1. Capital Improvement Fee
A Capital Improvement Fee of $3,500 is payable once only. As an Independent School, West Island College does not receive government grant money for capital improvements. Each family is charged a one-time-fee to ensure funds are available to be applied toward the continuous improvement of the facility. It is paid at the time of registration of the first family member of West Island College and extends thereafter to all siblings who qualify for the College’s program.
2. Family Membership
A Family Membership Fee of $3,500 is payable once only and is non-refundable. It is paid at the time of registration of the first family member and extends thereafter to all siblings who qualify for the College’s program.
An individual membership of $2,000 is also available when only one child attends the College and enters at the Senior School level. If a sibling subsequently registers at the College, a second payment of $1,500 would be required; this would complete a Family Membership.
3.Instructional, Support Resources and Technology Fees
These fees are estimated to be $1,100. Instructional resource fees will cover book purchases, lab fees, field trips and student activity fees (SAF) including clubs and co-curriculars. Support Resource fees are to offset the costs associated with activities outside of the classroom, including locks and locker maintenance, the cost of printing various handbooks and calendars etc. A portion of fees are allocated to technology to provide a range of equipment including mobile devices to the students. (Additional $100 for Grade 9 celebration and $300 for Grade 12 celebration.)
4. School Supplies and Optional Activities Fees
School supplies are the responsibility of the student, as many courses require specific materials; however, Art and laboratory (computer and science) supplies are purchased through the school and are covered in the Instructional and Support Resources Fees. Until teachers have provided specific supply lists, a binder with loose leaf paper will suffice. Optional Activities Fees are collected for items such as sports team merchandise, etc.