Admissions FAQs

GNS Admissions Office

What is the deadline to submit an application?

Families can submit applications at any time during the year. The GNS Admissions office has a 'rolling admissions policy,’ and accepts applications year round until all the available places are filled.

How do we begin the application process?

Families are warmly invited to arrange to have a tour of GNS—an important first step in the admissions process. This tour will provide you with information about our internationally recognized programs, and our community—its energy and culture. Formal application to GNS is made by completing the online Application Form and submitting a non-refundable application and testing fee of $200. The Admissions Process page outlines additional details about our application procedures.

Is there an admissions test?

All applicants are assessed in an age-appropriate manner and sometimes this involves a written exam. The methods of assessment are outlined on our Admissions Process page.

How will I know if our child has been accepted?

Within two weeks of applicants completing the admissions assessment, parents will be contacted and advised of the results. All aspects of the admissions process are taken under consideration to confirm that GNS is the right school for the student. And, provided we have space, the family will be asked to complete a registration package.

Do you offer scholarships or other financial assistance?

Do you have waiting lists?

Yes, we do have students on wait lists for some of our grades. Students who have completed the admissions process and have been deemed qualified may be placed on a wait list due to space limitations.

Do you admit students partway through the year?

Yes, space permitting, we do admit students if the circumstances are right.

How will I know if our child has been accepted?

Within two weeks of applicants completing the admissions assessment, parents will be contacted and advised of the results. All aspects of the admissions process are taken under consideration to confirm that GNS is the right school for the student. And, provided we have space, the family will be asked to complete a registration package.

Do you offer bus service?

Yes, GNS has a partnership with St. Michaels University School to share transportation services. Information about our city-wide routes can be found on our Bus Information page.

What languages do you offer?

French and Mandarin are offered from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. A Spanish option is introduced beginning in Grade 6.

Do you offer ESL?

GNS does not offer the traditional ESL program, Instead, we offer English Acquisition, which is a specialized English language course for students whose first language is not English. The GNS English Acquisition program empowers students with language skills and creates academic gain for students across all their subjects. Please check our English Acquisition page for more information.

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