Toronto, ON | Grades 7 - 12 | Shortlist
The admissions team was key in our choosing St. Michael's College School, they made the process less stressful with our sons best interests at heart. The admissions team made a lasting impression, as we went through our personal tour it was evident that the love for the school and care for its wellbeing was visible in the way the director of admission spoke about the school. That feeling was automatically transferred to my boys as they walked the hallways. Once the application process was started , the support started as well. Every question was answered, reply to our email were prompt, no question asked felt like we asked a bad question. Honesty and integrity were a priority. That gave us comfort that we made the right diction for our boys.
We found the admissions process to be very transparent and inviting. From the online registration process to mark our interest, and throughout has been a delight and pleasure. The admissions team were prompt and responsive to every question we had and helped guide us through reconciling our financial means if successful. The invitations to each event were always earmarked to fit into our schedule by providing multiple dates and times. Organized online timetables were provided to better assist parents and prospective students with obtaining information necessary for assessment. Prospective students were also invited to attend a full day along side a current student at St. Michael’s College School to get a sense of what school life would look like should they wish to enroll. Parents were also invited to a talk by the School’s administrative team to provide a glimpse into the life of a student at the school.
Back when I applied in the late 80's, it was a different setup to how it is now - I do recall the entrance exam and some of the other details required but obviously things have changed with all the online setup and evolution of the school. Currently, the team that is in place is beyond exceptional. When my son applied, I did have many questions about things and every question was answered. I do recall the communication as consistent and on point. Nothing superfluous, just the right amount of creating an environment that is welcoming and interested in learning more about him. I have a natural connection to St. Michael's but it was still important to know that we were always in the loop. The day my son got his acceptance was so overwhelming that he shouted out in the house with such excitement that I think the neighbors might have even heard him!
St. Mike College School's admissions team is a dedicated, skilled and incredibly welcoming group of people that want to guarantee every boys' success at the school. They were always happy and expedite in answering our questions, and the provided information was clear and thorough. Our application process started with a tour during the homecoming event at the beginning of the school year, both our boys had to present the SSAT, and the admissions team made sure that our experience was an enjoyable, seamless process. For the past few years, they have been offering "Welcome breakfast" so new students and parents can hear from other families at the school. We would not change anything about the admission process. With both of our oldest sons, our transition from elementary to high school was seamless.