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Tuition and Fees 2015/16

Please note: a general and additional non-refundable annual fee of $550 per student is required after the re-enrollment deadline of February 2, 2015.

Annual Preschool Tuition 2015/2016

Program Full or Corporate Rate Cash Discounted Rate*
AM Program 5 days (8:30 AM – 1:45 PM) $21,035 $17,530
AM Program 3 days (8:30 AM – 1:45 PM), Mon/Wed/Fri $14,895 $11,750
AM Program 2 days (8:30 AM – 1:45 PM), Tue/Thu $9,490 $7,885


Annual School Tuition 2015/2016

Grade Full or Corporate Rate Cash Discounted Rate*
Grades K/VS – 4

$25,245 $19,775
Grades 5 – 9 $28,695 $21,825

*Cash Discounted Rate: The tuition payments by parents cover only part of the expenses of educating your child. The balance is made up by tax-deductible donations, contributions and volunteering by parents. We encourage you to actively participate in fundraising activities during the school year. In order to qualify for the Cash Discounted Rate, we also expect your family to sign up for volunteering activities. The volunteer obligation at GAIS is a minimum of 20 hours per family during the course of the school year (pro-rated to 8 hours for 2-day preschool families and 12 hours for 3-day preschool families). The Full or Corporate Rate is applicable to families and corporations who are not available for volunteering activities at the school.


Annual Field Trip Fee 2015/2016

Grade Rate
Preschool – K/VS

Grades 1 – 4 $100
Grades 5 – 8 $120
Grades 5 – 8 approx. $1,000 (optional, billed after trip takes place)
Grade 8 approx. $3,500 (optional, billed after trip takes place)


Afternoon Care (Hort)

Separate Groups for Preschool & School (1:45pm – 6:00pm)

Program Monthly Rate
5 day/week program $550 / month
3 day/week program (3 day/week preschool students only) $330 / month
2 day/week program (2 day/week preschool students only) $220 / month
Drop-in per hour (regular days) $12 / hour
Drop-in per day (holidays) $37 / day
Drop-in per hour (holidays) $10 / hour

Holiday/Day off Rates

Frequency Rate
Per day with monthly sign up $37 / day
Drop-in per hour $10 / hour

Late Pick-Up Fees

Frequency Rate
First 20 minutes $20
Each additional minute $1


Additional costs for Middle School 2015/2016

Fees Rate
Instruments Fees for renting musical instrument (varies)
Technology Device Management Maintenance $250 per year (billed September)


Referral Bonus

We are pleased to offer a referral bonus to current families. You will be entitled to a referral bonus in the form of a tuition credit if a new family (with one or more students) enrolls at GAIS based on your referral, and uses your name as the referral at the time of enrollment. Only one family can be designated as the referring family. Both, the new family and the referring family, must stay enrolled at the school and pay tuition on time for at least 6 months before this credit is applied.
The current bonus is $1500 per family for a full-time 5 day program and $1000 for part-time programs.