HTS Campus Admissions

HTS Campus Admissions

It’s not about choosing the best school. It’s about choosing the best school for you.

Whether you’re a prospective student or the parent of one, this is an exciting time for you. You are in the process of selecting the school that will become a second home – not just for you, but for your whole family – for many years to come. We’re delighted that you are considering HTS.

HTS is much more than a school. It is a lively community of bright, active students and enthusiastic teachers. Here, you will find a balanced program that develops every student to their full potential in academics, athletics and the arts, while instilling a strong moral compass.

As a parent, you know that every child is unique. We recognize that finding the right school can be a challenging as well as a rewarding process. Because we believe so strongly in the power of community, we invite you to consider what HTS has to offer your child and your family, as well as what your child and family can offer HTS.

I invite you to come and experience our community firsthand, the sense of warmth and cooperation that echoes throughout our hallways and classrooms. HTS students here are excited to have guests in their classes – they are so proud of their school and want to share their passion and excitement with all those who wish to learn more about the great things that are happening here every day. So book a tour, come for an Open House, or sit in on our classes and Chapel to see first-hand what HTS is all about.

We look forward to meeting you in the near future and welcoming you to our school.

Jennifer Gibbons
Admissions Officer
jgibbons@hts.on.ca
905-737-1115

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Visit us to learn more about the advantages of an HTS education.

A big part of the admissions process is getting to know you and your family, and helping you get to know us. We aim to find the best fit between prospective families and the school. For that reason, visiting HTS is the first essential step to make.

We have numerous dates throughout the year where we warmly invite prospective families to visit us and experience what the HTS community is all about. All tours provide future students and their parents the opportunity to meet current students and faculty, tour the school and get a feel for life and learning at HTS. There are three ways to visit: Tuesday Tours, an Open House, and an individual tour.

During your visit, a member of the Admissions team will engage your child in an informal conversation, to learn about individual goals and interests, and alleviate any fears or concerns.

Book Your Tour

Visit us to learn more about the advantages of an HTS education.

A big part of the admissions process is getting to know you and your family, and helping you get to know us. We aim to find the best fit between prospective families and the school. For that reason, visiting HTS is the first essential step to make.

We have numerous dates throughout the year where we warmly invite prospective families to visit us and experience what the HTS community is all about. All tours provide future students and their parents the opportunity to meet current students and faculty, tour the school and get a feel for life and learning at HTS. There are three ways to visit: Tuesday Tours, an Open House, and an individual tour.

During your visit, a member of the Admissions team will engage your child in an informal conversation, to learn about individual goals and interests, and alleviate any fears or concerns.

Book Your Tour

Apply early for admissions to HTS and set up your interview day.

Applications are welcome at any time. It is recommended that parents apply in the fall before the first round deadline of December 1, 2022. Please contact the Admissions Office when you are ready to begin the process.

Our Intake Years

The following grades have the largest number of spots available as they are our main intake years. For all other grades, availability is known after our re-enrollment process is completed. We encourage all interested candidates to apply for any grade they are interested in at HTS.

  • Junior Kindergarten/Senior Kindergarten
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 9

International Students

International students who are moving to the local area are welcome to apply to HTS. Students must be living with at least one parent for an application to be considered. An interview will be arranged once a completed application is submitted including translated transcripts or report cards. Academic testing and an interview will be arranged by the Admissions Office.

Step 1: Visit HTS

Getting to know the school is an essential part of the research process. We invite you to join one of our Tuesday Tours and Open Houses to hear about the HTS experience directly from our students, faculty and the Admissions Team. Dates, times and registration are available on the HTS website at hts.on.ca/takeatour.

Apply early for admissions to HTS and set up your interview day.

For students to be considered in our initial offering in January 2022, their applications must be received by December 1, 2021. Our second-round application deadline is March 31, 2022. Applications received after that date will be processed on a rolling basis until such time as classes are fully enrolled.

Our Intake Years

The following grades have the largest number of spots available as they are our main intake years. For all other grades, availability is known after our re-enrollment process is completed. We encourage all interested candidates to apply for any grade they are interested in at HTS.

  • Junior Kindergarten/Senior Kindergarten
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 9

International students

International students who are moving to the local area are welcome to apply to HTS. Students must be living with at least one parent for an application to be considered. An interview will be arranged once a completed application is submitted including translated transcripts or report cards. Academic testing and an interview will be arranged by the Admissions Office.

