Application & Enrollment Process

Contact Us

Adele Armstrong
Enrollment and Community Relations Manager
Phone: 604 436 0608

I. Application Process

List of 3 items.

  • Step 1: Application Form

    Complete and submit an application form. A $300 one-time, non-refundable application fee is required (paid online with a credit card). Once you have access to your online applicant checklist, please book your parent interview. 
  • Step 2: Schedule a Parent Interview

    The parent interview must be completed within 30 days of your application submission. This is for parents only. There is no need to make special arrangements to have your child attend this interview. If you are reapplying or are a current family, your parent interview may be waived.
  • Step 3: Submit Supporting Documentation

    Please upload documents according to your assigned checklist including:
    1. Birth Certificate
    2. 2022/23 Final Report Card & 2023/24 Term 1 Report Card
    3. Confidential Reference Form (sent directly to a referee of your choice from the application portal)
    4. SSAT Score and Character Skills Snapshot (Grades 6-11)

    The SSAT and Character Skills Snapshot 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 12. Consideration for exemption will be given to students currently enrolled in an IB programme. 

    Click here to be directed to the SSAT website.

II. Assessment

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  • Overview

    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 as evaluate the student's individual written and oral activities.
  • Kindergarten & Grade 1

    Please refer to your checklist and follow the assessment instructions. We look to build a class with a range of personalities and skill levels.
  • Grade 2 - 5

    Students will be invited for assessment should space become available. This evaluation could involve a group assessment and/or a one-on-one conversation between a teacher and the applicant.
  • Grade 6 - 11

    The evaluation is based on SSAT and Character Skills Snapshot results, student statement, a group assessment and individual interview with a teacher.

III. Enrollment

Successful candidates will either receive a letter of acceptance and a registration package or be placed in a wait pool. 

New Student Registration fees must be paid upon acceptance of an offer in order to hold space for the accepted grade. Registration must be completed by the deadline determined by the School.

All relevant documents and payments for the enrollment of registered students will be collected during the Welcome Meeting.