Tuition


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 2022/2023

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. 

Pre-Primary 

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 at a 50% discount, click here for more information on this program.

Tuition:
 

2022/2023*

(as set for Sept 2022)

2023/2024*

(as set for Sept 2023)

5 full days (includes hot lunch and snack  $8,150  TBD
4 full days (includes hot lunch and snack) $7,631 TBD
5 partial days (includes morning snack) $5,852 TBD

*Updated March 21st, 2022 – 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 first mandated decrease (representing 25% of the average price of Nova Scotia day care) became effective January 1, 2022 and our current understanding of the impact of these changes is reflected in the annual tuition set for September 2022. We expect communications regarding an additional mandatory fee reduction will occur by December 2022 of our 2022/2023 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.

Early Payment Discount: New enrolments are welcome to take advantage of an early payment discount for students registered in the 4 or 5 full day program of 10% for the first child and 5% for each subsequent child, if tuition is paid in full within 14 days of acceptance and by 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.

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of one monthly tuition payment 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

Tuition:
  Tuition Tuition
  2022/2023 2023/2024
Primary:    TBD Jan 2023
  5 full days $12,040  
  4 full days $9,500  
  5 partial days $9,630  
Grades 1-5: $12,355  
Grades 6-9: $13,520  
Grades 10-12: $14,000  

Commencement Fee: Each family that attends the Shambhala School pays a non-refundable Commencement Fee of $1,000 in their first year of enrollment.

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

Early Payment Discount: New enrolments are welcome to take advantage of an early payment discount of $1,000 for the first child and $500 for each subsequent child, if tuition is paid in full within 14 days of acceptance and by 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 of one monthly tuition payment is required within 14 days of acceptance.

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.