Admissions: International Students
Learning about and respecting different cultures, religions and traditions is an exciting part of student life at AMS. We welcome International students from every corner of the world. Their presence enriches our educational environment.
International Students are welcome to apply for a month, a semester or a full school year, depending on space availability. Applicants are interviewed by the Director of Admissions and/or the Principal prior to acceptance.
Guide for those currently living abroad
If your child is not a permanent Canadian resident or does not possess a Canadian citizenship:
- With a few exceptions, All minor children are required to apply for a study permit if they wish to study in Canada. In Ontario all individuals under the age of 18 are considered minors. Any adults wishing to study in Canada for a period exceeding 6 months must also acquire a study permit.
- Successful applicants, with minor children from grades 1-8, are normally given permits that are valid for one year. A request can be made to renew or extend this permit.
- Non-US nationalities may be required by law to obtain a TRV or entry visa and may also be asked to complete a medical examination prior to entry. It is highly recommended that you request multiple- entry visas as opposed to a single entry TRV.
- Make sure that you apply for a study permit well in advance to the desired enrollment period. The Permit applications may be obtained by contacting your nearest Canadian embassy, immigration office or consulate. It is important to note that the time required to attain a permit may be as long as several months.
The following documents are legally required when applying for a study permit:
- A letter of acceptance from Aurora Montessori School, signed by the school’s principal.
- Valid identification and Passport.
- Proof that the enrollment applicant has the funds necessary to cover living expenditures and tuition.
A full list of the documents required for perspective students can be found here.
The Canadian Embassy, immigration office or Consulate may then provide successful applicants with a letter of Introduction. All supporting documents, including the letter of introduction, immigration status and citizenship, may be requested at any time by the school administration in keeping with Canadian regulatory policies. Please contact the AMS administration for more on our international student education program.