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Application Process

Step 1: Submit Application Form

Step 2: Provide Required Documents

  •  For International Students
    • Application Form
    • Passport
    • Study Permit and Entry Visa
    • Previous two years’ transcripts *Transcripts from overseas need to be translated into English and notarized.
    • Medical Insurance
  • For Local Students:
    • Application Form
    • Permanent Resident Card/Canadian Passport
    • Previous two years’ transcripts
    • Medical Insurance

Step 3: Submit Fees

  • Please see the attached School Fee details
  • Contact school advisor to issue Payment Notice or ask questions if needed: admissions@stjohnsacademy.ca or 604-683-4572
  • Pay school fee via below methods:  Cash (in-person only), WeChat Pay, Personal Cheque, Money Order or Bank Draft, Credit and Debit Card (in-person only) Online banking (Wire transfer, Direct Deposit, Interac e-transfer)
  • Payable to: “St. John’s Academy,” Mailing address: 395 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Y 1A7

Step 4: Acceptance

Once all the fees have been received, a “Letter of Acceptance*” will be sent to the student. International students should then take this letter to the Canadian Embassy or Consulate to apply for Study Permit. Letter of Acceptance, “LOA” is to provide the application procedure in order for the student to apply for the Student Permit. It does not guarantee that the student can register for courses and take the English Proficiency Test until the Student Permit is approved and issued. 

Step 5: English Proficiency Test

Students are required to take an English Proficiency Test before enrolling in a class if:
  • Students new to Canada
  • Students currently taking ESL courses
  • Students without a BC Ministry of Education English 10 grade with a passing grade of 50% or over
Once the test is completed, the student will be placed into the appropriate English language level.

Refund Policy:

Students will be granted a tuition refund or transfer under the following circumstances:
  1. The student’s study permit is not approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, providing the original rejection letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada is submitted to the School.
  2. The student graduates from St. John’s Academy Shawnigan Lake School with a British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) showing St. John’s Academy Shawnigan Lake School as their home school and the full tuition was not required to complete the program. A partial refund of unspent or uncommitted tuition and boarding fees will be considered.
  3. The student has enrolled and remitted tuition and boarding fees but fails to meet St. John’s Shawnigan Lake School admission standards and did not misrepresent his or her knowledge or skills when applying for admission.
  4. If the school fails to achieve or maintain B.C. Ministry of Education Group 4 certification during the first year of operation, collected boarding fees and tuition will be reimbursed by the School Authority according to its posted refund policy below.