Process


Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision. We want to help you ensure that you find the “right fit”.  Before applying, please feel free to contact us to obtain further information, learn about upcoming events, book a tour of the school, or to schedule a meeting.

2019/2020 Enrollment Now Open

We are currently accepting applications for new enrolments for the 2019/2020 academic year. Some grade levels are projected to be at or near capacity. We encourage prospective families to initiate the application process as soon as possible. This will ensure adequate time for us to answer your questions, review the application forms and arrange for a student visit prior to the end of May 2019. 

2019/2020 Admissions PRocess

1. Initial Contact

Please feel free to contact us with your initial questions and to obtain information about our programs.

We encourage prospective parents and students to attend one of our upcoming Admissions Events (follow link for full details).  Please register for events by emailing reception@shambhalaschool.org or calling 902-454-6100, extension 1.  These events are great opportunities to view our classroom environment, learn more about our school, meet with faculty and chat with existing parents and/or students.

If you are unable to attend one of these Admission Events we invite you to contact us to make making individual arrangements that best suit the needs of you and your family. 

  • If you are interested in our Pre-Primary program, please contact Ms. Leah Noonan, Head Teacher of our Pre-Primary program, to schedule a tour at lnoonan@shambhalaschool.org.
  • If you are interested in Primary through to Grade 12 please contact Ms. Margot Louise, our Head of Admissions, to arrange a private tour and/or student visit.

2. Initiate Application Process

Once you have decided that Shambhala School is a good fit for your family, download the applicable application and recommendation forms at the bottom of this page.

3. Application

Complete and submit the Application Form and supporting documents to Academic Director, Margot Louise at mlouise@shambhalaschool.org. Application forms for Grade 1 through to Grade 12 enrollment should be accompanied by a Student Recommendation Form and Report Cards for the current year and one previous year.

4. Application Fee

After our initial review of each application, we will ask you to submit the $100 non-refundable application fee and the completed Teacher Recommendation Form.

5. Classroom Visit

Your child will be invited to visit the classroom or meet the teacher(s) for an informal assessment. Students in Grades 1 -12 usually join the class for the full day. Pre-Primary and Primary classroom visits are shorter. Alternate arrangements can be made for families applying from outside of Nova Scotia. 

6. Notification of Acceptance

Within two weeks of the classroom visit, we will notify you of the classroom teacher’s recommendation for acceptance.

7. Deposit 

A non-refundable deposit of $500 will be required within two weeks of acceptance to hold the child’s place in class. This amount is non-refundable if the child does not enroll. Upon registration this deposit will be applied towards the Commencement Fee. 

8. REGISTRATION

Registration arrangements and financial contracts are due in June of 2019 for the 2019/2020 academic year.  Registration arrangements for students accepted after June 2019 must be completed within two weeks of acceptance.

9. Before and After School Program

If you are registering a student in Pre-Primary – Grade 5 and are interested in our Before or After School Program, please refer to the separate fee schedule. Deadline for enrollment in our Before and After School Program is August 1, 2019, however we welcome early enrollment.

 

2019/2020 APpLication and RecomMendation Forms

Click here for Pre-Primary forms.

Primary Application Form 2019-20

Primary Student Recommendation Form

Grade 1 – 12 Application Form 2019-20 

Grade 1- 12 Student Recommendation Form

Click here for details of the admission process and admission forms applicable to International Students.