Our Application and Enrollment Process

At Stratford Hall, your child will be given the opportunity to learn and to thrive; to discover their unique strengths, and to explore the diverse opportunities our rapidly changing world offers. Under the care and guidance of Stratford Hall staff, your child will grow and mature and become equipped with intellectual tools, a strength of character, and a global perspective.


complete and submit an application FORM

A $250 one-time, non refundable application fee is required (paid online with a credit card).

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Most recent report card (if applicable)
  3. Confidential Reference Form
  4. SSAT score (Grades 6-11)
    The SSAT is a standardized test used by admission offices to assess the abilities of students seeking to enroll in an independent school. All students wishing to be considered for Grade 6 to Grade 11 must write the SSAT by January 17, 2020. A list of test dates and locations can be found here.
Schedule a parent interview

Once you have access to your online applicant checklist, you will be able to arrange your parent interview.


During your visit to Stratford Hall, you will learn that we are looking for active learners who can engage in the IB curriculum and civic responsibilities, develop relationships, and become global citizens. We use a combination of assessment methods to assess students on their academic abilities as well as their social skills. Stratford Hall teachers observe each candidate’s ability to work in groups, how they interact socially, as well evaluate the student's individual written and oral activities.

Kindergarten and Grade 1

Stratford Hall teachers observe the children interacting in small groups, while participating in typical grade-appropriate activities. We look to build a class with a range of personalities and skill levels.

Grades 2 - 11

These assessments involve tasks that are similar to the tasks our current students are working on, and are related to our present curriculum. Part of the application process involves one-on-one conversations between a teacher and the applicant.


Accepted students will receive a letter of acceptance and a registration package. Registration fees must be paid at the time of enrollment to retain a place in the accepted grade. Registration must be completed by the last Friday in March of the year of entry or as otherwise requested by the School.

2020-2021 Application Deadlines

Kindergarten, Grade 1 & Grade 6
Friday, November 15, 2019

Grades 2-5 & Grades 7-11
Saturday, November 30, 2019

SSAT Score Submission Deadline (Grades 6-11 Applicants Only)
Friday, January 17, 2020

For more information or inquiries, please contact admissions@stratfordhall.ca.

2020-2021 Assessment Dates

Grade 6 & 7 Applicants
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
9:00 - 10:30am

Grade 8 Applicants
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
11:00am - 12:30pm

Grade 9, 10 & 11 Applicants
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
2:00 - 3:00pm

Grade 2 & 3 Applicants
Thursday, January 16, 2020
9:30 - 11:30am

Grade 4 & 5 Applicants
Thursday, January 16, 2020
1:00 - 3:00pm

Kindergarten & Grade 1 Applicants
Saturday, January 18, 2020
8:30 - 10:00am | 10:30am - 12:00pm | 1:30 - 3:00pm

Please note that only families with completed applications will be notified via email to confirm their attendance at the assessment.

Contact Us

Stratford Hall School

Admissions Office

604.436.0608 ext. 226