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Admission & Fees

At CGS we want the application process to be stress-free and enjoyable for you and your child. Please find the answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding our application process below. If you can't find the answer to your question, please contact our Director of Admissions, Wanda Thorne, at admissions@cgsschool.com or the CGS school office at 416-423-5017. 

Tours are temporarily unavailable due to Covid-19. Please contact the office at info@cgsschool.com or 416.423.5017 to schedule a call or a virtual meeting. We look forward to being able to invite parents into the school again soon! You can explore CGS virtually at this link.

Due to Covid-19 tours and student in-person visits are temporarily unavailable. Once you feel comfortable with the school and wish to apply, you can book a  virtual meeting for your child.

The Director of Admission will arrange a time for you and your child to visit the school. Students are interviewed informally during a school tour and no entrance tests are required. Please note that additional assessment may be required if recommended by CGS staff. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions all interviews are being conducted virtually.

Applications are available online below. Please note a non-refundable, credit card payment of $100 is required to submit your application.

All applications are dated and admission is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Offers of admission cannot be made until your interview has been completed and the application and fee is received in full.

We accept applications for all of our programs at anytime throughout the year. Due to our small class sizes, however, we strongly encourage applications be submitted a year in advance.

Preschool and JK registration takes place the third week of November and SK through Grade 3 registration takes place in February. Please make sure to contact the school well in advance of these times to give yourself time to book a tour and have your child come to visit before scheduled registration times. If you miss these windows, and need to make a last-minute change, that's fine too. If we have space, we are happy to accommodate students at anytime, even after the school year has begun. This is a common occurrence at CGS, as families often want to give public school a chance before making the decision to go private. Sometimes parents are not willing to wait out the year before making a change. Please contact the office at 416 423 5017 or info@cgsschool.com to discuss options.

The CGS re-registration process for current CGS students is completed in November for JK students. SK through Grade 3 re-registration takes place in February. After re-registration is complete, offers of admission will be made to successful JK – Grade 3 outside applicants. For those applying to our preschool program, offers of admission will be made once the admissions process is complete. You will be notified by email or by phone.

Offers of admission are held for two weeks. If an offer of admission is not accepted at the end of this period, it will expire. If space permits, and we can guarantee your child's placement without considering returning students, we are happy to confirm admission directly following the application process.

School Tours

Thank you for your interest in Children’s Garden School! We are currently accepting applications at all grade levels. Our goal at CGS is to provide exceptional early years programming – to give your child a secure place to learn, explore and form meaningful relationships. We are here to ensure that their academic and social needs are met every day, in a supportive and challenging environment.

School tours are temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19. You can explore CGS virtually at this link.

To schedule a phone call or book a virtual meeting, please contact our Director of Admissions at admissions@cgsschool.com to arrange a time.

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2022/2023 Fee Schedule

Early Start

Half–Day Preschool

$11,300 per year
  • 8:30 – 11:30 AM
  • Includes RFRK morning snack
  • $1,130 Non-Refundable Deposit
  • $1,130 Non-Refundable Instalment - June 1, 2022
  • $1,130 X 8 Monthly Instalments - Aug 1, 2022 - Mar 1, 2023

Extended Morning Preschool

$14,100 per year
  • 8:30 – 12:00 PM
  • Includes RFRK morning snack and hot lunch
  • $1,410 Non-Refundable Deposit
  • $1,410 Non-Refundable Instalment - June 1, 2022
  • $1,410 X 8 Monthly Instalments - Aug 1, 2022 - Mar 1, 2023

Full–Day Preschool

$17,600 per year
  • 8:30 – 3:30 PM
  • Includes RFRK snacks and hot lunch
  • $1,760 Non-Refundable Deposit
  • $1,760 Non-Refundable Instalment - June 1, 2022
  • $1,760 X 8 Monthly Instalments - Aug 1, 2022 - Mar 1, 2023

JK-Grade 4

Half–Day JK

$15,750 per year
  • 8:30 – Noon
  • $2,500 Non-Refundable Deposit
  • $3,400 April 1 & June 1, 2022
  • $3,225 August 1 & November 1, 2022

Full–Day JK / SK

$21,100 per year
  • 8:30 – 3:30 PM
  • $2,500 Non-Refundable Deposit
  • $4,800 April 1 & June 1, 2022
  • $4,500 August 1 & November 1, 2022

Grades 1 - 4

$24,500 per year
  • 8:30 – 3:30 PM
  • $2,500 Non-Refundable Deposit
  • $5,700 April 1 & June 1, 2022
  • $5,300 August 1 & November 1, 2022

Extended Care

NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED due to Covid Restrictions - Before School (JK-Grade 4 only)

$10 per day
  • 7:45 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Before school care is not being offered at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions.

After School

$15/$25 per day
  • From Dismissal through 5:30 PM
  • After school care maintains grade level cohorts when indoors.

Payment Details

Incidental Expenses
Incidental expenses will be billed as they occur.
Payment is due within 30 days of billing.

Accounts
A Late Payment Fee of 1.5% (18% per annum) is added to all accounts overdue beyond 30 days.

Withdrawal Policy
Available upon request.

Payment Plan
An extended payment plan for fees is available in special circumstances. Please contact Zandée Toovey, Executive Assistant at 416-423-5017 or info@cgsschool.com.

Parents are also asked to contribute to The CGS Foundation each year. This annual, tax-deductible donation of $500 per child enrolled enables The Foundation to purchase the necessary equipment to maintain the excellent academic and extra-curricular standards for which CGS is known.