How to Apply

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

Admissions Process

Our goal is to develop students of great character, our admissions process is set up to consider your child as a whole person, not just a potential student. To ensure that your child will thrive at Southridge, we look at a variety of criteria, including: participation in extra-curricular activities, academic record, citizenship, motivation, determination, and resiliency. Our financial assistance program offers all new Senior School students the opportunity to be rewarded scholarships and bursaries.

We understand that your child's education is a very important decision for your family and our goal is to do everything we can to make the process of applying as stress-free as possible.

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.

Click on the panels below to find step-by-step instructions for how to apply. If you have questions or encounter any problems along the way, please contact our Admissions Office.

NOTE:

New deadlines for Kindergarten is November 1, 2019

Deadline for Grades 1 - 12 is December 1, 2019

Kindergarten (NOTE: Deadline for Kindergarten is November 1, 2019)

The deadline for application to the 2020-2021 school year is November 1, 2019.  

If you have already submitted an application for your child for these grades, we encourage you to login to your account to view your checklist of supporting documentation, find out assessment details and dates, and check your application status.

A complete application includes submission of the online form, uploaded supporting documentation and payment of the application fee.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM AND PAY A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE
 
  • $250 for domestic applicants
  • $400 for international applicants
UPLOAD REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
 
  • You will be able to track your progress by logging in and viewing the checklist in your account. Please refer to this checklist often!
  • Teacher Evaluation Form completed by your child’s current teacher (access this form from your checklist and email it directly to your teacher)
  • Student Documentation: a copy of either a birth certificate or passport
  • Recent Photo (2" x 3" headshot)
  • International Students:
    • Students must provide a copy of a Canadian Study Permit
    • Parents must provide a copy of a Canadian Visitor Visa
ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT AND TESTING
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  • Administered by: Southridge School Team
  • Evaluation Type: Observation Based Assessment - each session simulates a typical Southridge school day and is observed by a team of evaluators
  • Evaluation Length: 2 hours
  • Description: Applicants will participate in a series of teacher-directed tasks, enjoy free play and center time activities, as well as meet briefly one-on-one with an evaluator(s). Applicant participation on one of the posted dates is required in order to be considered.
  • Date/Time: Friday, January 24th and Saturday, January 25th
  • Location: Southridge Junior School

PARENT INTERVIEWS (children are not in attendance)

 

After an online application, fee, and all supporting documentation have been received, parents of Kindergarten applicants will be contacted for an interview.

We host parent interviews because:

  • We would like to meet you and learn more about your child from the people who know him/her best
  • We hope to be able to communicate who we are and give you a sense of the School, its mission and purpose
  • We want to ensure we answer any questions or address any concerns you may have

GRADE 1

The deadline for application to the 2020-2021 school year is December 1, 2019.

If you have already submitted an application for your child for these grades, we encourage you to login to your account to view your checklist of supporting documentation, find out assessment details and dates, and check your application status.

A complete application includes submission of the online form, uploaded supporting documentation and payment of the application fee.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM AND PAY A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE
 
  • $250 for domestic applicants
  • $400 for international applicants
     
UPLOAD REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
 
  • You will be able to track your progress by logging in and viewing the checklist in your account. Please refer to this checklist often!
  • Teacher Evaluation Form completed by your child’s current teacher (access this form from your checklist and email it directly to your teacher)
  • Student Documentation: a copy of either a birth certificate or passport
  • Recent Photo (2" x 3" headshot)
  • International Students:
    • Students must provide a copy of a Canadian Study Permit
    • Parents must provide a copy of a Canadian Visitor Visa
ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT AND TESTING
 
  • Administered by: Southridge School Team
  • Evaluation Type: Observation Based Assessment - each session simulates a typical Southridge school day and is observed by a team of evaluators
  • Evaluation Length: 2 hours
  • Description: Applicants will participate in a series of teacher-directed tasks, enjoy free play and center time activities, as well as meet briefly one-on-one with an evaluator(s).  Applicant participation on a posted date is required in order to be considered.
  • Date/Time: Friday, February 7th
  • Location: Southridge Junior School

PARENT INTERVIEWS (children are not in attendance)

 

After an online application, fee, and all supporting documentation have been received, select parents of Grade 1 applicants will be contacted for an interview.

