Application

Pear Tree School welcomes rolling admissions, meaning applications are accepted at any time. Below are dates and times for application and deadlines.

Links to our local application forms can be found below. Local applications are for those who can attend the in-person assessment.

If you cannot attend this and require a remote assessment, you must use the following application form.

Click here for applications outside of Canada (incl. International Students).

First Intake

Application Deadline
November 3, 2023

Assessment Session (Grades K-1)
November 7, 2023, from 4 to 5 p.m.

Assessment Session (Grades 2-8)
November 8, 2023, from 4 to 5 p.m.

Parent Interviews
November 13-24, 2023

Decision Deadline
November 30, 2023

Second Intake

Application Deadline
January 26, 2024

Assessment Session (Grades K-1)
January 30, 2024, from 4 to 5 p.m.

Assessment Session (Grades 2-8)
January 31, 2024, from 4 to 5 p.m.

Parent Interviews
February 5-16, 2024

Decision Deadline
February 23, 2024

Third Intake

Application Deadline
April 26, 2024

Assessment Session (Grades K-1)
May 1, 2024, from 4 to 5 p.m.

Assessment Session (Grades 2-8)
May 2, 2024, from 4 to 5 p.m.

Parent Interviews
May 6-10, 2024

Decision Deadline
May 17, 2024

Application Process

Kindergarten

1. Complete online application (see application deadline dates) and pay $300 + GST non-refundable application fee.

Please note that if you are applying from outside of Canada and cannot attend our in-person assessment, we will need to charge the international application fee.

2. Submit required documents:

  • Proof of your child’s Canadian citizenship or permanent residence (i.e. birth certificate, passport, PR card)
  • Parent’s proof of Canadian citizenship, Permanent Residency, or Study/Work visa
  • Letter of reference from current preschool or daycare
  • Any other information about the student (including but not limited to academic / psychological evaluations or assessments)
  • Any Individual Educational Plans (IEP) assigned to the student
  • Any English Language Learning (ELL) reports

3. Student Invitation for Small Group Assessment Session

4. Family Interview

Grades 1 to 7

1. Complete online application (see application deadline dates) and pay $300 + GST non-refundable application fee.

Please note that if you are applying from outside of Canada and cannot attend our in-person assessment, we will need to charge the international application fee.

2. Submit required documents:

  • Proof of your child’s Canadian citizenship or permanent residence (i.e. birth certificate, passport, PR card)
  • Parent’s proof of Canadian citizenship, Permanent Residency, or Study/Work visa
  • For Grade 1 to 7 applicants: a copy of the most current report card
  • Any other information about the student (including but not limited to academic / psychological evaluations or assessments)
  • Any Individual Educational Plans (IEP) assigned to the student
  • Any English Language Learning (ELL) reports

3. Student Invitation for Small Group Assessment Session

4. Student Invitation for a Trial Day at Pear Tree School

5. Family Interview

Grade 8

1. Complete online application (see application deadline dates) and pay $300 + GST non-refundable application fee.

Please note that if you are applying from outside of Canada and cannot attend our in-person assessment, we will need to charge the international application fee.

2. Submit required documents:

  • Proof of your child’s Canadian citizenship or permanent residence (i.e. birth certificate, passport, PR card)
  • Parent’s proof of Canadian citizenship, Permanent Residency, or Study/Work visa
  • For Grade 8 applicants: a copy of the most current report card
  • Any other information about the student (including but not limited to academic / psychological evaluations or assessments)
  • Any Individual Educational Plans (IEP) assigned to the student
  • Any English Language Learning (ELL) reports

3. Video submission (3-5 minutes)

4. Student Invitation for Small Group Assessment Session

5. Student Interview

6. Family Interview

International Applications

Pear Tree School welcomes international applicants, and has a limited number of places available for international students seeking one or more years of education.

Families can register with us directly, or through an agency / immigration firm.

Please note that during their attendance at Pear Tree School, all international students must reside with a family member (parent or relative) in the Vancouver area.

At least one family member must provide proof of temporary residence in Vancouver, i.e. work visa or study visa.

Also, the child must already have a sufficient level of English to study in their grade level. The higher the grade level, the higher the level of English required.

Application Process

1. Complete online application (see application deadline dates) and pay $500 + GST non-refundable application fee

2. Submit required documents with online application:

  • Copy of your child’s passport
  • Copy of parents’ passports
  • Copy of parent’s work visa (if applicable)
  • For Grade 1 to 7 applicants: a copy of the most current report card (in English)
  • Any other information about the student (including but not limited to academic / psychological evaluations or assessments)

3. Complete School Recommendation Form

To help us better understand the student, we ask that the person most knowledgeable about this student (e.g. classroom teacher, administrator) complete this form. Please note that all information in this form is confidential.

4. Video submission

  • Demonstration of your child’s English literacy (reading, writing, speaking, listening) and numeracy skills
  • Short presentation by student about themself
  • Email video link to our Admissions email address

5. Family Interview (via Zoom)