Acessibility for All

Tuition Assistance Program and Scholarships (TAPS)

The purpose of the Tuition Assistance Program and Scholarships is to ensure Prairie Sky School remains accessible for families of all income levels. The TAPS program is funded through fundraising and donations. Families must apply for TAPS to be considered. Income verification must be submitted before rates are approved.

TAPS is based on gross income, number of dependents, assets, other sources of income, etc. (as indicated on the application form). We trust that everyone who applies will report all sources of income honestly. We encourage families to think of the tuition they pay as a contribution to their children’s education and life experiences. PSS recognizes that all families, despite personal income, undergo monetary and lifestyle transformations in order for their children to have the best education they can.

The TAPS Committee will hold personal financial information, including family TAPS rates, confidentially. Otherwise, TAPS information will only be available in summary form.

Please Note

The number of TAPS spots available in a given school year is dependent upon the available budget allocation. Tuition assistance is awarded only for the current school year. Applications for TAPS must be completed for each new school year. TAPS will be available for returning families before it will be open for new applicants.


To apply for the Tuition Assistance or Scholarships please complete the TAPS Application Form

Note: The deadline to submit TAPS applications is March 31st.


Full Scholarships

Friends of Prairie Sky School is pleased to announce the continuation of 16 full tuition scholarships for the upcoming school year. Please click on the links below to find out more.

Donor: Friends of Prairie Sky School

Value: $5,000

Number of Scholarships: Five annually (dependent on available budget allocation)

Year of Study at PSS: Year 1 – 8

Criteria: Open to applicants who identify as First Nations, Metis, or Inuit and due to financial constraints and other socio-economic factors would not otherwise attend Prairie Sky School.

Background: Prairie Sky School is honoured to call Treaty Four Territory home. This scholarship was created in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, specifically, to eliminate educational gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians (see section 7 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action), and from our community’s sincere desire to respect and honour our treaty relationships.

Application Details: Applicants must submit a TAPS application form and be accepted into PSS’ primary or middle years programs.

Donor: Friends of Prairie Sky School

Value: $5,000

Number of Scholarships: Four annually (dependent on available budget allocation)

Year of Study at PSS: Year 1 – 8

Criteria: Open to applicants who are newcomers to Canada, who due to financial constraints and other socio-economic factors would not otherwise attend Prairie Sky School. Preference will be given to applicants who identify as Refugees. For the purpose of this scholarship, refugees are defined as people who have fled their home country because of a well-founded fear of persecution, war or natural disaster, and who are therefore unable to return. A ‘Refugee’ is differentiated from an ‘Immigrant’, in that an immigrant is a person who chooses to settle permanently in another country, where-as a refugee is forced to flee.

Background: Every person who is forced to flee is a human being who made an agonizing decision to leave their home and now faces a deeply uncertain future. We must help in any and every way we can.

Application Details: Applicants must submit a TAPS application form and be accepted into PSS’ primary or middle years programs.

Donor: Friends of Prairie Sky School

Value: $5,000

Number of Scholarships: Two annually (dependent on available budget allocation)

Year of Study at PSS: Year 1 – 8

Criteria: The Parent/Guardian of the applicant must be a full-time registered student attending a post-secondary institute, must be a single parent, and due to financial constraints and other socio-economic factors would not otherwise have their child(ren) attend Prairie Sky School. A single parent is defined as an individual who is raising a child(s) under the age of 18 years and has been doing so for at least two years.

Background: This scholarship recognizes the struggles and dreams of single parents who want a better life for their children. The award recognizes all single parents and their accomplishments.

Application Details: Applicants must submit a TAPS application form and be accepted into PSS’ primary or middle years programs. The Parent/Guardian must provide proof of enrolment in a full-time post-secondary institute.

Donor: Friends of Prairie Sky School

Value: $5,000

Number of Scholarships: Five annually (dependent on available budget allocation)

Year of Study at PSS: Years 6, 7 and 8

Background: Prairie Sky School recognizes that keeping middle school students engaged in a fulfilling learning environment is crucial for their success in high school and beyond. Taproots students take the curriculum out of the classroom as they spend 1/3 of their time in urban pursuits and another 1/3 of their time on nature pursuits. This engaging program prepares students for the ever-changing global market. We are inspiring musicians, scientists, artists, and world leaders by giving our students the ‘out of the box’ skills they will need to change the world.

Criteria: Applicants must be accepted into PSS’ Taproots program and due to financial constraints and other socio-economic factors would not otherwise attend Prairie Sky School.

Application Details: Applicants must submit a TAPS application form and be accepted into PSS’ Taproots program.