Join Our Community.
The St. Clement’s School Admissions team is here to support your child and family as you discover more about the St. Clement’s School experience and the admissions process.
Our Application Process Explained
To learn more about the process, scroll through the steps below.
1. Come Visit Us.
Join us for a tour or one of our in-person open houses this fall! Open houses are being held on the mornings of Friday, October 13 and Friday, November 17. We will also hold a virtual open house on Tuesday, October 24. Fill out an inquiry form to receive the virtual tour or to register for an open house!
2. Apply by the Deadline.
Applications will be accepted in the fall of the year prior to the desired year of entry. This year’s application deadline is Friday, December 1, 2023. Spaces are limited for the 2023-2024 school year. Late applications will be accepted based on available space.
3. Provide Documents.
Please provide the following documents along with the application: a recent photo of the applicant; the applicant’s final reports from the past three years and any reports from the current year; a copy of the applicant’s birth certificate or passport; education assessment(s) or IEP(s), if applicable; the non-refundable application fee of $250, or the early bird application fee of $200 until October 31, 2023. You will be able to access the portal repeatedly to upload these documents.
4. Have a Personal Interview.
Families will be given the opportunity to schedule a personal interview after we receive all the required documents, excluding reports from this year that have yet to be released. Formal interview preparation is not encouraged. Applicants for Grades 1-4 will be interviewed with their parents. Applicants for Grades 5-12 will begin with a one-on-one interview before parents are invited to join. Out-of-province applicants will be given the opportunity to have a virtual interview. In-person interviews also provide the opportunity to tour the School with a student ambassador.
5. Complete the Entrance Assessments.
(Grades 1 - 6)
Applicants will be required to complete an assessment, in winter 2024. Applicants to Grades 2-6 will write the assessment on Saturday, January 27, 2024. Applicants to Grade 1 will write the assessment on a weekday morning in January or February of 2024. Assessments will cover grade level literacy and numeracy expectations, as well as a small group activity. No additional preparation is required for these assessments, as they will be appropriate for the applicant’s current grade.
6. Complete the Entrance Assessments.
Applicants to Grades 7-9 will be required to complete an in-person assessment, which will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2023. Applicants to Grades 10-12 will be required to complete a virtual writing assessment and will have the option to select their preferred assessment date from a few options in January 2024. Out-of-province applicants will be required to write the SSAT or ISEE. No additional preparation is required for these assessments, as they will be appropriate for the applicant’s current grade.
7. Receive Your Offer.
Families will be notified of our decisions on Friday, February 23, 2024. Enrolment contracts must be returned by Wednesday, February 28, 2024. The Toronto Consortium of Independent Schools is a collective of admissions professionals at Branksome Hall, BSS, Crescent, Greenwood, Havergal, RSGC, SCS, UCC, and UTS. Member schools have collaborated to require a common application deadline and a common decision day in an effort to support and assist applicant families.
Apply & Join Our Community
Please create or access your application account through the parent portal. The items below are required for the application. You will be able to return to the parent portal to add these items throughout the process:
1. A recent photograph of the applicant.
2. The applicant’s final reports from the previous three years and any reports available for the current year.
3. A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate or passport.
4. Educational assessment(s) and IEP(s), if applicable.
5. The non-refundable application fee of $250 or the early bird application fee of $200 until October 31, 2023.
Applications must be submitted by Friday, December 1, 2023 to be considered for the 2024-2025 school year. Late applications will be accepted based on available space. Please contact the Admissions Office.
It’s different here at St. Clement’s School. There’s something special going on, a kind of energy filled with curiosity and courage. It’s the way our students approach things, from learning to discovery to play. It’s the way we teach – more than just the requisite skills, the ability to think deeply, critically, creatively, and become more self-aware.
At SCS, your child will be challenged while being encouraged to be herself. She will be supported and will grow in ways you have yet to imagine.
Come in. Talk to us. See it. Feel it for yourself.
Please review the schedule below for what to expect at an SCS Open House, and then register to attend.
Our Open House Experience.
Come visit SCS and see
- the many ways our students engage with learning
- the way our teachers support students and create meaningful learning experiences
- how our halls buzz with the energy of Grades 1 to 12 learning together under one roof
- our small school community feel
- the excitement students have for each others’ successes
- the way all staff are focused on preparing students for whatever challenges they may face
And so much more.
For our upcoming Open Houses:
In-person at 21 St. Clements Avenue:
Friday, October 13, 2023 from 9:00-11:15 a.m.
Friday, November 17, 2023 from 9:00-11:15 a.m.
Virtual Open House:
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration is required for all Open Houses. Complete this form to register.
If you have any questions prior to the next Open House, please contact the Admissions Office.
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