OCS families pledge a yearly amount to our school based on family income and the number of children that attend. The true cost of what we provide is subsidized through fundraising and donations. Here are some scenarios that explain our pledging.
The cost of providing Christ-centered education at Ottawa Christian School is funded by the parents of children enrolled in the school and by the supporting community. Tuition is evaluated and set yearly by the OCS Board of Directors and approved by the school membership.
Our tuition rates are very competitive with the rates of other Christian Schools in Ontario and lower than most independent schools in the Ottawa area.
The revenue derived from tuition does not cover the total cost of providing a high quality Christian education. Membership fees, donations, the annual walkathon, other events and volunteering all help to reduce the cost borne by parents. All families are expected to participate in fund-raising projects and the volunteer effort that is required to operate the school.
Calculate Your Family Rate.
The Ottawa Christian School uses an Income Scale Tuition Fee Structure. Below are the rates for families:
|Oldest child in Grade 1-8||Tuition for oldest child|
|Combined family income less than $74,675||$9,185|
|Combined family income between $74,675 and $128,821||12.3% of combined income|
|Combined family income greater than $128,821||$15,845|
|Oldest child in Kindergarten||Tuition for oldest child|
|Junior Kindergarten – Part Time Only (2 full days)||$4,555|
|Junior & Senior Kindergarten – Part Time Only (3 full days)||$6,830|
|Junior & Senior Kindergarten & EKP* – Full Time (5 full days)||$6,830 + $2,200*|
|Additional Children||Tuition for each additional child|
|Additional Child Grade 1-8||$1,510|
|Additional Child Grade JK Only (2 Day)||$600|
|Additional Child Grade JK & SK (3 day)||$900|
|Additional Child Grade JK & SK & EKP* (5 day)||$900 + $2,200*|
* The Extended Kindergarten Program (EKP) gives families the option to send their child for 5 days. If you have 2+ children in EKP please use the amount of $1,550 instead of $2,200.
The After-Tax Cost of Education
A portion of your tuition fees are tax deductible as a donation. This amount is dependent on the number of children enrolled. The below chart illustrates this:
|Estimated Cost of Education**
Charitable Donation Amount
|Federal Tax Credit 29%
Provincial Tax Credit 11%
|Total Return Amount||$4,488||$3,242||$1,996|
|Net After-Tax Cost||$11,357||$14,113||$16,869|
* Tuition based full time max rates for Grades 1-8 in 2021/2022
** Cost of Education based on the 2020/2021 FY. This is subject to change on a yearly basis
Note: Bus service fees are not eligible for tax credit.