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Tuition and Tuition Assistance

Can you afford to send your child to an independent school? Can you afford not to?

$2M

Campaign funding to support Bursary Program

64

students received bursary support in 2017-18

$6,350

average amount of bursary support in 2017-18
An outstanding education is expensive, and we know it’s worth every penny. So don’t let the cost of tuition stop you. We are seriously committed to ensuring no student who is mission-appropriate is denied a spot simply because of financial means. We use a combination of academic scholarships and bursary support to make a Sacred Heart education affordable. Scholarships are merited by mission-appropriate Senior School students, whereas bursary support, where most of our financial support is directed, is based on demonstrated financial need and available to students in grades Primary-12. New and returning families can apply for tuition assistance through our external partner, Apple Financial Services.

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2018-19 Tuition Fees

Junior Primary: $12,360
Elementary School (Primary to Grade 6): $15,120
Senior School (Grade 7 to Grade 12): $16,730
*Application Fee: $0

Admission Fees: New Students Primary to Grade 12

After being accepted, a one-time Admission Fee of $2,000 is due August 1st or prior to attending school in the case of late enrollment. This fee is applied only to a family’s first two children enrolled at SHSH. This fee is not applied in Junior Primary.

Enrollment Deposit: New Students

A non-refundable, non-transferable enrollment deposit of $1,000 is payable upon receipt of enrollment contract. This amount consists of $900 which is applied against tuition, and a $100 administration fee.

Mid-Year Enrollment: New Students P-12

Students who enroll after the school year has begun will have their tuition fees prorated based upon their entry date. A full month will be charged if the student starts before and up to the 15th of the month, or a ½ month will be charged after the 15th of the month. The one-time Admission Fee of $2,000 applies.

Family Discount

A family discount of $750 will be credited against a second child’s tuition, and $1,000 discount for a third and subsequent child’s tuition.

Tax Deductions

SHSH is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, and as such, our families may be entitled to certain tax deductions. Please contact the Business Office for more information.
“It was because of a Sacred Heart bursary that when I left Grade 6 to join Grade 7, the late Madame Michelle Wilson whispered in my ear that French was my calling and I would be great teacher. It was because of that bursary that Sacred Heart became my second home - the place where my love of learning was nurtured and my potential for success was long predicted by Miss Marilyn, “we’ve got ourselves a scholar here” she said to the little pig-tailed girl, gently taking my hand, embracing my curiosity and my family.”
- Rohini Bannerjee ‘93, Associate Professor of French, Department of Modern Languages and Classics, Saint Mary’s University
5820 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada
B3H 1X8
(902) 422-4459