Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition Fees

Our annual tuition fees are set by our Board of Governors, in conjunction with the school’s management team. For tuition fees and details about fees, payment plans, optional programs, income tax credits and financial aid, please review our Financial Handbook.

Tuition fees for all full day students include:

  • All course fees 
  • Most academic curriculum-based field trips
  • Hot lunch and nutritious snacks 
  • Yearbook 
  • Comprehensive student supports
  • Professional counseling and health services
  • Tuition Refund Insurance (standard and monthly payment plans) 

Additional costs include:
  • one-time registration fee
  • uniforms
  • annual facility renewal fee

Incidental costs vary by grade level and may include:
  • fees associated with our technology program (Grades 6 - 12)
  • textbooks (Senior School courses)
  • university applications
  • extended day care (JK to Grade 6)
  • busing
  • other incidentals

Applying for Financial Aid

In order to apply for financial aid, an Apple Financial Services application form must be completed annually. Apple Financial will review the application and provide a report on eligibility to the school’s Financial Aid Committee. The Financial Aid Committee distributes awards as broadly as possible to the most deserving students. The school holds this information in strictest confidence and families are asked to do the same.

The cost to the family for this assessment is $130 and is payable directly to Apple Financial Services. Applications for financial aid are available online through the Apple Financial website at, and should be submitted at the same time that the SMLS application for admission is submitted. For existing SMLS families, the financial aid application must be submitted by January 15th for the following academic year.

Current Families: Credit Card Payment

For current SMLS families, click here to make an online credit card payment to SMLS
(Please note: a third-party processing fee will apply)

Tuition Refund Insurance

We include Tuition Refund Insurance in the monthly and the standard payment plans. Tuition Refund Insurance is optional for the advanced payment plan. For details, click here.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

1080 Linbrook Road, Oakville, ON L6J 2L1
T: 905-845-2386 | F: 905-845-4799

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