The Admissions Committee works hard to ensure the fairness of the application and admissions process at our school. Every application package submitted is carefully considered. As there is a high volume of new student applications each year and limited spaces available, we cannot guarantee admission to any applicants. Registration in any grade is also contingent on sufficient enrollment in that grade. Due to our school's small size, there is only one class and educational program available at each grade level.
Applications are processed according to a number of criteria, including available space, student social and academic considerations, whether a sibling has already been admitted to our school, gender equality, diversity in each grade, whether our program will meet the student's needs, parental support for academic and social development, demonstrated parental alignment with our social and educational philosophy, humanitarian grounds, and so on. None of these criteria are determinative and the presence or absence of any one factor will not trigger automatic admission. All of these considerations are weighed carefully with the goal of ensuring equality, fairness, and accepting those who would benefit from our unique educational environment and contribute positively to our school community.
The time an application was submitted is not a consideration. Once re-registration of current students is complete, all submitted applications are considered equally.
Although we would love to be able to offer every applicant a space at our school, we unfortunately do not have enough space to do so. This means that a considerable number of wonderful student applicants are not offered a space at Diamond School each year.
Once all spaces are full and registration for the upcoming year is complete, we maintain a Wait List Pool of qualified student applicants for that school year. While it is uncommon for a space to become available after our spring registration is complete, it does occasionally happen. In such an event, the Admissions Committee may make an Offer of Admission to a student applicant from the Wait List Pool. All applications in our Wait List Pool for that grade for that school year are reviewed according to our Admissions Policy at that time. We do not number our wait list.
Please note that a new Wait List Pool is created for each school year. The Admissions Committee considers new student applications for each school year independent of all previous school years' applications. The Wait List Pool for a given school year consists only of application packages submitted for that school year (ie. only 2019-20 application packages will be considered for an opening in the 2019-20 year, and only 2020-21 application packages will be considered for an opening in the 2020-21 year). You will be required to complete and submit a New Student Application package for each school year that you seek admission for your new student applicant.
Re-registration for students currently enrolled in our school takes place before new student registration. Parents and guardians of currently enrolled students may submit a re-registration application once re-registration begins in early spring.
If you are the parent/guardian of a student currently enrolled in our schools, please do not submit a New Student Application Form for your currently enrolled child. Re-Registration instructions for currently enrolled students are not available online.
A complete Re-Registration Package consists of a Re-registration Application and the payment of the Registration Invoice. All Re-Registration Packages must be submitted and paid by the conclusion of the Re-Registration Period in order to confirm your child's registration at Diamond School. All late or incomplete Re-Registration Packages will be processed with new student applications and no guarantee of admission can be made.
We believe that financial considerations should not determine who is able to attend our school. After your child has been enrolled, you may request financial accommodation by completing the following:
All of our staff deserve to work in a respectful environment, free from discrimination, harassment, or bullying behaviours, just as we expect for our students in our school. Any person, including current and prospective parents, who engages in any disrespectful, discriminatory, harassing, or bullying behaviours will be asked to leave school property and/or to stop the behaviour in question immediately. A continuation of the behaviour will be documented and consequences will result, which may include the withdrawal of offers of admission.