ICS Lab School is committed to needs-based financial support that will both enable increased diversity and retain current laboratory school families.
Five forms of tuition support options available through the Diana Rankin/ Muncaster Family Tuition Support Fund.
The Tuition Support Committee is working to actively expand economic diversity at ICS Lab School. This committee is made up of the Principal, Vice-Principal, two current parents, three alumni parents, and one external member (Vice-Principal at UTS).
Approximately $100,000 of financial support is awarded each year.
This tuition support for new families provides financial assistance for students who could not otherwise consider enrolling at ICS Lab School. Application for funding support for economic diversity is through an arms-length, confidential application to Apple Financial Services.
At this time, ICS Lab School is able to accept tuition support applications for Grades 4, 5 or 6. Forms are available on the Apple Financial site.
Expected range: $1000-$10,000 per student.
Application Deadline: November 10
This tuition support is available for current students entering Grades 3-6 who could not otherwise consider staying at ICS Lab School. The expected range of support is $1000-$10,000 per student with the possibility of multi-year renewal.
Application and assessment of financial need is made through an arms-length, confidential application to Apple Financial Services. Applications are due by November 10.
Should you have any questions regarding the financial information required in the application please contact Apple Financial at 416-730-9900. Please note that if you applied to Apple Financial last year and received tuition support from the school, you will need to apply again every year to renew your request and your information.
Through donations and school support, the Fund makes needs-based tuition support of children of First Nations and Indigenous heritage available. Families already receiving this support, may apply again each year through Apple Financial.
Expected range: $1000-$2500 per student
Application Deadline: April 25
This fund provides one-time support for current families whose changed financial circumstances may jeopardize, in the short term, their ability to keep their children enrolled at ICS Lab School.
Application for this type of support should be submitted to the principal, Richard Messina. Please write a letter of request with an explanation of the change in financial circumstances.
These letters are due on April 25 for consideration.
Notification will be made by letter in mid-May. As well, some funds are available throughout the year for extenuating situations.
Several additional types of financial support have been introduced to provide needs-based financial assistance for school trips and extra expenses, educational assessments, tutoring, and unforeseen costs. Application for this type of support should be submitted through the principal, Richard Messina.
Application and assessment of financial need is made through an arms-length, confidential application to Apple Financial Services, and decisions are made by a sub-committee at ICS Lab School (which does not include any current parents). Applications to Apple Financial are online and instructions are below.
Families create a parent account registration.
After your e-mail address is verified, emailed instructions will be sent for account setup.
Applicant completes the online application. Families who are re-applying must submit all relevant information again.
At the end of the process, a request will appear for the uploading of tax information (i.e. T4’s, current year’s pay statements, etc.)
Once the information is uploaded, payment for the application will be requested.
Timeline & Important Notes:
Applications are due to Apple Financial by November 10
Notification of financial assistance decisions will be made by letter from ICS Lab School by March.
If you have any questions regarding the financial information required in the application, please contact Apple Financial at 416-730-9900.
Please note that if you applied to Apple Financial last year and received tuition support from the school, you will need to apply again every year to renew your request and your information.
Although currently available funds limit our ability to respond to every request, we are pleased each year approximately $100,000 is awarded in financial support.
Please consider supporting our goal to increase economic diversity at the Lab School by making a donation to the Diana Rankin/Muncaster Family Tuition Support Fund.
Cheques may be made payable to the “UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO.” In the memo line, please note “Tuition Support Fund”. Cheques may be mailed to:
Attn: Jun Cheng, Business Officer
ICS Lab School
45 Walmer Rd
Toronto, On M5R 2X2