2018/2019 Schedule of Tuition and Other Fees

We are now accepting applications for the 2018/2019 school year. Please find below the associated tuition and other fees. Full details of the admissions process, deadlines and event dates are disclosed in our Admissions Process.

Application Fee

After our initial review of each application, if we think we may be able to accommodate and support your child, you will be asked to submit the $100 non-refundable application fee (and the completed Teacher Recommendation Form). For additional details review the steps in our Admissions Process.

Commencement Fee

Each family that attends the Shambhala School pays a one-time non-refundable Commencement Fee of $1,000. Half of this fee ($500) is due within two weeks of acceptance, as a deposit to hold the student’s place in class. This deposit is non-refundable¬†if the child does not enroll. Upon registration this deposit will be applied towards the Commencement Fee and the remaining $500 becomes due. The Commencement Fee is paid only once by each family, no matter how many children are enrolled, or for how many years.

Annual Tuition

Pre-Primary 5 days per week: $9,500
4 days per week: $8,690
5 mornings per week: $6,388
Primary – Grade 5 $11,119
Grades 6 – 9 $11,539
Grade 10-12 $12,106

Please note that the above tuition amounts include the cost of textbooks, agenda (grades 6-10) , art supplies, labs, special events, curriculum based class trips, outdoor education, maintenance of upper school laptops and annual dues for some athletic teams and leagues.

Sibling Discounts

A sibling discount of 5% will be calculated on the tuition of a second child.

A sibling discount of 10% will be calculated on the tuition of a third child and any subsequent children.

Early Payment Discount For New Enrollments

To encourage early enrollment, tuition paid in full prior to June 1st qualifies for the following early payment discounts:

  • Full payment by March 30th, 2018 (10% reduction).
  • Full payment by April 30th, 2018 (7% reduction).
  • Full payment by May 30th, 2018 (5% reduction).

Standard Payment Options for new enrollments

The enrollment contract, Financial Contract and associated payment arrangements should be finalized by June 1st to hold the student’s seat in the class. Prior to June 1st their spot is held by virtue of the $500 deposit.

Payments options are as follows:

  • Full payment after June 1st, 2018.
  • Two payments via Electronic Fund Transfer for August 15th, 2018 and January 15th, 2018.
  • Ten payments via Electronic Funds Transfer for August 12th, 2018 through to May 12th, 2018.
  • Twelve payments via Electronic Funds Transfer for August 12th, 2018 through to July 12th, 2018.

Any discussion regarding an alternate arrangement must be made with the Finance Office.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Payments made in full, may be made by cheque, Electronic Funds Transfer, or Credit Card.

Credit Card payments are subject to a 3% fee.

Monthly payments may be made by Electronic Funds Transfer.

Electronic Funds Transfer payments can be made to

Before and After School Program

Please refer to the separate fee schedule. Deadline for enrollment in our Before and After School Program is August 1, 2018.


Tuition refunds or other reimbursements will not be made for absences. In the event of withdrawal, we require three month’s tuition payment from the date of receipt of written notice of withdrawal for a new student, for an existing student we require six month’s tuition payment from the date of receipt of written notice of withdrawal. If a student is expelled, only the current month’s tuition is forfeited.


As a non-profit charitable organization, the Shambhala School accepts and issues receipts for tax-deductible contributions. Tuition and fees do not qualify as tax-deductible contributions, however we do issue tax receipts.

Tax Receipts

Tax receipts are issued for a portion of the tuition for students from 5 to 16 years of age enrolled full time at the school. Receipts are available at the end of February.

If you have any questions please contact us to obtain further information.