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Admissions FAQ

Please refer to the chart below to answer some common questions you may have about applying to CHS: 

  Intake Number Application Deadline Financial Assistance Application Deadline Interview In-House Assessment Admission Decision
Junior Kindergarten 25 November 15 N/A Parents only, 30 minutes, September to January January 19 or January 26 February 8, 2019 
Senior Kindergarten 15 November 15 N/A Parents only, 30 minutes, September to January January 19 or January 26 February 8, 2019 
Grade 6 20 December 3 N/A Student and parent together, 45 minutes, October to February January 26 March 8, 2019
Grade 8 40 December 3 December 3 Student then parent, 60 minutes, October to January December 8 February 22, 2019 
All other grades (non-intake grades) 0-5 December 3 N/A Short-listed candidates contacted when a spot becomes available

Grade 1-5 & 7
Dates TBD

Grades 9-12



Do you accept international students?

Crofton House School is a day school for girls who live with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) in the Lower Mainland. At least one parent or legal guardian must have Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status. Exceptions are only made in extraordinary circumstances.

Please note: if you are applying for an intake year, attendance to our in-house assessment/observation is mandatory.

Is financial assistance available?

Yes, to qualifying families whose daughter is applying for Grade 8 entry only.  Assuming there are no changes to the family’s financial situation, financial assistance will continue through to grade 12. Financial assistance covers both tuition and program support.

Learn more about financial assistance »

How are admission decisions made?

There are many factors that go into admission decisions.  Each candidate is thoughtfully considered by an Admissions Committee, and all elements of her file are reviewed holistically.  Including: report cards, interview, SSAT, performance on internal assessments and references.  Once each candidate is reviewed individually, the committee then reviews the class as a whole and seeks to admit students and families who represent a range of diverse interests and experiences. 

Do you give preference to siblings or alumnae?

When all else is equal, yes.  Crofton House values its community and therefore, when all else is equal, priority will be given to a current family or the daughter of an alumna. 

What can we expect at the family interview and student observation?

The interview is an opportunity for CHS to learn about your daughter's interests, activities, and thoughts. Similarly, the assessment or observation is an opportunity to see how your daughter thinks and interacts with her environment, within a CHS context. The best way to prepare your daughter for the assessment is for her to have a good night's rest, a solid meal, and to relax - try not to add pressure. Also, it might help to let her know she will spend a short time with a teacher, away from you. We want your daughter to feel as comfortable as possible. 

Do you accept donations as part of the admissions process?

Crofton House School would not be the school that it is today if it was not for the generosity of our parents and the wider Crofton House community. That said, a family's ability to support the school financially is not a criteria for admission. It is the policy of the School to not accept any gifts while an applicant is going through the admission process.

Do you offer any summer camps?

Crofton House currently runs two summer camps for CHS students from SK to Grade 3.

Kinder Camp, for girls entering senior kindergarten and grade 1, is a special opportunity for girls to participate in child-centered activities such as stories, cooking, sports, playtime, games, art, music, drama, and water play.

Discovery Camp, for girls entering grades 2 and 3, offers an opportunity for girls to focus on in-depth exploration in three areas; foods, materials, and the arts. Camps will include a community service component, providing students with a purpose for their projects while also creating meaningful opportunities to share developed skills and efforts.

Do you recommend families work with an agent or educational consultant?

The CHS admission process changes every year.  We strongly advise families not to use educational consultants and/or agents to assist with the admissions process. We are increasingly seeing families who are being mislead and misinformed about CHS admissions expectations, requirements, and process.
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