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: Complete Your Online Application
We ask that all students and their families to fill out an Application form and to provide the following documents:
STEP 3: Participate in the Evaluation Process
Once your profile is complete, you will be invited to participate in a family interview (child and parents). Student assessment varies depending on grade level.
Kindergarten: Applicants will be invited to participate in a Readiness Visit on November 4 for fun activities in preparation for their entry to Kindergarten.
Grades 1 to 6: Applicants will be invited for a Spend-A-Day at ECS between November 8 and 10 where they will have a unique opportunity to meet our students and teachers and learn more about our vibrant school environment.
Grade 7: Common Admissions Test (CAT)
As part of the evaluation process, Grade 7 applicants will be invited to write the Common Admissions Test (CAT), which represents one part of each student profile.
For the fall 2023 admission, there are three possible dates to write the Grade 7 CAT. Below, you will find the registration forms. Please read the CAT Examination Information Document for Parents before registering. (English
*If you have already registered to write the Grade 7 CAT, please contact our Admissions team at email@example.com
Registration from August 25 (1:00 am) to September 21, 2022 (1:00 pm)
Registration from August 25 (1:00 am) to October 5, 2022 (1:00 pm)
Registration from August 25 (1:00 am) to October 12, 2022 (1:00 pm)
*If this date is chosen for a student applying for Grade 7 acceptance letters will only be sent out after October 27, 2022.
Please see below for some important information about the CAT:
There are three parts to the CAT: ability test (e.g., logic-type questions), reading comprehension, and attitudes towards learning (no math, no french).
No preparation/studying is required.
The test is multiple choice.
The test is online, so students complete it in the comfort of their own home.
The test will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete, but parents must ensure they are available for the full morning of the test date (i.e., 8 am - 12 pm).
This is a common admission test for three other QAIS schools: LCC, Bialik and St. George’s. This means that students applying to ECS or any other three schools need only complete the admission test once.
Students who qualify for accommodations will receive extra time and reading assistance.
The CAT is administered by our third-party partner, Brisson Legris (BL). Registration and payment for the test are completed through the BL registration form, NOT through the BHS application system, Open Apply.
Students can access a few sample questions to familiarize themselves with the test.
The cost of the test, regardless of the number of schools receiving the results, is $74.75 and is payable directly to Brisson Legris through the online test registration.
A computer and stable internet connection are required to complete the CAT.
For more information, please contact our Admissions Team at 514-935-6357 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grades 8-11: The admissions office will be in touch with all applicants to schedule admission testing.
STEP 4: Wait for a Decision
The Admissions Committee meets and a decision is usually made within two weeks of the applicant's evaluation.