2023-2024 Tuition and Fees
Private school tuition can be prohibitive for some families. If your child is a new, ideal candidate for a Strathcona-Tweedsmuir education or a current student, we can help. We are committed to making STS accessible to as many families as possible. Last year, thanks to our donors, we distributed more than $550,000 in financial assistance to students.
Review our financial help and scholarship programs.
Tuition at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School
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Please note, to simplify administration and payment processes, mandatory fees for transportation and technology are included in the total tuition outlined below. All tuition and fees are shown in CAD.
Are tuition and fees refundable?
STS will self-insure families for tuition remission due to involuntary job transfer only. The fee for this insurance is $100 and optional registration will be available during the enrollment process. Fees, however, are completely non-refundable.
Here’s an outline of fees and other expenses to expect, outside of tuition.
There’s a one-time registration fee of $3,500. You’ll pay that upon your initial acceptance into STS to reserve your spot. The registration fee is separate from tuition payments and isn’t applied to your tuition.
Your uniform expenses will vary each year, depending on specific needs. The initial cost ranges from $800 to $1,000, purchased at McCarthy's in Calgary. In subsequent years, you’ll only need new items occasionally so uniform costs can be dramatically reduced.
The required gym strip and our popular Spartan athletic wear are available at Tweeds and More, our store on campus. You’ll also find quality consignment uniforms, some new uniform pieces, most accessories and useful STS items. Tweeds and More is operated by parent volunteers, and a percentage of sales go to STS.
There’s an optional daily bus service for $3,336 per school year. If you plan to use the service, we need your deposit on or before June 15 each year. You’ll receive your personalized bus schedule before the school year begins. Occasionally, seats are available to students that are not registered for daily bussing. For full details on bus fees, view the bus fee schedule here.
You can pay by cheque, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or with online banking. Credit card transactions are subject to a 2.5% convenience fee.
International students residing in Canada by virtue of a student visa are not eligible for the Alberta subsidy for resident students. Consequently, these students must assume the total cost of education for each year they attend the School.
There is also an application fee of $500 to support additional administrative fees associated with assessing and welcoming international students.
For more information regarding international student admission, please call our Enrollment Office at 587-316-8192 or send an email: email@example.com.