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Kindergarten

The start of kindergarten is an exciting time for children and their parents. We know that a positive experience at this stage will help your child build confidence and develop skills important to becoming an enthusiastic and energetic learner. The admission process is a collaborative venture, during which we work closely with you to determine the best educational choice for your child.

Please review the information below and feel free to contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions or need assistance.

The start of kindergarten is an exciting time for children and their parents. We know that a positive experience at this stage will help your child build confidence and develop skills important to becoming an enthusiastic and energetic learner. The admission process is a collaborative venture, during which we work closely with you to determine the best educational choice for your child.

Please review the information below and feel free to contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions or need assistance.

Important Kindergarten Dates

Kindergarten Testing
December 1, 2018

Kindergarten Admissions Decisions
December 7, 2018

Kindergarten Registration Deadline
December 21, 2018

Campus Visit

You are welcome to visit us during one of our open house events. Families who are unable to attend are invited to contact the Admissions Office (514-482-0951) to schedule a private visit and information session.

Apply

Please complete the online application. Supporting documents (as indicated on the application) should be uploaded to the form or can be sent by email or mail to:

Lower Canada College
4090, avenue Royal
Montréal (QC) H4A 2M5

The Kindergarten Application deadline for September 2019 admission is November 23, 2018.

Application Checklist

  • A completed online application
  • A photo of the applicant (please write applicant's name on back of photo)
  • A confidential report form (where schools comply)
  • Current year and previous year-end report cards (optional)
  • Readiness test
  • Applicants born in Canada: an original birth certificate (brought to the Admissions Office meeting for certification) or three certified copies of the long form birth certificate. Both parents’ names must appear.
  • Applicants born outside of Canada: an original birth certificate (brought to the Admissions Office meeting for certification) or three certified copies of the long form birth certificate. Both parents’ names must appear. Also include proof of student's or parent's Canadian citizenship. If the applicant or neither parent possesses Canadian citizenship, Canadian immigration documents must be provided.
  • A non-refundable processing and evaluation fee of $50, payable by cash (receipt provided), cheque or money order to Lower Canada College, or by wire transfer (from a financial institution outside Canada only).

Testing

We conduct an evaluation to establish the child's readiness for our program. Children are welcomed to the school to participate in a variety of collaborative and individual activities that are similar to their preschool curriculum.

Readiness testing is conducted towards the beginning of December and decisions are announced approximately one week later.

Kindergarten Readiness Testing for September 2019 admission takes place on December 1, 2018, by appointment. The admissions office will be in touch with all applicants.

When to Apply

The best time to apply is in the fall (i.e. October/November).

Families applying after the first round of decisions may be applying for a space in the wait pool if enrolment is full.

Important Dates for September 2019 Admission to Kindergarten

  • Kindergarten open house: October 30, 2018 (9 am -11:30 am)
  • Application deadline: November 23, 2018
  • Readiness testing: December 1, 2018

Evaluating the Application

We consider a number of criteria when evaluating a student’s file, including:

  • Small group assessments to determine readiness for the program
  • The confidential school report form
  • Past report cards (if available)

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