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The Admission Five-Step Process

Step 1: Tour the School

Call Janice Prazoff, Director of Admission, at 416-787-9899 ext 224 or email jprazoff@leobaeck.ca to make an appointment to tour the school.

Step 2: Submit Application

Complete the admission application form and send it with the $500 application deposit and a copy of your child’s birth certificate and immunization record to the Admission Office. 

Step 3: Interview

A personal interview is required for all those who submit an application, regardless of grade level. Parents will be contacted to arrange an individual appointment with the Director of Admission. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each family more personally.

Step 4: Assessment

Our in-house assessments will consist of grade appropriate activities with a school administrator. All information collected will be shared with the Director of Admission during the admission process.

Kindergarten: Informal playgroups are held in the Kindergarten classrooms. Children enjoy a story, some play time and an activity.

Grade 1:Grade 1 assessments are held individually. We will conduct an informal assessment in math and language, observe indicators of social/emotional development and attention and listening skills. This will include a classroom visit in the child's current grade.

Grade 2 - Grade 8 (The following steps must occur, but in no particular order):

1) A visit with a school administrator to determine if the school is the right fit in order to build the student for success, including a half-day classroom visit in the child’s current grade.

2) An assessment by Jewish Vocational Service. This is a psycho-educational screening which provides us with pertinent information to ensure we are able to accommodate and meet the academic and social/emotional needs of every student. The cost to the family is $400, and the school subsidizes the remainder of the fee.

3) A Hebrew assessment with the Hebrew Coordinator in order to assess Hebrew language level.

4) Signed consent for The Leo Baeck Day School to contact your child's current and/or previous school(s). 

Step 5: Notification

Acceptance letters are sent out during the year prior to entry. Our waiting list remains in effect until September 1st, immediately prior to school opening. All deposits are fully refundable if we cannot accommodate you by September 1st.

As an admission-based school, The Leo Baeck Day School reserves the right to deny an offer of acceptance at any point during the admission process.