Thank you for your interest in Aberdeen Hall and considering our school for your child’s future. We are excited to begin this journey with you as we know that choosing the right school is one of the most important decisions that a parent will make.

If you would like information about grade availability, programming or to book a campus tour, please fill out our inquiry information form and we will get in touch with you shortly.

 

Aberdeen Hall uses MySchool, a web-based software, for the submission of online applications. MySchool allows you to efficiently apply, upload the required documents, and track the status of your application through our Admissions Portal.
If you already have a MySchool account, please sign-in with your existing username and password and start your application. Otherwise, you will be asked to create a new account and a profile. Once created, you can submit applications for multiple children.  When creating your account, make sure to use an email address which you will have easy access to throughout the application process. This email will serve as your primary email contact with our Aberdeen Hall.

Please make sure to complete all required fields as you progress through the application. We recommend that you regularly save the information you have updated before moving on to the next section in the application form.

Please ensure to read the application step instructions prior to beginning your application as you will need to familiarize yourself with the requirements needed to complete your application. 

 

Current Families:

Admission Portal

New Families:

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Application Fee
A non-refundable and non-transferable application fee of $200 is required to complete your application and submit it for review. Please note that this must be submitted in order to be considered for enrollment at Aberdeen Hall. 


1. Supporting Documents
When submitting your online application, please make sure to have the following available to upload to your admissions form:

  • Teacher Reference Form (for applicants in Grades 1-12)
  • 2 Years of Report Cards (if applicable)
  • Psych-Ed Assessment/IEP
  • Legal Alert or Custody/Parenting Order/Restraining order (if applicable)
  • Student’s proof of age: Birth certificate OR passport and a copy of the student’s BC Health Card (Front and Back)
  • Parent’s proof of Canadian residency (1 of the following): 
    • Canadian Birth certificate
    • Canadian Passport
    • Canadian Permanent Residency Card
    • Card Version of Canadian Citizenship
    • Study Permit (MUST be valid for 2 or more years of the time of enrollment)
    • Work Permit (MUST be valid for 2 or more years of the time of enrollment)
  • BC Driver’s License (front of card). If this is not available, please submit one of the following in the meantime”
    • Long Term Lease Agreement
    • Property Title
    • Utility Bill
    • BC Property Assessment
  • Signed Copy of the Legal Residency Form (final form in the electronic application document)

We recognize that not all of the information will be available to you when initially completing an application and encourage you to continue with the process while you work towards uploading the above information. 

2. Assessments and Interviews
Once the school has received your application and application fee, families will be contacted to arrange an Admissions conversation with the parents/guardians as well as a readiness assessment for students. The admissions conversation must take place prior to the student assessment. Please see below for assessment details:

Preschool and Kindergarten
Application Deadline: November 1st for consideration for the next upcoming school year
Families who have completed an application for Preschool and Kindergarten by November 1st will receive an invitation to attend a readiness visit. Preschool group readiness visits take place in February and Kindergarten group readiness visits take place in November. 

Grade School
Families who have completed an application for Grades 1-12 will be invited to participate in a readiness assessment. For those students who do not live in the Okanagan, these can be completed virtually. Students will be invited to visit in the classroom for a short time and then complete a digital assessment. These assessments help provide the school with greater insight into each student’s strengths and areas for growth. Middle School and Senior School students will also have the opportunity to meet with the divisional principal for a short conversation. 

3. Decisions
Families will be contacted from a member of our admissions team once all aspects of the admissions process have been completed.

Kindergarten Decisions are provided to parents by December

Preschool Decisions are provided to parents by March

Grade School Decisions are made throughout the school year until classes are full.

*please note that priority placement is given to families who currently have students attending the school

Waitpool
Should a student not meet the deadline or a grade is at capacity but successfully completes the application process, they will be offered to be placed in our waitpool.     

Applications are valid for one admissions cycle.

To continue with your child’s application for the next admissions cycle, an application fee of $200 must be submitted through your MySchool application portal. 

What is the readiness assessment for Grade School?

The readiness assessment is an online tool through Cambridge assessments which is offered to students in grades 3-12. These assessments provide an objective assessment of each student’s strengths and abilities.

How do I prepare my child for the Preschool or Kindergarten group visit?

Play, play, play! This group visit is designed to showcase the strengths of such young students and allow the teachers to get to know each child individually. We are not assessing for academic understanding but looking for a holistic picture of where each child is at.

