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Grades Gr. 9 TO Gr. 12 — Merrickville, ON (Map)

Merrick Preparatory School:

Merrick Preparatory School ADMISSIONS

Private schools in Canada have admissions policies, and they require application materials. These may include letters of application, application fees, essays, and tests (such as the SSAT). Many schools also require interviews with prospective students. Schools also use different criteria for evaluating student applications, have different acceptance rates, and target different kinds of students. To improve your child’s chances of acceptance, find out everything you can about a school’s admissions policies and how they assess applicants.

Admissions Requirements

Interview9 - 12
SSAT (out of province)
Entrance Exam(s)9 - 12
Entrance Essay9 - 12

Merrick Preparatory admissions deadlines and fees

Day students: Rolling
Boarding students: Rolling
Offer mid-year entry: Yes

Application fee: $200
Registration fee: N/A
Deposit: $4,000

What Merrick Preparatory says about their admissions requirements:

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in joining the Merrick Preparatory School family. We give careful consideration to every applicant. Each application is reviewed closely and considered both as a student and as a unique individual. We take into account your past achievements and look at your future potential for contribution to Merrick Preparatory School and the greater social good.

While admission to Merrick Preparatory School is on a rolling basis, the Admissions Office encourages students to begin the process during the fall and spring of the preceding academic year. We can process applications all throughout the year but it is encouraged that students apply ahead of time to allow at least 16 weeks for the Canadian Visa and Study Permit application process.

The following 6 steps are required to complete the application process:

Step 1: Application and Application Fee

Navigate to and click on the Admissions Menu.  Follow the detailed step-by-step instructions and complete the Application Form in its entirety.  Upon completion, submit via email to [email protected] along with the $200 non-refundable application fee. You can also contact us directly at [email protected] to request the Application Form or for additional information.

Step 2: Student Interview

As soon as our Admissions Office receives your application and application fee, we will be in touch with you to set up an interview in person, via Skype, Facetime, QQ, C'Me, telephone or other convenient medium.  Interviews generally last 15 to 20 minutes and are informal, allowing us to get to know you.

Step 3: Official School Transcripts

We require a copy of the applicant’s final transcripts from their previous academic years starting from grade 9, in addition to any report cards from the current in-progress academic year.  A final transcript from the current academic year must be submitted once the academic year has been completed. For those applying to grade 9 we require your final grade 8 report card.

Step 4: Personal Profile

Applicants are required to submit a 300 word personal profile in their own handwriting, outlining their academic goals and interests, extracurricular activities, community involvement and areas of distinction or achievement.  The Personal Profile can be completed during the Student Interview, or the Personal Profile form can be emailed to the applicant.  Personal Profiles are to be submitted to [email protected].

Step 5: Confidential Reference

The Confidential Reference will be emailed to you after the application form and application fee have been submitted.  Once you receive the Confidential Reference it must be submitted to your Principal or English teacher for completion and returned to [email protected] directly from the Principal or English teacher.  Detailed instructions are provided on the Confidential Reference form.

Step 6: Entrance Exam

All applicants are required to complete an Entrance Exam.  The exam will be sent to you with instructions from our Admissions Office once the application form and application fee have been submitted.  The Entrance Exam is a timed 30 minute online exam.

Please Note: the Steps of the Application Process may be executed in any order once the application form and application fee are received. 

Once we receive all of the above six admissions requirements, the selection committee will review and evaluate your application.  The committee will make a decision with 24 hours of receiving the final application requirement, and within 48 hours you will be notified of the selection committee’s decision. 

Should you have any questions, or if the Admissions Team can be of any assistance in this process, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or + 1.613.269.2064 ext. 471.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Admissions Timeline to our Academic Programs

While we do take applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, we have limited capacity and the school may fill by April - May each year.  We also have restrictions on when students can join our academic program.  

Semester One (September to January):
Students admitted to Merrick Preparatory School arriving after the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend (typically the second full weekend in October) can join our English as a second language program, but are too late to gain credits in our Semester One academic program. 

Semester Two (February to June):
Student admitted to Merrick Preparatory School arriving three weeks after the start of Semester Two (typically after February 21) can join our English as a second language program, but are too late to gain credits in our Semester Two academic program.  


Learn about the percentage of students typically accepted into Merrick Preparatory School. This can help you gauge your chances of getting into this school. For instance, a 95% acceptance rate means a school is relatively easy to get into, while a 10% acceptance rate means it will be difficult to get into.

Merrick Preparatory School acceptance rate: 95%

Day Boarding ESchool

Merrick Preparatory School student entry points

Schools accept different numbers of students at different grade levels. Learn how many students are accepted into Merrick Preparatory School at each grade level.

Student Type9101112
Day Acceptance
(Acceptance rate)
5 - 10 (95%)5 - 10 (95%)1 - 5 (95%)1 - 5 (90%)
Boarding Acceptance
(Acceptance rate)
10 - 15 (95%)10 - 15 (95%)5 - 10 (95%)5 - 10 (90%)
ESchool Acceptance
(Acceptance rate)
5 - 10 (95%)5 - 10 (95%)1 - 5 (90%)1 - 5 (90%)

What type of student Merrick Preparatory is looking for:

Merrick Preparatory School is looking for students who take ownership of their education; learn to think critically, creatively and globally; have an appreciation for diverse cultures, faiths, opinions, worldviews, and global perspectives; set challenging goals and work to acquire the the necessary skills to achieve them; become effective communicators; strive to excel; and develop confidence to become future leaders.

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