List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What will tuition cost?

    Learn more about tuition fees for our residential and day programs.
  • Q: Does CIHA offer financial assistance?

    CIH Academy is proud to offer financial assistance every year based on both financial need and athletic merit. Families wishing to apply for financial aid are required to submit an application via Apple Financial Services along with a non-refundable $100 fee. We expect families to provide information that is both true and verifiable.
  • Q: Your website states that the CIH Academy is a not-for-profit. What does that mean?

    The CIH Academy is owned and operated as a not-for-profit entity. While most private schools build profit margins into their rates, CIH Academy aims only to recover its costs. Any surplus is reinvested in the campus in the form of infrastructure renewal and financial assistance for student-athletes.
  • Q: What if my child requires medical attention?

    Our on-campus infirmary includes all the facilities necessary to treat and isolate sick athletes. For more serious health concerns, the Clarence-Rockland Family Health Team clinic is minutes away and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) offers exceptional medical facilities in nearby Ottawa.
  • Q: What safety and security measures are in place on campus?

    Your child's safety is our top priority. The CIH Academy’s residence has two sets of house parents on duty every evening and all day on the weekends. The campus buildings are linked by well-lit pedestrian walkways and secured overnight by electronic access.  Students are not permitted to leave campus unaccompanied and are well supervised during all off-campus activities.
  • Q: What do students do on weekends?

    If they’re not at a weekend tournament, CIH Academy students spend their weekends studying, socializing or taking part in an organized activity. They may visit Ottawa, the nation's capital, for outings that are educational (touring Parliament Hill or visiting museums or historic sites) or simply fun (skating on the Rideau Canal, the world's longest outdoor skating rink, or hiking in Gatineau Park). House parents also organize on-campus events to bring students together and foster a sense of family and fun.
  • Q: Do CIH Academy students wear uniforms?

    Yes, the CIH Academy Apparel and Uniform Package can be purchased in advance via our online store prior to registration day.
  • Q: What is the dress code for team travel?

    We expect our athletes, as representatives of the CIH Academy, to be well groomed and presentable at all times. Our travel dress is as follows:  

    • CIHA track suit to be worn on the bus to tournaments
    • dress trousers with a white shirt and a tie before and after games
    The CIH Academy Apparel and Uniform Package can be purchased in advance via our online store prior to registration day.
  • Q: What type of workout wear is required?

    We are proud to maintain a sense of team spirit, even in the gym. The CIH Academy workout uniform includes:

    • CIHA-logo cotton or dry-fit t-shirt
    • CIHA-logo dry-fit shorts
    The CIH Academy Apparel and Uniform Package can be purchased in advance via our online store prior to registration day. The clothing is also included in the New Student Apparel package which is also found on our online store.
  • Q: What if I have more questions?

    We welcome parents’ questions and feedback and are always available to help. Please contact us any time at or 1-877-244-9199. If we can’t address your concern immediately, we’ll direct the matter to the appropriate person. He or she will contact you directly as soon as possible.