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Frequently Asked Questions
St. Michael’s College School was founded in 1852 by the Congregation of St. Basil (Basilian Fathers) to offer young men a well-rounded, Catholic education.
St. Michael’s is located just north of the North-East corner of Bathurst Street and St. Clair Avenue. The school’s address is 1515 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5P 3H4
From Psalm 118, the school’s motto is “Doce Me Bonitatem et Disciplinam et Scientiam”, the Latin for, “Teach me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge”. Worn on every student’s school blazer, it is what he is asking the school to teach him. It means that being a good person and being a disciplined individual are as important as the knowledge acquired in education.
St. Michael’s College School is an all-boys school.
The school is open to students from Grades 7-12.
The two main entry points for candidates are Grade 7 and Grade 9.
Yes. Applications are accepted at all other grade levels throughout the year. Admission is dependent upon the usual academic scrutiny and availability of space.
The Admissions Committee considers a student’s entrance test results (for Grade 7, 8 or 9 admission), the last two year’s final report cards, present year progress report card, parish and community involvement, extra-curricular activities, teacher reference (Student Profile Sheet), and candidate interview.
Yes, interviews are part of the application and admission process.
All applicants for Grades 7, 8, and 9 are required to write the St. Michael’s College School Entrance Test on-campus. The entrance test includes a one-hour math assessment and one-hour English language assessment. Candidates bring their own laptop to write the test, although the school is also able to provide a device on which to write the test if needed.
Yes, textbooks and supplies will cost approximately $500, school uniform approximately $700, incidental fees range from $1,600 to $3,000 depending on grade level, and a Capital Improvement Fee of $5,000 is levied as a one-time per student charge.
Plan A: Full payment made with acceptance of admission offer; $300 discount. Plan B: Four installments, i) with acceptance of admission offer, ii) April 15, iii) June 15, and iv) August 15; $100 discount. Plan C: Monthly installments, i) with acceptance of admission offer, ii) monthly thereafter April 15 to October 15. Cash, cheque, and all major credit cards are accepted.
Yes, applications for financial assistance is made through a third party financial company (Apple Financial) with recommendation on amount forthcoming. Financial assistance applications completed and submitted with the Standard Application Due Date (usually before December 1) will result in financial aid notification accompanying the first wave offers of admission. Each year St. Michael’s College School funds for financial assistance are depleted before the end of the school year. It is imperative that families requiring financial assistance apply for it as soon as possible to reduce the possibility of being disappointed. St. Michael’s College School DOES NOT offer athletic scholarships. Financial assistance is all based on the financial need of the family. Please go to applefinancialservices.ca for information on the financial assistance application process.
Each year, approximately $2 million in financial assistance is given out to St. Michael’s families. Over 15% of the student body typically receives some financial assistance.
All candidates will be notified by email as to whether or not they have been offered admission to St. Michael’s College School. Please do not contact the school to request acceptance information. Notification for most entry level candidates (Grade 9 and Grade 7) is late February. Non-entry level candidates and ongoing admission candidates can be notified between April and June. Initial notification is by e-mail, followed by official notification through the post.
Take an in-person or virtual tour of our campus, experience a day in the life of a St. Michael’s College School student at a Shadow Day, and meet our Parent and Student Ambassadors at a Family Breakfast. Learn more about tours, visits, and events at SMCS.