Grade 5

Applying to Grade 5

Though not a natural entry grade, one to two openings may occur through attrition. At the end of the selection process, a small wait pool is created in the event an opening occurs.

Please note that while you are able to take the ISEE twice,  St. John's will only accept one ISEE score report. The report must come from a test date during the current admission cycle (September through January) and must be received by January 30th. Please do not send more than one report.

Applicants to Grade 5 are considered on the following criteria:
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Academic record (mid-year report card)
  • Test results (OLSAT and ISEE) Note: The OLSAT may only be taken once during the admission cycle (Sept-Jan).

St. John’s requires a parent meeting for admission at all entry and non-entry points. For grade 5, parent meetings will be scheduled depending upon the availability of spots.

Grade 5 Admission Calendar for 2017 entry


September 25
 – Kindergarten - Grade 5 Open House, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Parents only, please.)
November 12 – OLSAT testing (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
December 2 – Application deadline at 5:00 p.m. (Grades 5-12) 
January 7 – OLSAT testing and ISEE testing for Grades 5 and 6 (8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
January 13 – Teacher recommendation are due
January 21 – OLSAT testing (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
January 28 - OLSAT testing (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
January 30 – Mid-year report cards, ISEE and OLSAT scores due to St. John's
March 10 – Admission decision notification