Do you have Financial Assistance?

Yes we do. Please click here to learn more about our Financial Assistance Program. 

What type of student are you looking for?

At Aberdeen Hall, we look holistically at all students who are applying and seek to admit students who are developmentally ready for the grade they are entering. It is important that each child demonstrate age-appropriate skills for their learning environment. We care about our students and seek to admit students and families who value education and are prepared to enrich our incredible school community.

What is the average class size?

Aberdeen Hall prides itself on maintaining small class sizes in order to ensure a personalized learning environment for our students. We try to maintain a maximum of 3 classes per grade with 18-24 students in each class.

How do you support students with greater academic needs

The Edge Program is designed to ensure that all students at Aberdeen Hall meet with success within our university preparatory school environment. The Edge Program provides additional academic support (3 blocks a week) to students with learning differences who are approaching or meeting BC grade level expectations and behave in a manner that contributes to the school community, as outlined in our Admissions Policy. Admission to the Edge Program is limited in each division and does require students to submit a current psychoeducational assessment as well as an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). Please note the Edge Program fees are in addition to regular school fees. 

For more information on the Edge Program at Aberdeen Hall, please email [email protected].

Do you accept new students in the middle of the year?

We offer a rolling admissions process so that, should there be space available we can offer a mid-year placement. The exception to this mid-year entry is in our Senior School where we traditionally only take start of year placements.

My other children currently attend the school, do I still need to go through the admissions process?

All families (new, returning, and existing) are asked to participate in the admissions process. We believe strongly in our school community and our admissions process is one way that we maintain connections with our parents.

We're looking for students who demonstrate leadership through academic performance, involvement in co-curricular activities, and civic engagement. We care about our students and seek those who value education and are prepared to enrich our incredible community. 

If you'd like to learn more about Aberdeen Hall, our Open House events are the perfect opportunity to do so. 

Upcoming Open House Events

February 22, 2024 - All Ages Open House
9:00-11:00am

February 22, 2024 - All Ages Open House | Virtual
6:30-8:30pm
 

Register for an Open House Event HERE. 

Application Fee for Aberdeen Hall Preschool - Grade 12
$
Application Fee for Aberdeen Hall - International Student
$
First Tuition Instalment Payment
$

The Admissions Team

Mrs. Ullyot graduated from the University of British Columbia-Okanagan with a Bachelor of Education specializing in Elementary Teaching. During her undergraduate degree, she spent a semester abroad in Southern Australia where she studied French and Anthropology at the University of Adelaide. Mrs. Ullyot was highly influenced by many of her elementary teachers and knew from a very young age that she too would teach. She strongly believes that all students have the ability to succeed in a safe, positive, and structured environment. Mrs. Ullyot taught at Aberdeen Hall from 2011 through 2016 and has been in her role as Director of Admissions ever since. One of her greatest passions (aside from teaching) is dancing. Mrs. Ullyot is professionally trained in various forms of dance and her highlights include performing in Disneyland and Tokyo. She incorporates her love for the arts through both the Drama program as well as co-curricular activities at Aberdeen Hall In her spare time, Mrs. Ullyot enjoys attending spin classes, reading, or spending quality time with friends and family.

Ms. Crebo completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Regina and earned Master’s degrees from Sussex University, UK (International Studies) and the University of Hong Kong (Applied Linguistics). She received a TESL diploma from Okanagan College and an Award of Achievement in Intercultural Communications from UBC. Elaine taught at both public and private schools and was a university lecturer during her ten years in Asia. She authored a series of ESL books for the Hong Kong Primary School system and has writen children's books for non-a profit project in Cambodia where she was actively involved in building a school for impoverished children.  Elaine is a Contributing Editor for CULTURE magazine (Asia) where she enjoys writing and photographing travel adventures around the world. Ms. Crebo brings awareness and sensitivity to the intercultural dynamics experienced by international students and and along with her family, host students from abroad in the AHPS Family Boarding program. Ms. Crebo is a Rotarian, a  soccer mom and active in the community. She and her family enjoy camping, kayaking, cycling, and world travel!

AdmissionsApplications to Aberdeen Hall are accepted year round and are increasingly competitive.

At Aberdeen Hall, we seek to admit well-rounded students who choose to be at our school. We are looking for students who demonstrate leadership through academic performance, involvement in co-curricular activities and civic engagement. We care about our students and seek those who value education and are prepared to enrich our incredible school community.

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