Admissions
Tuition & Fees

Middle Tuition & Fees

Our Middle School teaching team is a core group of faculty dedicated to teaching girls of this age group. They understand how to meet the girls’ developmental needs, both academic and psychosocial. Our faculty and staff are here to guide students as they navigate their pre-adolescent and adolescent years using our five ECS Values as milestones in their journey.
 

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  • Tuition

    Grade 6

    The fees for the 2019/2020 school year are $22,160. This includes tuition, as well as the snack fee, student supplies fee, and activity fee.

    Grade 7 & 8

    The fees for the 2019/2020 school year are $20,730. This includes tuition, as well as the snack fee, student supplies fee, and activity fee.
     
  • Other Fees

    Enrollment Fee
    An Enrollment Fee of $200.00 is payable at the time a student is admitted to ECS. This fee is credited to the final statement of account on June 30th provided the student is enrolled at ECS for the entire School year. If a student leaves ECS prior to the end of the School year, the Enrollment Fee is forfeited.

    New Student Building Fund
    All families of new students are invited to make a $1,500 gift to the School in support of the ECS New Student Building Fund. The Building Fund provides the necessary funding for capital improvements, and capital expenditures not covered by tuition fees and government subsidies. Tax receipts will be issued.
  • Bursaries

    Thanks to the support of generous donors, ECS is able to provide financial support in the form of bursaries to those students who need it. The number of bursaries awarded each year may vary, but the ultimate target is 15% of the grade 6 - 11 population. The amount of the bursary will vary according to need, but will not exceed 75% of tuition. The recipient must meet the entrance requirements of the School, but not necessarily be a scholarship-level student. However, the bursary does not disqualify a scholarship candidate.

    ECS uses Apple Financial Services (AFP) to process bursary applications. AFP will provide a standardized and unbiased evaluation in a confidential setting. Applications can be made here. Deadline is October 19, 2020.
     
    For further information, please contact our admissions department.
  • Scholarships

    Non-Academic Scholarships

    RETURNING STUDENTS

    Community Service Scholarship

    • Open to current Grade 6-8 students
    • To apply, a student must submit a written personal statement along with a reference from a community group that she has worked with. A form for this application is available from the Admissions office.
    • Amount: $1,500
    • Deadline to apply: May 3rd, 2021
    • Awarded: June 2021
    At ECS, we believe that community awareness and service are at the heart of whole-girl education. We nurture in each student the responsibility to use her unique skills and talents to serve her community and world. In this spirit, the Community Service Scholarship recognizes a student who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to serving her community outside of the school.

    ECS Values Award

    • Open to current Grade 7 students
    • By nomination
    • Amount: $1,500
    • Awarded: April 2021
    This scholarship is awarded to one Grade 7 girl who, over the past year, has exemplified in her own life one or more of the ECS core values of Collaboration, Courage, Awareness, Accountability, and Integrity. She is nominated by the teachers and staff who have worked closely with her over the course of the year.
     

    ECS Middle-School Athletics Scholarship

    • Open to current Grade 6-8 students
    • By nomination
    • Amount: $1,500
    • Awarded: April 2021
    This scholarship is awarded to one ECS athlete currently in Grades 6, 7 or 8 who demonstrates strong athletic ability and commitment to and passion for her sport(s). The student should exhibit personal integrity and accountability for her behaviour on and off the playing field, and should strive to develop as both an athlete and a person. The recipient is nominated by the Athletics department.
     

    The Jaclyn McKenzie Scholarship

    • Open to current Grade 6-10 students
    • Requests for consideration can be made in complete confidence through the Head of School’s Office.
    • Amount: $5,000
    Established in honour of Jaclyn McKenzie (Class of ’05) this scholarship provides $5,000 towards the cost of tuition for one year of Middle or Senior School. Priority for distribution of this scholarship will be given to those families who are experiencing a temporary emergency financial situation.

    NEW STUDENTS for the 2020-2021 School Year

    Non Nobis Scholarship for Community Service

    • Open to students applying for Grades 6-8
    • To apply, a student must submit a written personal statement and a community nomination or recommendation from a group that she has worked with.
    • Amount: $3,000
    • Deadline to apply: October 9, 2020
    Since 1909, ECS has been based upon the motto Non Nobis Sed Urbi Et Orbi, which translates to Not for Ourselves Alone, but for the City and the World. Grounded in this philosophy, we believe that community awareness and service are at the heart of whole-girl education. We nurture in each student the responsibility to use her unique skills and talents to serve her community and world. In this spirit, the Non Nobis Scholarship recognizes students with a demonstrated commitment to serving their community, locally and/or globally.

    ECS 360 Scholarship for Well-Rounded Applicants

    • Open to students applying for Grades 6-8
    • To apply, a student must submit a written personal statement and a mini-CV of her different areas of involvement.
    • Amount: $5,000
    • Deadline to apply: October 9, 2020
    The ECS 360 Scholarship recognizes the particular distinction of the well-rounded student. This scholarship is available to new students who seize all aspects of their education with enthusiasm, pursuing excellence in academic, artistic, scientific and athletic pursuits.
     

