Our community spirit and focus on the individual needs of each child prepares our students to flourish as they take their place in the world.

Tuition Fees

We recognise that investing in your child’s education is a significant decision. Please know that we understand this and take our responsibility to provide an outstanding educational experience very seriously.

The College Council is also conscious of financial pressures that exist for many families as we navigate through unprecedented COVID times and we will continue to monitor the situation and the effect of these difficult circumstances.

To ensure that student success remains a priority, the College has undergone a significant strategic review and in partnership with Catholic Education South Australia we have carefully balanced the need to continually invest in our programmes, resources and facilities with the increasing costs of running an educational institution.

2022 Fee Reduction

Without compromising academic programmes, we are pleased to announce a once-off fee reduction of 1% in 2022 on Tuition Fees, Resource Fees and Capital Levy across all year levels.

2022 Tuition Fee Schedule

See our Tuition Fees for 2022. 

Tuition Fees

The Tuition Fee covers operational costs and resources of the College that are not met by the Australian and State Government funding.

All tuition fees are to remain fixed throughout the year unless significant and unforeseen circumstances arise. Ongoing enrolment at Mercedes College indicates a parents/caregivers acceptance of the Annual Tuition Fee structure.

Family Discount

A sibling discount on tuition fees applies for students concurrently attending Mercedes College.

Resource Fee

The Resource Fee covers all compulsory based year level activities, excursions and camps that students must undertake as part of the curriculum. In addition, the Resource Fee covers classroom and curriculum support materials and ICT requirements. The Canberra Trip has been included for Year 6 students as part of the Resource Fee.

Capital Levy

The Capital Levy is a compulsory levy which is not tax deductible. The Levy is determined by the College’s long term Master Plan building and facility needs.

Settlement Discount

A settlement discount of 5% is granted when the full balance of the advance fee account is remitted to the College by close of business on 31 October, or the first working day thereafter.

For parents/caregivers who commence enrolment throughout the year, the settlement discount of 5% will be granted when the full fee account is remitted within 30 days of invoice date.

Community Investment

The next 10 years will be transformative for Mercedes College. With support from Catholic Education South Australia, the College will invest more than $27 million into new or renovated facilities commencing with the Arts and Sports Precinct in 2022.

ICT Devices

Students in Reception to Year 2 will be provided with 1:1 College-owned iPads within their classroom environment.

In Years 3 to 5, students are required to bring their own device. It must be able to run the list of core and recommended applications for Years 3 - 5 and the College recommends an iPad that meets the minimum requirements. 

Students in Years 6 to 12 are required to bring their own laptop that meets or exceeds the minimum specifications. The College recommends the Apple MacBook Air / Pro (13”). However, non-Apple laptops meeting the specifications are also acceptable.

See more information on devices and minimum specifications

Enrolment Process

Please click here for information on how to lodge a Registration of Interest of Enrolment. Either before or after registering your interest, we invite you to attend an Orientation Walk to visit the College as students and staff go about their daily activities.