Sibling Discount: The school has a progressive sibling discount: the eldest child currently enrolled incurs full fees; the second child currently enrolled is entitled to a 5% tuition fee reduction; the third and any other children currently enrolled are entitled to a 10% tuition fee reduction in fees.
Application Fee: Due at the time of application: $250 non-refundable Application Fee
Registration Fees & Deposits: The registration fee is a one-time, non-refundable fee billed to each new student, paid at the time of accepting the admissions offer.
|Fee Status||Application Fee||Registration Fee + Contingency Deposit|
|Domestic Junior School||$250||$3,000|
|International Junior School||$250||$6,000 (includes $3,000 registration fee)|
|Domestic Middle & Senior School||$250||$2,500|
|International Middle & Senior School||$250||$5,500 (includes $2,500 registration fee)|
Contingency Deposit: A $3,000 contingency fee deposit is required at the time of registration, which is used to cover costs of medical insurance, school uniform items, co-curricular activities, optional trips, and any unforeseen expenses. Additional funds may be required throughout the year, depending on your child’s level of participation in co-curricular activities. Any amount of the deposit not used will be refunded at the end of the school year or retained for the following school year. Upon completion of their time at GNS, the remaining balance of the Contingency Fund will be refunded to the Home Parents within a month of the student’s account being settled with GNS and all extra fees accounted for.
Returning Student Deposit Amounts: Current students returning for the subsequent school year are required to pay a re-enrolment deposit in February to secure their space for the upcoming school year. The deposit amount for 2023/2024 is $2,000 for domestic day students and $10,000 for international and all boarding students and is due by February 17, 2023.
Grade 12 IB Diploma Exam Registration Fees: The costs associated with writing Diploma exams varies depending on the number of subjects taken. These costs are charged directly from the IB Organization and are in addition to tuition fees. Exam fees for 6 subjects are approximately $1,200 and are billed directly to families in November each year.
IB Diploma exam registration fees may be eligible for an income tax deduction for higher-level courses as they are considered to be at a Post-Secondary School level. GNS will provide income tax receipts accordingly at the start of each calendar year.
English Language Acquisition (ELA): For most students joining GNS whose first language is not English, we will provide further instruction in English as their second language alongside our full GNS curriculum. This will be done in dedicated teaching areas, taught by fully qualified specialists in this field. Class sizes are smaller than standard classes, which will meet at least six times every timetabled ‘cycle’ in the same way as a French, Mandarin or Spanish class. Teachers will lead their students through a full English Acquisition curriculum, and students will be assessed frequently and their progress reported on formally in report cards, as is the case in all other subject areas. The cost for the ELA program is $4,500 each year. Private tutoring is also available for an additional charge.
HeadStart Program: The HeadStart Program introduces life at Glenlyon Norfolk School to new international students. It offers a comprehensive understanding of the school’s culture, the International Baccalaureate program and what to expect as the newest members of our unique and vibrant community.
For five days, students are fully immersed in the GNS community, surrounded by current teachers, parents and students who will warmly welcome them to our Pemberton Woods Campus. By beginning their immersion into Canadian life before the school year begins, students are better equipped to handle the transition to succeed at GNS, both academically and socially, when their peers join them for classes.
The fee for the GNS HeadStart Program is $1,500 CDN, which includes all instruction, activities, transportation and accommodation. HeadStart is mandatory for all international students who are new to Canada.
Family Boarding: Students who require specific dietary accommodations from their host family, such as gluten-free/celiac, vegan, etc., will be billed an additional fee of $150 per month to account for increased costs to the host family.
Financial Penalties and Processing Fees:
In order to maintain a positive partnership with families, it is expected that posted deadlines for tuition and other payments will be followed. Families who find themselves in a position where they are unable to make a payment must contact the Finance Department as soon as possible to determine other possible arrangements. Payment plans are available for Canadian families and incur a 4% finance charge on the amount financed. Families that fall behind on payments without communication with and approval from our Finance Department will incur a $200 late payment penalty. Payments that are delinquent by more than 60 days may result in a student’s immediate withdrawal from GNS and will also prevent re-enrolment for the following school year.
- Uniforms: Required school uniform items must be purchased on campus at the school store. Uniform expenses are approximately $400 to $800.
- Senior School Laptop: Students in Grade 9 to 12 are expected to bring their own laptop to school each day. It is strongly recommended that families participate in the GNS laptop subscription program, which includes all required software and support at competitive rates.
- Middle School Chromebooks: Students in Grade 6 to 8 are expected to have a Chromebook with them each day at school. The Chromebook may be purchased by the family, or alternatively, families may register for the Middle School Chromebook program which includes all required software and support at competitive rates.
- After School Care: After School Care is available throughout the school year from 3:20 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday for students in Kindergarten and older at the Junior School. The cost for After School Care is $23.50 per day.