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Cost of a PC Education

Pickering College has three annual fees and they include a range of items and services, depending on the student's grade. The annual costs include Tuition, an Educational Technology Fee and a Facility Renewal Fee. One time fees for new students include an Enrolment Fee and an Asset Upgrade Fee. There are also a variety of discounts available to all families

For all students, tuition fees include:

  • a daily hot lunch, including deli and salad bar options with 2 soup choices and dessert
  • a yearbook
  • individual school photographs;
  • a full school panoramic picture;
  • local traveling expenses for school athletic teams;
  • student committee fees and
  • use of the school Health Centre, which is staffed with Registered Nurses and has access to our school Doctor.

Included with tuition

For all students, tuition fees include:

  • a daily hot lunch, including deli and salad bar options with 2 soup choices and dessert
  • a yearbook
  • individual school photographs;
  • a full school panoramic picture;
  • local traveling expenses for school athletic teams;
  • student committee fees and
  • use of the school Health Centre, which is staffed with Registered Nurses and has access to our school Doctor.

Day Student Tuition

Junior/Senior Kindergarten

$23,590
Grades 1-5

$25,835
Grades 6-12

$28,360

Boarding Student Tuition

For boarding students, meals included are breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Friday; brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, we have evening snack.

Canadian

Canadian-
English as a Second Language Learner
$58,820

$60,010

International

International-
English as a Second Language Learner

$61,570

$62,755

Canadian students are those whose parents have their permanent/principal place of residence in Canada, regardless of the nationality of the student or temporary place of residence. A Canadian passport does not mean a student is necessarily a Canadian student.

*English as a Second Language Learner Fees apply to students whose first language is not English and they have to access specialized classes as part of the curriculum and in addition receive extra support throughout the year.

Additional fees

Educational Technology Fee:

This annual user fee provides access to; technological infrastructure; multi-media classrooms; the integration of technology into the classroom; on-line communication and training and support. The user fee is graduated by grade level and is as follows:

Junior Kindergarten-Grade 3

$450

Grades 4-5

$550

Grades 6-8

$650

Grades 9-12

$950



Facility Renewal Fee

An annual fee of $800 per student is charged. This fee supports the upkeep and revitalization of our facility and is necessary to keep it functioning as a suitable environment to meet the needs of our students and faculty.

Day Student Fees at a Glance

2017/2018 DAY STUDENT FEES AT A GLANCE (Amounts in Canadian Dollars)

Please note that these fees are before any discounts.

JK & SKGrades
1-3
Grades
4-5
Grades
6-8
Grades
9-12
Tuition,
Educational
Technology Fee & Facility Renewal Fee
$24,840$27,085
$27,185$29,810$30,110
Option #1: Full
Payment by April 18, 2017 with $500 discount
$24,340
$26,585$26,685$29,310$29,610
Option #2: 5
installments
$4,968
per month
$5,417
per month
$5,437
per month
$5,962
per month
$6,022
per month

Option #3: 12 installments
Billed March 2017-February 2018

(Canadian students only) Plus mandatory tuition refund insurance to be billed as a lump sum before school starts.

$2,070
per month
$2,257.09
per month
$2,265.42
per month
$2,484.16
per month
$2,509.16
per month


2017/2018 Tuition Refund Plan (TRP)

This fee is mandatory for all students whose fees are not paid in full prior to August 31, 2017. Participation in the Tuition Refund Plan is strongly recommended for all students and is available at the rate of 1.8% of tuition plus applicable taxes. Please see the TRP program brochure for complete details, but it is important to note that the insurance covers the academic year and to be valid a student must attend school for at least fourteen days. Please note that if you choose to purchase the TRP, and your fees are paid in full before August 31, 2017 you may still withdraw from the TRP before school starts with a signed waiver only. For more information, please click here for the detailed Tuition Refund Brochure.

Boarding Student Fees at a Glance

2017/2018 BOARDING STUDENT FEES AT A GLANCE (Amounts in Canadian Dollars)

Please note these fees are before any discounts.

Boarding Student Grade 7-8

Boarding Student Grade 9-12

Tuition, Educational Technology Fee & Facility Renewal Fee

Please note that English as a Second Language Learner fees are identified as ESL.

