Funding and Fees

St. Ignatius Parish is committed to ensuring that all children of Parish families are able to attend St. Ignatius School.

Funding of Independent Schools

It is the responsibility of the St. Ignatius School Board to provide our community with information related to the cost of school operations, and how the amount of tuition is decided. For the 2023-2024 school year, independent schools received funding based on public school net operating expenditures from the 2021-2022 school year. The Government of Manitoba determined the cost of public education for that year to be approximately $12,946.00 per student. Independent schools only received half this amount or $6,473.00 per student. Therefore, the school principal and the Board of Directors manage a modest budget based on the grant from the Government of Manitoba and the tuition we receive from our families. For the 2024-2025 school year, the Board has passed a 5% tuition increase.

In addition to the cost of education, public schools receive additional funds for capital expenses. Catholic schools do not receive any such additional funding from the government. For this reason, St. Ignatius School has an additional fee of $150.00 per student to a maximum of $200.00 per family for capital expenses. These additional funds will go toward upgrades to our facility.

Non-refundable Application Fee for New Students

$50 per child

$75 per family

Tuition for 2024-2025



Grade 1 - 8

First child



Second child



Third child



Fourth child

no charge

Capital Improvement Fee

$150.00/child or $200.00/family

Technology Fee

$125.00/child or $150.00/family


(Grade 7 & 8 Only)

$200.00 per student

The tuition fees outlined above are applicable to Manitoba Funded Students. Further fees will be applied to all other students. Please speak with the Principal for further information on additional fees.

Note: The amounts listed above represent the total fees per student. This includes former school fees such as the Lunch Program fee, the Facility Revitalization fee and the Instructional Supply fee, as well as the former suggested donation to St. Ignatius Church.

Payment Options

Payment in Full

May be made at the beginning of the school year.

Pre-Authorized Debit

One monthly payment, processed on the 1st, or two monthly payments processed on the 1st and 15th of September through June.

Post-Dated Cheques

10 cheques, payable to St. Ignatius School, should be post-dated for the 1st of every month from September to June.

On-line Payments with credit card

A service fee of 2% will be added to all credit card payments.

Notes: A surcharge of $35 will be applied for any cheque or pre-authorized debit that is not honoured by your financial institution, regardless of the reason.

Parents who voluntarily withdraw their child/children from St. Ignatius School during the school year forfeit all tuition payments that have been made up to the date of withdrawal.

The tuition fees are subject to change from year to year at the discretion of the St. Ignatius School Board.

A portion of tuition may be considered a charitable donation and will be calculated according to Canada Revenue Agency’s information circular #75-23. Tax receipts will be issued by end of February.


Nursery School

St. Ignatius School runs a full day nursery program for students who will be four by December 31 of the current school year.

Full Day $35   |   Half Day (mornings) $20

Before and After School Program

Please note that our After School program fees have not been adjusted since the 2022-2023 school year. 

St. Ignatius School offers a supervised extended day program to all registered students. This optional program begins on the first day of classes.


Before school  7:30 a.m. - 8:35 a.m.

After school    3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


2024-2025 Approximate Annual Costs:

  • Annual fees are based on the following daily rates: $6 (am), $9 (pm), $12 (am & pm)
  • If families have more that one child in the extended day program for 2 or more days per week, the second and subsequent children are charged only 50% of the above fees. Registrations must be made in the same transaction for the discount to be applied.

Cost for the Year

Before School Only

After school Only

Before and After School

1 day per week

 $   150.00

 $   198.00

 $  300.00

2 days per week

 $   390.00

 $    558.00

 $   780.00

3 days per week

 $   630.00

 $    918.00

 $  1,260.00

4 days per week

 $   870.00

 $   1,278.00

 $  1,740.00

5 days per week

 $   1,110.00

 $   1,638.00

 $   2,220.00

2024-2025 Daily Drop-in Fees: 

Before Only After Only Before and After
$7 $10 $17

There is no reduction in fees for the second or subsequent children for the drop-in program.

 Please note that if children are not picked up by 5:30 p.m. an additional charge of $10 per child for every 15 minutes will be applied.