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Frequently Asked Questions
From broader questions like what kind of students Southridge is looking for or what makes Southridge different from other schools, to specific questions like the cost of tuition and whether we host an Open House, you will likely find the answer here.
Of course, if you can’t find your answer, you are always welcome to reach out to our Admissions Office.
- How much does it cost to attend Southridge?
- What are your intake grades?
- How many openings are there?
- When can I apply?
- Does Southridge admit students partway through the year?
- How competitive is admission?
- Does Southridge offer an Open House?
- Do students need to be fluent in both written and oral English to attend Southridge?
- Does Southridge accept international students?
- What kind of student is Southridge looking for?
- What makes Southridge different from other schools?
- Does Southridge offer scholarships?
- Does Southridge offer bursaries or financial aid?
- How do we register for SSAT Testing and the Character Skills Snapshot?
- What is the minimum SSAT score considered for admission?
- What can we do to prepare for the interview?
- What does it mean when my child is placed in the wait pool?
- Do you offer a bus service?
- Can I Tour the School?
- Do You Accept Gifts?
We strive to ensure all grades are gender-balanced. Southridge has openings every year as follows:
Grade K: 32 spaces
Grade 1: 4 spaces
Grade 3: 4 spaces
Grade 4: 4 spaces
Grade 8: 28 spaces
Students applying to all other grades are considered for placement in our wait pool, from which we select if and when an opening arises due to normal attrition.
The most important factor in selecting an independent school is finding the right fit for your child and for your family. No two schools are the same – just as no two children are the same. We encourage you to focus not on finding the best school, but on finding the right school.
We invite all interested families to register for our annual Open House in the fall to hear from our faculty, staff, current students, and to take a virtual tour of the school.
Southridge is pleased to offer a limited number of one-time entrance Scholarships (valued at $5,000) and up to three renewable Scholarships (valued at $5,000 annually to graduation) for new Senior School students based on merit and the ability to demonstrate how they will contribute to the mission of the school.
Registration for SSAT testing is done through www.ssat.org. When completing the registration, please indicate that you would like Southridge School - 7431 to be the score recipient.
We also require all applicants in Grades 8-12 to register for and complete the Character Skills Snapshot (cost $25 USD, if registering at the same time as SSAT). The Snapshot is an innovative tool that accesses students’ preferences across a range of seven character traits.
- What do you consider when assessing an applicant for admission?
- What is NOT considered when assessing an applicant for admission?
- What is Community Consideration?
- How long is the admission offer valid?
- What are the possible Admission Outcomes?
- Race, colour, ethnicity, ancestry, or place of origin
- Political beliefs
- Marital Status
- Family Status
- Sexual Orientation
- Gender identity or expression
- Affiliation with members of the Southridge Community
- Conviction of a criminal or summary offence that would not jeopardize the safety of the Southridge Community
- Financial contributions or promise of such to Southridge School
Southridge is committed to community and partnering with families in their children’s education. Community consideration is the preference given to an applicant who is a sibling of a current Southridge student or alumnus, or the child of a staff member or alumnus, over an external applicant, if they satisfy all admission evaluation criteria outlined in the Admissions Policy.
- Offered – the candidate is offered enrollment for the upcoming academic year.
- Accepted – the offered candidate and family have returned their enrollment contract and deposit within seven days, thereby securing their space for the upcoming academic year.
- Waitlisted – The student is a candidate for consideration for any openings that may occur for a single grade in a given year. If a space does not occur, the waitlisted candidate is eligible to re-apply for admission to a subsequent year, but they are not guaranteed a waitlisted or accepted outcome.
- Not-Accepted – The candidate does not qualify for Accepted or Waitlisted status relative to the strength of the applicant pool. The not-accepted candidate is eligible to re-apply for admission to a subsequent year, but they are not guaranteed a waitlisted or accepted outcome.
- Declined – The candidate is given an offer of admission but declines the offer, either verbally or in writing, or does not act upon the offer within the seven-day acceptance period. The offer is thereby rendered void and the Director of Enrollment Management may offer the space to another qualified candidate. The declined candidate is eligible to apply for admission to a subsequent year, but they are not guaranteed a waitlisted or accepted outcome.