Tuition & Fees

Annual Tuition


Half Day Pre-Junior Kindergarten  $        9,280
Full Day Pre-Junior Kindergarten & Junior Kindergarten  $      16,450
Full Day Kindergarten – Grade 6  $      18,470
Arrowsmith Program  $     22,920 –  $32,310

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

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 $5,000 Registration Fee is required per student (due at time of registration): The non-refundable 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 the school. This fee is phased in for the students enrolled in Pre-Junior Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten with a cumulative total of $5,000 paid by the Kindergarten year (i.e. Pre-Junior Kindergarten will pay $1,000 for their first year, $1,000 for their second year and $3,000 for the third year. If enrolling in Junior Kindergarten, $2,000 is due the first year and $3,000 in the second year.

A non-refundable Student Account Fee of $450 is due annually on June 1st: 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 school uniforms are not included in school fees. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

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 grant amount that you will receive from the government is as follows:

Preschool Age (3 & 4 year olds):

  • $626 per month (full time – over 100 hours per month)
  • $225 per month (part time – between 50 – 100 hours per month)

Please note: that subsidy is based on actual hours used and the full amount they show is based on 100 hours of attendance. If a student attends less than 100 hours, the rebate may be prorated.

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.

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.