What is the cost of a TCS education? If you asked our students and their families, they would tell you that it is difficult to put a price on an experience that has changed their lives! But if you're wondering about the numbers, our fee tables are below. Please don't hesitate to explore the School's financial assistance program and available scholarships; more than 30% of TCS families receive financial assistance each year, helping to make their children's dream of attending Trinity College School a reality.

The 2018-2019 fees are as follows (all fees quoted are in Canadian dollars):

Day student tuition fees:

  • $24,750 - Grades 5 and 6
  • $26,250 - Grades 7 and 8
  • $34,250 - Grades 9 and 10
  • $34,750 - Grades 11 and 12

Boarding student tuition fees:

  • $43,250 Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 for Canadian Families Boarding Incentive Programme*
  • $57,750 Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 Canadian*
  • $64,750 Grades 9 and 10 International**
  • $65,250 Grades 11 and 12 International**

*Canadian boarding fees apply to: 1) students who are Canadian citizens and 2) residents of the USA or Bermuda. To qualify for the cost savings offered under the Canadian Families Boarding Incentive Programme, which is based on Grade 9 entry on or after the 2014-2015 school year, students MUST hold Canadian citizenship.
**International students who hold a Canadian passport are considered a “Canadian boarding student” and therefore the Canadian fee table will apply to these students.

See the “Downloads” section of this page for more information related to fee tables for each constituency.

Regarding fees, how can they be paid?

Payments may be made by electronic bill payment (available through most Canadian financial institutions), direct deposit at a bank, credit card, bank wire transfer, cash, cheque, bank draft or money order.

For further payment information, please refer to the Payment Methods document (click here or go to the "Downloads" section of this page).

To pay by credit card, use the Plastiq payment button (click here or go to the Credit Cards Payments via Plastiq section of this page).

What other fees should I expect?

Initiation Fee - for first year students only: A one-time non-refundable initiation fee. The amount varies, dependent upon grade of entry and whether day or boarding. Consult the fee tables in the “Downloads” section of this page for specifics.

Annual Facilities Fee - commencing the student’s second year (not applicable to first year students): A yearly fee of $1,000 per student. Proceeds from this annual fee support building maintenance, repair and enhancement as part of the TCS Renaissance Plan. Visit www.tcs.on.ca/renaissanceplan to learn more about this initiative.

Uniforms: These can be purchased new from our supplier or used in the Bear Boutique guild store on campus. Most families look at $750-$1,000 in their first year for uniform expenses.

Books: For Senior School students, books are purchased from the School (either new or second-hand when available) and can be resold to the store at the end of the school year (depending on the condition of the book and whether or not it is being used next year). We recommend budgeting around $500 for books for the year initially. Junior School students are charged a fee of approximately $75 for consumable books and texts. All other textbooks and novels are loaned to the students by the School.

Laptop: For Senior School students, a laptop is mandatory. For new Senior School students, we ask that you bring your own Apple notebook. A modest software fee may apply depending on course selection.

Tuition Refund Plan (TRP): The tuition insurance premium is calculated at 1.58% of the total tuition fee, less any financial assistance awarded, plus Ontario sales tax of 8%. This insurance is mandatory for all families on the three, quarterly or monthly payment plan and optional for families choosing the full payment plan.

Junior School class trips: Each year the Grade 5/6 and Grade 7/8 classes go on class trips with the cost being approximately $500.

Health Insurance: For families outside Canada, we would recommend health insurance at the cost of approximately $650 annually. To renew the insurance, the family must contact the TCS health centre directly each year.

Other: There will be some extra costs for certain team uniforms, incidentals and travel costs. Please call admissions for details (905-885-3209).

Financial Assistance & Scholarships

Trinity College School is very fortunate to have an endowment that now exceeds $50 million. The majority of the return generated on the capital is rolled over to the School’s financial assistance program. During the last school year, more than 150 students and their families received about $3 million in financial assistance. To learn about our financial assistance program, click here.

The School also offers a substantial scholarship program aimed at enrolling the most outstanding young men and women. To learn about our merit-based scholarship programs, click here.