Fees and Bursaries
There is a cost to joining an independent Christian school in Ontario. We work diligently to identify ways to make this cost manageable through availalbe tax benefits as well as a robust bursary program.
First, on the tax front: The federal government allows a portion of your fees to be considered a charitable donation. Because this amount varies depending on the number of children attending and at which level they are studying, we would be happy to help you calculate what your actual 'after-tax' costs would be. This provides a considerable benefit to most of our families.
Secondly, at Cairn Christian Schools, we are blessed with a strong support community that helps us make nearly $300,000 available in our Bursary program each year. That means we are able to provide top-quality Christian education in a way that is accessible for many who would not otherwise be able to afford it.
Below is a link to our Cairn Bursary Information Page. Please take the time to read how this program works, and then consider completing an online application so that we can notify you regarding the fee that would be applicable to your situation. Our application process is coordinated by a third-party called FAST ("Financial Aid for School Tuition"), created by ISM - Independent School Management, Inc.), which enables us to safeguard your privacy while also making fair assessments of each family's financial capacity. If this is your first time applying for a bursary, contact our Director for a voucher that will allow you to process the annual application at no cost to you.