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Registration Information:

The Whole School registration process begins on May 1st for returning students.  Registration fees for returning families will be waived if you register your child(ren) by May 15th.

New Enrollment

Registration for new families begins on May 15th.  Positions are granted providing space is available and whether or not the child’s needs can be met by our school.  Students must turn 5 by December 31 of the year enrolled in order to qualify for the government portion of the funding.  There is an automatic 6 week trial period for all new students.


New student registration fee OR late re-registration fee 

(after May 15th)
$50.00 per child
(This fee is due and cashed at the time of enrollment and is non-refundable.)

TUITION – BC Residents 

Full time Kindergarten/Primary/Intermediate — $3925 per year ($392.50/month, over 10 months)

Half time Kindergarten – $1962.50 per year ($196.25/month, over 10 months)

Outdoor Leadership Program Fee (Fridays) – $300 per year ($30/month, over 10 months)

Supply Fee – $200 per year ($20/month, over 10 months)

Total Fees for full time students- $4425 per year ($442.50/month, over 10 months)


TUITION – Non-BC residents: ( students ineligible for BC Ministry of Education funding)

Full day Kindergarten/Primary/Intermediate —  $3925 + $4770 ( gov’t portion) = $8695 per year

Outdoor Leadership Program Fee (Fridays) – $300 per year ($30/month, over 10 months)

Supply Fee – $200 per year ($20/month, over 10 months)

Total Fees – $9195 per year ($919.50/month, over 10 months)

Fees to be paid either in full or by monthly Direct Deposit – bank forms will be requested to finalize registration. 

 ** Tuition paid in full by September 30th will receive a 5% discount. **

All tuition payments may be subsidized by commitment to the Work Trade Program. Please talk to our School Coordinator to apply for a work trade.


Sibling Tuition Discount

$1962.50 per year for first sibling / $981.25 per year for second sibling plus OLP & Supply Fees


Families requiring further financial assistance are welcome to make an application to our CARE (Creative Alternative Resource Exchange) Subsidy Fund.

By signing and submitting completed enrollment documents, families are committing to the full academic year and the school plans accordingly. Should a family wish to withdraw their child during the school year, they must give the school 30 days notice.  

Tuition and fees differ for students whether they are attending a half-time Kindergarten program or full-time Kindergarten.  Tuition can comprise of both a financial contribution as well as a work trade component.  Tuition for second child is half price, third child is one quarter, and fourth child is free!  Tuition costs can be adjusted through involvement with the school.  As with most elementary schools, The Whole School relies on the contributions of its parent body to ensure a thriving, creative environment for the students.

Our Application Process

Please contact our School Coordinator to receive an introductory package and admission application.  For those wishing to enroll, please submit your admission application as early as possible.  Registration begins May 15th and is first come, first serve.

We encourage a class visit be arranged to help the parents and the Principal/ staff determine the suitability of the school for the student.

For more information, please contact the School Coordinator.

EMAIL:  wholeschool@gmail.com

PHONE: (250) 226-7737


School Hours: Mon-Thu 8:45 am – 3:15 pm

Office hours: Tues-Thu 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Whole School

IMG_20155614 Highway #6

P.O. Box 240

Winlaw, BC, V0G 2J0