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Grades Gr. 3 TO Gr. 12 — Calgary, AB (Map)

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Foothills Academy 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

Interview3 - 12
SSAT (out of province)
Entrance Exam(s)
Entrance Essay

Foothills Academy admissions deadlines and fees

Day students: Rolling
Offer mid-year entry: No

Application fee: $50
Registration fee: N/A
Deposit: N/A

What Foothills Academy says about their admissions requirements:

Applicants for the school program must complete and submit the Application for Admission form, complete with necessary documentation. A non-refundable processing fee of $50 must accompany the application.

For your ease and convenience, we have created and included a checklist of items that we require. This information must be supplied before we can proceed with your child’s application. Upon receipt of the documentation and completed application form, and after reviewing the information, we will contact you concerning your child’s application to attend Foothills Academy. If there is any further information you require, please do not hesitate to call. We look forward to hearing from you.

Application Check List

Psychological Assessment

  • A psychological assessment completed within 2 years of the present application date.
  • Recent W.I.S.C. IV results including the sub-test scores as well as the Full Scale I.Q., Verbal Comprehension, Perceptual Reasoning, Working Memory and Processing Speed (Full scale IQ must be above 85 for a student to be considered for entrance).
  • Please note: psychological/educational assessments may be completed by contacting Foothills Academy’s team of registered psychologists or if you prefer, through an outside agency.
  • Achievement Assessment - Recent (within the last 6 months) standardized testing in math, reading and spelling. We need the grade level scores from these tests. (Examples of the types of testing are the WIATII, Woodcock-Johnson, Gates MacGinitie or CTBS.)

Support Documents

  • Copies of most recent report cards, I.P.P.’s, cumulative records and all additional information/assessments which might be useful in determining the type of program required to meet the child’s needs. At some point during the intake process, it is likely that we will wish to speak to the child’s teacher.
  • A vision and hearing test should be administered.

Application Form

The completed School Application form and $50.00 non-refundable process fee.

Consent Forms

Separate Consent to Release Forms should be sent by you, with a covering request letter, to the School Board, Doctor, Psychologist, etc. that tested your child so they will release their test information to Foothills Academy.


Learn about the percentage of students typically accepted into Foothills Academy. 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.

Foothills Academy acceptance rate: 50%

Foothills Academy student entry points

Schools accept different numbers of students at different grade levels. Learn how many students are accepted into Foothills Academy at each grade level.

Student Type3456789101112
Day Acceptance
(Acceptance rate)
12 (65%)0 - 6 (15%)13 (55%)0 - 1 (5%)14 (55%)0 - 4 (5%)0 - 5 (15%)0 - 5 (15%)0 - 2 (55%)0 - 2 (55%)

What type of student Foothills Academy is looking for:

In order to be considered for admission to the School Program, a child must be diagnosed with a Learning Disability. The child must have average or above average intellectual capacity, have no primary emotional problems, and be functioning below his/her expected grade level in various academic subjects. No child is refused admission based on their families’ financial circumstances due to generous donors and an active fundraising program for bursaries.

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