School Fees

Notes for expenses and receipts with number magnets on a tableUpdated September 1, 2023

School fees cover items like the consumable resources that students may use in the course of their educational program.  These are items like those that are “school supplies and equipment for a student’s personal use”, “appropriate personal clothing for school activities such as gym strip, footwear, outerwear and personal safety equipment”, or ” expenses for transportation, accommodation, meals, entrance fees and equipment rentals, in respect of optional field trips or special events that are not necessary to meet the required learning outcomes or assessment requirements of an educational program” (School Act School Regulation, section 1)

Additionally, students in some educational choice programs may incur additional costs for program enrichment in courses (known as “supplemental costs”).  Individual teachers will provide students with information about program enrichment costs.

General School Fees are payable online or in person (cash or cheque in 114 only).  

Please see the schedule of School Fees below. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school Principal.

Burnaby North School Fees 2023-2024

Fee Type $ Notes
General Student Fees
Student Activity Fee $30 Student agenda/app, athletics, student government, leadership/mentorship, locks
AP Exam Fee $145 – $175 AP Exam and AP Capstone Exam
Yearbook $65 $75 after Winter Break
  School Leaving Ceremony $80
  Dinner/Dance $130
  Dry After Grad $45
Physical Education / Athletics
Athletic Teams $25 – $250 BC School Sport, uniforms, transp. & equipment, tournaments
PHE 10 $15 CPR certification- from $15-$60 (Optional field trips, golf, CPR Certification)
Keepfit $50 Field trips
Sports Academies – Hockey $225 monthly fee, facility, program, instructor cost – paid to school
Sports Academies – Hockey sibling rate $205 monthly fee, for families with more than one child in the program
PHE Field Trip 10 Course $180
First Aid $139 St. John’s Ambulance Standard Certificate
Visual and Performing Arts
Band $125 optional instrument rental
AP studio art $55 enhanced materials for AP component
Youth Train in Trades – Industry Training programs
Auto Collision & Refinishing Tech $1,194 Student Union Fees, Upass, College Initiative Fee, Campus Resource Fee, Laundry Fee, VCC Grad Fee.   Additional Deposit for Coverall – $85
Auto Service Technician $170 manuals
Baking $2,125 College Fees: Student Union Fees, Upass, College Initiative Fee, Campus Resourse Fee,
VCC Grad Fee, Textbooks and Tools, Uniform
Carpentry $183 level 1 manual
CISCO Network Academy $21 toolkit
Construction Electrician $135 manual
DigiPen $0
Film & Broadcast $200 external hard drive
Fitness Instructor $315 textbook, First Aid Course & Certifications
Graphic / Media Arts $150 portfolio supplies, textbook
Hairstylist – year 1 $1,000 manual, tools, supplies
Hairstylist – year 2 $300 manual, tools, supplies
Health Sciences  $60 – $80 scrubs
Heavy Duty Equipment Tech $1,239 College Fees: Student Union Fees, Upass, College Initiative Fee, Campus Resourse Fee,
VCC Grad Fee. Additional Deposit for Coverall $95
Metal Fabrication $500 manuals, texts, drafting tools
Motorcycle & Power Equipment Tech $400 texts, manuals
Music Production & Technology $150 headphones $125 and optional educational activity guest artists $25
Palo Alto $66 USD/
exam fee
Painting & Decorating $150 manuals
Pipefitting $0
Plumbing $0
Professional Cook Level 1 $350 manual, uniform, knife roll
Sheet Metal Worker $150 manuals, books, drafting tools
Tourism & Event Management $130 certifications and field trips
Welder $1,500 welding mask, gloves, manuals, welders boots