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Application Details

Classes are held at both our temporary location at 30 Humbert St. in the dynamic Queen and Ossington neighbourhoodand. Our historic home at 371 Bloor St. W. which is undergoing an exciting renovation and expansion and the projected move-in date is late November 2021.

Applications will become available online on September 20 at utschools.ca/admissions

Applications for all grades are due on December 1, 2021. Note: There are no openings for Grade 8 and no admissions for Grade 12. See the SSAT section below to check the deadlines for the SSAT test. More information can be found on the utschools.ca/admissions page.

All fees related information can be found on the Tuition and Financial Assistance page.

Grade 7: 96 students (balanced by gender)

Grade 9: 24 - 28 students (balanced by gender)

Grades 10 & 11: 1 - 4 students based on attrition

For Grade 7, approximately 25% of the applicants gain admission [96 out of 400]

For Grade 9, approximately 10% of the applicants gain admission [25 out of 250]

For Grades 10 and 11, 8% of the applicants may gain admission [1-4 out of 50]

No. Applicants are admitted to UTS solely on the basis of their own merit. 

The 2020-21 tuition fee is $29,800, which includes course fees, cost of leadership and outdoor education program, and a student activity fee. New students must also pay an enrollment fee of $7,500.  Additional costs including texts, supplies, class field trips, etc. can range from $300-600 depending upon the grade. All overnight trips that are not covered by tuition and student activity fees are optional. Participation in an athletic team or other team (e.g. chess) will not generally incur additional costs.

Yes. UTS has one of the largest financial assistance programs among independent schools in Canada. UTS awards approximately $1.3 million in financial assistance to approximately 20% of our students, from 5% - 100% of the tuition.

No. The UTS admissions process is a needs-blind process and  applying for financial assistance has no bearing on admission decisions.  Admission decisions are made based solely on the admission criteria and are made independently of the financial assistance decisions. UTS is committed to maintaining accessibility, equity, and diversity in our admissions process and offers a generous bursary program of $1.3 M to approximately 20% of our student population from 5-100% of tuition assistance.  We welcome all qualified students​ to apply.

 

 

Admissions Process: Stage 1

For grade 7 applicants, results are based on candidates' SSAT/ISEE scores, report cards and the completed application.  For grades 9-11 applicants, results are based on candidates’ SSAT/ISEE scores, report cards, teacher recommendation forms, and the completed application.

 The Paper-Based SSAT* can be written on any of the scheduled Flex dates listed on the SSAT website at any test center between August 1, 2021 and December 1, 2021.  The Computer-Based SSAT (SSAT at Home or Prometric Test Center) can be written on any of the scheduled dates listed on the SSAT website between August 8, 2021 and December 1, 2021.  Any tests written after the December 1, 2021 deadline will not be accepted.  

*Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, UTS recommends that all applicants choose computer-based testing over paper-based testing when possible. 
Please visit Find Your Testing Options to discover the testing options available to you in your area.

Yes, there is a fee of $155 USD for the paper-based test, $215 USD for the Prometric computer-based test, and $235 USD for the SSAT@Home computer-based test that is paid directly to SSAT.  The fee for the SSAT written internationally (outside of Canada and the USA) is $299 USD. For families with limited financial resources, a fee waiver for the SSAT test and the preparation materials can be requested by contacting our Admissions Office at admissions@utschools.ca.

Detailed information about the SSAT test preparation can be found at utschools.ca/admissions.  The only preparation recommended by UTS for the SSAT is the SSAT Practice Online.  UTS strongly discourages the use of independent SSAT preparation companies as they are unnecessary and expensive.   

UTS and SSAT strongly discourage the use of any companies in the business of preparing students for the SSAT.  The only course recommended by UTS and SSAT is the SSAT Practice Online.  Please read our statement about prep companies on utschools.ca/admissions

The ISEE at Home can be written on any of the scheduled dates listed on the ISEE website between August 1, 2021 and November 30, 2021.  Any tests written after the December 1, 2021 deadline will not be accepted. 

Yes, the fee for the ISEE at Home is $200 USD.  For families with limited financial resources, a fee waiver for the ISEE can be requested by contacting our Admissions Office at admissions@utschools.ca.

Detailed information about preparing for the ISEE can be found here.  The only preparation recommended by UTS for the ISEE is the ISEE Practice Test by TestInnovators.  UTS strongly discourages the use of independent ISEE preparation companies as they are unnecessary and expensive.  

Approximately 50% of the Stage 1 applicants are invited to Stage 2 based solely on the SSAT scores, strength of the online application, and report cards.

Because the invitation to Stage 2 is based on multiple criteria (including the number of applicants) and not the SSAT score alone, it is difficult to predict the minimum SSAT score of a successful Stage 2 candidate.  As a result, a high SSAT score alone will not guarantee an invitation to Stage 2.

 

 

Admissions Process: Stage 2

For Grade 7 applicants, results are based on the interviews, UTS entrance exam, and report cards.  For Grades 9-11 applicants, results are based on the interviews, SSAT/ISEE scores, report cards, and teacher recommendation forms.

 For Grade 7 entry, the SSAT/ISEE scores are considered only during Stage 1 and are disregarded for Stage 2. For entry in Grades 9-11, the SSAT/ISEE scores are considered in Stage 1 and Stage 2.

The personal interviews are conducted in the form of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) for all applicants.  Detailed information about the interview process can be found at utschools.ca/admissions.

The UTS entrance exam is part of the Stage 2 process and consists of a Mathematics component and an English component. Detailed information about the entrance exam can be found at utschools.ca/admissions.

If you have any questions about any aspect of the UTS admissions process, please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@utschools.ca