Canadian student:$60,270

Canadian ESL student:
$61,460

International student: $63,020

International ESL student:
$64,205


Canadian student: $60,570

Canadian ESL student:
$61,760

International student: $63,320

International ESL
student:
$64,505


Option #1: Full Payment by April 17, 2017 with $500 discount

Canadian student: $59,770

Canadian ESL student:
$60,960

International student: $62,520

International ESL
student:
$63,705


Canadian student: $60,070

Canadian ESL student:
$61,260

International student: $62,820

International ESL
student:
$64,005


Option #2:

Canadian students
5 installments
March to July

International students
2 installments
20%-upon enrolment
80% by June 30


Canadian student: $12,054 per month

Canadian ESL student:
$12,292 per month

International student:
Enrollment: $12,604
June 30: $50,416

International ESL student:
Enrollment: $12,841
June 30: $51,364

Canadian student: $12,114 per month

Canadian ESL student:
$12,352 per month

International student:
Enrolment: $12,664
June 30: $50,656

International ESL
student:
Enrolment: $12,901
June 30: $51,604


Option #3:

Canadian students only
12 instalments
March 2017 to February 2018
tuition refund plan is mandatory

Canadian student: $5,022.50
per month

Canadian ESL student:
$5,121.67
per month

Canadian student: $5,047.50
per month

Canadian ESL student:
$51,146.67
per month

Please note for international students Tuition is due in full in the case of an acceptance after the June 30th, 2017 deadline.


2017/2018 Tuition Refund Plan (TRP)

This fee is mandatory for all students whose fees are not paid in full prior to August 31, 2017. Participation in the Tuition Refund Plan is strongly recommended for all students and is available at the rate of 1.8% of tuition plus applicable taxes. Please see the TRP program brochure for complete details, but it is important to note that the insurance covers the academic year and to be valid a student must attend school for at least fourteen days. Please note that if you choose to purchase the TRP, and your fees are paid in full before August 31, 2017 you may still withdraw from the TRP before school starts with a signed waiver only. For more information, please click here for the detailed Tuition Refund Brochure.

Discounts available to all families

DISCOUNTS

Pickering College offers a range of discounts for our families.

Full Payment Discount $ 500

A reduction of $500 from the fees is offered to a student whose fees are paid in full by April 18, 2017.

Family Discount $1,500

A reduction of $1,500 from the fees is offered to the second and subsequent siblings attending Pickering College in the same academic year.

Alumni Discount $1,000

A reduction of $1,000 from the fees is offered to a child or grandchild of Pickering College alumni.

Re-Enrolment Discount

A discount is given to recognize the loyalty of current families. In order to obtain the discount, the re-enrolment contract along with the re-enrolment deposit must be received by the school on or before the due date.

When a current family re-enrolls on time, the reduction in fees is as follows:

Day Students
Kindergarten $ 400
Grades1-5 $ 450
Grades 6-12 $ 500

Boarding Students
Grades 7-12 $1,000

New student fees - one time only

New Student Fees-one time only:

Day Application Fee

$150 (annual maximum family fee $300)

Boarding Application Fee

$200 (annual maximum family fee $400)

Enrolment Fee (paid upon enrolment, non-refundable)

$3,500



Day students - Other fees and items

Tuition

For all Day Students, lunch is included in tuition. There is no lunch fee. In addition to the items mentioned in the Cost of a PC Education page, there are a number of program enhancements provided at no additional cost.

Kindergarten to Grade 3 students also receive an afternoon snack, participate in Red Cross Swimming Lessons, and Power Skating or CanSkate lessons at no additional cost. All local curricular field trips are also included in tuition.

Grades 4 to 6 also receive an afternoon snack and participate in Power Skating or CanSkate lessons at no additional cost.

Grades 7 & 8 participate in Power Skating or CanSkate lessons and receive a variety of tutorial help at no additional cost.

Grades 9-12 have access to a variety of tutorial help and have access to a variety of the school facilities outside of school hours, including the gyms, arena and fitness centre. You will find that school life doesn't stop at the end of the school day.

Laptop

As part of the school's technology plan, technology is an important tool in student learning.

Students in Grades 6-8 are required to purchase a school designated Google Chromebook. The school develops the technical specifications and negotiates a purchase arrangement with the preferred supplier for parents to access. The cost of this Chromebrook, including a 2 or 3 year warranty is estimated at $580 plus taxes. Students may inquire about leasing from the school.

Students in Grades 9 to 12 are required to purchase the school designated laptop. There are no exceptions. The school uses a tablet PC. The school negotiates a purchase arrangement with a preferred supplier for parents to access. This will ensure the greatest consistency and reliability of the hardware. The cost of this laptop, with a Microsoft licensed operating system, a battery, a laptop sleeve, accidental damage protection and a 3 Year Parts and Labour Warranty is estimated at $2,000 plus taxes. As part of our technology plan the students have access to an onsite help desk for support and maintenance. This support includes the use of a loaner laptop if longer repairs are needed for their own laptop. The laptop also includes a variety of software applications.

Uniform

The uniform is an additional cost and we have our own store on campus, The Hilltop Shop. The Hilltop Shop is the only official supplier of the PC required uniform, the athletic uniform and uniform accessories such as belts and shoes. All new students can make an appointment towards the end of August for a personalized uniform shopping experience. The shop also carries bedding and linen options, personal care products and laundry supplies. The shop also carries a variety of sportswear and equipment to meet the needs of our varsity and recreational sports teams. Gift items, spiritwear and casual clothing are constantly changing to keep up with the fashion trends.

