How To Apply
CAIS Boarding Schools accept applications on an individual basis. Generally in Canada, Admissions Offices have rolling admissions policies and accept applications throughout the year until each school is fully enrolled. Greater detail is provided on the admissions page of each school. To find out more about individual schools, please click here. Please do not hesitate to contact CAIS or individual schools if you require support with the application process.
As all schools are different, you will need to be in touch with individual schools to find out their exact application process. Generally, Schools will require applicants to complete the following steps:
Step 1: Complete an online application through the school's website - an application fee may apply
Step 2: Submit supporting documents:
- Submit past and current report cards
- Recommendations (ex., teacher, coach, Headmaster, etc.)
- Submit SSAT results, or complete school's aptitude test (dependent on school)
- Other documentation (ex., birth certificate, photograph, etc.)
- Submit the required language test (International Students) (ex., IELTS or TOEFL)
Step 3: Interview with Admissions Representative (usually available over Skype for international students)
To apply to a CAIS Boarding School, visit our School Profiles section for a direct link to each schools' Admission page.
Fees and Financial Assistance
Affording a Canadian Boarding School education is possible for many families due to the considerable amount of monies available through our schools’ scholarship and bursary funds. Last year, CAIS Boarding Schools gave $19.5 million dollars of financial aid collectively to Canadian and international students.
Please note, however, that most CAIS Boarding Schools have a slightly different fee structure from one another. School fees can be found by visiting the CAIS school finder.
Contact your preferred schools directly to learn about their specific fees and funding opportunities.