Tuition and Scholarships

Elmwood is an independent, not-for-profit school. Our sole purpose is to provide an exceptional educational experience for our students. That means that all tuition goes directly to the operating budget of the school. Our educational program is also supplemented by fundraising, such as the Annual Campaign, the Elmwood Gala and Elmwood Parents’ Association initiatives.

Elmwood offers two tuition payment plans:

Payment Option 1: 4 equal payments in March, June, August and January
Payment Option 2: 11 equal payments from March to January

Please note: Payment Plan for international families is 2 equal payments in March and June

In addition, Elmwood offers Tuition Refund Insurance that gives parents the opportunity to insure fees in the event of student withdrawal or dismissal.  For more information, contact Tanja Mackin, Director of Finance and Administration.

There are also a few additional annual costs– text books and/or uniform, for example.

See below for a detailed breakdown of Elmwood fees for the 2020 - 2021 school year.

At Elmwood, we want to attract the best and brightest girls and open the Elmwood experience to deserving candidates. Offering merit- and needs-based scholarships ensures that we meet this goal. This is made possible through generous donations from the Elmwood community.

Merit-Based Scholarships
Elmwood is committed to attracting exceptional girls with unique qualities through our merit-based scholarship program. We realize, however, that identifying talent isn’t a simple process. That’s why we’ve designed our scholarship process to allow us to get to know our candidates, learn about their current achievements, and help us assess their potential for future academic success and how they might contribute to school life.

We welcome outstanding girls to apply to our merit-based scholarship program by filling out the application form. All applicants will then participate in an interview with the Director of Admissions and may be asked to participate in a second interview with the Head of School (and/or another member of Elmwood’s Scholarship Committee). Applicants will also be required to write the Elmwood Entrance Exam.

Click here to download the Elmwood Scholarship Guide.
Click here to download the Scholarship Application.

Margaret White Scholarship
Margaret White was the Headmistress of Elmwood School from 1982 to 1990. In her memory, her family generously endowed an annual scholarship to be awarded to a deserving student that exemplifies the Elmwood spirit.

Each year the Margaret White High School Entrance Scholarship is awarded to a promising student entering Grade 9 who demonstrates academic excellence, leadership, and extra-curricular and community involvement. The scholarship has a value of $5,000 per year for four years.

Along with completing the application form linked above, students must submit an application through Apple Financial Services.

Needs-Based Scholarships
We believe that one of the main things that makes Elmwood such a great place to learn and grow is the diverse makeup of our community. That’s why we’re dedicated to reaching out to exceptional students from diverse backgrounds. Needs-based scholarships allow us to offer the advantages of an Elmwood education to girls who show promise, regardless of their family’s economic situation.

Parents are encouraged to apply for a needs-based scholarship at the same time as a child’s application for admission is submitted to the school. These scholarships are awarded according to need (not scholastic or other special gifts), but successful applicants must satisfy the school’s entry requirements and work to capacity while at the school. Needs-based scholarships may be combined with one of our merit-based scholarships.

Decisions related to needs-based scholarships are administered by a third party: Apple Financial Services. Contact Elise Aylen to receive a waiver code in order to complete the process at no charge. Once you have your code, please fill out this questionnaire. It is used to determine to whom an offer of a needs-based scholarship would be most beneficial.

Early bird deadline for applications is November 29, 2019. For more information, please contact Elise Aylen, Director of Admissions or call (613) 744-7783.

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