Frequently Asked Questions
- What's the best way to learn more about Meadowridge?
- How do I apply to Meadowridge?
- What is tuition? Are there additional costs?
- Is there a bus program? How do I sign up?
- What are the class sizes?
- What are the important dates and deadlines?
- What tests are required for admission?
- When will I know if my child has been accepted?
- Is there an After-School program?
- Do you offer financial assistance or scholarships?
- What clubs and Teams do you offer?
- What is the International Baccalaureate (IB)?
Attend an Open House
The best way to learn more about Meadowridge is to visit us in person. If you are unable to do so we recommend looking through our Campus Tour page on the website.
Browse through our website
Have a general look through our website or if you are interested in a specific program visit their respective areas of the website. Have a look at all our main pages by browsing through the main navigation at the top of the website. If you aren't sure where to start, try visiting these pages:
Inquire and ask questions
If you can't find an answer to your question just let us know. You can fill out the form on this page to the right or email the Admissions Office at [email protected]
If you are ready to learn more but aren't quite ready to apply please Inquire. You will then have access to our Apply Portal and invited to Admissions events.
The requirements for admissions to Meadowridge differs depending on the grade you are applying for.
When you fill out an Inquiry or Application Form you are given access to our Apply Portal. In that is a personalized dashboard with a checklist, communication tools, and resources to complete your application.
Visit our Tuition page to find out our tuition and additional fees for the current school year.
The tuition for the following school year is released in December by our Board of Governors.
Please note: International students have a different tuition rate.
Bus services are offered to help our students get to and from school each day.
Our students are a busy bunch, and so we offer morning pick-up, afternoon drop-off, and optional late buses throughout the week. All of our regular buses arrive to Meadowridge at 8:15am and leave at 3:40pm.
Bus sign-up happens once a student is enrolled. An email is sent out to all new families by June with sign-up options.
The numbers of students in each class differs per grade level.
In certain grades class sizes that are very small are detrimental to learning, whereas larger class sizes in certain grades helps to form a community and develop a positive learning environment.
Regardless of the number of students in each class we ensure there are more than enough teachers, staff, and resources for all the children.
In general our classes from Junior Kindergarten* to Grade 5 classes tend to be between 18 to 20 children. In Grade 6 to 10 the class sizes tend to be between 20 to 22 children. This number can vary outside these ranges from time-time.
*Junior Kindergarten requires special regulations from Fraser Health Authority because of the children's age. There can be no more than eight children for one Early Childhood Educator in the class.
All important Admissions dates and deadlines can be found on our Admissions Calendar.
Important dates include:
- Open House
- First Round of Decision Application Deadline
- Observation Day
- Assessment Day
- SSAT Schedule
All applicants applying to grades 6 onward are required to take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT). The Meadowridge SSAT Code is 4992.
To register or find more information about these tests, please visit www.ssat.org.
Once your application is completed and you have gone through an observation/assessment/SSAT testing you will recieve a communication from our Admissions Office by a date outlined in a previous communication.
You can also track your status via your personalized dashboard in our Apply Portal.
Deciding on the right school for your family is a very important decision. To make a confident decision consider visiting multiple schools to ask students and faculty questions and learn about their community.
Do your research. Visit school websites, look through admissions materials, and ask questions. There are many different types of curriculum and benefits to each school so it is important to get as much knowledge as you can.
Make sure you understand what is involved in the admissions process. Before applying make a note to speak with the Admissions Office.
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