Books/Supplies

In Kindergarten, textbooks and supplies are included in Tuition.

For Grades 1-3, there is no additional charge for textbooks, the costs are included in tuition. Supplies would be an additional cost.

For Grades 4-6, there is an additional charge for textbooks, but it is a rental fee only. Supplies would be an additional cost.

For Grades 7-12, books and supplies are an additional cost and will range depending on the courses that a student is enrolled in. We have Bookstore on campus with both used and new textbooks. Our Bookstore offers a range of school supplies, including some technology items.

Instrument Rental

In Grades 4 to 8, instrumental music is a required part of our curriculum and in Grades 9-12 Instrumental Music, Jazz Band and Guitar are options. If a student needs to rent an instrument, the school has an arrangement with a number of local stores and depending on the instrument, the student will be billed accordingly.

Athletic Fees

There is no additional fee for the majority of our competitive athletic teams. Competitive Teams begin in Grade 4. A fee may apply if the team participates in a tournament. If a student selects the Equestrian program, competitive figure skating or competitive hockey, there is a fee as a result of the specialized coaching and other costs that are beyond the scope of our regular program. Some specialized equipment and/or uniform may be needed.

Before/After School Care

For Kindergarten to Grade 8, classrooms are open and supervised from 8:10 a.m.

If a family needs to drop a child in Kindergarten to Grade 6 off before 8:10 a.m. we have a before school program that runs from 7:00 a.m., charges are at a reasonable rate, and if the students are here by 7:30 a.m. they join our boarding students for breakfast. After School Care is also available daily until 6:00 p.m., at a reasonable rate.

Grade 9 to 12 students all receive an electronic key card for access to our buildings, and can be dropped off anytime from 8:00 a.m. If you need to drop off your child early, they can join our boarding students for breakfast by making arrangements through our Business Office. At the end of the day, students are able to wait in the Student Lounge for a later pick up.

Mandatory Class Trips

There are trips and outings scheduled throughout the year. Our trips enhance the students learning through experience, overnight trips, in addition to curricular value contain leadership and team building components. There are a few day trips annually to enhance the student's understanding of a certain curriculum. For Grades 7-9 there is a mandatory overnight full Grade trip and in Grades 10-12, there are optional curricular trips and Duke of Edinburgh Leadership trips.

Tutoring

Additional tutoring that may be necessary can be arranged through the school at an additional cost.


OTHER ITEMS


Student Withdrawal

Notice is required, in writing, to the Headmaster if a student is withdrawing after acceptance or enrolment. After April 1st, 2017 and up to July 31st, 2017 (inclusive), 20% of the total tuition and fees are non-refundable. After July 31st, 2017, 100% of the total tuition and fees are non-refundable. The $3,500 enrolment fee for new students is non-refundable.

Billing

The Business Office sets up student accounts for tuition installments, personal expenses and other incidental charges. E-statements are sent to the parents and must be paid monthly. Interest on overdue accounts will be charged monthly at a rate of 1.25% per month. In the event that an account becomes past due, Pickering College reserves the right to refuse re-enrolment. Any such refusal does not relieve the family from its financial obligations.

Tax Credits

Pickering College provides a childcare expense receipt for a certain portion of the fees paid. The school recommends that you review your own circumstances with advice from a professional financial advisor before making a claim. The receipts are mailed annually from the Business Office.

Annual Giving
Through donations to the Pickering College Annual Giving program, parents, alumni and friends of our school contribute to improving the experiences of every student. Charitable gifts to the Annual Fund/Headmaster's Initiatives allow the school to improve and enhance our programs and facilities. Priority areas requiring funding are carefully chosen each year, and include investments in professional development for teachers and coaches, new technology for the classrooms, athletic equipment and facilities improvements, and much more. We deeply appreciate every donor, and take pride in our careful use of every charitable gift.

Boarding students - Other fees and items

Tuition

Tuition also includes housekeeping services, wireless internet access, staff supervised study time, 24 hour live-in residential staff and a full evening program, including life skills, athletic and cultural programs. Boarding students have access to the school facilities, including laundry, our fitness centre, gyms, track, fields and arena outside of school hours. A variety of weekend programming is included in tuition. Some off-site activities are extra. We can also administer an allowance at the parents'/guardians' request. And finally, each room includes an electronic locking safe for valuables.

Health Insurance for Students $900

Health insurance from Pickering College is mandatory for all students on a study permit and who are not covered by OHIP. *Price subject to change.

