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Tuition & Fees

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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  • $17,570 Full Day


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


  • $16,760 


  • $17,000


  • $18,470

GRADES 10 TO 12:

  • $19,600


  • $20,950


  • $21,250


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 Government Affordability Grant funding for licensed early childhood education programs is applied to all CFIS student accounts in licensed programs (Junior Preschool, Preschool and Junior Kindergarten).

Students enrolled in part-time programs receive a credit of $225 per month on their account.

Effective January 1, 2024, the Child Care Affordability Grant amount for students in full-time licensed programs at CFIS has increased. As a participant in the Affordability Grant program, CFIS will be provided with an increased monthly amount of $709 per month (previously $510 per month) for children up to 3 years old, and $626 per month (previously $450 per month) for children over 3 years of age in full-time programs.

These grant amounts are anticipated to be in effect through March 31, 2025.