Value and Investment
Looking at the sum of fees of an educational experience can raise questions about what those fees go towards each year. Surprisingly, paying for a 'complete package' can be more convenient in the long run - and may, in fact, save your family money.
YOUR RETURN ON EDUCATION
Tuition covers a whole range of added programmes, competitive sports, arts, facilities, transportation, dining and specialized support, meaning families are not paying for these services separately.
Rather than paying food bills for growing children and investing in athletic activities and the travel costs to get there, Ridley fees are inclusive of these needs and opportunities which are expertly delivered.
There are things you make sacrifices for and there are things that should always be at the top of your priority list and education will always be at the top for me.
Grace Lowes ’16
REWARDS AND BENEFITS
Not only is there the monetary value of these fees, but also the pay-off it has for your child’s development: they become more confident, active and engaged. They’re able to pursue their passions and make a marked difference in the world.
After graduation, students educated at independent schools such as Ridley are often awarded scholarships for universities of their choice, meaning further money is saved.
A driving factor behind these scholarships is the access independent school students have to programmes such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme which is highly regarded by post-secondary admissions offices.
Base tuition fees for the current school year vary by category, and total fees depend on the chosen payment plan. Please see our financial guides for more details.
|Day Students||Base Fees (2023-2024)|
|Domestic Boarding Students||Base Fees (2023-2024)|
|Lower School (Grades 6)||$73,250|
|Middle School (Grades 7-8)||$73,250|
|Upper School (Grades 9-12/PG)||$69,950|
|International Boarding Students||Base Fees (2023-2024)|
|Lower School (Grades 5-6)||$82,500|
|Middle School (Grades 7-8)||$82,500|
|Upper School (Grades 9-12/PG)||$79,250|
Scholarships and Bursaries
Each year we provide over $3 million in scholarships and bursaries. Learn more about how a Ridley education can be brought within reach for your family:
After accepting your admission offer, an enrollment contract must be signed. Each year in early February, an email will be sent on the re-enrollment process.
Ridley College offers a variety of payment plans, and our Business Office is available to support you with understanding fee payment options.
Canadian Payment Options:
- Online Bill Payment: Payments can be made through your Canadian bank account. Your four-digit family account number should be used as your account number for online payment.
- Cheque: Cheques from a Canadian bank account should be made payable to RIDLEY COLLEGE.
Canadian and International Payment Options:
- Wire Transfer or Credit Card: Ridley College has partnered with Flywire to provide our families with a secure payment gateway that simplifies the payment process. Flywire allows families to pay online from a variety of banks located in Canada or around the world.