Custodianship

Pickering College requires each boarding student to have a custodian while attending school. A family may identify their own custodian for their son or daughter or pay for custodial services through an outside agency. Custodians must be English-speaking, over the age of 21, preferably a Canadian citizen residing within Ontario and be willing to fulfill all duties as outlined in the Custodial program brochure. If a student does not have a custodian living in Ontario the family must be prepared to pay a fee to an outside agency. Pickering College has secured the services of International Student Guardianship Canada (ISGC), a local company that specializes in providing custodial services to boarding students.

Laptop

As part of the school's technology plan, technology is an important tool in student learning.

Students in Grades 7-8 are required to purchase a school designated Google Chromebook. The school develops the technical specifications and negotiates a purchase arrangement with the preferred supplier for parents to access. The cost of this Chromebook, including a 2 year warranty is estimated at $550 plus taxes. One year students may inquire about leasing from the school.

Students in Grades 9-12 are required to purchase the school designated laptop. There are no exceptions. The school uses a tablet PC. The school negotiates a purchase arrangement with a preferred supplier for parents to access. This will ensure the greatest consistency and reliability of the hardware. The cost of this laptop, with a Microsoft licensed operating system, a battery, a laptop sleeve, accidental damage protection and a 3 Year Parts and Labour Warranty is estimated at $1,800 plus taxes. As part of our technology plan the students have access to an onsite help desk for support and maintenance. This support includes the use of a loaner laptop if longer repairs are needed for their own laptop The laptop also includes a variety of software applications.

Uniform

The uniform is an additional cost and we have our own store on campus, The Hilltop Shop. The Hilltop Shop is the only official supplier of the PC required uniform, the athletic uniform and uniform accessories such as belts and shoes. All new students can make an appointment towards the end of August for a personalized uniform shopping experience. The shop also carries bedding and linen options, personal care products and laundry supplies. The shop also carries a variety of sportswear and equipment to meet the needs of our varsity and recreational sports teams. Gift items, spiritwear and casual clothing are constantly changing to keep up with the fashion trends.

Books/Supplies

Books and supplies are an additional cost and will range depending on the courses that a student is enrolled in. We have Bookstore on campus with both used and new textbooks. Our Bookstore offers a range of school supplies, including some technology items.

Instrument Rental

In Grade 7 and 8, instrumental music is a required part of our curriculum and in Grades 9-12 Instrumental Music, Jazz Band and Guitar are options. If a student needs to rent an instrument, the school has an arrangement with a number of local stores and depending on the instrument, the student will be billed accordingly.

Athletic Fees

There is no additional fee for the majority of our competitive athletic teams. A fee may apply if the team participates in a tournament. If a student selects the Equestrian program, competitive figure skating or competitive hockey, there is a fee as a result of the specialized coaching and other costs that are beyond the scope of our regular program. Some specialized equipment and/or uniform may be needed.

Mandatory Class Trips

There are trips and outings scheduled throughout the year. Our trips enhance the students learning through experience, overnight trips, in addition to curricular value contain leadership and team building components. There are a few day trips annually to enhance the student's understanding of a certain curriculum. For Grades 7-9 there is a mandatory overnight full Grade trip and in Grades 10-12, there are optional curricular trips and Duke of Edinburgh Leadership trips (Dog Sledding, Camping etc.).

Tutoring

Additional tutoring that may be necessary can be arranged through the school at an additional cost.


OTHER ITEMS


Student Withdrawal

Notice is required, in writing, to the Headmaster if a student is withdrawing after acceptance or enrolment. After April 1st, 2016 and up to July 31st, 2016 (inclusive), 20% of the total tuition and fees are non-refundable. After July 31st, 2016, 100% of the total tuition and fees are non-refundable. The $3,500 enrolment fee for new students is non-refundable.

Billing

The Business Office sets up student accounts for tuition installments, personal expenses and other incidental charges. E-statements are sent to the parents and must be paid monthly. Interest on overdue accounts will be charged monthly at a rate of 1.25% per month. In the event that an account becomes past due, Pickering College reserves the right to refuse re-enrolment. Any such refusal does not relieve the family from its financial obligations.

Tax Credits

Pickering College provides a childcare expense receipt for a certain portion of the fees paid. The school recommends that you review your own circumstances with advice from a professional financial advisor before making a claim. The receipts are mailed annually from the Business Office.

Annual Giving

Through donations to the Pickering College Annual Giving program, parents, alumni and friends of our school contribute to improving the experiences of every student. Charitable gifts to the Annual Fund/Headmaster's Initiatives allow the school to improve and enhance our programs and facilities. Priority areas requiring funding are carefully chosen each year, and include investments in professional development for teachers and coaches, new technology for the classrooms, athletic equipment and facilities improvements, and much more. We deeply appreciate every donor, and take pride in our careful use of every charitable gift.

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