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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition Information

To learn more about the tuition amounts please click one of the buttons below to view the payment schedules for both new and returning day and boarding students. 

Financial Assistance

St. John’s-Ravenscourt School is proud to offer an extensive needs based financial assistance program. The application process is separate from the admissions process and all students who are offered admission to Grades 6 through 12 at the School are eligible to apply.

For students applying to Grades 6 through 12, financial aid can provide up to 50% of the cost of tuition. Families are required to submit an application through Apple Financial, an independent assessment service, which will assess the needs of the family and report back to the School. The School provides the financial aid support. 
How to Apply for Financial Assistance

The School uses a financial aid consultant, Apple Financial Services, to conduct the initial application process. All information provided throughout the process is kept in the strictest confidence.
  • Complete the on-line application form and gather and upload the required supporting documents according to the posted deadlines.
  • There is a fee to apply.
The application for financial aid should be completed as soon as the application to the School has been submitted. The two applications will be reviewed by separate teams - the admission process or decision is not impacted by the fact that a financial aid review is also underway.

Apple Financial Services staff will analyze the application and provide a recommendation directly to the School.

The School will make the final decision on the amount of financial aid granted to the family and contact applicants, in writing, regarding the amount of funds awarded.

The deadline to apply for financial aid is the end of February each year.

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  • Financial Aid Guidelines

    • Students entering the School in Grades 6 – 12 for the first time may be eligible to receive tuition reduction of up to 50% annually until graduation;
    • International students are also eligible for financial aid; and
    • Financial aid is reviewed annually and is typically renewable until graduation. The School reserves the right to discontinue the aid if, during the course of the year, the recipient’s effort, achievement or conduct is unsatisfactory. If the family’s financial situation improves significantly from one year to the next, the School reserves the right to adjust the aid amount for future years.
    Fill out an application through Apple Financial Services to apply.
  • Red River Scholars Fund

    Students entering the School in Grades 9 – 12 only for the first time may be eligible to receive an additional tuition reduction annually until graduation through the Red River Scholars Fund. This is a very limited fund intended to attract the most well rounded students to the School, regardless of their ability to pay.

    (Boarding Students are not eligible.)

    The Red River Scholars Fund is not a scholarship and therefore it is not directly tied to a student’s academic performance. Rather, it is based on the financial needs of the family to assist with paying for tuition.


SJR offers a substantial number of scholarships annually. All of these awards are made to worthy students on the basis of demonstrated potential and achievements in the School’s four mission pillars: academic achievement, creative expression, active healthy living, and social responsibility.

Please note: There are no full scholarships available.

The School offers scholarships in the following categories:

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  • Entrance Scholarships

    • Entrance Scholarships are available to new students entering Grades 6 – 12.
    • Awards are based on admissions information and interviews; no additional application required.
    • Entrance scholarships are awarded to new students on the first year of entrance and are held for one year only.
    • There are only 8 Entrance Scholarship available each year. Four for Middle School and Four for Senior School.
    • These scholarships total up to $2,000.
  • Internal Scholarships

    • Internal Scholarships are awarded to qualifying students already enrolled at SJR (Grades 6 – 12)
    • Most internal scholarship awards are held for one year only, subject to the policies governing the administration of all scholarships and bursaries.
    • Students do not generally have to apply for internal scholarships; these awards are granted by the School’s faculty based upon achievement in the School’s four mission pillars. Where a specific application for the scholarship is required, students will be notified of requirements and deadlines through the School’s internal communication systems.
  • Boarding Scholarships

    • Boarding Scholarships are awarded to new qualifying boarding students (Grades 8 – 12).
    • Boarding entrance scholarships are held until graduation, subject to the policies governing the administration of all scholarships and bursaries.
    • These scholarships total up to $5,000.
  • University Scholarships

    • University Scholarships are awarded to qualifying Grade 12 students graduating from SJR.
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.