Fees and Tuition Management

International Day Student Fees 2023/2024

International Day Student Tuition ($CAD):


Tuition includes: Academic program, meals, use of facilities, compulsory field trips, outdoor education training, library services, basic healthcare, basic infirmary supplies, travel and admission to athletic and cultural events.

Please note that an individual interested in applying for day student status is required to live with a parent or legal guardian while attending LCS.

International Day Student Fees

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  • Highlights of what's included in your child's tuition

    • Academic program delivered with a faculty to student ratio of 7:1
    • Average Class Size of 15 students
    • Comprehensive University Preparatory Curriculum including 9 Advanced Placement Courses
    • Access to a 315-acre campus with facilities that include: 3,800 ft. of waterfront property with boat house for sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding and swimming, beach volleyball court, running paths, cross-country ski trails, outdoor and indoor basketball courts, outdoor tennis courts, soccer and playing fields, outdoor running track, outdoor climbing tower and high and low ropes course, 9-hole disc golf course, outdoor skating and hockey rink, outdoor yoga platform, outdoor workout station, modern gymnasium with 34 ft. indoor climbing wall, two fitness centres, dance studio, thrust-stage theatre, and art room (complete with wheels and kilns for pottery) 
    • A dynamic boarding program that includes a residential-character curriculum supported by house-parents and associate faculty teams who are all teachers at the school
    • Integrated, experiential outdoor curriculum on 315-acre waterfront campus
    • Health Centre that includes fully-staffed infirmary, on-site nurse, visits by a doctor two days per week, two counsellors and a psychiatrist for consult with monthly office hours
    • A comprehensive meal and snack program: full salad bar, deli and panini grill station, homemade soup station, bagel station, cereal and toast station is offered at every meal
  • Application Fee: $300

    *To apply, please forward this one-time, non-refundable application fee.
  • Registration Fee (one-time fee): $5,000

    *To accept the offer of admission, please forward this one time, non-refundable/non-transferable registration fee.
  • Payment Plans

    Two payment plans are available for our international day student families 
    Families should indicate their preferred payment arrangements on the Enrollment Contract. All installments are billed a month before the due date. LCS offers a number of different payment methods, please view this link for details and instructions. Tuition assistance awards are applied on a percentage basis depending on the tuition fee payment plan chosen and is outlined on the award letter.

    Option 1: Early Payment Option
    Tuition Refund Insurance Plan is optional with this plan.
    A credit of 1% is applied if and when the final payment is received by or before June 30, 2023.

    First Installment (due March 31, 2023)     $9,000
    Final Installment (due June 30, 2023)$36,000
    Savings of 1% for payment received on time*($450)
    Net Tuition$44,550
    *Credit is calculated on net tuition fees

    Option 2: Standard Payment Option

    Tuition Refund Insurance is mandatory with this option and is not included in the installments below (it is billed separately on July 31, 2023). Payments are made over four installments. When the Standard Payment Option is chosen for an International Day Student, an administration fee of 1% is charged alongside the first installment and is to help defray the extra handling and financing costs. 

    First Installment (due March 31, 2023)
    1% Administration fee (due March 31, 2023)
    Second Installment (due June 30, 2023)$18,000
    Third Installment (due September 30, 2023)$13,500
    Final Installment (due December 31, 2023)$4,500
  • Tuition Refund Insurance Plan (TRP)

    (Estimate, see section below): $1,117.80

    The cost of tuition refund insurance is calculated on the tuition fees less any scholarship or bursary received. It includes 8% provincial sales tax, and is automatically billed to all students in July. The deadline for cancelling this coverage with written notification is August 31.
    *Recognizing that parents are responsible for the full fees, a Tuition Refund Insurance Plan is recommended to protect your financial commitment. The school recommends that parents purchase Tuition Refund Insurance made available through the school by an independent insurer. When fees are fully paid, parents may receive a 60% to 75% refund (pro-rated based on attendance) depending on the circumstances leading to withdrawal (75% for physical disability, 75% for mental or nervous disorder, 60% for non-medical withdrawal, or 75% for dismissal). Read more about the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan.

