While applications are accepted for all grades, availability for non-intake grades varies, and is based on attrition.
SSAT Update for Grade 8 Applicants: The SSAT will now only be considered when making final admission decisions; therefore, it will be required only for those Grade 8 candidates who have been shortlisted. The SSAT scores for these candidates is due February 1, 2021.
Candidates applying for FA at CHS are invited to submit a fee waiver request form (opens September 1, 2020) to have the costs associated with the admission application waived. This includes the fees for the SSAT and FACS.
Access your daughter’s previous checklist, and click the green “Apply Another Child” button.
Select your daughter’s name who would like to re-apply.
Enter the year and grade she will be applying for.
Begin the appropriate application.
For re-applicants to non-intake years (Grade 1 - 5, 7, or Grade 9 - 12) please select the “Junior (or Senior) School Re-application Form.”
If you are applying for an intake year (Senior Kindergarten, Grade 6, or Grade 8), the application fee is $350. If you are applying for a Non-Intake Junior Year (Grades 1 - 5, 7) the fee is $200 and for a Non-Intake Senior Year (Grades 9-12) the fee is $50.
Two business days after you have submitted your online application, you will be able to log back into the CHS Admissions portal to view your "checklist". The applicant checklist is where you will upload all required application documents, such as report cards, birth certificates, and residency documents. On your checklist you will also provide contact information for your chosen candidate reference, and schedule your interview (when applicable).
In order to be considered for 2021 admission, all supporting documentation must be received by the following dates:
Junior and Senior Kindergarten: December 16, 2020
Grade 6: December 16, 2020
Grade 8: November 30, 2020
All other grades: March 25, 2021
The only exception to this is the current year report card, which is to be uploaded once received
Please note: Do not send additional items such as certificates, photos or additional reference letters–they will not be kept. Only the requested documents will be reviewed. If you would like to tell us about specific accomplishments, we encourage you to share these within the application responses, and/or during your interview.
In-house assessments and observations (for Junior and Senior Kindergarten applicants) help us get to know your daughter within a CHS context, and it helps her get to know us too. In order to be considered for admission, your daughter's participation at the assessment or observation is mandatory. Assessments and observations may take place virtually. More details will be provided closer to the dates.
Junior Kindergarten - Grade 7 In House Observation or Assessment
All Junior Kindergarten to Grade 7 applicants are expected to participate in an in-house observation or assessment.
Junior and Senior Kindergarten: January (date TBA)
Grade 6: January (date TBA)
Grades 1-5 and Grade 7: February (date TBA)
Grade 8 - 12 In House Assessment and SSAT
Applicants to Grade 8 must participate in an in-house assessment on Saturday, November 28, 2020. Applicants for Grade 8 - 12 must also write the Character Skills Snapshot and the SSAT - a standardized test used by admission offices to assess the abilities of students seeking to enrol in an independent school.
Candidates for Grade 8 must write and submit their SSAT scores by February 1, 2021
Students apply to Grade 9 - 12 at CHS must write the SSAT by March 30, 2021
Parents of all applicants for Junior and Senior Kindergarten will take part in an interview (approximately 30 minutes) with our Admissions team. Interviews will take place virtually from October to December.
Grade 6 and Grade 8
Applicants who meet the preliminary admissions requirements, based on the application, report cards, and in-house assessments (Grade 8), will be shortlisted.
Grade 6: Students and parents together, approximately 45 minutes. In February, shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview.
Grade 8: Students first, followed by parents, approximately 45-60 minutes. In December, shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview.
All other grades
Applicants who meet the preliminary admissions requirements, based on the application, report cards, in-house assessments and SSAT results (Grade 9-11) will be shortlisted. Should an opening come available, these candidates will be invited to schedule a family interview, starting in April.