As an avid basketball player, J. Addison School has a wonderful basketball program which led me to apply, based on the communication from the current school's athletics director. In addition, an admissions counselor provided support from our communication by sending me information regarding the school tuition, admission process, scholarships, course outlines and extracurricular activities. Mr. Brendan, the school dorm supervisor was very nice and explained to me everything that I needed as I transition to boarding life. Moreover, he provided support for me in arranging with the dorm team to assist with any essential services, such as opening a Canadian bank account, telephone services as well as advice on the proper way to shop online. Upon my arrival, he advised of the necessary COVID-19 assessments prior to moving in and offered a hospitable experience thus far.
The admissions process was easy for me, as I researched about J. Addison School through the internet prior to applying. In my country of Peru, I went to an educational agent that was able to serve as a liaison between the school and myself about the admissions process. In addition, I was interviewed by the school principal. The best advice I can provide for anyone that is applying to J. Addison School is to have a great academic record and demonstrate outstanding leadership through extracurricular activities or civic duties. Moreover, the admissions team at J. Addison School is extremely helpful, kind and reliable. Finally, the admissions team at the school is there to assists students with any concerns, such as renewing their study permits or answering any inquiries that families may have about the school. I would have to say that my overall experience working with the school's admissions team was not stressful.
In the past, I never considered studying in Canada, especially at a boarding school due to my comfort level at the time. Honestly, I had a fear of studying abroad and I believe that I lacked the discipline to academically succeed at J. Addison School. Nevertheless, I was recommended by a friend to apply at the school based on the location of my guardian's home in the Markham community. The suggestions from my friend and guardian about J. Addison School was extremely positive, which led us to contact an educational agent in Hong Kong, who facilitated my admission process. Moreover, my mom spoke with the principal and the liaison officer as well, which provided the assurance that J. Addison School was the best choice for me!
The initial admissions process was based on my parents' decision for myself to study and live in Canada. In addition, they also wanted to move from Vietnam to live in Canada. My parents realized that J. Addison School provided a great education, but most importantly, a wonderful and safe environment for boarding students. Furthermore, an educational agent in my home country spoke to my parents about J. Addison School and from that communication, they felt the need for me to attend the school. Equally as important, they spoke to the principal as well as the staff of J. Addison School of their expectations concerning my learning, which they were extremely confident that I would be okay. Finally, the admissions process was fairly easy as I submitted all of my documents to the educational agent. I feel that my parents made the best decision in choosing J. Addison School for me.
My initial admissions process began when my family and I researched about international schools in Canada and based on the reviews of J. Addison School and their on-site residence, it met my expectations of living in a safe, protected and educated environment. The admissions process was quite easy for me, as we visited the school's website, filled out the online admissions form and submitted it. Within 2-3 days, an admissions officer contacted my family via email where they were helpful and cooperative in providing all of the requested information regarding the school community. In addition, they assisted myself in sending all of the required documents for immigration purposes. Moreover, they arranged my arrival in Canada and to the school. I would have to say that the overall experience was "stress-free".