The Academy admits young people in grades 6-12 who have learning style differences and/or who seek a smaller learning environment, individualized teacher attention, or an alternative learning experience.
Admissions applications are accepted year-round. Since the admission procedure is competitive, parents are encouraged to begin the process as early as possible.
Step One: Admissions Inquiry
Parent/guardians should complete the Admissions Inquiry form on the righthand side of this page. Upon receipt of a completed inquiry form, the applicant will be contacted by our admissions department.
Step Two: Interview
Applicants are interviewed throughout the year for start dates in:
- September (1st semester)
- February (2nd semester)
Prospective students and their parents/guardians will meet with our admissions department. Interviews are informal. The purpose of the interview is to get to know the individual and his/her aspirations, passions, values, goals, and learning needs to be sure that The Academy is the right educational fit. Interview questions can include:
- What are your strengths?
- What do you find challenging or frustrating?
- What do you need to be successful?
- What are your primary learning needs?
During the interview process, dates for acceptance will be established.
Step Three: Academy Program Visit and Assessment
The prospective student will complete a literacy and math assessment administered at The Academy. These assessments will be used to generate appropriate educational placements. The assessment takes 60-90 minutes, and includes:
- A creative writing piece
- The CARA (Canadian Adult Reading Assessment) to determine: Grade 7/8 reading comprehension competency
- A Math assessment: Grade 7/8 Ministry of Education expectations
In addition, prospective students are invited to attend a half or full day of classes at the Academy with their grade-level peers.
Step Four: Acceptance Decision
All applicants will be contacted by the Head of School with the admission decision. Successful applicants will be sent a letter of acceptance. Acceptance is conditional on performance during the first semester of placement at The Academy.
To start the process, or find out more about the Academy’s admissions procedures, contact us.