Middle School

Grades 7 – 9 Application Procedures

Early Decision applications are due by November 30. Regular Decision applications are due by February 10.

1. Online Application

The online application includes questions for parents and applicants. Families are now able to submit one application for multiple students at the same time.

2. Confidential School Report Form

The CSR helps give the Admissions Committee a sense for the applicant’s potential to succeed in and out of the classroom. While ideally completed by a current teacher, advisor, or guidance counselor, a letter of reference from a coach, music instructor, or community leader may serve in its place if unable to retrieve the completed form from the current school.

3. Final Report Cards from the previous two school years

The Report Cards should show grades and comments for all terms and courses taken throughout the year. Please feel free to submit each term Report Card if all terms are not summarized on the final Report Card.

4. Most recent Report Card or progress report

The Report Card should contain grades and comments from teachers. If a Report Card or progress report is unavailable prior to the application deadline by which you are applying, please submit final Report Cards for the previous two years.

5. Interview 

Applicants and their families are encouraged to visit STS in order to experience classes, meet teachers, and learn more about our community. Visits can be scheduled Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The interview takes place either during the campus visit or on an alternate date. When a visit is not possible, a Skype interview and additional references or assessments may replace the Individual Assessment.

6. Individual Assessment

Applicants to Grades 7-9 are also required to submit a score from the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test). STS and other area schools offer the SSAT throughout the school year. Please visit www.ssat.org for local testing dates and locations. SSAT scores must be sent to the Enrollment Office directly through SSAT. If you are unable to take the SSAT, please contact the Enrollment Office (admissions@sts.ab.ca) to discuss.

7. Character Skills Snapshot

Character and personal growth are key components of Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School’s mission to develop well-balanced students for a life of purpose. Report Cards and academic assessments only give insight into one aspect of our applicants. The Character Skills Snapshot gives us additional information to help aid in the transition to our school and our ability to help your child thrive. The Character Skills Snapshot is strongly encouraged for all applicants Grades 6-12. Registration takes place through the SSAT website

Please be in touch with the Enrollment Office if you have questions about the application process. We understand unique circumstances may arise and welcome the opportunity to discuss with your family.


Notification for completed applications:

Early Decision – Decisions sent mid-December
Regular Decision – Decisions sent late February
Rolling Admission – Decisions sent 2-3 weeks after receiving a completed application.


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To be completed by the current Homeroom Teacher, Guidance Counselor, Principal or someone who knows the candidate well and returned directly to Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School by email, mail or fax.

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