ADMISSIONS

Choosing Braemar

 

We’re so glad you are interested in Braemar House School. As you explore our website, you will see that Braemar has all the features you would want in your child’s school and for your child’s education. Small class sizes, a caring and dedicated staff, and an enriched and enhanced curriculum. At Braemar, we emphasize personal virtues and community involvement, strong academic achievement and participation in sport, drama and music. We believe that the safe and nurturing environment provided at Braemar will better prepare our children for their future.

Applications are received throughout the year, and we would welcome your application at this time.

To arrange a tour or to obtain more information about Braemar, please contact our office at: admin@braemarhouseschool.ca or contact us by phone at: (519)-753-2929.

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Admission Process

We follow an established process of admission to Braemar House School, which begins with a meeting with our Executive Director and Principal and an informative tour of the school.  The school’s admission policy is based on a desire to educate children who are willing learners, and whose behaviour will not disrupt the learning of others.  Our foremost aim is to ensure a happy learning environment for all of our students.

We require the submission of an official application form and supporting documents from past instructors, school grades and other information you feel important in allowing us to ensure a successful placement for your child. We will then arrange for a mutual in-school observation period (two to three days) in the classroom to which your child would be admitted. These Observation Days present a wonderful opportunity for you to assess our programming and for us to assess your child’s strengths and needs. The information gathered from you, your child’s previous school, and the Observation Days is then presented to Braemar’s Education Committee for review. This Committee will offer a recommendation to Braemar’s Board of Directors before a final contract is presented.

Braemar House School admits under two criteria: each Braemar student strives to be a willing and able learner, and no student may be a distraction to the learning of others. These two tenets, coupled with our small class sizes, ensure an optimum learning environment at Braemar.

View our General Admission Application Form:

General Admission Application Form

If you are interested in proceeding with the application process – you can print the above form and fax, mail or hand deliver it to our administration office.

View our Montessori Admission Application Form:

Montessori Admission Application Form

If you are interested in proceeding with the application process – you can print the above form and fax, mail or hand deliver it to our administration office.

Fee Schedule

Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision.

In reviewing our website, you will see that Braemar House School offers small class sizes, an exceptional teaching staff, an enriched and enhanced curriculum all in a safe and nurturing environment that supports your child reaching their full potential.

Our fee schedule covers all costs associated with  our programming for the school year.

Braemar House School fees remain competitive. In addition, Braemar House School is a not-for-profit private school registered as a Charitable organization which means that 100% of tuition and fundraising dollars are re-invested in our school and our students.

Our fee schedule also offers several payment plan options to assist families in meeting the financial requirements of paying tuition. More information about our fee payment plan options is available on the 2016/2017 Fee Schedule.

Grants may be possible through the Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss our fee structure with you and all the wonderful value-added programs we offer in greater detail.


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Come And Observe Our Classrooms

At Braemar, we want very much to make the process of joining our school as easy as possible for both parents and students. One of the most beneficial tools we have found are our Observation Days.

Once you have expressed an interest in applying for admission to Braemar House School we will arrange a mutual in-school Observation period (anywhere from two to three days) in the classroom to which your child would be admitted. These Observation Days present a wonderful opportunity for you to assess our programming, for your child to become familiar with our school and their potential classmates, and for us to assess your child’s strengths and needs.

Arranging Observation Days for your child does not require that you commit to an enrollment contract. The time is a mutually beneficial period for both the potential family and the school to determine whether Braemar is the best fit.

If you are interested in arranging a tour or an observation period for your child, please contact the school office at admin@braemarhouseschool.ca or contact us by phone at

519-753-2929

to arrange a convenient time.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I arrange a tour of Braemar House School?

Our doors are always open and a personalized tour with the Executive Director can be requested at any time throughout the year. Simply contact the school office at admin@braemarhouseschool.ca or contact us by phone at 519-753-2929 to arrange a convenient time.

How much does it cost to send my child to Braemar House School?

Braemar House School is a not-for-profit private school which ensures that 100% of tuition and fundraising dollars are re-invested in our school and our students. Please see our Fee Schedule for more information.

How many students are at Braemar House School?

We currently have 113 students, and, in addition to Montessori and Prep One, we offer straight grades from grade 1 to grade 8.

What are your school hours?

Our school day starts with a first bell at 8:50 a.m. followed by announcements promptly at 9:00 a.m. Classes end at 3:30 p.m. Supervised Before Care is available from 7:30 a.m. until 8:50 a.m. and our After Care program runs from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m.

Are your teachers certified?

All of our elementary teachers are fully qualified and in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers. Our Montessori teachers are fully qualified Montessori trained teachers.

Do you do standardized testing?

Each October, students from Grades 1 to 8 complete the Canadian Achievement Tests (CAT 4). We believe the CAT 4 tests provide individualized, highly informative and timely results that allow us to assess each child’s strengths and weaknesses and thereby allow their teachers to better meet a child’s needs.

Each year, the majority of our students consistently perform at levels one to two grades higher than the Canadian averages. Click to view – Canadian Achievement test results 2015.

Does Braemar House School provide a lunch program?

We offer a hot lunch program each Tuesday and Thursday, through The Lunch Lady.

Does Braemar House School have a religious affiliation?

Braemar is a secular school.

Is it possible to enroll in Braemar House School in any academic year ?

We do accept candidates at all grade levels. Admission is dependent upon availability of space and applicants are required to follow our admissions procedures, including an Observation Period.

Is it possible to enroll in Braemar House School during the academic year?

Situations may arise that result in families looking to apply to school mid-year, and Braemar House School may be able to accommodate such needs.  Our ability to offer a place during the academic year will depend upon space availability, the student’s academic record, as well as other factors. The decision is at the discretion of the Board of Directors and all such students will still be required to follow our admissions procedures, including an Observation Period.   We would be pleased to discuss this with you.

Does Braemar House School offer tuition assistance?

Although Braemar does not have a bursary program, we offer several payment plan options to assist families in meeting the financial requirement of paying tuition. In addition, grants may be possible through the Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation.

Can we get a tax receipt for any of the fees?

There are some expenses which may be claimed by parents as child care expenses. You will receive a receipt for the allowable amounts which can be applied as a tax credit.


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