How to Apply
Want to learn more about Madrona? We encourage you to explore our website and then contact our Admissions Team for more details. Our Admissions Coordinator happily accepts 20 to 30 minute information sessions on the phone.
1. APPLY ONLINE
Submit an online Inquiry Form to our Admissions Team. All Forms are received directly by our Admissions Coordinator and applicants will be contacted in a timely fashion according to inquiry volume and time they are applying.
Madrona admits students at 3 points during the year: September, January, and April. Please note that in order to properly deadlines to apply for each point of entry:
- September deadline: May 30 of the previous school year
- January deadline: November 15
- April deadline: February 28
2. PARENT INTERVIEW
The first step to our admissions process is a interview between the parents and our Admissions Team. This initial meeting is a great way for parents to provide the school with a detailed picture of who their child is socially, emotionally, and academically. It’s also a great chance for parents to ask questions about Madrona and how their child might fit in to the school community.
Interviews are typically 1 hour long and include a tour of the campus. Parents are required to bring the following documents to the interview:
- A copy of any past psychoeducational assessments
- Copies of any relevant reporting from Occupational Therapists, Behaviour Interventionists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, or educators
- Copies of past and current Individual Education Plan (IEP)
- Copies of the child’s past two report cards
- Detailed student class work or at-home projects (optional)
Interviews will be scheduled based on the point of entry you wish to enroll at. Please note that interviews do not guarantee a spot within Madrona.
3. STUDENT VISIT DAYS
Student visits are an integral part of the admissions process. Shortlisted families will be contacted for a visit day. Student visits are a way for Madrona and the student to see what a typical day will be like in that student is enrolled. K to Grade 3 Applicants are required to do an initial half-day visit and then, if successful, a subsequent full-day visit. Grade 4 and above students are required to do a full-day visit and amy be asked to come in for a second or third visit if the school deems necessary.
Please note that student visit days do not guarantee a spot within Madrona.
After the Student Visit a decision will be made in consultation between staff, admissions coordinators, school counselors and school administration.
Decisions on whether the child is a fit or not are made with staff, the current cohort, and the applying student in mind.