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Online applications are available all year-round, however, to be considered in the first round of applications, you must apply by October 15.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

The Admissions Office seeks students who will contribute to the school and who will also be able to thrive in our program. The Director of Admissions and the members of the admissions committee who meet the candidate and his parents place equal weight on the candidate’s previous school record, the impression a candidate projects during the family meeting, and the results of the admissions entrance test, the latter if applicable.
 
Please contact the Admissions Office for more information: Telephone: 514.931.2775 or email admissions@selwyn.ca

Families from around the world make up the diverse community at Selwyn House School, and we welcome applications from international students. BEFORE APPLYING TO THE SCHOOL, PLEASE READ THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SECTION.
 

Step 1 - Apply Online

Applications to Selwyn House School are made through our online application process. In order to access the application, you must first complete this form to create an account. Once our team has reviewed your submission, you will receive a login and temporary password. You will then be able to complete the online application.

Applications for the 2021-22 school year will be online as of August 15 only.


Step 2 - Complete Checklist Items

Once your online application has been submitted, please click on the candidate's online file to complete the checklist items.

Please upload the following documents to the candidate's file:
  • A copy of the candidate's most recent report card and a copy of his final June report card from the last academic school year;
  • A one-paragraph statement, written by the candidate (or by the parent if the candidate is too young), explaining why he wants to come to Selwyn House School;
  • A true, certified copy (signed by a legal authority) of the candidate’s birth certificate, showing the full names of both parents (this must be in either English or French). If a translated document is submitted, a copy of the original document must be provided as well;
  • A recent photograph of the candidate
  • A copy of the candidate's Déclaration d’admissibilité à l’enseignement en anglais as issued by the Quebec government, if you have it (please click here for information about eligibility to attend English school in Quebec);
  • Has the candidate had a formal educational assessment?
    If yes, please forward a complete copy.
     
    Does the candidate have an IEP (Individual Education Plan)? 
    If yes, please forward a complete copy.
     
    Is there any additional information that you would like to provide confidentially? 
    If yes, the Director of Admissions will contact you.
     
Candidates applying for the 2021-22 school year must pay the $50 CAD application fee by credit card.


Step 3 - Confidential School Report form

Download and sign the appropriate Confidential School Report form and give it to the Principal or homeroom teacher of the candidate's current school. Upon completion, this form should be e-mailed directly from the applicant’s school to the Selwyn House School Admissions Office. Please use the form that corresponds to the candidate's requested grade of entry. Confidential School Report forms are available for students entering Kindergarten to Grade 2, or Grades 3 to 11.


Step 4 - Schedule a School Tour

If you have not visited the school year, we invite you and your family to virtual school tour.


Step 5 - Follow-up by Admissions Office

As soon as the candidate's online application is complete, the Admissions Office will contact you regarding school visits and entrance tests, the latter if required. Please note that for the 2021-22 school year, and thereafter, there will be no more entrance exam for candidates applying to Grade 7.

Step 6 - Decision

Once the Admissions process is complete, the Director of Admissions will contact each family with the recommendations of the Admissions Committee.



INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Selwyn House School welcomes applications from international students. Before applying, families are asked to consider the following information.


Kindergarten to Grade 3: 75% French Immersion/25% English

As there are no formal ESL classes at the school, applicants must have some knowledge of either English or French in order to experience success in the program. If enrolled, the school requires international students to pay additional fees for language instruction.


Grades 4 to 6: 50% French/50% English

As there are no formal ESL classes at the school, applicants must be proficient in either English or French in order to cope with the program. An evaluation of a candidate’s language skills will be made by reviewing current report cards and a Confidential School Report in addition to a Skype or in-person meeting. Students who are not fluent in either language are encouraged to develop their language skills before applying to the school.


Grades 7 to 11

Certificate of Eligibility no longer required as of September 2021.

As the Middle and Senior Schools provide an enriched curriculum and no formal ESL classes, applicants must be proficient in English in order to experience success. An evaluation of a candidate’s language skills will be made by reviewing current report cards and a Confidential School Report in addition to a Skype or in-person meeting. Students who are not fluent in English are encouraged to develop their language skills before applying to the school.
 
 

VISITS

Kindergarten Visit on November 20 
Grade 1 Visit on January 13
Grade 2 Visit on January 14
Grade 3 Visit on December 8
Grade 4 Visit on December 10
Grade 5 Visit on November 3
Grade 6 Visit on November 5


Grade 7: Entrance Exam no longer required! 

Grade 8-11 Candidates will be contacted directly regarding the admissions process.


Application Deadline

Online applications are available year-round, however, to be considered in the first round of applications, you must apply by October 15, 2020.