How to apply

Pear Tree Elementary is looking for Vancouver families that share and support our educational philosophy.

For 2020/21, we are accepting application for all grades.

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Important Information


We have application deadlines on:

  • April 9, 2020
  • Future dates to be announced

Application Deadline: April 9, 2020

Assessment Sessions (Grades 2-7): Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Assessment Session (K-Grade 1):
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Please note that the Assessment Session will be done remotely due to COVID-19 precautions.

Family Interview: April 20-24th, 2020
Decision Date: Monday, May 4th, 2020

Application Process


  • Kindergarten

    1. Complete Online Application (see application deadline dates) + Pay $300 + GST 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
    • A copy of your child’s CareCard and/or vaccination records (if applicable)

    3. Student Invitation for 1-Hour Assessment Session

    4. Family Interview

  • Grades 1-4

    1. Complete Online Application (see application deadline dates) + Pay $300 + GST 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 – 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
    • A copy of your child’s CareCard and/or vaccination records (if applicable)

    3. Student Invitation for 1-Hour Online Assessment Session (see assessment dates/times)

    4. Family Interview (via Zoom)

  • Grades 5-7

    1. Complete Online Application (see application deadline dates) + Pay $300 + GST 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 – 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
    • A copy of your child’s CareCard and/or vaccination records (if applicable)

    3. Student Invitation for 1-Hour Online Assessment Session (see assessment dates/times)

    4. Family Interview (via Zoom)

  • International Applications

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

    Pear Tree Elementary is one of the top private independent schools and is ideal for families looking for the best that modern Canadian education has to offer.

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

    Please note that during their attendance at Pear Tree Elementary, 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) + Pay $300 + GST 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 – 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 herself/himself
    • Email video link to our Admissions email address

    5. Family Skype Interview

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Pear Tree Elementary,
215-2678 West Broadway,
Vancouver, B.C.,
V6K 2G3

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