Membership and Tuition

Membership and Enrollment

Membership in the school society is open to those who are members of the Canadian Reformed and United Reformed churches and their sister churches. Membership confers the privilege of voting at the meetings of the school society, and also an opportunity to serve on the Board and committees.

Enrollment at Bellstone Christian School is generally restricted to members of the school society. Non-member enrollment requests may be considered for families who are members of churches that are biblically centered and have adopted the Three Forms of Unity (Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism and Canons of Dort) as their confessional basis.

2019-2020 Monthly Fee Structure
Parental$823.00The Parental fee category is comprised of parents and guardians of school age children.
Parental Kindergarten$580.00The Parental Kindergarten fee category is comprised of parents or guardians whose oldest or first child is enrolled in kindergarten.
Pre-school$450.00The Pre-school fee category is comprised of parents and guardians of a child three years prior to the oldest or first child’s enrolment into grade 1.
Regular$267.00The Regular fee category is comprised of single persons and married couples who do not fit in the three parental fee categories.
Senior/Student$133.00For this fee category seniors means those who are retired and students means full-time students.
DonorNon Members who are regular Donors

**Note: Since the fiscal year of the school runs from August 1 – July 31, the first payment for a school year begins in the month of August.

Questions about Membership Fees

Q. How much does it cost to send additional children?
A. Bellstone’s tuition rates are per family. All tuition paying families pay the same rate regardless of the number of children in school.

Q. How does “pre-tuition” work?
A. The purpose of ‘pre-tuition’ is to help ease young families into the full tuition category and to spread the total cost of their children’s education over more years. Further, it helps to increase the overall revenue for the budget and therefore lowers the rate for the full tuition category. For this reason, before a family sends their first child to grade one at Bellstone they are expected to donate at minimum one year’s tuition to the school (or if moving in from another area, have donated to a ‘sister-school’) in the previous three years. Three years before your oldest child enters grade one you should begin paying the “Preschool” category. The year before your child enters grade one you should be paying either the “Kindergarten” category, or if you are not sending you child to kindergarten, the “Preschool” category.

Q. If I have older children in Bellstone Christian School do I have to pay for kindergarten?
A. The full tuition membership includes kindergarten fees.

Q. Do I have to pay for my child to take the bus?
A. No. Bus services are included with tuition.