St. Bonaventure’s College is committed to fostering personal responsibility and social justice. To that end, the School strives to ensure that all qualified applicants who are accepted can attend regardless of their ability to pay tuition. Further, St. Bonaventure’s College strives to balance offering affordable tuition while providing excellence in education.

St. Bon’s assesses an annual tuition, which contributes to the day-to-day operation of the school including energy costs, basic maintenance and building upkeep, technology upgrades, curriculum and other related costs.

Tuition Rates 2021-2022 – inclusive of mandatory class fees:

1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th Child 5+ Child
$9,750 $9,750 $4,875 $4,875 $0

Employer-paid tuition are charged a rate of $16,250 per child.

There are four payment options for tuition:

  1. Prompt Payment ($1,000 tuition deposit with the balance due on June 1);
  2. Split Payment ($1,000 tuition deposit with half the balance on June 1 & half on Oct 1)
  3. Deferred Payment ($1,000 tuition deposit with balance due in 10 monthly instalments starting June 1)
  4. Deferred Payment ($1,000 tuition deposit with balance due in 12 monthly instalments starting June 1)

Questions regarding payment can be directed to our Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Shelley Martin, CPA, CA at or 709-726-0024 ext. 202

Financial Aid

Partial bursaries are available to any student, based on financial need, as determined by our Bursary Committee. The bursary application process begins after the school has accepted a student. St. Bon’s does not offer entrance scholarships; bursaries exist only to meet the needs of families who demonstrate a financial need. The bursary program is funded exclusively through donations.

Our Bursary Committee reviews all bursary applications and all information provided to St. Bonaventure’s College is kept in the strictest confidence.

Tax Deductions

A portion of our tuition is considered a religious charitable donation according to Canada Revenue Agency guidelines. The exact amount of the donation receipt varies from year to year based on the audited financial statements from the previous year. For the 2020 tax year, this amount was 15% and it will be re-evaluated on an annual basis. Your first receipt will be dated December 31 of the calendar year in which your child completes their first year. Your final receipt will be dated December 31 of the year in which your child graduates.

Furthermore, a portion of our tuition is considered a child care expense under Canada Revenue Agency guidelines. For the 2020 year, this amount was 24% of the portion paid and will also be re-evaluated annually.