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Each year 30 students are admitted at the Grade 8 level. Prince of Wales Mini School seeks students who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement. Acceptance is based on the merit of the application and an interview process. We have developed a point system to help us evaluate each application. The following criteria are used to select students for the school:
- Academically capable – as demonstrated by a record of academic excellence (“B” or better in English, Social Studies, Math, and Science), and by scores from a set of VSB administered tests;
- Self-motivated – as demonstrated by report card grades and teacher comments;
- Involved in school and community activities – as demonstrated by a written statement from the student;
- Socially skilled (attributes that enable the student to establish and maintain positive relationships with students from a variety of backgrounds and viewpoints) – as demonstrated by report card comments and a group interview.