School Fees

Approved School Fee Schedules for 2020-2021

Fees listed on the Approved School Fee Schedules, as linked beloware MAXIMUMS per student and may be charged at the start of the school year or intermittently during the year. The total charged for the entire year for any listed fee must not exceed the MAXIMUM amount noted on the schedule. If a fee is not listed on the schedule, it cannot be charged in the current school year. 

Albert Lacombe École Notre Dame Neil M Ross   St. Kateri Tekakwitha Academy
Bertha Kennedy ESSMY RSF Jr. High VJM Jr. High
École Father Jan JJ Nearing Sister Alphonse Vital Grandin
École GHP Legal School   SACHS  
École Marie Poburan MCHS St. Gabriel High School  

Schedules were approved by the Board of Trustees at the Regular Meeting held on April 20, 2020. Approved fees will be posted on SchoolCash as they become relevant for payment. Parents can expect the Start-Up Fees to be available sometime during the month of September 2020, and other fees will be added throughout the year, as the activity or option course is about to commence.

Note: Schools may have the same fees with different amounts posted. Situations vary from school-to-school; some fees may be subsidized in one school and not in another.

Approved School Fee Schedules for 2019-2020

Fees listed on the Approved School Fee Schedules, as linked beloware MAXIMUMS per student and may be charged at the start of the school year or intermittently during the year. The total charged for the entire year for any listed fee must not exceed the MAXIMUM amount noted on the schedule. If a fee is not listed on the schedule, it cannot be charged in the current school year. 

Albert Lacombe École Notre Dame Neil M Ross   VJM Jr. High
Bertha Kennedy ESSMY RSF Jr. High Vital Grandin
École Father Jan JJ Nearing Sister Alphonse  
École GHP Legal School   SACHS  
École Marie Poburan MCHS St. Gabriel High School  

Schedules were approved by the Board of Trustees at the Regular Meeting held on May 21, 2019. Approved fees will be posted on SchoolCash as they become relevant for payment. Parents can expect the Start-Up Fees to be available sometime during the month of September 2019 and other fees will be added throughout the year, as the activity or option course is about to commence.

Note: Schools may have the same fees with different amounts posted. Situations vary from school to school; some fees may be subsidized in one school and not in another.

Information on Bill 1

Bill 1, An Act to Reduce School Fees has been proclaimed, reducing the burden of school fees on Alberta families.

By amending the School Act and introducing two regulations—the School Fees and Costs Regulation and the School Transportation Regulation —specific school fees will be eliminated, starting in the 2017-2018 school year. In addition, the Board has updated Policy 2, Section 6, to reflect the requirements of Bill 1. Two Administrative Procedures (AP), AP502 - Instructional Fees, Refunds, and Waivers and AP521 - Administration of School Generated Funds, along with the Principles for the Basis of Allocations to Schools deal, with school fees more specifically.

What Fees are Being Eliminated?

Starting in the 2017-2018 school year, the following fees are being eliminated:

  • textbook fees;
  • workbook fees;
  • printing and photocopying fees;
  • paper fees;
  • fees not included in an approved school fee schedule
  • fees for transportation for those residing 2.4 km or more (based on District Routing Software) from their designated school (as determined by attendance boundaries or as directed by Administration);
    • those who qualify and are approved for special needs transportation, regardless of distance to their designated school;
    • additional fees for noon-hour transportation for children attending an Early Childhood Services program.

Fee Waiver Form

Questions about Bill 1?

Visit the Government of Alberta website to learn more.

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