Journey to a CAIS school
Life is full of new adventures. However, you have to be willing to challenge yourself to tackle the new adventure to broaden your horizons.
Coming to Canada was a new adventure for me. Applying for private school is also an adventure for me as I was completely new to the country. Initially, I was very unsure whether I would be accepted since there are hundreds of students applying each year and I was a newcomer. However, with the help of Teresa (my cousin) and my education consultant, I challenged myself to the adventure and got accepted to my dream school at last.
I chose this school because it is one of the best private schools in Toronto. I went to the Open House and fell in love with this school at first sight. I learned about their accelerated curriculum, enriched teaching resources, jaw-dropping facilities and diverse extra-curricular activities from the Open House. Furthermore, their mission of "inspiring girls to be fearless, educating girls to be leaders" is in accordance with mine. Because of my international background, I want to be a global citizen and a leader not only in the local communities but also in the national and international communities.
The application process was a little long. I had to first submit an application form with personal information, report cards, and teacher's references. Then, there was a written assessment of Math and Writing that was held at the school. After, it was the interview. Personally, I think the interview is the most important step because that is when the school gets to know the applicant more depth in person. I prepared very well for the interview and the interviewer was very interested in my stories. Teresa went to the interview with me and she also talked a lot about me and what kind of student I am from her perspective. I believe her third-person point of view is valuable to the assessment. Last but not least, the school invited us to their school events, and I went to the Hockey Day event. I talked to many current students at this school, made friends, cheered for them, and got to know more about life at this school. I believe taking initiatives by participating in school events can show that I am very interested and serious about the school.
When I received my acceptance email, I was more than thrilled to learn that I got accepted to my dream CAIS school. I am very thankful for Teresa's company throughout my exciting journey to the CAIS school and for education consultant's advice. I really appreciate this memorable learning adventure. They guided me to the right path, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without their help. Hopefully, they will be able to help more students like me in the future and fulfill their dreams.