How to Apply

We begin accepting applications for all grades for the 2018-19 academic year on September 8, 2017. The deadline for first round applications is December 1, 2017.

Admissions Process

All kids are unique and special. Because our goal is to develop students of great character, our admissions process is set up to consider your child as a whole person, not just a potential student. To ensure that your child will thrive at Southridge, we look at a variety of criteria, including: participation in extra-curricular activities, academic record, citizenship, motivation, determination and resiliency.

We understand that your child's education is a very important decision for your family and our goal is to do everything we can to make the process of applying as stress-free as possible.

Click on the panels below to find step-by-step instructions for how to apply. If you have questions or encounter any problems along the way, please contact our Admissions Office.

Kindergarten and Grade 1

A complete application includes submission of the online form, uploaded supporting documentation and payment of the application fee.

COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM AND PAY A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE

$250 for domestic applicants
$400 for international applicants


UPLOAD REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

    • You will be able to track your progress by logging in and viewing the checklist in your account. Please refer to this checklist often!
    • Teacher Evaluation Form completed by your child’s current pre or grade school teacher
    • Parent Documentation (one of the following for each parent):
      • Canadian birth certificate
      • Canadian passport
      • Canadian permanent resident card
      • Canadian work permit
      • Canadian study permit
    • Student Documentation: a copy of either a birth certificate or passport
    • Recent Photo (2" x 3" headshot)
    • International Students:
      • Parents must provide a copy of a Canadian Visitor Visa
      • Students must provide a copy of a Canadian Study Permit


ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT

    • Administered by: Southridge School Team
    • Evaluation Type: Observation Based Assessment - each session simulates a typical Southridge school day and is observed by a team of evaluators
    • Evaluation Length: 2 hours
    • Description: Applicants will participate in a series of teacher-directed tasks, enjoy free play and center time activities, as well as meet briefly one-on-one with an evaluator(s).
    • Dates:
      • Kindergarten: Friday, January 26; Saturday, January 27; Friday, February 16; or Saturday, February 17, 2018
      • Grade 1: Friday, January 19, 2018
    • Time: Session date and time will be assigned
    • Location: Southridge Junior School


PARENT INTERVIEW (children are not in attendance)


After an online application, fee and all supporting documentation have been received, select parents of Kindergarten and Grade 1 applicants will be contacted for an interview.

We host parent interviews because:

        • We would like to meet you and learn more about your child from the people who know him/her best
        • We hope to be able to communicate who we are and give you a sense of the School, its mission and purpose
        • We want to ensure we answer any questions or address any concerns you may have

Grades 2 and 3

A complete application includes submission of the online form, uploaded supporting documentation and payment of the application fee.

COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM AND PAY A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE

$250 for domestic applicants
$400 for international applicants


UPLOAD REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

    • You will be able to track your progress by logging in and viewing the checklist in your account. Please refer to this checklist often!
    • Teacher Evaluation Form completed by your child’s current teacher
    • For Grade 2 applicants, Final Report Card from Kindergarten
    • For Grade 3 applicants, Final Report Card from Kindergarten and Grade 1
    • Parent Documentation (one of the following for each parent):
      • Canadian birth certificate
      • Canadian passport
      • Canadian permanent resident card
      • Canadian work permit
      • Canadian study permit
    • Student Documentation: a copy of either a birth certificate or passport
    • Recent Photo (2" x 3" headshot)
    • International Students:
      • Parents must provide a copy of a Canadian Visitor Visa
      • Students must provide a copy of a Canadian Study Permit


ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT AND TESTING

    • Administered by: Southridge School Evaluators
    • Evaluation Type: Canadian Achievement Test (CAT·4)
    • Evaluation Length: 1.5 hours
    • Description: Applicants will complete the Canadian Achievement Test, a standardized test that assesses basic skills in reading, spelling and mathematics. Visit www.canadiantestcentre.com\CAT4 for more information.
    • Date: Friday, January 19, 2018
    • Time: Session time will be assigned
    • Location: Southridge Junior School

PARENT INTERVIEW (children are not in attendance)


After an online application, fee and all supporting documentation have been received, select parents of Grade 3 applicants will be contacted for an interview.

We host parent interviews because:

        • We would like to meet you and learn more about your child from the people who know him/her best
        • We hope to be able to communicate who we are and give you a sense of the School, its mission and purpose
        • We want to ensure we answer any questions or address any concerns you may have

Grades 4 and 5

A complete application includes submission of the online form, uploaded supporting documentation and payment of the application fee.

COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM AND PAY A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE

$250 for domestic applicants
$400 for international applicants


UPLOAD REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

    • You will be able to track your progress by logging in and viewing the checklist in your account. Please refer to this checklist often!
    • Teacher Evaluation Form completed by your child’s current teacher
    • Final Report Card from previous two years
    • Parent Documentation (one of the following for each parent):
      • Canadian birth certificate
      • Canadian passport
      • Canadian permanent resident card
      • Canadian work permit
      • Canadian study permit
    • Student Documentation: a copy of either a birth certificate or passport
    • Recent Photo (2" x 3" headshot)
    • International Students:
      • Parents must provide a copy of a Canadian Visitor Visa
      • Students must provide a copy of a Canadian Study Permit


ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT AND TESTING

    • Administered by: Southridge School Evaluators
    • Evaluation Type: Canadian Achievement Test (CAT·4)
    • Evaluation Length: 1.5 hours
    • Description: Applicants will complete the Canadian Achievement Test, a standardized test that assesses basic skills in reading, spelling and mathematics. Visit www.canadiantestcenter.com/CAT4 for more information.
    • Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017
    • Time: Please arrive at 9:00 am for check-in and instructions. The test will begin promptly at 9:30 am.
    • Location:
      • Southridge Junior School
PARENT INTERVIEW (children are not in attendance)


After an online application, fee and all supporting documentation have been received, select parents of Grade 4 applicants will be invited for an interview.

