How much does it cost to send your kid to a private school in the Vancouver area? The answer: anywhere from $3,000 to $48,000 a year.
This year's edition of Our Kids Canada's Private School Guide—"supported by" the Globe and Mail, according to its cover—landed on my desk this week. The publication's editorial calls private schooling "a viable option for every family".
Our Kids' directory profiles 17 private schools in Metro Vancouver.
The most expensive school is—no surprise—St. George's School at $16,085 to $48,250 per year (the higher figure is for boarding students, I'm told). This Vancouver boys' school has 1,170 students in grades 1 to 12 and an average class size of 20 to 22.
At the lower end, the Vancouver Waldorf School costs $3,200 to $11,500 per year. This coed institution—which is actually in North Vancouver—goes from preschool to Grade 12, has an enrollment of 315, and an average class size of 12 to 25.
Another pricey facility is the Crofton House School in Vancouver. The cost per year at this girls' school? $16,000.
Meanwhile, the cost of public school? Priceless.