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.
Once your application is submitted, you will have the opportunity to book your interview and pay the application fee through our online booking system. Students and parents attend interview appointments together and are offered a student-led tour before the interview. When booking your interview, you will have the opportunity to choose a private student-led tour or an interview only appointment. A member of our Admissions team will first interview the student and then parents will be invited for the family interview portion. Please plan to be at the school for approximately two hours.
Preparing for your Interview
Local students applying for Grade 7 are asked to prepare a portfolio of graded school work and personal accomplishments to present during the interview.
Grade 7 Portfolio Presentation include:
- A teacher-marked Writing sample from Grade 6 – copy to be kept on file
- A teacher-marked Mathematics test from Grade 6 – copy to be kept on file
- A sample piece from a school project from current or past year
- Any awards or certificates (Academic, Athletic, Arts, leadership, community service)
- Any photos that highlight personal accomplishments
Please note that Grade 8 is not an entry year for us and spaces are attrition dependent. We therefore do not conduct a full admissions process until such time as we have confirmed openings. We encourage applications in the event spaces become available, and the Admissions Office will reach out directly to applicants should we move forward with the process.