We host parent interviews because:

        • We would like to meet you and learn more about your child from the people who know him/her best
        • We hope to be able to communicate who we are and give you a sense of the School, its mission and purpose
        • We want to ensure we answer any questions or address any concerns you may have

Grades 6 and 7

A complete application includes submission of the online form, uploaded supporting documentation and payment of the application fee.

COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM AND PAY A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE

$250 for domestic applicants
$400 for international applicants


UPLOAD REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

    • You will be able to track your progress by logging in and viewing the checklist in your account. Please refer to this checklist often!
    • Teacher Evaluation Form completed by applicant's current teacher
    • Final Report Card from previous two years
    • Parent Documentation (one of the following for each parent):
      • Canadian birth certificate
      • Canadian passport
      • Canadian permanent resident card
      • Canadian work permit
      • Canadian study permit
    • Student Documentation: a copy of either a birth certificate or passport
    • Recent Photo (2" x 3" headshot)
    • International Students:
      • Parents must provide a copy of a Canadian Visitor Visa
      • Students must provide a copy of a Canadian Study Permit


ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT AND TESTING

    • Administered by: Southridge School Evaluators
    • Evaluation Type: International Standardized Test - Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT)
    • Evaluation Length: 3 hours
    • Description: Applicants will complete the SSAT, a multiple-choice test that measures aptitude in three areas: verbal, quantitative, and non-verbal, and includes a short essay question.
    • Registration: Pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.ssat.org for details. To ensure we receive your test results promptly, please add Southridge School as a score recipient.
    • Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017
    • Time: Please arrive at 8:30 am for check-in and instructions. The test will begin promptly at 9:00 am.
    • Location:
      • Southridge Senior School
      • Additional test dates are available at centers across the country. Visit http://www.ssat.org to find alternate locations and dates.
    • Important Note: Southridge requires that you complete an SSAT exam no later than December 9, 2017.

Grades 8 - 12

A complete application includes submission of the online form, uploaded supporting documentation and payment of the application fee.

COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM AND PAY A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE

$250 for domestic applicants
$400 for international applicants


UPLOAD REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

    • You will be able to track your progress by logging in and viewing the checklist in your account. Please refer to this checklist often!
    • Teacher Evaluation Form completed by applicant's current teacher
    • Final Report Card from previous two years
    • Parent Documentation (one of the following for each parent):
      • Canadian birth certificate
      • Canadian passport
      • Canadian permanent resident card
      • Canadian work permit
      • Canadian study permit
    • Student Documentation: a copy of either a birth certificate or passport
    • Recent Photo (2" x 3" headshot)
    • International Students:
      • Parents must provide a copy of a Canadian Visitor Visa
      • Students must provide a copy of a Canadian Study Permit


ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT AND TESTING

A) SSAT Test

    • Administered by: Southridge School Evaluators
    • Evaluation Type: International Standardized Test - Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT)
    • Evaluation Length: 3 hours
    • Description: Applicants will complete the SSAT, a multiple-choice test that measures aptitude in three areas: verbal, quantitative, and non-verbal, and includes a short essay question.
    • Registration: Pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.ssat.org for details. To ensure we receive your test results promptly, please add Southridge School as a score recipient.
    • Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017
    • Time: Please arrive at 8:30 am for check-in and instructions. The test will begin promptly at 9:00 am.
    • Location:
      • Southridge Senior School
      • Additional test dates are available at centers across the country. Visit http://www.ssat.org to find alternate locations and dates.
    • Important Note: Southridge requires that you complete an SSAT exam no later than December 9, 2017.

B) SSAT Character Skills Snapshot

    • Administered by: SSAT
    • Evaluation Type: a non-cognitive online character development assessment.
    • Evaluation Length: 30 minutes
    • Description: Applicants will complete the Character Skills Snapshot, a non-cognitive tool that measures 8 character skills. Visit www.ssat.org/snapshot for more information.
    • Registration: Register at http://www.ssat.org (there is no cost for students who also register for the SSAT test).
    • Date: Please complete the Character Skills Snapshot before December 1, 2017.
    • Time & Location: The Snapshot should be completed online, while at home or at another location that has reliable internet access. Note: The assessment is not yet available on mobile devices. The Snapshot will be available on September 25, 2017.


PARENT AND STUDENT INTERVIEWS


After an online application, fee and all supporting documentation have been received, select Grade 8 - 12 applicants and their parents will be contacted for an interview.

We host parent interviews because:

        • We would like to meet you and learn more about your child from the people who know him/her best
        • We hope to be able to communicate who we are and give you a sense of the School, its mission and purpose
        • We want to ensure we answer any questions or address any concerns you may have

We host student interviews because:

        • We would like to meet you and learn more about your interests both in and outside of school
        • We hope to be able to communicate what Southridge can offer you while you are at school and for your life after school
        • We want to ensure we answer any questions or address any concerns you may have

Decisions

Applications that are complete and received by December 1, 2017 will be notified of a decision, as follows:

Grades K - 7 decisions will be available to view in your account on or before March 15, 2018.

Grades 8 - 12 decisions will be available to view in your account on or before March 1, 2018.

Late applications for select grades will be processed as received.

Important Dates

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Admissions Office


We're here to help!

If you have any questions after reviewing the information on our website, please contact our Admissions Office.

Renée Lepp
Director of Admissions

Kristine Mathiasen
Admission Officer
(Grades 6 - 12)
kmathiasen@southridge.bc.ca
604-542-2345

Lorna Johnson
Admissions Assistant
(Grades K - 5)
ljohnson@southridge.bc.ca
604-542-2319

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