Headmaster’s Excellence Scholarship* (For students currently in Grades 5 to 10)
La Citadelle’s Headmaster’s Excellence Scholarship, valued at $4,000, is available to new students applying for the 2023-2024 academic year to Grades 6 to 11, who have an overall average of 90% and above on their 3 most recent report cards in English, French, Mathematics, Sciences, History and Geography from their current school, and who also achieve a 90% and above on their Entrance Exams.
Headmaster’s Honour Scholarship* (For students currently in Grade 5 to Grade 10)
La Citadelle’s Headmaster’s Honour Scholarship, valued at $2,000, is available to new students applying for the 2023-2024 academic year to Grades 6 to 11, who have an overall average of 80%-89% on their 3 most recent report cards in English, French, Mathematics, Sciences, History and Geography from their current school, and who also achieve an 80% and above on their Entrance Exams.
*The Headmaster’s Scholarship applies to new applicants only and scholarship amounts will be applied towards the 2023-2024 tuition fees, are not transferable, are not cashable, and do not guarantee nor provide future scholarships. All dates are subject to change based on La Citadelle’s Health and Safety Protocol.
Step 1 / Submission of Application Package
In order to be eligible for the Headmaster’s Scholarship, the following documents must be submitted to the Admission Office no later than November 4th, 2022:
- Completed Application for Admission Form
- Copy of applicant’s proof of age, name and status in Canada (passport, birth certificate or student visa)
- Completed Health Form
- Copy of Health Card and Immunization Record
- Copy of the 3 most recent Report Cards:
- June 2021
- January 2022
- June 2022
- Copy of Transcript (Secondary School Applicants only)
- Current Photo (headshot only)
- Academic Letter of Reference
- Character Letter of Reference
- English Proficiency Testing results (one of: TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, PTE Academic, OPI/OPIc – For International Applicants only)
- Application Fee $200.00
Completed packages may be mailed, emailed or delivered in person during business hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
La Citadelle – Admissions Department
Headmaster’s Scholarship Application
36 Scarsdale Road
North York, Ontario, M3B 2R7, Canada
Note: email application subject lines must read “Headmaster’s Scholarship Application”
Step 2 / Entrance Exam
Students in the Toronto Area:
The Entrance Exams will take place on Saturday November 19th, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Applicants are asked to arrive no later than 10:15 a.m.
- Applicants applying from English Language Schools will be tested in the subjects of English and Mathematics.
- Applicants applying from French Immersion/French Language Schools will be tested in the subjects of français, mathématiques & English.
Out-of-Province & International Students:
The Entrance Exams will take place via Google Classroom on Saturday November 19th, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST. All applicants must register their attendance no later than 10 minutes prior to the start of the exams and are required to have a working camera, which will remain on for the duration of the examination period.
- International Applicants will be tested in the subjects of English and Mathematics.
- Quebec Applicants will be tested in the subjects of français and mathématiques (unless currently in an English school).
Step 3 / Admission
All information regarding admissions and scholarships awarded will be communicated to applicants on Monday, November 28th, 2022.
Step 4 / Enrolment
To secure enrolment and scholarship, all enrolment and registration requirements must be completed no later than Friday, December 9th, 2022.
Who can apply for the Headmaster’s Scholarship?
New applicants, both Canadian & International, may apply for the Headmaster’s Scholarship.
Do I need to pay an application fee to apply?
Yes, all applicants to La Citadelle must pay the $200 application fee when submitting the application package.
What is an Academic Letter of Reference?
An Academic Reference Letter details the applicant’s academic achievements and goals and provides an insight into the applicant’s character as a student and may include information about the applicant’s level of knowledge and skill.
Who can I ask to provide the Academic Letter of Reference?
An Academic Reference Letter can be submitted by any educator/instructor who can provide ample evidence of the applicant’s academic capabilities. This could be provided by the School’s Principal or School Administrator, a Teacher or Coach or a Guidance Counselor. The Academic Reference cannot be provided by someone related to the applicant.
What is a Character Letter of Reference?
A Character Reference Letter is a letter that can speak to the applicant’s character and abilities from a more personal perspective. The character reference can also provide personal impressions of the applicant’s overall suitability as a potential student in the school and how they will enhance the school’s community by their admission into La Citadelle.
Who can I ask to provide the Character Letter of Reference?
A Character Reference Letter can be submitted by any person who has known the applicant for a lengthy period (usually over three years) and can confidently provide information on what they believe is the applicant’s potential. The Character reference can be a family member but cannot be a parent or sibling and cannot be the same referee as that of the Academic Letter of Reference.
What If My Grades Go Up?
Scholarships are based on the academic marks provided at the time of the application.
What If My Grades Go Down?
Scholarships are based on the grades provided at the time of the application and, provided all conditions of enrollment are met, the scholarship will not be withdrawn.
I Have Won The Award. Is It Renewable?
Scholarships are not renewable.
Can I receive the Headmaster’s Scholarship as well as be receive other scholarships available at La Citadelle?
Yes. All applicants are also eligible for all Financial Incentives available to new applicants, so long as the deadlines and terms of each scholarship are met.
Can I defer my Scholarship to another academic year?
No, all scholarships will only apply to students enrolling in the 2023-2024 academic year.
How will I receive my Scholarship?
All scholarship amounts will be applied directly towards the fees owing and will be deducted equitably on each payment due, as per the family’s schedule of payment selected.
Can I use a portion of the Scholarship to pay the Admission fee?
No. All scholarships will be deducted on the tuition fee amounts.