Boarding Students

Birth Year

Grade 9: 2005
Grade 10: 2004
Grade 11: 2003


2019 Intake

Grade 9: 8 to 10 students
Grade 10: 5 to 7 students
Grade 11: 3 to 5 students


Step 1: Complete the Online Application

Application Fee

Prior to November 2, 2018 – $200 CAD
After November 2, 2018 – $250 CAD


Application Deadline

Boarding applications are accepted on a rolling basis, although submission prior to November 30, 2018 is recommended.


Once you begin an online application, you will receive a unique username and password. The login information will be important to have through the process. When applying online, please make sure you are using Google Chrome as your internet browser.

For the online admission application process, families will need to complete the following:

  • Family Information Section
  • Student Questionnaire
  • Parent Questionnaire
  • Upload final June 2016-17 school report
  • Upload final June 2017-18 school report
  • Submit all report cards received for current 2018-19 school year
  • Upload applicant’s birth certificate
  • Upload current photo (passport or school style photo)
  • Submit the Confidential School Report to the applicant’s teacher or Principal
  • Pay the application fee


Helpful Hints

  • To avoid timeout errors when completing the application, we recommend that you save your responses in a Word document and cut-and-paste them into the online form.
  • When uploading forms, please ensure they are PDF copies.


Already started your application or are a current Havergal family? Log in to the Admission Portal below to complete your application.


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Step 2: Financial Assistance

Deadline to apply for Financial Assistance: January 7, 2019

Thanks to many gifts from Old Girls, parents and friends, Havergal is able to move toward eliminating the tuition fee barrier for exceptional students in the Upper School who otherwise would not be able to attend Havergal. Financial aid is awarded in the form of a bursary. Bursaries are based on demonstrated financial need and are confidential.

To be considered, please complete the Financial Assistance for Canadian Students (FACS) application form available on applefinancialservices.ca. The deadline to apply is January 7, 2019. Financial assistance decisions are separate from admission decisions. Visit Tuition and Finanancial Information to learn more and to apply. Havergal also offers several Entrance Scholarships that are based on the financial need demonstrated by the candidate.


Step 3: Online Interview

Once the application is completed, all candidates will be asked to complete an online interview. This interview must be completed within one week of receiving the link. The purpose of this step in our admission process is two-fold: to allow us to get to know a bit about your daughter, what she values and what motivates her before she comes for her personal interview. It will also allow the girls to have an opportunity to introduce themselves to us in an environment that they are comfortable in. There is a wide variety of questions that may be asked, but each girl will start with the same question – “why do you believe it is important to educate young women?”

Applicants are able to answer practice questions prior to beginning the interview and have an opportunity to become comfortable with the format before they begin the recorded interview. It is important that each applicant knows this is a tool that helps us to get to know them – the recorded interview is not scored. Once the online interview is completed, applicants will be contacted to book their personal tour and interview.


Step 4: Assessment

Grade 9 to 11 applicants must write the SSAT and may register to write the test at www.ssat.org. Applicants may be interviewed prior to writing the SSAT. Times and locations in your area can be obtained from the website or by calling SSAT at 609-683-4440.


Step 5: English Requirements

Havergal does not offer an ESL program. In order for students to be successful at Havergal, they must be able to demonstrate fluency in both oral and written communication.  Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to complete the IELTS test determine their proficiency.


Step 6: Tour & Interview

Once we receive your completed application and your online interview is completed, all applicants are contacted to schedule a personal tour and interview.  The interview is designed to allow us to get to know you and your daughter as well as provide an opportunity for you to ask questions about the Havergal difference. While we recommend that families visit Havergal for a tour and their interview, we are able to interview candidates by phone or via Skype for those who are unable to visit in person. Please let us know if you will be in the Toronto area. We would love to have you visit the school and for your daughter to be our guest for an overnight stay in the Boarding School.

Please contact our Admission Office for more details. Admission decisions for Boarding candidates are made as soon as the candidate’s file is complete. Learn more about Boarding at Havergal.


Step 7: Admission Decision

Boarding admissions are completed on a rolling basis and applications should be submitted as early as possible. We highly recommend applying by November 30, 2018. All applications must be accompanied by the application fee and copies of the previous two years’ report cards, which have been translated into English if necessary. It is also important to include a summary of the grading system if it does not appear on the report card.


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