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2023-24 School Year Tuition

CFIS Junior Preschool, Preschool and Junior Kindergarten programs are licensed under the Alberta Childcare Licensing Act and participate in the Alberta-Canada Early Learning and Child Care Affordability Grant. Under this grant, CFIS currently provides tuition credits to all families with children enrolled in Junior Preschool, Preschool and Junior Kindergarten. See below for details of current grant tuition discounts.


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JUNIOR Preschool:

  • $17,570 Full Day

Preschool and Junior Kindergarten:

  • $9,200 Half Day
  • $17,570 Full Day

Kindergarten to Grade 3:

  • $15,880  

Grades 4 to 6:

  • $16,110

Grades 7 to 9:

  • $17,500

Grades 10 to 12:

  • $18,570

EMBARK Grades 1 & 2:

  • $19,500

Click to download the Embark Tuition Fee Schedule.


A 10% tuition discount is applied to the enrolment of a 3rd child (Kindergarten and higher only)

A 15% tuition discount is applied to the enrolment of a 4th child (Kindergarten and higher only)

CLICK HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about CFIS tuition fees.


Fee Payment Options

Upon receiving a placement offer, a non-refundable deposit of $2,000 is required to secure the placement.  This deposit is applied to your child’s tuition. The balance of the tuition is payable in your choice of three schedules:  

  1. Full-payment schedule where the balance is due in September.
  2. Semi-annual schedule where the balance is payable half in September and half in February. (The semi-annual installment plan includes annual administration fees of $100 per semi-annual payment).
  3. Monthly schedule where balance is due in ten equal payments from September through June (The 10-month installment plan includes annual administration fees of $40 per monthly payment). 

New Family Fees

There are two one-time fees applicable to families new to CFIS with children in Preschool to Grade 12:
  1. New Family Membership Fee — $2,000 (non-refundable) due May 1 prior to the year starting school.
  2. Building Fund Loan — $4,000 due in September. Families can choose to donate all or a portion of the Building Fund Loan back to CFIS, or request that this fee be returned to them, once the last child leaves the school.

For new families with students in Junior Preschool, these fees are payable upon enrolment in Preschool. 

Additional Fees

Tuition includes all field trip fees, as determined by each divisional Principal. 

New Applications  — $275 for applicants in Preschool to Grade 12; $100 for new applicants in Junior Preschool

Annual Registration  — $500 per family, due May 1st prior to the start of the next school year

Uniforms — variable via our school uniform supplier, InSchoolwear.

Band, Travel Studies and Athletics — variable and optional for Grades 6-12 

IB Exams, University Tours and Musical — variable and optional for Grades 10-12 

CALM Camp — for students in Grade 10

Before- and After-school care — optional for students in Preschool to Grade 6 

Busing — optional for Preschool to Grade 12 students 

Government Affordability Grant

The following chart details the specifics of The Government Affordability Grant funding for licensed early childhood education programs in 2023. Please note, due to government funding cycles, the Affordability Grant discount may change or end during the school year.


Full-day Junior Preschool

Half-day Preschool & Junior Kindergarten

Full-day Preschool & Junior Kindergarten


Current Annual Tuition





Less Current Government Affordability Grant

-$510/month until age 3 -$450/month after age 3




Reduced Annual Tuition

$12,470 to $13,070