Fee Structure

Our structure is that your tuition fee pays for core programs, salaries, facilities, and administrative expenses. On average, families can expect to pay approximately $1,000 to $3,000 in additional expenses per child above and beyond tuition each year. The actual cost per child will vary depending on the child's grade and participation in activities, programs and excursions.

Enrolment Fee Program
A one-time, non-refundable fee of $5,000 per child is payable at the time of enrolment. For siblings enrolled at the same time or in future, the Enrolment Fee will be discounted. For 2023-2024 the sibling discount was $1,000 per sibling.

Grades JK - 12 Tuition and Payment Options

2024-2025 Tuition $33,700
Capital Building Fund* $1,000

Tuition fees may be paid according to one of the following plans:

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  • PLAN A (savings of $450)

    January 24, 2024$4,600
    May 1, 2024$29,650
  • PLAN B

    January 24, 2024$4,600
    May 1, 2024$10,700
    August 1, 2024$9,700
    November 1, 2024$9,700
  • PLAN C (premium of $550)

    January 24, 2024$4,600
    10 instalments of $3,065 from April 1, 2024 to January 1, 2025$30,650

Other Expenses

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  • School Uniforms

    The complete uniform (excluding shoes) can be purchased on site at The General Store. In the first year, the uniform bill per child will average $950 for Middle and Senior School students and $600 for Junior School students. The uniform expense for the following years will average between $200 and $400 depending upon the child’s growth pattern. There are a number of opportunities throughout the year to purchase used uniform items at the parent volunteer-run Pre-Owned Uniform Sales.
  • Books

    For Middle and Senior School students, books are purchased online and can be resold at the end of the school year, depending on the condition of the book and whether or not it is being used next year. The average expense is $500 per student. In the Junior School, books are organized by classroom teachers and book-related expenses average $150 per year per student.
  • Musical Instruments

    Students in Grades 5 through 8 participate in the music program. There is a nominal rental fee for the instrument that they choose to play, based on their interests and talents. Instruments are rented through Cosmo Music and the rental fee for the year is approximately $299 per student.
  • Required Field Trips

    There are a number of field trips in each grade which contribute to the child's development. Families can use the following figures as a budget guideline for these required trips:

    JK-SK         $100 per year
    Grade 1-4   $200 per year
    Grade 5-6   $500 per year*
    Grade 7-8   $800 per year**
    Grade 9-11 $200 per year
    Grade 12    $500 per year***

    *    Includes Glen Bernard Camp and Queen's Science Camp
    **  Includes Quebec and Ottawa Trips
    ***Includes GY University Trip

Optional Expenses

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  • Term Athletic Fees

    Students who participate in the extracurricular athletic program will be charged at the end of each term. The cost (excluding hockey) is an average of $150 per term, per student, which covers the cost of activity-related busing, uniform purchase or rental, and other expenses such as medical coverage, officiating fees and event entry fees. For hockey, the cost is approximately $500 for the winter term and covers the above expenses as well as ice rental fees.
  • Athletic Tournament Fees

    At the beginning of the school year, these tournaments, including the approximate expenses, are published in The Family Handbook. Past tournaments have included: Junior Boys' hockey and basketball, Middle and Senior soccer, hockey, basketball (boys) and rugby. Expenses will vary depending upon location of the tournament and could range from $300 to $1,000.
  • Senior School Overnight Trips

    At the beginning of the school year, these school trips, including the approximate expenses, are published in The Family Handbook. Past trips have included: University Trips, Duke of Edinburgh canoe and dogsledding trips, Music Camp, Washington or New York Social Science and Art trip, St. Donat Grade 10 French trip. The expenses range from $400 to $900 and are optional. Optional international excursions are also offered and are priced accordingly.
  • Daily Bus Transportation

    The School has seven bus routes in York, Simcoe and Peel Regions, including one bus to and from Barrie. The annual expense is $2,350 (full-time rider) and $1,425 (part-time rider) per child for York Region, $3,300 (full-time) and $2,000 (part-time) per child for Barrie. Occasional bus riders pay $11 per ride (one way) for York, Halton and Peel Regions and $15 per ride for the Barrie bus. For more information on our bus routes, please contact Admissions.
  • After Care Program

    The School offers an after school extra-curricular program called Koalas to students in JK-Grade 3 that runs from 3:20-4:30 p.m. Additional care (for Junior School students of any grade) is offered in the After Care Program, Monday to Friday from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

    The cost of Koalas is $9.00 per day and After Care is $13.50 per day. Parents who wish to utilize Koalas and/or After Care services may reserve a space in advance or simply notify the Junior School Office by noon that day.
  • Stationery Kits

    Stationery kits are optional and are available for purchase in The General Store for your convenience. The average expense is $100 for Grades 2 to 6 and $200 for Grades 7 and 8. The contents of the kits are also on the General Store web page should you choose to build your own kit.

Land Acknowledgment

The Country Day School wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. Our nearest Indigenous Nations are now the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Chippewas of Georgina Island. The Dish with One Spoon Wampum covenant is often cited as an example of the shared responsibility for caring for these lands among the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples who would call these their traditional territories. CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection to this land can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for the land and waters for future generations.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220 


Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.