
Primary: $12,040 $12,460
Grades 1-5: $12,355 $12,785
Grades 6-9: $13,520 $13,990
Grades 10-12: $14,000 $14,490

Commencement Fee: Each family that attends the Shambhala School pays a non-refundable Commencement Fee of $1,000 in their first year of enrollment (the year the enter primary or the year the start at the school if they transfer in from elsewhere).

Facilities Renewal Fee: Each family that attends the Shambhala School pays an annual Facilities Renewal Fee of $500.

Early Payment Discount: Families are welcome to take advantage of an early payment discount of $750 for the first child and $250 for each subsequent child, if tuition is paid in full

  • For re-enrollments the deadline is March 31st 
  • For new enrolments the deadline is within 14 days of acceptance up to and including June 31st, 2022.

Sibling Discount: We offer a sibling discount if more than one child is enrolled of 5% discount for 2nd child and 10% discount for 3rd child.

Tuition Assistance: The Shambhala School welcomes a diverse population. Some of our students receive financial assistance to attend. Decisions to offer tuition assistance are based on the family’s financial need, offer of non-financial support to the school, and the school’s capacity at the time of the request. If you are interested in our school and need tuition assistance for your child to attend, please mention this to our Admissions Team at the time you make your application and we will assign you a Tuition Assistance Form to complete.

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit is required

For new enrollments this = 1/11th of total tuition per student + $1000 commencement fee per family and $500 FRF per family. 

Tax receipts: Tax receipts are issued for 20% of tuition, and 100% of before and after school care fees for children ages 5 – 16.

Before and After School Program

We have a Before and After School Program available to students in Pre-Primary through grade 5. Click here for more information on this program.