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 the Director of Admission anytime at 416 423 5017 x 43 or

When can I visit the school?

Tours are held Monday – Friday, during school hours. Please contact Kelly Scott, Director of Admission, at or 416 423 5017 x 43 to book your tour today. Summer tours available.

I would like to come alone for my first visit. Is that ok?

Absolutely, we understand that choosing a school is a big decision and that parents want to get a sense of a school before introducing it to their child. If you wish to bring your child along on your first visit that’s ok too.

I would like to bring my child for a tour. What next?

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.

I want to apply. What's next?

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 child has toured the school and the application and fee is received in full.

When should I apply?

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 our Director of Admission at 416 423 5017 x 43 to discuss options.

When will we be notified of acceptance?

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.

Book a Tour

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 everyday, in a supportive and challenging environment.

To book your tour, please contact me to arrange a time. School tours are available Monday to Friday, during school hours, throughout the school year. Tours during the summer months can also be arranged.

I look forward to meeting you.

Kelly Scott
Director of Admission, CGS
416 423 5017 x 43


2020/2021 Fee Schedule


Half–Day Preschool

$10,600 per year
  • 8:30 – 11:30 AM
  • Includes RFRK morning snack
  • $1,060 Non-Refundable Deposit
  • $1,060 Non-Refundable Instalment (June 1, 2020)
  • $1,060 X 8 monthly Instalments (Aug 2020-Mar 2021)

Extended Morning Preschool

$13,200 per year
  • 8:30 – 12:05 PM
  • Includes RFRK morning snack and hot lunch
  • $1,320 Non-Refundable Deposit
  • $1,320 Non-Refundable Instalment (June 1, 2020)
  • $1,320 X 8 monthly Instalments (Aug 2020 - Mar 2021)

Full–Day Preschool

$16,500 per year
  • 8:30 – 3:30 PM
  • Includes RFRK snacks and hot lunch
  • $1,650 Non-Refundable Deposit
  • $1,650 Non-Refundable Instalment (June 1, 2020)
  • $1,650 X 8 monthly Instalments (Aug 2020-Mar 2021)

JK-Grade 3

Half–Day JK

$14,700 per year
  • 8:30 – 11:45 AM
  • $2,500 Non-Refundable Deposit
  • $3,200 April 1 & June 1, 2020
  • $2,900 August 1 & November 1, 2020

Full–Day JK / SK

$19,900 per year
  • 8:30 – 3:30 PM
  • $2,500 Non-Refundable Deposit
  • $4,500 April 1 & June 1, 2020
  • $4,200 August 1 & November 1, 2020

Grades 1 - 3

$23,000 per year
  • 8:30 – 3:30 PM
  • $2,500 Non-Refundable Deposit
  • $5,500 April 1 & June 1, 2020
  • $4,750 August 1 & November 1, 2020

Extended Care

Before School (JK-Grade 3 only)

$10 per day
  • 7:45 – 8:30 AM

After School

$15/$20 per day
  • 3:45- 5:30/6:00 PM

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 Zandee Toovey, Executive Assistant at 416-423-5017.

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.