2022-2023 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 $500,000 in financial assistance to students.

Review our financial help and scholarship programs.

Tuition at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

Do you wonder where your tuition dollars go? See 11 ways tuition is used at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School.

All tuition and fees are shown in CAD.

Grade Tuition
Kindergarten $18,020
1-3 $22,750
4-6 $23,735
7-9 $24,650
10-12 $25,220


Download the Student Fee Schedule

Are tuition and fees refundable?

Tuition Reimbursement Insurance (TRI) is optional and available to everyone at an annual cost of $250. Tuition paid without TRI is non-refundable.

Fees, however, are completely non-refundable.


Here’s an outline of fees and other expenses, 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. 


A mandatory annual fee of $500 fee helps to cover the cost of your child’s off-campus activities. This way, you don’t have to worry about incidental payments for transportation throughout the year.

Learning outside the four walls of a classroom helps our students stay curious, and make connections between class work and the bigger world. They take day trips to locations such as the Science Centre or the Leighton Art Centre. Because service is a core value for everyone at STS, we transport students to volunteer opportunities for organizations like the Calgary Drop-in Centre and the Bridgeland Manor for seniors. There are also bus trips to overnight camps and other multi-day activities.

We provide early-morning and after-school buses to accommodate participation in activities. Our goal is to make it easy for students to pursue a variety of interests without extra demands on your family.

Daily bussing

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

Technology Infrastructure and Support 

Supports the additional investments required to offer improved blended online learning, resources, and support. 

All students, Kindergarten to Grade 12: $450

Technology rental

Technology is used across all grades and students pay the following technology rental fee per school year:

Kindergarten to Grade 3 (iPads): $350

Grade 4 to 7 (notebook computer): $620 

NOTE: Students in Grades 8 to 12 are required to bring their own device.

Making payments

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

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 403-938-8326 or send an email: admissions@sts.ab.ca.