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.
7 - 12
SSAT (out of province)
Greenwood admissions deadlines and fees
Day students: December 01 Offer mid-year entry:
What Greenwood says about their admissions requirements:
Applying to Greenwood involves the following steps:
Complete the online application
Complete the Character Skills Snapshot (more information below)
Schedule an interview
All applicants are required to complete the Character Skills Snapshot (CSS), administered by the Enrollment Management Association. This online tool examines seven essential character qualities or “non-cognitive” attributes of individual students. Research shows that these qualities are the ones that independent schools feel are most important to nurture in their students. The CSS takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. Learn more about the CSS here.
Please note that an interview cannot be scheduled until the application is complete. Applications are considered complete when Greenwood has received:
At least one teacher recommendation form
The results of the applicant's Character Skills Snapshot
Learn about the percentage of students typically accepted into Greenwood College 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.
Greenwood College School acceptance rate: 50%
Greenwood College School student entry points
Schools accept different numbers of students at different grade levels. Learn how many students are accepted into Greenwood College School at each grade level.
Day Acceptance (Acceptance rate)
What type of student Greenwood is looking for:
Greenwood's assessment of student-applicants emphasizes character, personality, academic readiness and interest in personal growth. Among the questions we consider are the following:
• Does the applicant have the academic ability to complete the requirements leading to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma?
• Do the applicant and their family have values and experience or inclinations that are consistent with Greenwood’s ‘whole person’ approach to education?
• Is the applicant involved in the school life of their current school and in extra-curricular activities outside of school, and will they contribute in a positive way to the Greenwood community?
• What is the character of the applicant? Is the applicant supportive of others? How has the applicant dealt with previous challenges and opportunities?
• Is the applicant academically and otherwise engaged in life? Are they curious, interested in learning and excited about trying new experiences?