Join the CHS Community.
Here's how to apply.
CHS is a close-knit community that allows each girl to discover her courage, creativity, and citizenship in a supportive learning environment. Thank you for considering Crofton House for your daughter’s education.
Our major intake years are: Junior Kindergarten (25 spaces), Senior Kindergarten (15 spaces), Grade 6 (20 spaces) and Grade 8 (40 spaces). While applications are accepted for all grades, availability for non-intake years varies and is based on attrition. Interviews and assessments for these grades will only be conducted should there be a confirmed opening. Admissions will contact short-listed families as vacancies arise.
Step 1: Submit an application
- JK/SK: November 15, 2018
- Grade 6 or Grade 8: December 3, 2018
- Non-intake years: December 3, 2018
- The application fee is $350.
- Financial assistance is available for grade 8 applicants. For more information about financial assistance and fee waivers, please visit the tuition and financial assistance page. The deadline to apply is December 3, 2018.
Submit an Application
Step 2: Submit supporting documentation
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". Here is where you will upload all required supporting documents, name someone as a reference, and schedule your interview.
In order to be considered for 2019 admission, all supporting documentation must be received no later than December 21.
Please note: It is important that our admissions process be consistent for all applications. Therefore, only the requested documents will be reviewed. Please do not send additional items such as certificates, photos, or additional reference letters. There items will not be kept.
Step 3: Schedule your family interview
Interviews offer a wonderful opportunity to have a more personal conversation with a member of the admissions team. These meetings help us get to know your daughter and your family better - they help you get to know CHS better too! At this time, only those applying to an intake grade (Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 6, and Grade 8) will be interviewed.
For those applying to non-intake grades, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed should a vacancy arise.
For those applying to an intake grade, one you have access to your online checklist you will be able to arrange your family interview. Interviews take place September through February.
- ECE Centre: Parents-only interview, approx. 30 minutes
- Grade 6: Students and parents together, approx. 45 minutes
- Grade 8: Students first, followed by parents, approx. 60 minutes
Step 4: Write the SSAT, including Character Skills Snapshot
Grade 8 to 12 applicants only
The SSAT is a standardized test used by admission offices to assess the abilities of students seeking to enroll in an independent school. All students wishing to be considered for Grade 8 to Grade 12 at CHS must write the SSAT no later than December 23, 2018. Visit SSAT.org.
Step 5: Attend In-House Observation/Assessment
All applicants are expected to attend in-house observation/assessment (see scheduled dates in FAQs). This helps our teachers get to know your daughter better, in a CHS context. More information will be communicated to all applicants in December. In order to be considered for 2019 admission, your daughter’s attendance is mandatory.
- Junior and Senior Kindergarten: January 19 & 26
- Grade 6: January 26
- Grade 8: December 8
Step 6: Admissions Decision (aka Offer Day!)
All admission decisions will be communicated to families electronically, on the following dates:
- Junior and Senior Kindergarten: Friday, February 8, 2019
- Grade 6: Friday, March 8, 2019
- Grade 8: Friday, February 22, 2019
- For those applying for financial assistance, these decisions will be included with offers.