We host parent interviews because:

  • We would like to meet you and learn more about your child from the people who know him/her best
  • We hope to be able to communicate who we are and give you a sense of the School, its mission and purpose
  • We want to ensure we answer any questions or address any concerns you may have

Grade 2

The deadline for application to the 2020-2021 school year is December 1, 2019.

If you have already submitted an application for your child for these grades, we encourage you to login to your account to view your checklist of supporting documentation, find out assessment details and dates, and check your application status.

A complete application includes submission of the online form, uploaded supporting documentation and payment of the application fee.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM AND PAY A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE
 
  • $250 for domestic applicants
  • $400 for international applicants
UPLOAD REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
 
  • You will be able to track your progress by logging in and viewing the checklist in your account. Please refer to this checklist often!
  • Teacher Evaluation Form completed by your child’s current teacher (access this form from your checklist and email it directly to your teacher)
  • Final Report Card from Kindergarten
  • Student Documentation: a copy of either a birth certificate or passport
  • Recent Photo (2" x 3" headshot)
  • International Students:
    • Students must provide a copy of a Canadian Study Permit
    • Parents must provide a copy of a Canadian Visitor Visa
 
ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT AND TESTING
 
  • Administered by: Southridge School Evaluators
  • Evaluation Type: Internal Standardized Test
  • Evaluation Length: 2 hours
  • Description: Applicants will complete an internal test that assesses basic skills in reading, spelling, and mathematics. 
  • Date/Time: session date/time TBD
  • Location: Southridge Junior School
     

PARENT INTERVIEW (children are not in attendance)

Parents are invited for an interview by invitation only as space becomes available. 

We host parent interviews because:

  • We would like to meet you and learn more about your child from the people who know him/her best
  • We hope to be able to communicate who we are and give you a sense of the School, its mission and purpose
  • We want to ensure we answer any questions or address any concerns you may have

 

GRADE 3

The deadline for application to the 2020-2021 school year is December 1, 2019.

If you have already submitted an application for your child for these grades, we encourage you to login to your account to view your checklist of supporting documentation, find out assessment details and dates, and check your application status.

A complete application includes submission of the online form, uploaded supporting documentation and payment of the application fee.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM AND PAY A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE
 
  • $250 for domestic applicants
  • $400 for international applicants
UPLOAD REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
 
  • You will be able to track your progress by logging in and viewing the checklist in your account. Please refer to this checklist often!
  • Teacher Evaluation Form completed by your child’s current teacher (access this form from your checklist and email it directly to your teacher)
  • Final Report Card from Kindergarten and Grade 1
  • Student Documentation: a copy of either a birth certificate or passport
  • Recent Photo (2" x 3" headshot)
  • International Students:
    • Students must provide a copy of a Canadian Study Permit
    • Parents must provide a copy of a Canadian Visitor Visa
 
ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT AND TESTING
 
  • Administered by: Southridge School Evaluators
  • Evaluation Type: Internal Standardized Test
  • Evaluation Length: 2 hours
  • Description: Applicants will complete an internal test that assesses basic skills in reading, spelling, and mathematics. 
  • Date/Time: Friday, January 31st
  • Location: Southridge Junior School

 

PARENT INTERVIEW (children are not in attendance)

After an online application, fee and all supporting documentation have been received, select parents of Grade 3 applicants will be contacted for an interview.

We host parent interviews because:

  • We would like to meet you and learn more about your child from the people who know him/her best
  • We hope to be able to communicate who we are and give you a sense of the School, its mission and purpose
  • We want to ensure we answer any questions or address any concerns you may have

Grade 4

The deadline for application to the 2020-2021 school year is December 1, 2019.

If you have already submitted an application for your child for these grades, we encourage you to login to your account to view your checklist of supporting documentation, find out assessment details and dates, and check your application status.

