Tuition and fees cover the exceptional experiences, teachers, and resources not covered by government grants and philanthropy. These unique aspects of an STS education ensure that we stay true to our mission – to develop well-balanced students for a life of purpose by inspiring excellence in scholarship, leadership and character.
In order to reserve a place for students, the School requires that a non-refundable payment of $3,500 be paid upon acceptance. This payment will serve as the Registration Fee required for each new student enrolled in the School and will not be applied towards tuition.
All students wear a School uniform. It can be purchased at McCarthy's in Calgary (403-252 -9342). The School also has a consignment clothing store called Tweeds and More (403-938-9126) run by parent volunteers. Tweeds and More sells quality, gently used uniform items. A percentage of the consignment sales goes back to the School.
Costs for students’ uniforms vary depending on individual needs. The initial costs range from $800 to $1,000, though many of those items will last for two to three years. In subsequent years, the uniform costs are minimal.
All families must pay a mandatory $700 transportation fee. This fee helps to cover the cost of transportation to and from many off-campus activities. In addition, the School provides a daily early and late bus service from and to Calgary for those students who need to be at the School before and after normal bus departure times. Transportation to non-school activities is the responsibility of parents.
First Student Canada provides bus service to Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School. The fee for this service is $2,570. Students who plan to use the bus must send a deposit on or before June 15 each year. Before the school year begins, a bus schedule will be distributed to each family who has committed to using the bus. Occasional bussing is available to other students only if a seat is still available.
Our technology immersion program begins in Grade 6. Students in Grades 6 to 7 are required to rent a School prescribed notebook computer for their personal use. The cost of renting the notebook is $620 per school year.
Students in Grades 8-12 are required to bring their own device.
*All fees are shown in CDN dollars.
Please note: STS offers merit-based scholarships and need-based assistance in order to make an STS education accessible to as many families as possible. Click here to find out more.
Download the tuition and fee schedule for a breakdown of payments.