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Grades Gr. 7 TO Gr. 12 — Toronto, ON (Map)

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St. Michael's College 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.

Admissions Requirements

Interview7 - 12
SSAT (out of province)
Entrance Exam(s)7 - 9
Entrance Essay

SMCS admissions deadlines and fees

Day students: December 02
Offer mid-year entry: No

Application fee: $125
Registration fee: N/A
Deposit: N/A

What SMCS says about their admissions requirements:

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1. Complete Candidate Information: Available online: 

2. Provide Academic Documents Online: Families are required to scan and upload copies of the candidate’s final report cards from the previous two years as well as a copy of the current school year report cards. Candidates seeking entrance to Grades 11 or 12 must submit an Official Transcript and their Credit Counselling Summary.

3. a. Complete the Student Reference Online (for applications to Grades 7, 8, or 9): As part of the application process families must provide the student reference to their son’s current teacher through the online application. Families will require the teacher’s name and email address to complete this part of the application.

b. Permission to contact vice-principal (for applications to Grades 10, 11, or 12): Families must email the vice-principal of their son’s high school giving that person permission to communicate with St. Michael’s College School about their son’s academics, attendance, and behaviour. Mr. Fischer should be carbon copied on this email ([email protected]).

4. Submit Application Fee: Payment of a non-refundable $125 application fee. Families wishing to make a payment via mail or in person should contact the Office of Admissions.

5. Apply for Financial Assistance: Due date: Friday, December 2, 2022 (if applicable)

6. Submit Above Application Information: Submit all of the above application documentation by Friday, December 2, 2022.

7. Interview: Once an application is initiated, candidates are required to complete an interview. An interview takes place during either an in-person tour or Shadow Day. Families can schedule an in-person tour here and find out more about Shadow Days and how to book one here.

8. Complete the SMCS Entrance Test for Grades 7, 8, and 9 applicants: 

The St. Michael’s College School Entrance Test is administered on-campus.

Candidates bring their own laptop to write the test, although the school is also able to provide a device on which to write the test if needed.

Lasting a maximum of two hours, candidates write a one-hour math assessment as well as a one-hour English language assessment.


Learn about the percentage of students typically accepted into St. Michael's 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.

St. Michael's College School acceptance rate: 70%

St. Michael's College School student entry points

Schools accept different numbers of students at different grade levels. Learn how many students are accepted into St. Michael's College School at each grade level.

Student Type789101112
Day Acceptance
(Acceptance rate)
80 (80%)10 (70%)100 (70%)10 (60%)5 (50%)2 (40%)

What type of student SMCS is looking for:

Our students discover the courage and find the strength to be a St. Michael's Student: one who is free in mind, body, and soul to pursue truth, choose goodness, create beauty, and build a civilization of love and care in service to our community and to the world. Through our rich Liberal Arts programme, which combines different and necessary sources of nourishment for mind, body, and soul, our students unleash their passion for meaning and curiosity by embracing Deep Learning. This inquiry-based learning pedagogy inspires students to explore freely the profound questions of our world and to develop the confidence, knowledge, and skills for living a meaningful and productive life in the 21st century. In graduating young men who change the world through lives of faith, character, and service, St. Michael's College School brings integrity, unity, and healing to a fractured and uncertain world.

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