Tuition, Financial Assistance & Scholarships

Tuition 2021-22

Fees are reviewed annually and set in January for the following year. Upon acceptance of admission to Havergal, parents or guardians must confirm registration by forwarding a completed registration form, together with the initial fee installment and the Registration Fee payment of $8,500.

Day Students

Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12

$35,700

Boarding Students

Grades 9 to 12

$65,280

(Residence & Tuition)

Registration Fee (one-time non-refundable payment)

Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12

$8,500

Application Fee

$200

Applications completed prior to October 30, 2021

$250

Applications completed after October 30, 2021

Financial Aid

Many alumni, parents and friends have recognized the need for student financial assistance and have generously given their support to this area of need. Thanks to these gifts, Havergal is able to move toward eliminating the tuition fee barrier for exceptional Day and Boarding students in the Upper School who otherwise would not be able to attend Havergal. At the present time, financial assistance is not available for families who are applying to our Junior School.

Financial aid is awarded in the form of a bursary. Bursaries are based on demonstrated financial need and are confidential. All applicants must meet the school’s terms for admission or re-registration to be considered for a bursary. The amount of financial assistance awarded is applied as a reduction of tuition fees.

Applying for Financial Aid/Bursary

Returning Students: Deadline December 17, 2021

Students Entering Grades 7 to 12: Deadline January 3, 2022

  • To be considered, please complete the Financial Assistance for Canadian Students (FACS) application form available on applefinancialservices.ca.
  • For earliest consideration, applications for new students should be submitted no later than January 3. The deadline for returning students is December 17.
  • Bursaries are granted on an annual basis; therefore an application must be submitted each year.
  • Havergal also offers several entrance scholarships that are based on the financial need demonstrated by the candidate. Candidates must complete the entrance scholarship application form (included in the admission online application process) and the bursary application form.

A third party assesses the information in order to confirm financial need. The Student Assistance Committee reviews all applications and grants financial assistance after review of the recommendation by the third party agency. Parents who have questions about the forms, requested documents or the process may contact the agency directly.

All bursaries are awarded in compliance with relevant CAIS, CIS and Havergal policies and CRA rules, and with respect for donor intentions. For more information, please contact the Admission Office at 416-482-4724 or [email protected].

Entrance Scholarships

Scholarships at Havergal honour and support students with exceptional talents who meet academic admission standards and who contribute to the life of the school in significant ways. Entrance scholarships are based on merit, not on financial need, although they may be structured to include a financial need component at the donor’s request. The amount of the scholarship awarded is applied as a reduction of tuition fees.

How To Apply

Candidates for entrance scholarships must complete a Scholarship Application Form, which is included in the admission online application process. The specific terms for the scholarships are detailed below:

The Principal’s Scholarship

Available to four new Grade 9 students of high academic standing who otherwise could not afford to attend the school.

Up to 95% of tuition for 4 years

Established in 2015, The Principal’s Scholarship is available to four new Grade 9 students of high academic standing who otherwise could not afford to attend the school.

Designed to support the recipients throughout their academic journeys at Havergal’s Senior School (Grades 9 to 12), the scholarships will be awarded based on academic standing, demonstrated financial need, community engagement and exemplary character. Scholarships are valued at up to 95% of the cost of tuition for four years. All applicants must apply for financial aid through Apple Financial Services.

Ideal candidates are students from across the Greater Toronto Area who demonstrate a love of learning and a willingness to step up and make a difference in the community. Successful applicants are keen, engaged students who embody the school’s values of integrity, inquiry, compassion and courage.

To apply for this scholarship, complete an admission application form. Applications must be submitted by December 17, 2021.

Upon completion of the admission application, please submit the following material to [email protected]:

  • A personal profile/resume
  • Two letters of reference; one which speaks to the candidate’s academic performance and aptitude, the other to her character; and
  • A statement of 800 words or less describing why it is important for a school and its students to embody the values of integrity, inquiry, compassion and courage.

Donald F. Hunter Charitable Foundation Bursary: Boarding

Available for a Canadian citizen or resident who applies to Havergal’s Boarding program and meets all other admission criteria. 

$5,000+

Established in 1991 by Donald Hunter, father of former Boarder Kate (Class of 1993), the Donald F. Hunter Charitable Foundation Bursary is used to support a Canadian citizen or resident who applies to Havergal’s Boarding program and meets all other admission criteria. The student must have a strong academic record and is expected to make a positive contribution to the Boarding School. This award may be held by the student for as long as she remains at Havergal and maintains the appropriate academic standing.