Step 2: Submit Your Application

Apply early for admission to HTS. Applications are welcome at any time. It is recommended that parents apply before the first round deadline of December 1, 2022. All application and recommendation forms can be found below.

The Application Form must accompany the following for submission:

  • $150 (non-refundable) application fee
  • $300 (non-refundable) application fee for international students*
  • Recent photo of the applicant
  • Copy of the applicant’s passport or birth certificate
  • June 2021 and June 2022 report cards
  • Teacher/counsellor recommendation form for SK – Grade 3 or Grade 4 – Grade 12. This form is to be completed by the student’s current teacher after the progress report is sent home. These can be downloaded from the buttons on the right.

*In order to attend HTS, the International Student must be living with their parent(s).
All supporting documents should be emailed directly to admissions@hts.on.ca.

APPLICATION FORM FOR CANADIAN AND PERMANENT RESIDENT STUDENTS
APPLICATION FORM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
SK – GRADE 3 TEACHER/COUNSELLOR RECOMMENDATION FORM
GRADE 4 – 12 TEACHER/COUNSELLOR RECOMMENDATION FORM

Step 3: Interviews and Assessments

After the application form and supporting documents have been submitted, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule your interview and assessment.

For Families Applying for JK to Grade 5

Families will be invited for a ‘Meet and Greet’ interview. Some candidates will be invited to participate in a classroom observation. During the classroom observation, our Admissions team will observe students looking for evidence of their communication, literacy, numeracy, and social development skills and assess their readiness for school. No advance preparation is required.

For Families Applying for Grades 6 to 12

Both parents and students will be interviewed together and independently. Students will complete an assessment which will provide the Admissions team insight into the student’s language, math and communications skills, and their learner attributes. Following this stage of the application process, some candidates will be invited to participate in a classroom visit. No advance preparation is required.

Step 1: Visit HTS

Getting to know the school is an essential part of the research process. We invite you to join one of our Tuesday Tours and Open Houses to hear about the HTS experience directly from our students, faculty and the Admissions Team. Dates, times and registration are available on the HTS website at hts.on.ca/takeatour.

Step 2: Submit Your Application

Apply early for admission to HTS. Applications are welcome at any time. It is recommended that parents apply before the first round deadline of December 1, 2022. All application and recommendation forms can be found below.

The Application Form must accompany the following for submission:

  • $150 (non-refundable) application fee
  • $300 (non-refundable) application fee for international students*
  • Recent photo of the applicant
  • Copy of the applicant’s passport or birth certificate
  • June 2021 and June 2022 report cards
  • Teacher/counsellor recommendation form for SK – Grade 3 or Grade 4 – Grade 12. This form is to be completed by the student’s current teacher after the progress report is sent home. These can be downloaded from the buttons on the right.

*In order to attend HTS, the International Student must be living with their parent(s).
All supporting documents should be emailed directly to admissions@hts.on.ca.

APPLICATION FORM FOR CANADIAN AND PERMANENT RESIDENT STUDENTS
APPLICATION FORM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
SK – GRADE 3 TEACHER/COUNSELLOR RECOMMENDATION FORM
GRADE 4 – 12 TEACHER/COUNSELLOR RECOMMENDATION FORM

Step 3: Interviews and Assessments

Once an application is submitted, the Admissions Office will contact you to assist with the next steps. Please send copies of all of the supporting documents noted above to admissions@hts.on.ca.

INTERVIEW, ASSESSMENT AND OBSERVATION VISITS

Families Applying for JK to Grade 5

Families will be invited for a ‘Meet and Greet’ interview. Some candidates will be invited to participate in a classroom observation. During the classroom observation our Admissions team will observe students looking for evidence of their communication, literacy, numeracy, and social development skills and assess their readiness for school. No advance preparation is required. 

Families Apply for Grades 6 to 12

Both parents and students will be interviewed together and independently. Students will complete an assessment which will provide the Admissions Team insight into the student’s language, math and communications skills, and their learner attributes. No advance preparation is required.

Selection Criteria

At HTS, we value and develop the whole student. While our commitment to academics is our priority, students are not selected based on their academic results alone. We are looking for students who demonstrate good character and are curious about the arts, athletics, leadership and service to the community.

