Tuition & Fees

Annual Tuition


Half Day Pre-Junior Kindergarten  $         9,013
Full Day Pre-Junior Kindergarten & Junior Kindergarten  $       15,965
Full Day Kindergarten – Grade 6  $       16,750

Family Discounts: Family discounts of 5% for the second child and 15% for the third and subsequent child apply, with the exception of the Arrowsmith Program

A non-refundable deposit equal to three-month’s tuition is required. The remaining balance may then be paid either in a lump sum or divided into monthly payments (monthly payments incur a $50/month surcharge).

Tuition and fees can be paid via the following methods:

  • Personal Cheques/Bank Draft (lump sum or post-dated monthly) – NSF Cheque Fee $50
  • Automatic Withdrawal (pre-authorized payment) – NSF Fee $50
  • Credit cards (Visa/MasterCard/Amex) (may be subject to processing fee) – NSF Fee $50

Additional Fees

A non-refundable $2,500 Registration Fee is required for each new student (due at time of registration)The non-refundable registration fee is charged as membership into the River Valley School Society, and ensures funds are available for capital expenses and the long-term sustainability of River Valley School. This fee is phased in for students enrolled in Pre-Junior Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten, and a cumulative total of $2,500 is paid by the Kindergarten year (ie. Pre-Junior Kindergarten will pay $500 for their first year, $500 for their second year and $1,500 for the remaining total in Kindergarten) -or- $2,500 for your first year of school from K – 6 at River Valley School.

A non-refundable Student Account Fee of $400 is due annually (Due June 1)
This fee covers the incidental costs associated with school supplies, yearbook, technology, STEAM programming, classroom projects, field trips, and enriched Specialist and Physical / Outdoor Education activities. Other extracurricular activities may require payment per activity.

Please note: Bussing, before & after school care and uniforms are not included in school fees.

Full-fee prepayment, lump sum or monthly payment options are available.

Childcare Affordability Grants & Subsidies

Childcare Affordability Grant

Beginning January 2022, the Government of Alberta issued an affordability grant to ALL families regardless of income. Please note that this applies to our Pre-JK & JK year old programming only. You do not have to apply for this grant, our school submits for it each month based on your child’s attendance in our Pre-JK or JK program (full time or part time). The amounts that will be deducted from your fees are as follows:

Preschool Age (3 & 4 year olds):

  • $450.00 per month (full time – over 100 hours per month)
  • $225.00 per month (part time – between 50 – 100 hours per month)


Childcare Subsidy:

On top of the grant, parents of children not yet in school, that make less than $180,000 per year can apply for an additional subsidy. If you have a dual parent household, both parents need to be working or schooling to be considered.

Click HERE to head to the subsidy website to learn if you qualify and apply.
Please note: that subsidy is based on actual hours used and the full amount they show is based on 100 hours of attendance. If coming less, it could be pro-rated.

International Students

International students residing in Canada with their parents may not be eligible for the Alberta Education Funding for Resident Students. Consequently, these students may assume the total cost of education for each year they attend the school.

Note: We do not offer boarding or a homestay program, students must be living with their own parents/legal guardians.