How to Apply

Thank you for considering Stratford Hall for your child’s learning environment. It excites us to know that you feel connected to the school, teachers and curriculum, and believe that it may be the best fit for you and your child.

We accept applications throughout the year. For applicants to be assessed in our January and February assessments, we ask for applications by December 15th. Please click here to submit an application form. With your application form, we require a confidential reference form to be filled out. This form can be found below.

Confidential Reference Forms: Kindergarten-Grade 2, Grade 3-7 and Grade 8-12.

*Please note, submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance at Stratford Hall.

What will Stratford Hall Assess?

As you have learned through your visits at Stratford Hall, we are looking for a dynamic group of learners:
Students that are able to engage in the IB curriculum, develop relationships, engage in civic responsibilities, and be global citizens. Due to this we do we do not use standardized testing for admission, rather we assess students on their academic abilities as well as their social skills.

FOR KINDERGARTEN AND GRADE 1

Current Stratford Hall teachers observe the children interacting in small groups, while giving them typical grade-appropriate activities to do. We look to build a class with a range of personalities and skill levels. The Kindergarten and Grade 1 assessments take place in mid-January each year.

GRADE 2 and ABOVE

These assessments involve tasks that are similar to those which our current students are working on and are related to our present curriculum. Part of the application process involves one-on-one conversations between the teacher and applicant. Assessments for applicants in Grade 2 and above take place in mid-January each year.

WHAT IS OUR DECISION BASED ON?

  • Application form
  • Parent interview
  • Stratford Hall teacher observations based upon activities, group work, social interactions, and written and oral work during the assessment.
  • Report card and reference documents
  • Student interview (Grade 2 and up)

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Naomi White, Admissions Assistant
Naomi.White@stratfordhall.ca
Phone: 604 436 0608

For a printable version of this checklist please click here.
Confidential Reference Forms: Kindergarten-Grade 2, Grade 3-7 and Grade 8-12.

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