How do we keep tuition affordable?

Bearspaw Christian School is one of Alberta’s top private Christian schools. It is also one of the least expensive private schools in Calgary. BCS relies on important tools to help keep tuition rates down: generous support from stakeholders, capital fee, and a variety of ongoing revenue streams.

Generous Donations
God has blessed many people financially, and these people in turn provide financial support to Bearspaw Christian School through tax-receipted donations.
Capital Fee
Bearspaw Christian School collects a $5,000 Capital Fee as part of its admissions process. This fee is divided into a $2,500 Refundable Bond and a $2,500 non refundable Capital Fee. This money is used to assist BCS with capital costs associated with buildings and facilities.
Development Team
Bearspaw Christian School employs a team of development staff that focuses on generating revenue through donations and business initiatives in order to fund education.
Revenue Streams
Bearspaw Christian School generates significant revenue through facility rentals, summer camps, concessions, sponsorship, advertising, and other initiatives designed to augment the funding to education.

Tuition & Fees

2018/19
Jr. K Sr. K Gr 1 to 5 Gr 6 Gr 7 to 9 Gr 10 Gr 11 Gr 12
Tuition Fees $2,400 $2,400 $6,500 $6,500 $6,830 $7,450 $7,450 $7,450
School Fee $85 $290 $400 $650 $370 $380 $1,750 $645
Total Fees $2,485 $2,690 $6,900 $7,150 $7,200 $7,830 $9,200 $8,095
Family Tuition Maximum
(Does not include JK students)
3 students: $16,000 4 students: $17,000 5 students: $18,000
2017/2018
Jr. K Sr. K Gr 1 to 5 Gr 6 Gr 7 to 9 Gr 10 Gr 11 Gr 12
Tuition Fees $2,276 $1,607 $6,175 $6,175 $6,463 $7,092 $7,092 $7,092
School Fees $82 $275 $385 $625 $355 $365 $1,665 $615
Total Fees $2,358 $1,882 $6,560 $6,800 $6,818 $7,457 $8,757 $7,707
Family Tuition Maximum
(Does not include JK students)
3 students: $16,032 4 students: $16,532 5 students: $17,032

Capital Fee

Families new to BCS are required to pay a $5,000 Capital Fee. This one-time fee is charged to each BCS family with one or more children enrolled from Senior Kindergarten to Grade 12. This fee is separate from any tuition and school fees. The Capital Fee is used to assist BCS with capital costs associated with buildings and facilities.  The fee is divided into a $2,500 Refundable Bond and a $2,500 non refundable Capital Fee. BCS invites families to donate the $2,500 refundable bond to BCS as a tax receiptable, charitable donation.

  • For families that enroll students in Grade 1-12, $5,000 is collected in first year of enrolment. ($2,500 refundable and $2,500 nonrefundable)
  • For families whose initial enrollment is in Senior Kindergarten the $2,500 Refundable Bond is collected in Senior Kindergarten and the  $2,500 non refundable Capital Bond is collected in grade 1.
Capital Fee
For families new to BCS
(per family)
$2,500 Refundable Capital Bond $2,500 Non-refundable Capital Fee

School Fees

School Fees provide for unique things in different grades and include things like school supplies, subject workbooks, study guides, gym clothes, yearbooks, and anticipated activity and field trip costs.

Further information about school fees:

  • School Fees in Grade 6, 11 and 12. These include extra fees for a grade 6 campout, grade 11 trip to Guatemala (downpayment) and a graduation fee for grade 12 students. Grade 11 families are expected to participate in mandatory fundraising for the remainder of the mission trip costs.
  • Student Council Fee – Included for grade 7-12 students to support secondary student led activities.

Further Costs for Optional Classes and Activities

  1. Extracurricular Athletic Fees – Cost to participate in extracurricular athletics (cost varies per team and sport between $25 to $350).
  2. Secondary Options Fees – There are extra costs associated with the options students select.

Capital Fee

Families new to BCS are required to pay a $5,000 Capital Fee. This one-time fee is charged to each BCS family with one or more children enrolled from Senior Kindergarten to Grade 12. This fee is separate from any tuition and school fees. The Capital Fee is used to assist BCS with capital costs associated with buildings and facilities.  The fee is divided into a $2,500 Refundable Bond (Which will be refunded after the student graduates or withdraws from the school) and a $2,500 non refundable Capital Fee. BCS invites families to donate the $2,500 refundable bond to BCS as a tax receiptable, charitable donation.

  • For families that enroll students in Grade 1-12, $5,000 is collected in first year of enrolment. ($2,500 refundable and $2,500 nonrefundable)
  • For families whose initial enrollment is in Senior Kindergarten the $2,500 Refundable Bond is collected in Senior Kindergarten and the  $2,500 non refundable Capital Bond is collected in grade 1.

The Capital Fee is required at the time of acceptance. We ask that a separate cheque be made payable to Bearspaw Christian School in the amount of $5,000.

Ways to Participate

Bond

Provide the $2,500 from a family’s available funds. Refunded at graduation or withdrawal.

Donation

Provide a $2,500 donation to Bearspaw Christian School and receive a charitable tax-receipt.

School Tour

If you are interested in enrolling your family at Bearspaw Christian School, you are invited to an individual tour with our Admissions Team. See our school in action, meet our friendly Admissions Team and ask any questions you may have about BCS.
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