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Canada's National Ballet School is a publicly-subsidized professional training institution. For most programs, the School charges tuition fees which cover only a portion of the real costs.

Professional Ballet Program 2022-2023 Tuition

Canadian Students

  Day Students Boarding Students
Grades 6-12 $20,346 $38,206
CLP $18,366 $34,406*

International Students^

  Day Students Boarding Students
Grades 6-12 $37,002.04 $54,862.04
CLP $29,832.04 $48,112.04*

The notes below the fees will also change slightly.

*CLP fees do not include boarding during Summer School in July.
^International student fees include $652 for Cowan Health Insurance. This amount is subject to change.

Auditioning Summer School 2022

  Day Students Boarding Students
Canadians $2,504 $4,944
International~ $4,334 $6,775

~An additional $134 for Cowan Health Insurance will be added to International student fees.  This amount is subject to change.   The fee for Cowan Health Insurance can be waived with proof of private health insurance coverage.

Full-time Fees

For students in grades 6 to 11, full-time fees for both tuition and residence are based on the school year (September to July); tuition and residence fees for July Summer School are included. Various options are available for the payment of fees. Where payment has been approved in installments, post-dated cheques must be provided to the School according to the student's individual fee contract.

International Students

All international students require a Study Permit for courses longer than six months in length.  For information about acquiring a Study Permit please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

Financial Assistance

Since its inception, NBS' policy is to accept students solely on the basis of talent, with efforts focused on ensuring that families' financial circumstances are not a barrier for any eligible student to attend. Assistance is available to all students in the full-time Professional Ballet Program—i.e. Gr. 6-12 and the Post-Secondary Program. Families wishing to apply for financial assistance must complete a detailed application and all requests are individually evaluated on the basis of each family's particular needs