Tuition & Fees

Senior Tuition & Fees

At this stage in their educational journey, students become more aware of their own unique needs and learning styles. Fostering this awareness and their growing independence is especially important as students prepare to make the transition to a post-secondary learning environment.

List of 4 items.

  • Tuition

    Grade 9
    The fees for the 2020/2021 school year are $20,770. This includes tuition, as well as the snack fee, student supplies fee, and activity fee.

    Grade 10 & 11
    The fees for the 2020/2021 school year are $21,240. 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 hereDeadline is October 14, 2019.

    For further information, please contact our admissions department at
  • Scholarships

    Non-Academic Scholarships


    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.

    The Diana B. Torrey Scholarship

    • Open to students entering Grades 9-11
    • Awarded by Committee. In addition to financial need and academic merit, the ideal candidate should demonstrate an interest in the arts and social sciences, and exhibit strong leadership and citizenship potential including a concern for helping her fellow students.
    • Amount: 75% of the cost of tuition for one year
    • Deadline to apply: TBD
    Diana Torrey graduated from ECS in 1978. After obtaining her B.A. in Sociology at St. Lawrence University, she founded Torrey Food Communications in San Francisco, specializing in recipe development, editorial photography, and advertising relating to food. Ms. Torrey passed away in September 2003, after a courageous fight with cancer. Her family has established the Diana B. Torrey Scholarship to honour her memory.

    NEW STUDENTS for the 2020-2021 School Year

    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

    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 

    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.