Acceptance Letters

Initial offers of acceptance will be emailed no later than February 1, 2023 to those families who have applied by the first-round deadline of December 1, 2022. Admission decisions will then be made on a rolling basis until such time as classes are fully enrolled.

Selection Criteria

At HTS, we value and develop the whole student. While our commitment to academics is our priority, students are not selected based on their academic results alone. We are looking for students who demonstrate good character and are curious about the arts, athletics, leadership and service to the community.

Acceptance Letters

Initial offers of acceptance will be emailed no later than February 1, 2023 to those families who have applied by the first-round deadline of December 1, 2022. Admission decisions will then be made on a rolling basis until such time as classes are fully enrolled.

Financial Information

Fees and Additional Costs

Fees listed below are for the 2022-2023 school year. Be sure to check our website for the most up-to-date information. 

The tuition fee for the 2022-2023 school year was $30,975 The HTS tuition includes the lunch program for all students. Tuition can be paid in one or multiple installments. The 2023-2024 fees will be published in January 2023 and available at hts.on.ca/tuition. It is important for our families to anticipate basic tuition increases of approximately 4% on an annual basis as this allows our school to operate as a leading educational institution. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information.

When paying your tuition, a voluntary Annual Fund donation is included in the first payment. Annual Fund donations are the gift our families provide to support our leading-edge programs and initiatives so that we continue to be leaders in education for our students.

Fees & Deposits

Type Amount Due Date Remarks
Application Fee $150 With Application Non-refundable
International Application Fee* $300 With Application Non-refundable
Enrollment Fee $5,000 Upon Acceptance Non-refundable

Financial Information

Fees and Additional Costs

Fees listed below are for the 2022-2023 school year. Be sure to check our website for the most up-to-date information. 

The tuition fee for the 2022-2023 school year was $30,975 The HTS tuition includes the lunch program for all students. Tuition can be paid in one or multiple installments. The 2023-2024 fees will be published in January 2023 and available at hts.on.ca/tuition. It is important for our families to anticipate basic tuition increases of approximately 4% on an annual basis as this allows our school to operate as a leading educational institution. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information.

When paying your tuition, a voluntary Annual Fund donation is included in the first payment. Annual Fund donations are the gift our families provide to support our leading-edge programs and initiatives so that we continue to be leaders in education for our students.

Fees and Deposits

Type Amount Due Date Remarks
Application Fee $150 With Application Non-refundable
International Application Fee* $300 With Application Non-refundable
Enrollment Fee $5,000 Upon Acceptance Non-refundable

Tuition Plans

HTS offers families four different fee payment options, as outlined in the 2022-2023 fee schedule below. The 2023-2024 fees will be published in January 2023.

*Annual Fund Donation

HTS is a not-for-profit independent school that provides an educational experience that is nothing short of exceptional. The Annual Fund supports initiatives that enhance and enrich school life above what is covered by tuition as well as student financial aid. Year after year, our community comes together to further our mission and vision by making financial contributions to the school through the HTS Annual Fund.

Families are encouraged to donate a minimum of $1,500 per child, annually. These donations allow for upgrades to our resources and tools in the classroom, enhanced facilities and specialized programming. An official donation receipt will be issued for the full amount of your Annual Fund donation.

Charitable Registration #: 122397417RR0001.

** Student charges, which include HST, are standard fees that apply to Grades 6-12 to cover the cost of essential educational trips.

*** Tuition Refund Plan Insurance

In accordance with HTS’s withdrawal policy, there will be no refund of fees after September 1, 2023 for any reason including, without limitation, change of residence, health, withdrawal or expulsion. As such, HTS strongly recommend that parents should consider purchasing the Tuition Refund Plan (“TRP”) insurance available through A.W.G. Dewar, Inc.

For families choosing tuition payment plan option C (10 installments), TRP insurance is mandatory. The premium for the school year is approximately $400 annually and is due with enrollment. Details can be found at tuitionrefundplan.com.