A complete application includes submission of the online form, uploaded supporting documentation and payment of the application fee.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM AND PAY A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE
 
  • $250 for domestic applicants
  • $400 for international applicants
     
UPLOAD REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
 
  • You will be able to track your progress by logging in and viewing the checklist in your account. Please refer to this checklist often!
  • Teacher Evaluation Form completed by your child’s current teacher (access this form from your checklist and email it directly to your teacher)
  • Final Report Cards from Grade 1 and 2
  • Student Documentation: a copy of either a birth certificate or passport
  • Recent Photo (2" x 3" headshot)
  • International Students:
    • Students must provide a copy of a Canadian Study Permit
    • Parents must provide a copy of a Canadian Visitor Visa
 
ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT AND TESTING
 
  • Administered by: Southridge School Evaluators
  • Evaluation Type: 
    Grade 4: International Standardized Test - Elementary Secondary School Admissions Test
    (ELSSAT) - Elementary Level
  • Evaluation Length: 2.5 hours
  • Description: Applicants will complete a multiple choice test that measures aptitude in three areas: verbal, quantitative, and non-verbal, and includes a short essay question.
  • Registration: Pre-registration for this Flex Test is required. Please register at www.ssat.org,
    using the code: 5F-3S2Y-4T7G. Be sure to add Southridge School as a score recipient so we get your child’s results promptly.
  • Date/Time: Thursday, January 9th, 9:00am
  • Location: Southridge Junior School
     

PARENT INTERVIEW (children are not in attendance)

After an online application, fee and all supporting documentation have been received, select parents of Grade 4 applicants will be invited for an interview.

We host parent interviews because:

  • We would like to meet you and learn more about your child from the people who know him/her best
  • We hope to be able to communicate who we are and give you a sense of the School, its mission and purpose
  • We want to ensure we answer any questions or address any concerns you may have

GRADE 5

The deadline for application to the 2020-2021 school year is December 1, 2019.

If you have already submitted an application for your child for these grades, we encourage you to login to your account to view your checklist of supporting documentation, find out assessment details and dates, and check your application status.

A complete application includes submission of the online form, uploaded supporting documentation and payment of the application fee.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM AND PAY A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE
 
  • $250 for domestic applicants
  • $400 for international applicants
     
UPLOAD REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
 
  • You will be able to track your progress by logging in and viewing the checklist in your account. Please refer to this checklist often!
  • Teacher Evaluation Form completed by your child’s current teacher (access this form from your checklist and email it directly to your teacher)
  • Final Report Cards from Grade 2 and 3
  • Student Documentation: a copy of either a birth certificate or passport
  • Recent Photo (2" x 3" headshot)
  • International Students:
    • Students must provide a copy of a Canadian Study Permit
    • Parents must provide a copy of a Canadian Visitor Visa
 
ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT AND TESTING
 
  • Administered by: Southridge School Evaluators
  • Evaluation Type: 
    Grade 5: International Standardized Test - Elementary Secondary School Admissions Test
    (ELSSAT) - Elementary Level
  • Evaluation Length: 2.5 hours
  • Description: Applicants will complete a multiple choice test that measures aptitude in three areas: verbal, quantitative, and non-verbal, and includes a short essay question.
  • Registration: Pre-registration for this Flex Test is required. Please register at www.ssat.org,
    ​​​​​​​using the code: 5F-3S2Y-4T7G. Be sure to add Southridge School as a score recipient so we get your child’s results promptly.
  • Date/Time: Thursday, January 9th, 9:00am
  • Location: Southridge Junior School
     

PARENT INTERVIEW (children are not in attendance)

Parents are invited for an interview by invitation only as space becomes available. 

We host parent interviews because:

  • We would like to meet you and learn more about your child from the people who know him/her best
  • We hope to be able to communicate who we are and give you a sense of the School, its mission and purpose
  • We want to ensure we answer any questions or address any concerns you may have

Grade 6

The deadline for application to the 2020-2021 school year is December 1, 2019.

