Calgary French & International 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.
|Interview||PS - 12|
|SSAT (out of province)|
|Entrance Exam(s)||1 - 12|
CFIS admissions deadlines and fees
Day students: Rolling
Offer mid-year entry: Yes
Application fee: $275
Registration fee: N/A
What CFIS says about their admissions requirements:
It is important that the Calgary French & International School is a good fit for your child and that we will be able to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of each student offered placement.
To most successfully meet the needs of all applicants and determine appropriate placements, an application process occurs through which a student’s academic record, behaviour and citizenship qualities are considered.
On behalf of each student, the family fills out an online application, including supplementary documentation, and an application fee and then attends the school for an assessment. Completion of these components of the process does not necessarily guarantee placement at CFIS. If you need more information before applying, you can fill out an inquiry form and our Director of Enrolment, Mme. Kathy Marinakos, will be in contact.
The ideal candidate
The ideal candidate for a CFIS education is a student who would thrive in a high-energy, positive environment with opportunity and involvement in academic pursuits, music, fine and dramatic arts, and physical education. Self and mutual respect, strong character and a family emphasis upon volunteerism and a commitment to education are all important characteristics in a CFIS student.
A family commitment to French immersion education and to the CFIS community is also important. Students may then be invited to continue the process by attending an assessment, which includes locally developed, age-appropriate evaluation as well an interview with CFIS faculty.
French language experience at the preschool, junior kindergarten and kindergarten levels is not required, but is certainly an asset. For applicants considering entry to grades 1 through 12, a requirement is current attendance in a French immersion program, a French education or for students to be native French speakers.
Learn about the percentage of students typically accepted into Calgary French & International 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.
Calgary French & International School acceptance rate: 75%
Calgary French & International School student entry points
Schools accept different numbers of students at different grade levels. Learn how many students are accepted into Calgary French & International School at each grade level.
|32 (70%)||48 (85%)||8 - 12 (80%)||0 - 3 (50%)||0 - 3 (80%)||0 - 3 (80%)||0 - 3 (80%)||0 - 3 (80%)||0 - 3 (80%)||5 - 10 (80%)||0 - 3 (80%)||0 - 3 (80%)||5 - 15 (80%)||0 - 3 (80%)||0 - 3 (80%)|
What type of student CFIS is looking for:
The ideal candidate for a Calgary French & International School (CFIS) education is a student who would thrive in a high-energy, positive environment with opportunity and involvement in academic pursuits, music, fine and dramatic arts, and physical education. Self and mutual respect, strong character and a family emphasis upon volunteerism and a commitment to education are all important characteristics in a CFIS student.
THE OUR KIDS REPORT: Calgary French & International School
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