Investing in Your Child's Future

The Gift of an excellent education

Over the last three decades, the value of a Scholars' Hall Education has been described by our graduates and their parents alike as somewhere between "worth every penny" and "Priceless". In addition to a superior academic curriculum, the encouragement of positive character formation; the development of responsible leadership skills; the establishment of life-long friendships; the environment of family values and the ownership of a dedicated work ethic are some of the intangible values at Scholars' Hall.

There are several major private schools in the Waterloo region. All but one is affiliated with churches or a specific faith. Scholars' Hall is the only non-denominational school.

The majority of these are only elementary schools or high schools, not both. Scholars' Hall is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 School.

All private schools except Scholars' Hall have class sizes approaching or, in some cases, surpassing the public system. Depending upon each year's grade registration, class sizes in Scholars' Hall are approximately 1/2 that of the public school system. 

The faith base schools accept children not of the school's faith, but costs for those children to attend are much higher. These costs include tuition fees, transportation fees, school fees and required/expected donations.

Scholars' Hall believes that an education is the only gift once given cannot be taken away. Scholars' Hall makes it possible for parents to give this gift to all their children.

What does a Scholars' tuition include?
Tuition includes the in-school, delivery of the Ontario Ministry of Education academic curriculum in classes with a maximum of 15 students. This provincial curriculum is adapted and accelerated to meet the academic skill levels of the students in the class groupings. All text books are on loan from Scholars' Hall and are to be returned at the end of each semester in good condition. It is understood that a Scholars' Hall student will not need or require any accommodations.

How does a Scholars' tuition compare to the other private schools?
At the JK, SK and Primary grades of 1, 2 and 3, a Scholars' Hall's tuition is the same, or less than,  daycare. The Junior, Intermediate and High School grades a Scholars' tuition continues to be more affordable than most other schools.

How may the tuition be paid?
There are three options for payment:      
        Full Payment (which may qualify you for a discount) 
        Quarterly Payments 
        Monthly Payments 

When you register, you must inform us which payment method suits your family. 

Other than tuition are there any additional fees or costs?
1) uniform (approx. $200 - $400 yearly)
2) a daily journal (approx. $5)
3) after school supervision ($120 per month)
4) required materials (art); workbooks for personal consumption (approx. $15)
5) transportation is the responsibility of each family.
6) school productions and the year-end camping trip ($5 to $40/person)
7) Grade 5 -12 students require a calculator and a Windows Tablet or laptop.

Is there any fundraising?
At most private or independent schools, in addition to paying the tuition, fundraising by parents, to meet the school's annual financial operational responsibilities, is required. Scholars' Hall does not require or even expect its parents to be responsible for any part of the school's annual financial operation. At Scholars' Hall, students are encouraged to participate in various fund raising drives for those less fortunate in local and world communities.

How does Scholars' Hall assist families to provide their children with the best education?
1) First year and every year Discounts: for Siblings; for Early Registration; for Early Payment
2) Second year and every year thereafter: Scholars' Dollars (earned by students each month and can be used as payment towards the next year's tuition
3) 30% of the tuition can be claimed each year as a Child Care Expense
4) A number of scholarships available to deserving students (application made to the Director).

Benevolent Company Scholarships
Manulife; Economical; Sun Life; Equitable Life; Golf North; Real Estate Board; Research In Motion; Open Text; Sybase; Toyota; Hitachi International; Christie Digital; COM DEV; ATS; Kuntz Electroplating
*(companies wishing to give the gift of education to the children of its employees, contact the Scholars' Hall Director of Education at

Memorial High School Scholarships
awarded at year-end to a Grade 8 student who will be continuing at Scholars' Hall.
Three Scholarships awarded in memory of Steve Onorato, Colin Mason and Matt Hartle. 

Katie Jetter Scholarship

Senior Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, or Fashion Arts

Please call for a tuition quote - 519 888 6620