Life After Montcrest


Please contact Matthew Barry, Middle School and Grade 9 Coordinator at, Dani Klein, Grade 9 Application Coordinator at or Dawn Cohen, Guidance for Small Class Kids at if you have any questions about the application process.

Life After Montcrest

The transition from elementary to high school is an important time in a student’s social, emotional and academic development. It often marks the first significant decision that a child will actively participate in that will help shape their future. It is a time during which parents have the opportunity to model for their child how to research, analyse, and determine a path forward that best suits their interests in life.

The purpose of the Grade 9 Application and Placement program is to help inform, support, and guide students and parents throughout this decision-making process. It is meant to help you understand your options for high school in both the public and independent school systems.

The best way to begin this journey is to identify and understand what type of learning environment would allow your child to develop their confidence and thrive academically as they grow into young adults. As parents, you will understand your child as a person and know their emotional needs; however, Montcrest has a team of caring and supportive teachers who can help provide the social and academic pieces required in selecting the correct high school for your child. This team includes Mr Barry, Ms Klein, Ms Cohen and Mrs Corbett.

Alongside the support, you’ll find a detailed plan in order to help navigate through every phase of this important decision. 

Phase 1: Getting Informed

Phase 2: The Application Process

Phase 3: The Waiting Game

Phase 4: The Decision Making Process

Things to consider

Montcrest Is Here to Help


Matthew Barry – Middle School & Grade 9 Placement Coordinator
  • Review final recommendations and applications
  • Mock Interviews
Dani Klein – Grade 9 Application Coordinator
  • Initial recommendations
  • Specialty Public Schools (Arts Schools)
Dawn Cohen – Guidance for Small Class Kids
  • Advisor for small specialty private & public schools

Grade 8 Homeroom teachers 

  • Advise families on schools that might be the “Best Fit”
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