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.
JK - 12
SSAT (out of province)
JK - 6
Pickering College admissions deadlines and fees
Day students: Rolling Boarding students: Rolling Offer mid-year entry:
What Pickering College says about their admissions requirements:
Application form (available online)
Report cards for current school year and final report cards from previous three years (Ontario residents in Grades 9 and up must also submit Ontario Student Transcript)
Birth certificate for Canadian applicants
Passport copy for International applicants
Wallet size photo
Teacher Confidential Report, sent in confidence, direct to Pickering College
Admission interview (child selects a sample of a graded assessment/project they have completed or an activity they participated in that they are particularly proud of and would like to share and explain during the interview)
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6: academic assessment at Pickering College
Grades 7 to 12: After admission interview, candidates will be advised if additional assessment is necessary
Non-native English speakers: TOEFL Junior score is required
Learn about the percentage of students typically accepted into Pickering College. 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.
Pickering College acceptance rate: 100%
Pickering College student entry points
Schools accept different numbers of students at different grade levels. Learn how many students are accepted into Pickering College at each grade level.
Day Acceptance (Acceptance rate)
Boarding Acceptance (Acceptance rate)
What type of student Pickering College is looking for:
Pickering College is truly a special place for students from Canada and around the world (Boarding from Grade 7 to Grade 12). It is a place where our students and families tell us that they feel warmly welcomed and accepted from the first day that they arrive; where students come to make friendships that last a lifetime and where they feel supported to pursue their dreams. Our programs offer unique opportunities in academics, arts, athletics, leadership development and community service.
Our Global Leadership Program, fully integrated from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, builds on our longstanding mission and community service-oriented approach to education. The Global Leadership Program prepares students with the skills needed to be innovative, entrepreneurial, globally-focused and ready to tackle complex global issues. Pickering College is building future global leaders by providing a values-based education that helps students to develop the confidence, knowledge, skills and social conscience to prepare them for university and for life.
At Pickering College we focus on the whole child. Students learn to excel, to develop character, to make friends and prepare for future endeavours and opportunities. It’s their community, and the experiences they have at school shape them as they become citizens of the world.