Admissions at SJK

Admission into the Diploma Programme

A Community Of Learners

SJK students in Grade 11 begin their educational journey in the IB Diploma Programme. The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging program designed to prepare students for post-secondary success. With support from our Guidance Department, SJK graduates earn post-secondary opportunities that best match their skills, aspirations and character. SJK students strive to embody the characteristics of the IB Learner Profile: Inquirer, Knowledgeable, Thinker, Communicator, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-taker, Balanced and Reflective.
SJK values high standards of conduct, academic achievement and teaching. We have respect for each other, our environment, history, traditions, and ourselves. We welcome applications from students who share those values. First and foremost, we want to admit students who want to be at SJK, who believe that SJK will help them to achieve their goals, and who want to make the most of their SJK experience, in and out of the classroom.

"SJK has a lot to offer, including simply belonging to a community that shares a set of core values and a perspective on the world. For many students, that alone is a transformative experience."
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SJK accepts and reviews applications on a rolling basis, starting in August  the year before entry. Our first offers of admission are typically extended in mid-October. 
Admission to SJK is competitive. As such, we encourage interested candidates to submit an application early. As we attract more applicants than we have spaces available, we are not able to offer admission to all qualified candidates.

The Admissions Process

For students applying for entry into the IB Diploma Programme, we engage the student and the student’s parents in a discussion about the student’s goals, expectations and past experiences with school. Our Admissions Committee reviews this feedback along with the student’s report cards for the previous two years. Applicants applying to enter the IB Diploma Programme will be required to write an entrance test, which will include math, reading and writing components.

Our Graduates

Recent graduates are currently attending top universities all over the world. Canadian universities continue to be the most popular choices for our graduates, with Waterloo, Western, McGill, Queen's, and Laurier being our top five destinations. SJK graduates consistently earn admission and matriculate to best-fit post-secondary opportunities, both domestic and international, at universities and colleges across a diverse range of academic disciplines. Most importantly, our alumni tend to thrive at their chosen destination. 

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