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Application & Enrollment Process

We're thrilled you're considering Stratford Hall for your child's education. At our school, students have the opportunity to thrive, discover their strengths, and embrace a global perspective through an International Baccalaureate education. Our dedicated staff ensure a warm and nurturing environment where your child can grow and flourish. Join us in creating a vibrant community where every child is inspired to reach their full potential. You'll find all the information you need to apply below. We can't wait to welcome you and your family to Stratford Hall!

Application Process

List of 3 items.

  • Step 1: Apply

    1. 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.

     
    2. Document Submission
    Please log in to your account to access your checklist and upload all required supplementary materials. This includes:

    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 10, 2024. Consideration for exemption will be given to students currently enrolled in an IB programme. 

    Click here to be directed to the SSAT website to schedule this assessment. 
     
    3. Schedule a Parent Interview
    For parents applying for Kindergarten, Grade 1, or Grades 6 to 11, a Parent Interview must be completed within 14 days of submitting the application. 

    If you are applying for Grades 2 to 5, we will contact you to arrange an interview once a spot becomes available.

    Please note that these interviews are for parents only—there is no need to bring your child.

    If you are reapplying or are already part of our school community, the parent interview requirement may be waived.
  • Step 2: Assessment

    At Stratford Hall, we seek active learners who can engage with the IB curriculum, embrace civic responsibilities, and become global citizens. We assess students using various methods to evaluate their academic abilities and social skills. Our teachers observe group work, social interactions, and individual written and oral activities.

    Kindergarten & Grade 1
    Please check your application checklist and follow the assessment instructions. We’re excited to build a class with diverse personalities and skill levels. If you’re shortlisted, we’ll invite you for an in-person assessment with our teachers in January. 

    Grades 2 to 5
    Students will be invited for an assessment as space becomes available. This evaluation may include a group assessment and/or a one-on-one conversation with a teacher.

    Grades 6 to 11
    The evaluation is based on the SSAT and Character Skills Snapshot results, the student statement, a group assessment, and an individual interview with a teacher. Click here to be directed to the SSAT website to schedule this assessment. 
  • Step 3: 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.
     

Important Dates

Kindergarten and Grade 1 (intake years)
  • Application Deadline - Friday, November 15, 2024
  • Assessments - Saturday, January 18, 2024
Grades 2 to 5
  • Application Deadline - Saturday, November 30, 2024
  • Assessments - When spaces become available, shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews.
Grades 6, 8 and 11 (intake years)
  • Application Deadline - Friday, November 15, 2024
  • Assessments - Friday, January 17, 2024
Grades 7, 9 and 10
  • Application Deadline - Saturday, November 30, 2024
  • Assessments - Friday, January 17, 2024

Contact Us

Adele Armstrong
Enrollment and Community Relations Manager
Phone: 604 436 0608
Emailadmissions@stratfordhall.ca