Admissions Process

1. Visit TWS - Attend a Tour, Open House or personal appointment

  • A Tour views classrooms from Grade 12 to Grade 1. It provides an overview of the philosophy and curriculum by observing classes 'in action‘. There is time afterward to address questions. Tour dates.
  • An Open House has student work on display, opportunities to speak with teachers and visit the school and grounds. Classes are not conducted during an Open House. Open House dates.
  • If neither are possible, please contact Admissions at 905-881-6137 ext. 314 or by email. A personal appointment may be scheduled at a mutually convenient time.

2. Submit an Application

Note the age requirements for each grade on the application form

3. Admissions Interview

For all students from Playgroup through Grade 12

Early Childhood:

  • Interview with parents and teacher. Teacher meets your child at a separate time.

Grades 1-8:

  • Your child meets with a teacher while you meet with the Admissions Coordinator
  • Following a class visit the teacher will meet with parents to share observations.

Grades 9-12:

  • Parents and student will attend an interview with the High School Class Advisor.

If there is no opening in the appropriate class, the student's name will be added to a waiting list.

4. Class Visit

  • Kindergarten and prospective Grade 1 students may visit a class, at the teachers’ discretion
  • Grades 2-8: students attend class at TWS for a few days. Students experience school days and their peers at TWS. Teachers see the student at work in the class setting.
  • Grades 9-12: visits may be arranged on an individual basis, if required, but are not typically required.

5. Sign the Contract

  • Upon acceptance by the Faculty, the Admissions Coordinator will produce a contract.
  • Review of the contract and payment options can be done in person, or over the phone. The Tuition Assistance process may be discussed at this point if appropriate.
  • Two to three weeks is the normal return deadline for new contracts.

6. Timing

  • Spaces are typically identified in early March for the following September.
  • Interviews may take place at any time.
  • Where space permits a student may enter the class during the school year.

7. Questions?

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