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 at or the CGS school office at 416-423-5017. 

Children are encouraged to attend our Open Houses! Once your application has been submitted, 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. 

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 SK registration takes place the third week of November and Grade 1 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. Please contact the office at 416 423 5017 or to discuss options.

The re-registration process for current CGS students is completed in November for current Early Start and JK students. Re-registration takes place in February for current SK - Grade 2 students. After re-registration is complete, offers of admission will be made to successful applicants.

Offers of admission are held for one 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 and touring 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.

Open Houses are available periodically throughout the school year. There are no current Open Houses scheduled throughout the summer. Our next Open House is will be in Fall 2023 once the school year has resumed. Please check back to our website near the end of summer/ beginning of September to register for our next Open House when it becomes available. 

For more information, to schedule a phone call or book a private tour, we invite you to contact our Director of Admissions at

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2023/2024 Fee Schedule

Early Start

Half–Day Preschool

$12,000 per year
  • 8:30 – 11:30 AM
  • Includes RFRK morning snack
  • $2,400 Non-Refundable Deposit
  • $2,400 Non-Refundable Instalment - June 1, 2023
  • $900 X 8 Monthly Instalments - August 1, 2023 - March 1, 2024

Full–Day Preschool

$18,500 per year
  • 8:30 – 3:30 PM
  • Includes RFRK snacks and hot lunch
  • $3,700 Non-Refundable Deposit
  • $3,700 Non-Refundable Instalment - June 1, 2023
  • $1,387.50 X 8 Monthly Instalments - August 1, 2023 - March 1, 2024

JK-Grade 3

Half–Day JK

$16,500 per year
  • 8:30 – Noon
  • $3,300 Non-Refundable Deposit
  • $1,650 January 15, 2023
  • $3,300 April 1, June 1, and August 1, 2023
  • $1,650 November 1, 2023

Full–Day JK / SK

$22,100 per year
  • 8:30 – 3:30 PM
  • $4,420 Non-Refundable Deposit
  • $2,210 January 15, 2023
  • $4,420 April 1, June 1, and August 1, 2023
  • $2,210 November 1, 2023

Grades 1 - 3

$25,500 per year
  • 8:30 – 3:30 PM
  • Registration in February
  • $5,100 Non-Refundable Deposit
  • $5,100 April 1, June 1, and August 1, 2023
  • $5,100 November 1, 2023

Extended Care

Before Care (JK-Gr 3 ONLY)

$10 per day
  • 7:45 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Before school care is available to students from JK through Grade 3 anytime after 7:45 AM.

After Care (Early Start - Gr 3)

$20/$30 per day
  • From Dismissal through 5:30 PM
  • After school care fees are $20 up to 4:30 PM and $30 up to 5:30 PM per day.

Payment Details

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

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

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.