Below are some essential steps when applying to Branksome Hall.
Plan Your Visit
We welcome you to come and visit Branksome Hall!
We hold Open Houses each fall
and offer group and private tours. Our Admissions team looks forward to answering your questions during your visit. We are also available by phone or email. Each year, we travel internationally to meet families of potential boarding students. This fall, we will be traveling to Germany, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico and the U.S.
Students and parents attend interview appointments together and are offered a student-led tour before the interview. Interviews are informal and are meant to help both the school and the applicant get to know each other better. International students unable to visit the school in person are able to schedule an online interview through our online booking system.
Students from JK - Grade 6 are tested holistically using the most current developmental tools. Local students applying for Grade 7 are asked to prepare a portfolio of graded school work and personal accomplishments to present during the interview. International students applying to Grade 7 and 8 must write the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test). All students applying to Grade 9 to 11 must write the SSAT.
Applications are due the last Friday of November and day school admissions decisions will be communicated on the last Friday of February. Boarding applications are accepted on a rolling basis and admissions decisions are communicated upon the completion of the full process, typically between January to March.