Application Process

Admissions Process

  1. Inquire, Tour or attend an Open House
  2. Apply
  3. Admissions visit
  4. Acceptance response

    Admissions Visits

    Once an application is received, a member of our Admissions team will be in contact to arrange a school visit for your child. Please click on a grade below to learn more about the admissions visit.


    Acceptance Criteria

    • Availability of space
    • Balanced classes
    • Sibling placement
    • Compatibility
    Junior & Senior Kindergarten

    All JK & SK applicants will attend a ‘JK & SK Days’ session at Montcrest. Applicants will take part in a short morning session in the JK or SK classroom and outdoor learning area. Applicants will work with the JK or SK teachers, and engage in carefully crafted play-based activities, designed to show school readiness. During the session, parents are invited to enjoy coffee and a short presentation about getting the best start to early years education at Montcrest School.

    All JK & SK sessions are held from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. 


    • Friday, December 4th, 2020
    • Friday, January 22nd, 2021
    • Thursday, February 19th, 2021
    • Friday, March 26th, 2021
    Grade 1

    Applicants will attend a morning visit (8:45 – 11:30 a.m.) with the Senior Kindergarten class. This provides prospective students with the opportunity to interact with students and staff and take part in our broad and balanced curriculum. During a visit, we work with students to explore their level of proficiency in literacy and numeracy.

    Grades 2 to 5 & Grade 8

    Applicants visit the classroom for a full day (8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) This provides prospective students with the unique opportunity to experience a day in the life of Montcrest and to interact with students and staff. Teachers work closely with visiting students to learn more about their level of proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics.

    Grades 6 & 7

    Grade 6 and 7 applications must be submitted by Friday, November 27, 2020.

    Grade 6 Applicants – Register for a Grade 6 Admissions Morning:

    • Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

    Grade 7 Applicants – Register for a Grade 7 Admissions Morning:

    • Monday, December 7th, 2020
    • Friday, January 8th, 2021

    Application decisions will be received by the end of February.

    The Grade 6 & 7 Admissions Mornings will include the following:

    • An interview with a staff member
    • An academic evaluation in reading, writing, and mathematics
    • A collaborative problem-solving activity in small groups
    • School supplies and snacks will be provided
    Online Payment Information

    We are delighted to advise you that the Business Office at Montcrest School accepts electronic payment for application fees, tuition and aftercare payments from the following banking institutions:

    • TD Canada Trust
    • CIBC
    • Bank of Nova Scotia
    • Bank of Montreal
    • Royal Bank
    • President’s Choice Financial

    Banking Instructions:

    Go to your online banking institution website. Under Bill Payment look for Payee Name.

    Payee Name:

    You will find us under the PAYEE NAME: Montcrest School

    Account Name:

    Your online account number is the first four letters of your child’s surname, followed by 001.

    (Example: Smith would be SMIT001)


    If you have questions about our application process, please email

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