How To Apply
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- Mission-Appropriate Students
- Diversity Statement
- Character and Social Suitability
- Student Learning Supports
At WIC, we strive to attract and retain students who consistently demonstrate character, have strong morals and will uphold our values. As a university preparatory school, WIC offers challenging curricula that encourages students to explore their passions and work to their full potential. While we consider every applicant’s academic performance, WIC seeks out well-rounded students who are prepared to contribute to school life and the greater community.
WIC aims to nurture students’ academic, artistic and athletic abilities, while encouraging them to do their personal best. Through opportunities such as experiential learning, clubs, extra-curricular programs and more, students will grow both academically and personally.
During the admissions process, we not only identify how the school can contribute to a student’s success, but also how the student can enrich and enhance the school community and its programs. Applicants must be prepared and looking for a rigorous and challenging academic program.
WIC encourages applications from students ready to embrace the College’s motto: Be Brave. Be Bold. Be Ready.
At WIC, we are committed to creating a diverse learning and working environment. In doing so, we build a much stronger community, which enriches our way of thinking and helps us to develop a sense of unity and collaborative spirit. In using these guiding beliefs to shape our admissions process, WIC embraces all forms of identity that include race, ethnicity, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and physical ability.
All applicants must complete an online profile form. This form MUST be completed by the student applicant, not the parent/guardian.
Qualified applicants will be required to also participate in an online family interview as part of the process. The interview will provide further insight into a student's motivation and interests to determine fit and suitability for the College. It also allows our Admissions Team to get to know the student's family better.
It is the mission of WIC's Student Success Centre to foster physical, emotional and academic wellbeing through learning support, counselling and personalized educational planning.
The academic and personal supports offered at WIC continue the College's tradition of learning beyond traditional curricular lines, establishing the support networks and skills necessary for students to reach their full potential.
WIC offers rigorous academic programming to students in Gr. 7 – 12. It cannot, however, provide remedial support and/or curriculum modifications outside of what the College currently offers.
- Step 1: Learn more about WIC
- Step 2: Apply Now
- Step 3: Admissions Testing
- Step 4: Student Interviews
- Step 5: Contract Offers
Thank you for your interest in West Island College!
WIC is a Gr. 7 - 12 independent university preparatory school, with English and Continuing French Immersion programs. WIC inspires excellence in academics, leadership, athletics and global awareness.
Our diverse environment fosters unity, collaboration and a holistic approach to student development. From promoting physical fitness to nurturing emotional well-being, WIC's programs ensure comprehensive unique support for each student.
From rigorous curriculum to hands-on learning, WIC empowers students to follow passions, be creative and embrace challenges. International Studies, Outdoor Education and the Institute Program elevate learning and unlock students’ true potential for success in a changing world.
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We will require:
- A copy of the student’s birth certificate, citizenship or permanent residence card, if applicable.
- A copy of the final report card of previous school year and most recent report card, if available.
- Medical/Emergency Contact Information.
- A copy of the student’s psycho-educational evaluation, if applicable.
- The potential student will be required to complete a profile form online. Note: This form MUST be completed by the student applicant, not the parent/guardian.
- $200 non-refundable application fee to be paid via e-Transfer.
- Send to firstname.lastname@example.org with your child's full name and "Application Fee" in the MEMO field.
A testing date will be confirmed with the student’s family
contingent upon completion of Step 2.
- Group Testing will be administered in-person at WIC.
- Test dates will begin in October 2023 and applicants will be contacted with their exact test date.
- The Group Testing includes the CCAT (Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test) and a writing sample.
IMPORTANT: WIC does not provide accommodations for Admissions Testing, even for those that have an IPP.
CCAT (Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test)
WIC administers the CCAT (Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test) for all applicants, which is a 90-minute standardized test. It is important that parents and students understand that test results are only one part of the admissions process. Spending huge amounts of time and money preparing for the standardized test is not recommended.
Note: If a student applying and is already registered to write the SSAT, WIC will accept these results in lieu of writing the CCAT. Parents are responsible for understanding WIC’s admissions process and deadlines and for sharing SSAT test results with WIC and/or other schools. The CCAT results are sent directly to WIC and will not be shared with parents.
CCAT Sets of Abilities
The Verbal Battery tracks how students apply language to reasoning. Students are tested based on their comprehension of language structure and word relationships. Questions include verbal classification, sentence completion, and verbal analogies.
The Nonverbal Battery evaluates spatial abilities independent of language. Questions include many diagrams and visual aids. Students are asked to apply their knowledge to figure classifications, figure analogies, and figure analysis. The Nonverbal Battery measures explicitly reasoning and problem-solving abilities.
The Quantitative Battery assesses number skills. Reasoning and problem-solving skills are tracked based on mathematical ability and numerical application. Questions include quantitative relations, number series, and equation building.
A Student Interview date will be confirmed
contingent upon completion of Step 2.
- Qualified applicants will be required to participate in an online interview as part of the admissions process.
- The interview will provide further insight into a student's motivation and interests to determine fit and suitability for the College.
- Student Interviews will be approximately 20-30 minutes in length.
Early offers for Gr. 7 will begin in December.
Offers for Gr. 10 will begin in mid-February.
- Contract offers will only be extended to applicants selected by the Admissions Committee. This means, some applicants may either be rejected or waitlisted.
- To secure a student's enrollment:
- Intent to enroll form must be completed with a "Yes";
- Contract offers must be signed by the deadline; and
- Tuition and fees must be submitted by the deadline:
|Family Membership (one per family):||$3,500 or $2,000 for one student entering Senior High School (non-refundable)|
|Tuition 1st payment||$5,000 non-refundable (upon enrollment)|
|Capital Improvement Fee (one per family):||$3,500 non-refundable (post-dated to September 1)|
* Tuition and fees are subject to change. All tuition and fees paid to the college are non-refundable.
West Island College receives more applications than available space. Qualified applicants may be placed on a waitlist.