How to Apply

We are currently accepting late* applications for Grades 2 through 12 for the 2018-19 school year.

*Late applications are considered after those that were submitted before the first round application deadline of December 1st.

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

The deadline for application to the 2018-19 school year was December 1, 2017. We are no longer accepting applications to Kindergarten or Grade 1.

If you have already submitted an application for your child for these grades, we encourage you to login to your account to view your checklist of supporting documentation, find out assessment details and dates, as well as see your application status.

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
    • 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: Internal Assessment
    • Evaluation Length: 1.5 hours
    • Description: Applicants will be assessed on basic reading, writing, spelling and mathematics skills.
    • 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
    • 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: Elementary Level Secondary School Admissions Test (EL SSAT)
    • Evaluation Length: 2 hours
    • Description: Applicants will complete the Secondary School Admissions Test (EL SSAT), a standardized test that assesses basic skills in reading, spelling and mathematics. Visit www.ssat.org for more information.
    • Registration: You will receive a code from Admissions to register for this closed flex test at www.ssat.org. To ensure we receive your test results promptly, please add Southridge School as a score recipient.
    • Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018
    • 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
    • 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: If your child has not yet registered for an SSAT test, please use the code provided by Admissions to register for this closed flex test at www.ssat.org. To ensure we receive your test results promptly, please add Southridge School as a score recipient.
    • Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018
    • 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

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
    • 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: If your child has not yet registered for an SSAT test, please use the code provided by Admissions to register for this closed flex test at www.ssat.org. To ensure we receive your test results promptly, please add Southridge School as a score recipient.
    • Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018
    • 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

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: Once you register for the SSAT test, you will be invited to fill out the Character Skills Snapshot – please complete this as soon as possible.
    • 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.


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 were completed 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.

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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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