List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • Is there an application fee?

    Yes, there is a $250 application fee per child.
  • What are your intake years?

    Our main intake years are Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 4 and Grade 11. However, we do have places at other grades including Grade 8 and accept applications for all grades throughout the year. Please note that late applicants must contact the Admissions Office before applying.
  • Do you accept international students?

    St. John's School is a day school and all students are required to live with at least one parent or guardian. Please refer to our International Applicants page.
  • What is the English language requirement?

    Applicants must be fluent in English. Language proficiency will be determined through the admissions interview and written assessment.
  • What does the assessment look like?

    Assessments take place in December, January and February, depending on the grade the applicant is applying for. The purpose of the assessment is to determine if a child is ready for and interested in our programme. Children are not expected to prepare for the assessment in advance.
  • Who should provide a reference?

    References provide more information about the child’s personality, interests and experiences from the perspective of a teacher, coach or family friend. If you experience any difficulty with requesting and receiving a reference, please let the Admissions office know.

    PYP (JK-Grade 5): Personal reference (optional)
    MYP/DP (Grade 6-11): Personal reference and academic recommendation
  • Do siblings have priority?

    Yes. Provided the sibling fully meets the academic requirements of St. John’s, we warmly welcome applications from siblings and are committed to keeping families together. We also offer a 5% family tuition discount for each additional family member enrolled at our school.
  • What is required for proof of parent status and proof of residency?

    Proof of parent status refers to your status in Canada. For example, permanent residency, citizenship, visitor permit or work permit. 

    Proof of residency is used to validate your current BC address. For example, your driver's license, utility bill or tenancy agreement.
  • Is financial aid available?

    Financial aid is available to new students applying to grades 8 through 12.

    Applicants must submit an application for admission (directly to St. John's School Admissions Office) as well as an application for financial aid through Apple Financial Services.
  • I'm in the waiting pool. What's next?

    Congratulations for meeting the admission requirements for St. John’s School. If you are in the waiting pool, it means currently no spaces are available in the grade you are applying for. We ask that you keep your file active by sending us your most up-to-date reports cards and let us know if you wish your file to remain active for the following year. 
  • How do I reapply?

    If you have previously applied and wish to be reconsidered for the upcoming intake, please contact our Admissions Office.
  • What happens if I forget my password?

    If you have forgotten your password, please do not create a new account. Instead, please refer to our login help page or contact our office.