​Fees will be charged to your MyCBE / PowerSchool account​ starting in October.

Annual system fees are set each year when the operating budget is passed by the Board of Trustees. To keep fees as low as possible, the CBE is committed to being as efficient as possible in the provision of services. Costs of providing the services include direct labour and supplies, as well as the cost of fee waivers and uncollectible accounts.

It is important to know that we have a waiver process for families who cannot afford to pay the fees.

School-based and course specific fees may be charged by our school. You can find a complete list of the approved fees for your school on our Find My School Fees page. 

​Visit the CBE website for more information on fees and waivers​.​​​​​​​​​


Fee Payment Arrangements

Parents are asked to make all fee payments using their My CBE Account. Fees will be assigned to students, based on their registered classes, by Aug. 1, 2018 and parents are encouraged to make online payments after that time. If you wish to make payment arrangements or feel that you may qualify for a fee waiver, please contact the Business Office.

Late Registrations, Withdrawals, Transfers & Refunds 

If a student transfers to another school in the Calgary Board of Education system, a portion of the fees will be transferred to the new school. If a student is leaving the system, refunds may be issued depending on the circumstances and the date of withdrawal. For more information about refunds, please contact the Business Office.

Other Field Trips/Activity Fees

Parents/guardians will be notified regarding the cost of any additional individual field trips and activities as soon as the information is available. Costs will vary depending on activities and materials used.

International Baccalaureate Fees

The International Baccalaureate Programme, being a program of choice, charges students additional fees over and above regular program HWW school fees in Grade 11 and 12. HWW collects these fees and submits them to IB directly on behalf of all IB students. The fees for assessments and exams are collected in both Grade 11 and 12 depending on the students’ registration in IB courses. Families will be invoiced for IB fees when they register in August for the 2018/19 school year. Being a program of choice, there is no wavering of fees that would apply to these IB costs. Please note, once a student is registered into an IB course, it is a commitment that they will complete the external and internal assessments that are a component of the programme over the duration of the semester.

Students receive the following services:

  • Comprehensive assessment using a wide range of assessment methods including moderated internal assessment and externally marked examinations 
  • Assessment by an international team of examiners and moderators, overseen by independent chief examiners 
  • Clerical checking of assessment material to ensure administrative accuracy 
  • Where appropriate, access arrangements and consideration of individual special circumstances 
  • Access to results one day after results are released to schools 
  • A printed diploma, diploma results or certificate (depending on their results) 
  • Transmission of results to universities worldwide, upon request

Grade 11

Biology SL, Math SL, Philosophy SL (if taken in Grade 11)

Grade 12

English SL/HL, History SL, Physics HL, Chemistry HL, Math HL, French Ab Initio SL, Spanish Ab Initio SL, Visual Arts SL/HL, Film SL, Philosophy SL (if taken in grade 12).
The exact amount of IB fees varies slightly year to year due to factors such as inflation and international currency exchange rates. Below are the 2016/17 fees for IB Exams/Assessments:

  • IB Registration Fee - $250*
  • IB Course Fee (per course) - $200 
  • Courier Fee - $25

*IB Diploma Students (full IB) pay the IB Registration Fee only once, however, IB Course Students (partial IB) would be charged this both in Grade 11 and 12 if they had IB courses in both years.

International Student Exam Fees

International Students writing Alberta Education Diploma Exams will be charged a fee for writing of $50. Students must access myPass to register and pay for Diploma exams in December (or sooner) for January exams and in May (or sooner) for June exams. A copy of the receipt must be provided to the main office.

Optional Fees


The yearbook is an optional purchase. Orders are placed early in the year, so if students wish to obtain one the payment of $42 is required.

Textbook Policy

Textbooks will be given out during class time in the first 3 days of the semester. Students must present their current student ID card and a copy of their timetable in order to receive a textbook at any time. Each scanned book is linked to the student by their student ID number and is the sole responsibility of that student.

Students should print their name, teacher’s name and semester neatly inside the front cover of all their textbooks to avoid mixing their books up with those of another student. It is extremely important that students keep track of their own books.

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