The monetary value of this award is determined by the financial need demonstrated by the candidate. Candidates for these awards must complete a Scholarship Application Form and a Bursary Application Form. Please contact the Admission Office for details.

The Havergal Canadian Boarding Scholarship

Recognizes academic excellence and is awarded to a Canadian student who currently resides in Canada, outside the Greater Toronto Area.

$5,000+

The Havergal Canadian Boarding Scholarship recognizes academic excellence and is awarded to a Canadian student who currently resides in Canada, outside the Greater Toronto Area. The recipient must demonstrate intellectual curiosity and capacity, a love of learning and an interest in pursuing diverse learning experiences. This scholarship contributes toward the boarding portion of Havergal tuition fees for as long as the recipient is in attendance at Havergal and maintains an appropriate academic standing. The monetary value of this award is determined by the financial need demonstrated by the candidate. Candidates for these awards must complete a Scholarship Application Form and a Bursary Application Form. Please contact the Admission Office for details.

The Temerty Family Scholarship: Day or Boarding

Intended to honour a student entering Havergal, preferably from the Ukraine or another Eastern European country.

$5,000+

Established in 2001 by James and Louise Temerty, parents of Leah (Class of 1998), this scholarship is intended to honour a student entering Havergal, preferably from the Ukraine or another Eastern European country. The scholarship may be made available to all other Boarding and Day students should there not be a qualifying student from the Ukraine or Eastern Europe. The scholarship may be extended to the same student each year until they graduate or leave the school. The monetary value of this award is determined by the financial need demonstrated by the candidate. Candidates for these awards must complete a Scholarship Application Form and a Bursary Application Form. Please contact the Admission Office for details.

The Havergal Merit Scholarship: Day or Boarding

Open to an incoming student and recognizes academic excellence.

$5,000+

The Havergal Merit Scholarship is open to an incoming student and recognizes academic excellence. The winner must demonstrate intellectual curiosity and capacity, a love of learning and an interest in pursuing diverse learning experiences. This scholarship may be maintained for as long as the recipient is in attendance at Havergal and achieves an appropriate academic standing. The monetary value of this award is determined by the financial need demonstrated by the candidate. Candidates for these awards must complete a Scholarship Application Form and a Bursary Application Form. Please contact the Admission Office for details.

The Wendy J. Thompson Entrance Scholarships: Day or Boarding

Awarded to exceptional incoming students selected by the Awards Committee.

$5,000

For one year only

Established in 2001 to recognize the leadership of Wendy Thompson, former Chair of the Board of Governors, the Wendy J. Thompson Entrance Scholarships are awarded to exceptional incoming students whom the Awards Committee feels will bring a depth of intelligence, enthusiasm and commitment to the school.

Colin Graham Scholarship: Day or Boarding

Awarded to an incoming Grade 9 student and based upon entrance test results as well as their overall character and achievements.

$2,000

For one year only

The Colin Graham Scholarship was established in the 1980s in honour of Colin Graham, Chair of the Board of Governors from 1980 to 1983. The scholarship is awarded to an incoming Grade 9 student and is based upon entrance test results as well as their overall character and achievements.

House Scholarships: Day or Boarding, Grade 7 & 9

Presented to an academically talented student entering the Middle or Senior School who has contributed greatly to their previous school(s) and community, and who is expected to be an asset to their House.

$2,000

For one year only

Houses: Ellen Knox, Marian Wood, Kate Leonard, Margaret Taylor, Edith Nainby, Agnes Hansen, Catherine Steele, Mary Dennys, Marcelle De Freitas

Established by the school in 2015, these entrance scholarships are presented to an academically talented student entering the Middle or Senior School who has contributed greatly to their previous school(s) and community, and who is expected to be an asset to their House throughout their time at Havergal.

Frances Ridley House Scholarship: Day or Boarding

Presented to an academically talented student entering the Middle or Senior School who has contributed greatly to her previous school(s) and community, and who is expected to be an asset to Frances Ridley House.

$2,000

For one year only

Established in 2001 by Margaret McCain (Class of 1951), Old Girl, past Board member and grandmother of several Havergal students, this entrance scholarship is presented to an academically talented student entering the Middle or Senior School who has contributed greatly to her previous school(s) and community, and who is expected to be an asset to Frances Ridley House.