- What is the deadline to submit an application?
- How do we begin the application process?
- Is there an admissions test?
- How will I know if our child has been accepted?
- Do you offer scholarships or other financial assistance?
- Do you have waitlists?
- Do you admit students partway through the year?
- Do you offer bus service?
- What languages do you offer?
- Do you offer ESL?
Applications are accepted from August 1st onwards of the year prior to entry. The GNS Admissions office has a 'rolling admissions policy,’ and applications will continue to be accepted until all the available places are filled. Once a grade has reached capacity, an applicant will be applying for our wait-pool only.
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. The first step in applying to GNS is made by completing the online Inquiry Form and submitting a non-refundable application and testing fee of $250. The Admissions Process page outlines additional details about our application procedures.
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.
GNS does not keep a hierarchal list of students for grades that are at capacity. Instead, we have a wait-pool of candidates that we draw from should a space become available. These wait-pools are comprised of mission-appropriate students that have gone through the assessment process. When a space becomes available, we will select a student from the wait-pool that best complements the current make-up of students in the grade.
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.