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Thank you for your interest in joining our school community for the 2019-2020 school year. Our online application process makes it easier to gather important information and documentation essential in determining your child’s admission to St. Thomas More Collegiate.

2019 – 2020 Application Process

St. Thomas More Collegiate is looking for students and families who are able to help further the aims of the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education – students and families who will positively contribute to our school and the STMC community.  If you think you have the Knight Stuff, we invite you to apply to become a part of something special!

We are now accepting applications for students entering Grades 8-12 for the 2019-2020 school year.  STMC will be extending offers of admission to approximately 150 new Grade 8 students for the fall of 2019. The “Class of 2024” will be our 60th class of incoming Knights.

We typically have a few spaces available in Grade 9-12 each year.  The total number of spaces varies annually.  Offers of admission for Grades 9-12 placements will take place following our re-registration process for current students in early spring 2019.

How to Apply

Step 1 Assemble the required documentation as outlined in the Document Checklist below.  The online application system allows you to upload documents in either PDF or JPG formats.
Step 2 Create an application account at our secure application site: https://apply.stmc.bc.ca
Step 3 Complete the STMC online application form and upload the required documents.
Step 4

Finalize your online application by paying the $125 application fee. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Interac.

Application deadline is Monday January 21, 2019

Step 5 Attend the STMC Open House on Tuesday January 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM.
Step 6 Arrange for the applicant’s attendance at the Grade 8 Placement Test on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 1pm.


Documentation Checklist

☑ Applicant’s birth certificate
Applicants who are Canadian Citizens – applicant’s birth certificate or citizenship certificate
Applicants who are Permanent Residents – applicant’s permanent resident card or record of landing
Applicants who are Foreign Nationals – Applicant’s passport pages clearly showing the passport number, dates of issue and expiry, name and date of birth. If presently in Canada, also include the stamp made by Canadian authorities of your child’s most recent entry into Canada PLUS their most current immigration document.
☑ Recent Photo (school photo preferred)
For Catholic applicants, Baptismal Certificate
For Catholic applicants, Letter of Support from Parish Priest (Click Here To Download Form A)
Note: Students currently attending Grade 7 (i) at Our Lady of Mercy, St. Francis de Sales, or St. Michael’s, or (ii) who are registered in one of the following parishes – Our Lady of Mercy, St. Francis de Sales, or St. Michael’s DO NOT require a Letter of Support from their Parish Priest
For non-Catholic applicants, Letter of Support from Worship Leader if applicable (Click Here To Download Form A)
☑ Applicant’s most recent Report Cards (June 2018 & December 2018)
☑ Student’s Application Letter – a personal letter written by the student stating why he/she would like to attend STMC
☑ Individual Education Plan (IEP) if an applicant is requiring Learning Assistance Support.  Learning assistance support may be provided to students who have a psycho-educational assessment (preferably within the last two years) or have a previous IEP in place at their current school.
☑ From ONE parent or guardian, ONE of the following documents: Birth certificate, Citizenship certificate, Permanent Resident card, Record of landing OR Passport showing name, date of birth, and passport number

Optional Documents

  • Letters of Support – Character References from current or former teachers, athletic coaches, club leaders, volunteer leaders, alumni of St. Thomas More Collegiate, or parents of present St. Thomas More Collegiate students. Note: Students currently attending Grade 7 at Our Lady of Mercy, St. Francis de Sales, or St. Michael’s should not request a letter of reference from their current classroom teacher. References for all Grade 7 students currently attending these schools will be sent directly to STMC by their teachers.
  • Medical information if relevant for application consideration
  • Details of First Nations ancestry if applicable

For more information on applying for admission to St. Thomas More Collegiate, please contact our Registrar:

Mrs. Cirillo
Registrar
604-521-1801

 

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