    Indigenous Leadership Scholarship

    • Open to students applying for Grades 3-8
    • To apply, students must submit a community nomination/recommendation.
    • Amount: $3,500
    • Deadline to apply: Available
    This scholarship celebrates First Nations, Métis, or Inuit students who have demonstrated leadership within their communities. This leadership can take many forms, self-defined by the applicant.
     

    ECS Community Scholarship

    • Open to incoming students in all grades
    • Awarded by Committee
    • Supported by funds raised during Giving Tuesday
    • Awarded: January 2021
    This scholarship was created and is supported by the ECS community of students, parents and Old Girls for an incoming student of any age, who represents the core values of ECS: Collaboration, Courage, Awareness, Accountability and Integrity.
     

    Academic Scholarships

    RETURNING STUDENTS

    Old Girls' Grade 8 Scholarship

    • Open to students from the current Grade 7 class
    • Awarded by Committee on the basis of academic merit, leadership qualities, and school involvement.
    • Amount: $2,000
    • Awarded: April 2021
    This one-time scholarship is awarded to a returning ECS student on the basis of academic merit, leadership qualities, and school involvement, and is applied to the cost of tuition for her Grade 8 year.
     

    NEW STUDENTS for the 2021-2022 School Year

    Isabelle Adami Music Scholarship

    The Isabelle Adami Music Scholarship celebrates student excellence in vocal and instrumental performance.
    • Open to new students applying to Grades 4-9
    • To apply, a student must submit a short letter of application introducing herself as a musician, along with a video (max. 3 minutes) of herself performing one piece in her preferred style.
    • Amount: $2,500
    • Deadline to apply: Available


    Mary Cramp Visual Arts Scholarship

    The Mary Cramp Visual Arts Scholarship celebrates accomplishment and dedication to the visual arts.
    • Open to new students applying to Grades 4-8
    • To apply, a student must submit a short letter of application explaining her interest and activity in the Visual Arts, along with a video or portfolio containing 3-5 pieces of her work.
    • Amount: $2,500
    • Deadline to apply: Available


    Young Mathematician Scholarship

    The Young Mathematician Scholarship is awarded to a student with a particular passion for mathematics, pure or applied in any form.
    • Open to new students applying to Grades 4-8
    • To apply, a student must submit a short letter of application explaining her interest in math, as well as a current report card demonstrating her success in mathematical study.
    • Amount: $2,500
    • Deadline to apply: Available


    Early Author Scholarship

    The Early Author Scholarship celebrates talented young authors. Writers of any and all genres are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.
    • Open to new students applying to Grades 4-8
    • To apply, a student must submit a short letter of application presenting herself as an author/writer, alongside a writing sample of 1-3 pages.
    • Amount: $2,500
    • Deadline to apply: Available

    The Barrie Birks School Scholarship

    • Open to new students entering Grade 7 or higher
    • Awarded by Committee on the basis of academic merit, demonstrated financial need, leadership potential, citizenship skills, and community service commitment.
    • To apply, a student must submit a written personal statement detailing how the candidate meets the criteria.
    • Amount: covers the full cost of tuition for Grades 7 through 11
    • Deadline to apply: October 2025
    Interested families should contact the Admissions Office. Please note that while this Scholarship applies to four years of school, parents must submit financial information each year in order to re-confirm eligibility. ECS uses Apple Financial Services to process all applications for this scholarship.

    Barrie Birks was an ECS parent, Board member, and Foundation Advisory Board member who contributed to the ECS learning community in countless ways before his untimely death in 2002. It was Mr. Birks’ wish that the School reflect Montreal’s rich social, religious, linguistic, economic, and ethnic diversity. His wife Ann and daughter Kim established the Barrie Birks School Scholarship to honour his memory.
     

    The Beverley Webster Rolph Scholarship

    • Open to new students entering ECS in Grade 7
    • Awarded by Committee to a well rounded student demonstrating a strong academic record, leadership qualities, involvement in academic endeavours and involvement in a variety of activities.  
    • Amount: $1,000/year Grades 7 through 11, provided she remains a student in good standing
    • Awarded: November 2021
    Interested families should contact the Admissions Office. Please note that while this Scholarship applies to four years of school, parents must submit financial information each year in order to re-confirm eligibility. ECS uses Apple Financial Services to process all applications for this scholarship.

    This annual scholarship was established upon the death of ECS Old Girl Beverley Webster Rolph. Candidates for this scholarship must be well rounded, demonstrate a strong academic record, leadership qualities, involvement in academic endeavours and involvement in a variety of activities.
     

    The R.H. Webster Foundation Scholarships

    • Open to new students entering ECS in Grade 7
    • Awarded by Committee on the basis of academic merit, demonstrated financial need, sense of responsibility to self and the greater community, and leadership qualities.
    • Amount: covers the full cost of tuition for Grades 7-11
    • These scholarships are not available at this time. Candidates will be considered once again for the 2021-2022 academic year.
    Interested families should contact the Admissions Office. Please note that while this Scholarship applies to five years of school, parents must submit financial information each year in order to re-confirm eligibility. ECS uses Apple Financial Services to process all applications for this scholarship.

    There are two R.H. Webster Foundation Scholarships, both covering full tuition for Grades 7 through 11. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic merit, demonstrated financial need, sense of responsibility to self and the greater community, and leadership qualities.