Boarding Student Application Process

Each year, SJK is pleased to welcome a small number of academically-oriented boarding students. Our total registration of boarding students is limited; therefore early application is recommended.

After January 31, remaining vacancies are filled on a rolling admissions basis. The possibility of admission is greater if the application is started by November for the following September entry. This also allows for sufficient time to obtain a Canadian study permit and Canadian Visa. Admission decisions are based on merit and compatibility.

Once we have received your completed application, you will be contacted by our Admissions Department. We strive to offer conditional acceptances in a timely manner.

Boarding Student Application Process

Book a Personal Virtual Meeting.
Britt Leeking, Director of Enrolment, and Marda van Niekerk, Associate Director of Enrolment, look forward to answering your questions, providing you and your family with a Virtual Tour of SJK, and telling you all about our school. Please book your tour by completing our inquiry form online.  

Submit the Online Application Form.
Set up a parent account using your email address, and submit the Online Application Form. Please complete all required fields, sign and submit the form. There is a $100.00 Application fee, payable by credit card upon submitting your application form online. 

Submit Supporting Documents.
Please submit a copy of your child’s passport or birth certificate, as well as report cards for the most recent academic year and the two previous academic years. You can upload these directly to the application portal, or you can email this to 

Submit a Personal Essay.  
We look forward to getting to know your child! We ask that the applicant please tell us about their strengths and interests, in their own words. 

Complete the Learning Profile Assessment.
Your child will be invited to participate in an academic assessment, focusing on reading, writing and math skills. Your child will be invited to participate in an assessment meeting with our Enrolment Team. The meeting will take place virtually. Alternatively, your child can complete the SSAT at an SSAT Test Centre and submit this score in lieu of the SJK assessment. 

Participate in an interview with our Director of Enrolment.
This is a great opportunity for your child to ask some questions about SJK, and for us to get to know your child.

Receive an Enrolment Decision.
The Admissions Committee may make an offer of admission to your child. An Enrolment Agreement will be presented to you for review and signature. If you wish to accept our offer of admission, tuition and the one-time Registration Fee of $5000.00 must be paid in full by wire transfer or through online banking at the time of enrolment. A Confirmation of Enrolment will be sent to you by email once your signed Enrolment Agreement, tuition and Registration Fee have been received and processed. Our Enrolment Team will stay in touch to ensure that you have all you need as you prepare for the first day of school!

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