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Tuition and fees

Tuition paid to attend CFIS includes school supplies and most field trips. (Swimming, skiing and other incidental programs may have associated additional fees.)

Tuition for the 2019-20 academic year is as follows:

Preschool and junior kindergarten:

  • Half Day: $7,900
  • Full Day: $15,100
  • Additional fees apply for before- and after-school care 

Kindergarten to Grade 6:

  • Full school day: $12,830

Grades 7 to 9:

  • $14,200

Grades 10 to 12:

  • $15,100

Before and After School Care: (2019-20 fees)

  • Before School (Preschool through Grade 6) - 5 days: $3,320/year                        
  • After School (Preschool through Grade 6) - 5 days: $3,760/year                       

Bus Service: (2019-20 fees)

  • Five days, return (both ways):   $2,500/year
  • Five days one-way (mornings or afternoons):  $1,500/year

Additional Fees for 2019-20:

  • Annual registration fee: $500 per family

New-Student One-Time Fees for 2019-20:

  • One-Time Building Fund Loan: $4,000 (One per family upon acceptance to the school; refunded when the last child leaves the school). Due by September 1 of the first child's school year. Payable to Calgary International Language Foundation.
  • One-Time New-Family Membership Fee:  $2,000 per family (for new-to-CFIS families only, due September 1 of the year your first child starts at CFIS) 
  • Application fee for new-to-CFIS students: $275 per application

Other Costs:

  • Uniforms: Please see (Uniforms may also be purchased at semi-annual used uniform sales)
  • Musical instrument rental (Grade 5 and above): Approximately $40.00 per month depending on instrument chosen (students may optionally use their own instrument)
  • Optional cultural trips: Fees vary depending on trip for grades 7 to 12.


  • A 10% discount is offered for a family's 3rd child. (Kindergarten and higher only)
  • A 15% discount is offered for a family's 4th child. (Kindergarten and higher only)

Fee Payment Schedules

  • Upon receiving a placement offer, a non refundable deposit of $2,000 is required to secure the placement. This deposit is applied to the child's tuition.
  • The balance of the tuition is payable in your choice of three schedules:  
  1. Full payment schedule where balance is due in September;
  2. Semi-annual schedule where balance is payable half in September and half in February;
  3. Monthly schedule where balance is due in ten equal payments from September through June. (A monthly charge of $40 is payable if you select the "ten equal payments" option.) 

Child care tax receipts issued as follows:

  • Preschool and Junior Kindergarten - 100% of tuition
  • Kindergarten - 50% of tuition
  • Grades 1 to 6 - 25% of tuition
  • Grades 7 to 12 - 20% of tuition / until the child is age 16
  • Before & After School Care - 100% of fee


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