Frequently Asked Questions

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • How many students are there per class?

    We have two classes per grade with the following number of students in each class:
    • Kindergarten: 16 students per class
    • Grades 1 - 5: 20 students per class
    • Grades 6 - 12: 22 students per class
  • What are your intake years?

    Our main intake years are Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 6. At times, we may have places that become available in other grades.
  • Do you require SSAT scores and Character Skills Snapshot?

    Yes, SSAT scores and Character Skills Snapshot are required for students applying for Grades 6-11. The deadline to submit both is December 2.

    Consideration for exemption will be given to students currently enrolled in an IB programme.
  • Do you admit students throughout the year?

    Depending on space, we will admit a student throughout the year. We encourage you to contact the Admissions Office to find out if there is availability.
  • Do you admit international students?

    Yes, we do admit international students. Proven proficiency in the English language is required as we do not offer ESL support. As Stratford Hall is a day school, students must live with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) in the Lower Mainland.

    Note: A fee of $10,000 will be charged to international students annually to cover the cost of education not funded by the Province of BC. One full year of medical insurance provided by Study Insured is included with this fee.
  • Do you recommend families work with an agent or education consultant?

    The Stratford Hall admission assessments are designed by our teachers and change every year. We strongly advise families not to use educational consultants and/or agents to assist with the admissions process. We are increasingly seeing families who are being misled and misinformed about admissions expectations, requirements, and processes.
  • Do you have financial assistance?

    Limited financial assistance is available for families with students entering Grade 8 and above. Please contact the Admissions Office for more details.
  • Do you have an after school care program?

    We offer after school care for students in Kindergarten to Grade 7 at an additional cost. This program runs Monday to Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.
  • Do you have a bus service?

    We offer bus service for select routes. Click here to see our current bus route.
  • Do you have a lunch service?

    Yes, we offer a lunch service. Click here for more information.

Admissions Timeline

For further information on an IB Continuum School, please visit the IB website.