If you have already submitted an application for your child for these grades, we encourage you to login to your account to view your checklist of supporting documentation, find out assessment details and dates, and check your application status.

A complete application includes submission of the online form, uploaded supporting documentation and payment of the application fee.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM AND PAY A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE
 
  • $250 for domestic applicants
  • $400 for international applicants
     
UPLOAD REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
 
  • You will be able to track your progress by logging in and viewing the checklist in your account. Please refer to this checklist often!
  • Teacher Evaluation Form completed by applicant's current teacher (access this form from your checklist and email it directly to your teacher)
  • Final Report Card from Grade 3 and Grade 4
  • Student Documentation: a copy of either a birth certificate or passport
  • Recent Photo (2" x 3" headshot)
  • International Students:
    • Students must provide a copy of a Canadian Study Permit
    • Parents must provide a copy of a Canadian Visitor Visa
 
ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT AND TESTING
 
  • Administered by: Southridge School Evaluators
  • Evaluation Type: 
    Grade 6: International Standardized Test - Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) - Middle Level
  • Evaluation Length: 3 hours
  • Description: Applicants will complete the SSAT, a multiple-choice test that measures aptitude in three areas: verbal, quantitative, and non-verbal, and includes a short essay question. 
  • Registration: Pre-registration is required.

    Please register as soon as possible at www.ssat.org as we offer a limited number of spaces and they fill up very quickly. Be sure to add Southridge School as a score recipient so we get your child’s results promptly. In order to be considered in the first round of decisions, please have your child write this test before the end of December.

    Southridge is pleased to offer a limited number of testing accommodation seats at our location – please see instructions on the SSAT website and register at least one month in advance.

  • Date/Time: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 9:00 am
  • Location: Southridge Senior School
     

PARENT INTERVIEW (children are not in attendance)

Parents are invited for an interview by invitation only as space becomes available. 

We host parent interviews because:

  • We would like to meet you and learn more about your child from the people who know him/her best
  • We hope to be able to communicate who we are and give you a sense of the School, its mission and purpose
  • We want to ensure we answer any questions or address any concerns you may have

GRADE 7

The deadline for application to the 2020-2021 school year is December 1, 2019.

If you have already submitted an application for your child for these grades, we encourage you to login to your account to view your checklist of supporting documentation, find out assessment details and dates, and check your application status.

A complete application includes submission of the online form, uploaded supporting documentation and payment of the application fee.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM AND PAY A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE
 
  • $250 for domestic applicants
  • $400 for international applicants
     
UPLOAD REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
 
  • You will be able to track your progress by logging in and viewing the checklist in your account. Please refer to this checklist often!
  • Teacher Evaluation Form completed by applicant's current teacher (access this form from your checklist and email it directly to your teacher)
  • Final Report Card from Grade 4 and Grade 5
  • Student Documentation: a copy of either a birth certificate or passport
  • Recent Photo (2" x 3" headshot)
  • International Students:
    • Students must provide a copy of a Canadian Study Permit
    • Parents must provide a copy of a Canadian Visitor Visa
 
ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT AND TESTING
 
  • Administered by: Southridge School Evaluators
  • Evaluation Type: 
    Grade 7: International Standardized Test - Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) - Middle Level
  • Evaluation Length: 3 hours
  • Description: Applicants will complete the SSAT, a multiple-choice test that measures aptitude in three areas: verbal, quantitative, and non-verbal, and includes a short essay question. 
  • Registration: Pre-registration is required.

    Please register as soon as possible at www.ssat.org as we offer a limited number of spaces and they fill up very quickly. Be sure to add Southridge School as a score recipient so we get your child’s results promptly. In order to be considered in the first round of decisions, please have your child write this test before the end of December.

    Southridge is pleased to offer a limited number of testing accommodation seats at our location – please see instructions on the SSAT website and register at least one month in advance.

  • Date/Time: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 9:00 am
  • Location: Southridge Senior School
     

PARENT INTERVIEW (children are not in attendance)

Parents are invited for an interview by invitation only as space becomes available. 

