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.

For 2019/20, we are currently accepting application for K/1 and grades 5-7 only.

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Important Information


We have application deadlines on:

  • November 14, 2019
  • January 30, 2020

Application Deadline: November 14, 2019
Assessment Day (Grades 2-7): Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (4-5pm)
Assessment Day (K-Grade 1): Thursday, November 21, 2019 (4-5pm or 5-6pm)
Full or ½ day Trial Day (subject to availability): November 25-29, 2019 (for those applying for grades 1-7)
Family Interview:November 25-29, 2019
Decision Date: Monday, December 9, 2019

Application Deadline: January 30, 2020
Assessment Day (Grades 2-7): Wednesday, February 5, 2020 (4-5pm)
Assessment Day (K-Grade 1):
Thursday, February 6, 2020 (4-5pm or 5-6pm)
Full or ½ day Trial Day (subject to availability): February 10-14, 2020 (for those applying for grades 1-7)
Family Interview:
February 10-14, 2020
Decision Date: Monday, February 24, 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)

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

    5. Student Invitation for 1/2 day trial (see dates/times)

    6. Family Interview

  • 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)

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

    5. Student Invitation for 1/2 day trial (see dates/times)

    6. Family Interview

  • 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:

    • 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)

    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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