    This insurance plan is optional except for those international families choosing the standard payment option.
    By enrolling in the Plan, you authorize the School to process and collect any claim payment to which you are entitled under the Tuition Refund Plan and credit it to the student's account, paying any excess to you. 
    Insurance coverage is valid provided the student has attended the school more than fourteen consecutive calendar days commencing with the first day of classes.

    Parents should review the School Life Guide to fully understand circumstances that may lead to dismissal. The school practices a zero-tolerance policy, as described in the School Life Guide, in various circumstances related to standards and discipline.
  • Additional Fees (Standard)

    Additional Standard Fees:
    Standard charges apply to many or all students. Amounts are approximate and subject to change.
    Tuition Refund Insurance (Mandatory if payments are overdue at August 31)Up to $1,200
    Laptop Option 1 (Computer and Tech package purchased through school)$2,900
    Laptop Option 2 (Bring Your Own Device (BYOD))$350
    Course Materials and Texts$100 (Gr.9 / 10)
    $200 (Gr.11)
    $500 (Gr.12)
    School Uniform$500-$750
    The Chronicle - Yearbook (*Refundable)$75
  • Supplementary Fees (Optional)

    Supplementary Fees:
    Optional items/activities (dependent on student choice) that may incur additional expenses. Amounts are approximate and subject to change.

    Tuition Refund Insurance (Optional)Up to $1,200
    Non-OHIP Medical Services (varies) and/or International Health Insurance (cost is subject to change)
    Up to $850 for insurance
    Tutoring (per hour)$45
    Overnight Stays (associated with competitive athletics)Cost kept to a minimum
    Nordic Ski Team Travel (out of province)$800
    First Team Hockey Travel$800
    Alpine / Snowboard Team $300
    Riding Program (per term)$1,250-$1,500
    Graduation Photos (group and/or Individual)$25-50
    School Photos  (pack with student card)$25
    Dry Cleaning and Mending (per garment)$15-$35
    Adventure Expeditions$5,000-$5,500
    Academic Travel Credits$5,000-$6,000
    The Strong Interest Career Testing$25
    School Formal and Semi-Formal$25-100
    Spirit EventsUp to $25
    Shopping Bus to Toronto$25-50

    NOTE: Personal expenses and other incidental charges are billed monthly to student accounts.
  • Property and Health Insurance

    The school cannot accept responsibility for loss of, or damage to, a student’s personal property. Parents should ensure that their child’s personal belongings are insured while at the school.

    A copy of each student’s Health Card or health insurance policy must be on file in the Health Centre prior to school opening. As well, we also require a copy of each student's proof of nationality, i.e. birth certificate or passport. More detailed information on health insurance requirements are requested during the eRegistration process.

Payments and Banking

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  • Payment Methods

    Please read the following LCS Payments Options for further details. 
  • Late Payment

    Accounts for fees and extra charges that are outstanding at the time of the billing will be subject to late payment charges at a rate of 16% per annum. An email notification will be sent out when monthly statements are available (by the 5th working day of the following month). All original medical invoices/prescriptions are scanned and emailed after statements are completed for that month.
    Failure to comply with the terms of payment may result in the student not being admitted to the school for the subsequent term or academic year. In addition, the school may withhold grading services and exercise other sanctions as it deems necessary for the collection of overdue accounts.
  • Student Banking

    Students are encouraged to responsibly handle their own finances and to have their own bank account in the village of Lakefield with either the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) or the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). The school suggests a $30 weekly allowance to cover incidental expenses such as postage, taxis, and haircuts, etc. Students are encouraged to plan their spending and keep only small sums of money in their possession. A bank debit machine is conveniently located on campus.
Have Questions? Contact our Admissions Team

School Information

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324   admissions@lcs.on.ca


Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

We respectfully acknowledge that Lakefield College School is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.
Lakefield College School respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.

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