We host parent interviews because:

  • We would like to meet you and learn more about your child from the people who know him/her best
  • We hope to be able to communicate who we are and give you a sense of the School, its mission and purpose
  • We want to ensure we answer any questions or address any concerns you may have

Grades 8 - 12

The deadline for application to the 2020-2021 school year is December 1, 2019.

If you have already submitted an application for your child for these grades, we encourage you to login to your account to view your checklist of supporting documentation, find out assessment details and dates, and check your application status.

A complete application includes submission of the online form, uploaded supporting documentation and payment of the application fee.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM AND PAY A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE
 
  • $250 for domestic applicants
  • $400 for international applicants
     
UPLOAD REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
 
  • You will be able to track your progress by logging in and viewing the checklist in your account. Please refer to this checklist often!
  • Teacher Evaluation Form completed by applicant's current teacher (access this form from your checklist and email directly to your teacher)
  • Final Report Card from previous two years
  • Student Documentation: a copy of either a birth certificate or passport
  • Recent Photo (2" x 3" headshot)
  • International Students:
    • Students must provide a copy of a Canadian Study Permit
    • Parents must provide a copy of a Canadian Visitor Visa
       
ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT AND TESTING
 

A) SSAT Test

  • Administered by: Southridge School Evaluators
  • Evaluation Type: 
    Grade 8: International Standardized Test - Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) -  Middle Level

    Grade 9 – 12: International Standardized Test - Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) – Upper Level

  • Evaluation Length: 3 hours
  • Description: Applicants will complete the SSAT, a multiple-choice test that measures aptitude in three areas: verbal, quantitative, and non-verbal, and includes a short essay question.Pre-registration is required.
  • Please register as soon as possible at www.ssat.org as we offer a limited number of spaces and they fill up very quickly. Be sure to add Southridge School as a score recipient so we get your child’s results promptly. In order to be considered in the first round of decisions, please have your child write this test before the end of December.

    Southridge is pleased to offer a limited number of testing accommodation seats at our location – please see instructions on the SSAT website and register at least one month in advance.

  • Date/Time: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 9:00 am
  • Location: Southridge Senior School

B) SSAT Character Skills Snapshot

  • Administered by: SSAT
  • Evaluation Type: a non-cognitive online character development assessment.
  • Evaluation Length: 30 minutes
  • Description: Applicants will complete the Character Skills Snapshot, a non-cognitive tool that measures 8 character skills. Visit www.ssat.org/snapshot for more information.
  • Registration: Register at www.ssat.org (there is no cost for students who also register for the SSAT test). Please add Southridge School as a score recipient. 
  • Date: Please have your child complete the Snapshot by the end of December. 
  • Time & Location: The Snapshot should be completed online, while at home or at another location that has reliable internet access. Note: The assessment is not yet available on mobile devices. 

PARENT AND STUDENT INTERVIEWS


After an online application, fee and all supporting documentation have been received, select Grade 8 - 12 applicants and their parents will be contacted for an interview.

We host parent interviews because:

  • We would like to meet you and learn more about your child from the people who know him/her best
  • We hope to be able to communicate who we are and give you a sense of the School, its mission, and purpose
  • We want to ensure we answer any questions or address any concerns you may have

We host student interviews because:

  • We would like to meet you and learn more about your interests both in and outside of school
  • We hope to be able to communicate what Southridge can offer you while you are at school and for your life after school
  • We want to ensure we answer any questions or address any concerns you may have

Decisions

Applications that were completed and received by the deadline will be notified of a decision, as follows:

Grades K - 7 decisions will be available to view in your account on or before March 15, 2020.

Grades 8 - 12 decisions will be available to view in your account on or before March 1, 2020.

Late applications for select grades will be processed as received.

Important Dates

Admissions Office

 
 
We're here to help!

If you have any questions after reviewing the information on our website, please contact our Admissions Office.

Renee Lepp,
Director of Enrollment 

Shannon Key,
Admissions Manager

Stephanie Mann,
Admissions Assistant

admissions@southridge.bc.ca 
604.535.5056