Tuition Fees

Mia values the importance of a diverse classroom environment. A student body that comes from diverse ethnic, cultural, religious and economic backgrounds is important in creating a supportive and safe learning environment. As such, we work hard to maintain tuition at a balanced rate in order to serve the needs of the community without comprising on the quality of education.

Fees below represent tuition for the 2020/2021 school year starting in September 2020.

We are open for enrolment for the current school year. Tuition fees will be applied at the rate for the 2019/2020 school year, please contact us for further details.

 

Primary Half-Day

Our Primary half-day program is for children who are at least 2.5 years of age and toilet trained. It is appropriate for children who may be too young for a full-day program and require a nap during the day. It is part of the Primary mixed-age classroom for children aged 2.5 - 6 years of age.

The program runs Monday - Friday from September to June.

Morning class - 8:30 - 11:45am

Afternoon class - 12:30 - 3:45pm

Annual Tuition $7,500

Application fee: $75 (non-refundable)

Enrolment fee: $750 (non-refundable and applied towards tuition)

Optional July Summer Term - $750 (commitment required in December of the school year)

 

Primary Extended Day

Our Primary extended day program is for children who are at least 2.5 years of age and toilet trained. It is part of the Primary mixed-age classroom for children aged 2.5 - 6 years of age.

The program runs Monday - Friday from September to June.

Extended Day - 8:30 - 3:45pm

Annual Tuition $9,250

Application fee: $75 (non-refundable)

Enrolment fee: $925 (non-refundable and applied towards tuition)

Optional July Summer Term - $925 (commitment required in December of the school year)

 

Kindergarten

Our Kindergarten program is for children who turn 5 before December of that school year (in line with Ministry of Education requirements). It is part of the Primary mixed-age classroom for children aged 2.5 - 6 years of age.

The program runs Monday - Friday from September to June.

Kindergarten - 8:30 - 3:45pm

Annual Tuition $9,000*

Application fee: $75 (non-refundable)

Enrolment fee: $900 (non-refundable and applied towards tuition)

Optional July Summer Term - $900 (commitment required in December of the school year)

 

Our Elementary program is a mixed-age classroom for children aged 6 - 12 years of age.

The program runs Monday - Friday from September to June.

Elementary - 8:30 - 3:45pm

Annual Tuition $9,000*

Application fee: $75 (non-refundable)

Enrolment fee: $900 (non-refundable and applied towards tuition)

Optional July Summer Term - $900 (commitment required in December of the school year)

Elementary

 

Payment Options

We offer two options for tuition payment

  1. Ten equal monthly instalments (with an additional administration fee of $10/month)

  2. Three equal term instalments in July, September and December

Tuition fees are paid via Pre-Authorised Debit (PAD) on the 1st of the month


Other Fees & Discounts

Kindergarten & Elementary Tuition

True tuition for the Kindergarten & Elementary program is $13,950. The Province of BC provides a grant for school age children for the amount of $4,950. In order to qualify for the provincial grant, parents must be permanent residents of B.C. and either a Canadian Citizen, landed immigrant or otherwise lawfully admitted to Canada. The child must also attend a minimum of 600 hours of school between September 1st and May 15th. Missing school days for travel or vacation is not a valid absence for grant qualification purposes. The parents/guardians will become liable to the school for the amount of the Provincial Independent School Grant lost by Mia should their child not qualify due to extended absences, withdrawal or dismissal from the school.

KG and Elementary tuition for BC residents is $9,000.

KG and Elementary tuition for non-residents is $13,950.

Additional Annual Student Fees

  • $75 per Elementary student for non-reusable supplies

  • $1,200 payable in equal monthly instalments per Extended Day / Kindergarten / Elementary student for catered, healthy, hot lunch and snacks for the entire school year.

 

Three-Year Cycle Fee

We are committed and accredited under an AMI-certified Montessori philosophy that understands the value of the three-year-cycle in embedding the Montessori concepts for the child to serve them for life. The 3-year-cycle fee is viewed as a commitment by the family towards their child’s education under true Montessori principles. The fee of $1,800 is paid in two equal instalments in January each year (i.e. the first two years at Mia). It is applied towards tuition in the child’s third year at Mia and is non-refundable upon early withdrawal unless the family moves outside of Richmond (proof of change in residency is required).

Sibling Discount

A sibling discount of 5% for each additional child is applied to the lowest tuition fee for the family.

Tuition Subsidies

Our school qualifies for the Child Care Subsidy Program. Please contact the Child Care Subsidy Service Centre for information about the Preschool program subsidy.


Withdrawal

Parents should fully understand their financial obligation for tuition. Once your child is enrolled (i.e. the enrolment fee paid and the Terms & Conditions of Enrolment is signed), you are responsible for the whole year’s tuition for the program(s) in which your child/children have registered. Please see our Withdrawal Policy or contact us for full details.