Additional Costs

Type Amount Applicable To Remarks
Uniform Cost $700 – $1,100 All Students
Technology $500 – $750

$1,500+

Grade 6-8 Students

Grade 9 – 12 Students

When Purchased
Extended After Care $10 per day* Lower School Students *The additional fee if families require after care from 4:30pn to 5:30pm

Tax Credits

HTS provides tax receipts allowed under Canada Revenue Agency guidelines for Religious Instruction and Child Care. A receipt for religious instruction is issued for each child enrolled in the school, and child care receipts are automatically issued for students who are under 16 years of age during the calendar year. Receipts are issued to the person or organization that paid the tuition fees.

Additional Costs

Type Amount Applicable To Remarks
Uniform Cost $700 – $1,100 All Students
Technology $500 – $750

$1,500+

Grade 6-8 Students

Grade 9 – 12 Students

When Purchased
Extended After Care $10 per day* Lower School Students *The additional fee if families require after care from 4:30pn to 5:30pm

Tax Credits

HTS provides tax receipts allowed under Canada Revenue Agency guidelines for Religious Instruction and Child Care. A receipt for religious instruction is issued for each child enrolled in the school, and child care receipts are automatically issued for students who are under 16 years of age during the calendar year. Receipts are issued to the person or organization that paid the tuition fees.

Bursary and Scholarship Opportunities

Financial Assistance

HTS is pleased to provide bursary assistance to eligible families that have been enrolled at the school for at least one full year. To determine eligibility, applications must be submitted online to Apple Financial Services at applefinancialservices.ca. no later that December 15, 2022. Apple Financial Services will complete a financial assessment and provide a recommendation to the HTS Financial Aid Committee for consideration. Bursaries and intended to be for short-term assistance and are available for up to 50 per cent of tuition costs. For more information about our bursaries and scholarships, please contact the Admissions Office.

Grade 9 Entrance Scholarship

HTS endeavours to partner with families who wish to enable students to reach their full potential academically, physically and emotionally. As such, HTS offers one Entrance Scholarship to a new student entering Grade 9. This award covers 100% of tuition fees over a four-year period, from Grade 9 through to the end of Grade 12.

Candidates must be academically strong and show a willingness to study a challenging program that leads to post-secondary application. The ideal candidate will have a commendable track record of involvement in their current school’s co-curricular program in areas such as athletics, arts, student government or community service.

All families must first complete the HTS Scholarship Application and then submit an application for financial assessment to Apple Financial Services to determine eligibility. Please contact the Admissions Office for a copy of the HTS Scholarship Application. The application to Apple Financial Services must be submitted online at applefinancialservices.ca. Both applications must be completed no later than January 1, 2023.

All eligible candidates will be invited for a family interview, an assessment, and an individual interview with the Scholarship Committee.Please contact the Admissions Office for details.

Bursary and Scholarship Opportunities

Financial Assistance

HTS is pleased to provide bursary assistance to eligible families that have been enrolled at the school for at least one full year. To determine eligibility, applications must be submitted online to Apple Financial Services at applefinancialservices.ca. no later that December 15, 2022. Apple Financial Services will complete a financial assessment and provide a recommendation to the HTS Financial Aid Committee for consideration. Bursaries and intended to be for short-term assistance and are available for up to 50 per cent of tuition costs. For more information about our bursaries and scholarships, please contact the Admissions Office.

Grade 9 Entrance Scholarship

HTS endeavours to partner with families who wish to enable students to reach their full potential academically, physically and emotionally. As such, HTS offers one Entrance Scholarship to a new student entering Grade 9. This award covers 100% of tuition fees over a four-year period, from Grade 9 through to the end of Grade 12.

Candidates must be academically strong and show a willingness to study a challenging program that leads to post-secondary application. The ideal candidate will have a commendable track record of involvement in their current school’s co-curricular program in areas such as athletics, arts, student government or community service.

All families must first complete the HTS Scholarship Application and then submit an application for financial assessment to Apple Financial Services to determine eligibility. Please contact the Admissions Office for a copy of the HTS Scholarship Application. The application to Apple Financial Services must be submitted online at applefinancialservices.ca. Both applications must be completed no later than January 1, 2023.

All eligible candidates will be invited for a family interview, an assessment, and an individual interview with the Scholarship Committee.Please contact the Admissions Office for details.

Is HTS a Good Fit?

HTS is a school community of active learners and enthusiastic teachers, where instilling a strong moral compass is at the foundation of our academics, athletics and arts programs. We invite you to consider what we can offer your family, and what your family can bring to our community.

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