Admissions Process.

Thank you for your interest in Ottawa Christian School. Please note our office will be closed for the month of July and the first two weeks of August.

1 – Book a Tour

The first step in our enrolment process is to schedule a time to see our school and visit with our Principal. Please note, due to summer holidays, we do not offer tours in July.


Book a tour

2 – Wait Pool Application


After you have had a tour, you are welcome to fill out the wait pool application. If we have space available in a class, we will contact you to invite you to meet with our Principal and register your child(ren). We will periodically evaluate the wait pool.

Wait Pool Application

4 – Education Assessment

The Learning Support team assesses all new students from Senior Kindergarten to grade 8 after the registration form is completed with the required documents and finances received. Additional testing is completed as needed throughout the year.

Tuition.

OCS families pledge a yearly amount to our school based on the number of children that attend. The true cost of what we provide is subsidized through fundraising and donations.

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, fundraisers, 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.


Tuition Rates.


Number of Children 2023-2024 Tuition Rate Additional 3-Day SK/JK Child
3-day SK/JK 8,200 10,600
1 full-time 13,400 15,800
2 full-time 17,400 18,900
3 full-time 19,900 20,500
4+ full-time 20,900 20,900

The above rate is an all-inclusive tuition rate. Payments for tuition can be paid in full or in 10-month installments by Pre-Authorized Debit (preferred) or post-dated cheques starting July 2023 – April 2024. Alternative payment schedules can be made. Please email: registrationfinance@ocschool.org.

New Families

A new family registration fee of $600 will be added in addition to the tuition fees. You will be required to pay 1/10th of the total tuition fees upfront as a deposit. Should you decide to cancel your registration after your payment is made, a non-refundable deposit of $250 will be applied against your initial deposit. Your entire deposit will be refunded if your admission is denied.

Net After Tax Cost

The Ottawa Christian School Association is recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency as a registered charity. A portion of the tuition fees are deemed a donation which is tax-deductible. For your convenience, we have included below a Net-After Tax Cost Calculation Table which outlines the return amount you will receive for your tuition fees.

  1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Tuition Rate 13,400 17,400 19,900
Estimated Cost of Education* 5,592 11,184 16,776
Donation Amount 7,808 6,216 3,124
Taxes      
Federal Tax Credit 29%1 2,236 1,775 878
Provincial Tax Credit 11%2 859 681 336
Total Return Amount 3,095 2,456 1,214
Net After-Tax Cost 10,305 14,944 18,686

* Based on the 2020/2021 FY. This is subject to change on a yearly basis.
1 15% on first $200, 29% on the remaining portion.
2 5.05% on first $200, 11.16% on the remaining portion.

Contact Admissions.

  • 613.825.3000
  • 255 Tartan Dr, Nepean, ON K2J 3T1