Admissions

Applying to ECS

Choosing the right school for your daughter is a big decision.

At ECS, we value and steward each student’s unique journey. Your daughter will be empowered to explore her interests and passions while developing an entrepreneurial mindset designed to foster critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and resilience. Your family will be welcomed into our small-by-design community-oriented family.

We are here to guide you through the admissions process, every step of the way. Should you have any questions or concerns as you work through this process, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Admissions Team.

We work on a rolling schedule, and welcome applications at any time during the year, but we highly recommend starting the process early in order to meet our standard application deadlines.
 

Application Deadlines for 2022-2023 School Year

  • Kindergarten: Monday, November 15, 2021
  • Grades 1-6: Monday, November 1, 2021
  • Grades 8-11: Monday, November 1, 2021
  • Grade 7: Friday, October 8, 2021

STEP 1: Get the Ball Rolling

Help us get to know your daughter and family by filling out our Intake Form. From here, we will get in touch with you to answer all your initial questions and set you up with your online application login and password.


STEP 2: Prepare Your Documents

We ask that all students and their families provide the following documents:

STEP 3: Participate in the Evaluation Process

List of 5 items.

  • For entrance to Kindergarten

    Your daughter will be invited to visit our campus for a morning play readiness observation. During this time, parents will have the opportunity to meet with the Junior School Director and the Admissions Coordinator to learn more about the school’s culture, educational philosophy, and community.
  • For entrance to Grades 1 through 6

    Normally, we would invite your daughter to "Spend A Day At ECS". In addition to meeting one-on-one with Admissions Committee members, including the Junior School Director and spending time with current students and faculty, she would write the Canadian Cognitive Achievement Test (CCAT). Parents would have the opportunity to meet with the Junior School Director and the Admissions Coordinator to learn more about the school’s culture and community.

    Due to COVID-19, our process has changed. We will create a portrait of each applicant through report cards, teacher confidential forms, personal interviews (child and family), and virtual Spend-A-Day meetings with ECS student buddies. Unfortunately, we will not be hosting in-person events.
  • For entrance to Grade 7

    Normally, we would invite your daughter to "Spend A Day At ECS". They would meet one-on-one with Admissions Committee members, including the Head of School and spend time with current students and faculty. Parents would also have the opportunity to meet with the Head of School to learn more about our culture and community.

    Students applying to Grade 7 would also be asked to write the Brisson Legris Common Admissions Test. The agency would then send the scores to the schools to which the child is applying.

    In response to the challenges associated with COVID-19 and our desire to ensure the health and safety of all, the Common Admission Test for students entering grade 7 in September 2021 has been suspended for the coming year. We will create a portrait of each applicant through report cards, teacher confidential forms, personal interviews (child and family), and virtual Spend-A-Day meetings with ECS student buddies. Unfortunately, we will not be hosting in-person events.
  • For entrance to Grade 8

    Normally, your daughter would write the Canadian Cognitive Achievement Test (CAT) and meet with the Admissions Committee members. There would also be an opportunity for your family to spend time with the Head of School to learn more about our culture and community.

    Due to COVID-19, our process will be changing. We will create a portrait of each applicant through report cards, teacher confidential forms, personal interviews (child and family), and virtual Spend-A-Day meetings with ECS student buddies. Unfortunately, we will not be hosting in-person events.
  • For entrance to Grades 9 through 11

    Normally, we would invite your daughter to "Spend A Day At ECS". In addition to meeting one-on-one with Admissions Committee members, including the Senior Academic Lead and spending time with current students and faculty, she would write the Canadian Cognitive Achievement Test (CCAT). There would also be an opportunity for your family to meet with the Head of School to learn more about our culture and community.

    Due to COVID-19, our process has changed. We will create a portrait of each applicant through report cards, teacher confidential forms, personal interviews (child and family), and virtual Spend-A-Day meetings with ECS student buddies. Unfortunately, we will not be hosting in-person events. Contact us for more information.

STEP 4: Wait for a Decision

The Admissions Committee meets and a decision is usually made within two weeks of the applicant's evaluation.
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Eligibility

In the province of Québec, access to English schooling is governed by the provisions in Bill 115. Simply stated, English schools receiving grants from the government can only accept students who have their Certificate of Eligibility to study in an English school.

ECS’ Junior School programme does not receive government grants. As such, children attending the Junior School programme (K-6) do not require a Certificate of Eligibility to attend the school. However, because ECS receives partial government funding for its Middle and Senior School programmes, students in Middle School and Senior School (Grades 7-11) do require the Certificate of Eligibility to attend our school.

International and Outside of Quebec Students

As our community continues to grow and diversify, we are thrilled to welcome families from across Canada and around the world.

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