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Metropolitan Preparatory Academy

Admissions Process

At A Glance

Interview

Review of supporting documentation

Student testing for grades 7 to 9 (if required)

Admissions decision

Submission of registration forms if accepting an offer of admission

Possible end-of-year mathematics assessment


1. INTERVIEW

Unlike many private schools, the initial step of our process is a meeting with the applicant and his/her parents to determine the suitability of the school. The meeting is cooperative in nature. It explores your child’s academic goals, personality, and compatibility with Metro Prep.

The application process can be lengthy, so applying early is strongly recommended. There is no application fee for Canadian students.

2. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

Please bring photocopies of the following with you to the interview:

  • Most recent report card
  • Final report cards for the last two academic years (two sets of June reports)
  • Any available educational/psychological assessments (completed within past two years)


3. TESTING

If, after the interview, it appears that your child may be a prospective Metro Prep student, the process moves forward:

Grades 7-9: Students are required to complete our entrance examination (optional for students who have completed the SSAT). This 2.5 hour test is designed to identify the child’s abilities in mathematics, vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and reading comprehension (the test is diagnostic in purpose – your child will never be reduced to a score at Metro Prep).

A $250 test administration fee is only charged for students who write the test.

Grades 10, 11 & 12: Students are admitted based on submission of current academic records.


4. ADMISSIONS DECISION

Once testing, if applicable, is completed and all supporting documentation has been received and carefully reviewed, your child may be offered admission. To accept the offer and secure your child’s placement, submit completed registration forms.

END-OF-YEAR MATHEMATICS ASSESSMENT

If there is a concern about math skills, a student may need to write an exam in June based on his/her current year’s curriculum. This enables us to determine which math class is most beneficial in the fall. Because we are a semestered school, if a child is required to repeat a course (in any subject area), he/she still has the opportunity to get caught up in the second semester.


Interview Checklist

Please ensure you have the following with you for the interview:

Your child - meeting with the applicant and his or her parents helps determine the suitability of the school

A photocopy of his/her most recent report card

A photocopy of his/her final report cards from the last two academic years

Any available educational/psychological assessments (completed within the past two years)

A list of questions you may have about courses, athletics, extracurricular activities etc.

Pen and paper