Tuition & Scholarships

Shawnigan’s Advancement Office raises more than $1 million every school year through its Annual Fund campaign. Much of the money raised goes to the Shawnigan Fund, which is designated for current-use financial aid. 

A bursary program is offered to families who cannot afford full tuition. Approximately one quarter of the School's students receive some form of financial assistance. Awards to new and returning students are based on demonstrated need. Students must be in good academic and social standing to be considered.

Final decisions on financial assistance are left to the Headmaster's discretion. 

Please note, all applications will be considered in the order they are received.


2017-2018 school year fees are:

$48,300 Canadian student
$59,400 American student
$64,900 International student
$26,000 Day student

Note:  The fees stated are for the 2017-2018 school year and are subject to increase for the 2018-2019 school year.  Fees will be confirmed by March 2018.
Shawnigan Lake School is an independent boarding school for Grades 8-12 on Canada's West Coast. Our modern, diverse and innovative programming helps shape the next generation of global leaders.
Shawnigan Lake School is a co-educational boarding school on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The school is home to nationally-ranked academics, arts and athletics, with 100 per cent of graduates accepted to university.