Local Day Students - Purcell Collegiate School

LOCAL DAY STUDENTS

Local in nature, international in scope | Purcell Collegiate School offers local students in grades 6-12 a unique opportunity to access a world-class education right in their own backyard. Still benefiting from strong family connections and support, local students thrive alongside their international peers while gaining the essential attributes, academic prowess, and character traits sought by leading universities.

In addition to our academic curriculum, students cultivate vital regional connections, delve into diverse career pathways, and actively contribute to the positive evolution of their community.

Purcell’s commitment to educational achievement is seamlessly integrated into our learning philosophy which promotes inclusivity, gratitude, and creativity while cultivating both respect and responsibility.

At Purcell, students not only excel academically but also emerge as well-rounded individuals poised for success in higher education and beyond.

APPLICATION PROCESS: 5 EASY STEPS

It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete your online application. Parents should be prepared to sit with their child during this process as there are sections for parent and student consent. Please include as much information as possible to assist us in reviewing your application.

It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete your online application. Parents should be prepared to sit with their child during this process as there are sections for parent and student consent.

Please include as much information as possible to assist us in reviewing your application.

Connect with us any time!

Book an in-person meeting, phone call, or virtual consultation by contacting our admissions team at 250-432-1349 or email admissions@purcellcollegiate.ca.

We are here to help and inform you throughout this process.

Apply

Submit Application Package

Email or upload all requested application documents including:

  • Signed application form
  • Birth certificate or passport
  • Final report cards (previous two years)
  • Other documents if/as relevant (IEP, Status Card, immigration record, etc.)

Interview and Assessment

Parent and/or student interview. This interview is approximately 20 to 30 minutes long. During this interview we will ask you a few questions about yourself and why you want to study at Purcell Collegiate School.

Receive Enrollment Notification

The admissions team will send an email notification of the admission process results within 7 days of the assessments.

FEE INFORMATION

We recognize that attending PCS requires significant investment in your child’s future. It requires thoughtful consideration which we are glad to support through our Admissions Office as part of your application process. We have endeavored to make the financial aspect of that process as streamlined as we can by making our fees as simple and all-inclusive as possible.

View and download PCS’s Annual Fees and Payment Schedule for Local Day Students or contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships and bursaries: Purcell Collegiate School (PCS) offers scholarships to new applicants registering in Grades 6 – 12. Scholarships may be awarded for the duration of the student’s time at PCS or for a single year.
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Financial aid: PCS recognizes the need for support to current families and students who may experience an unexpected financial hardship. We consider all situations. Financial assistance information can be requested through the Admissions Office and is awarded in the form of a reduction in tuition fees.

Family discounts: We offer reduced tuition fees for siblings and cousins: 15% for the first sibling; 25% for each subsequent sibling; 10% for a first cousin.

Hosting an International Student

Our host/billet families are an integral part of the PCS learning community. Their active and enthusiastic participation in our program enhances each student’s cultural experience and contributes to the maximization of their time in Canada.

Host families (for regular international students) and billet families (for Purcell Hockey Academy students) will be compensated monthly.  Families of local day students are given priority consideration for international/hockey placements as way to enhance their child(ren)’s participation and offset or even eliminate their fees.

To be eligible, you must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • You have an extra bedroom (or two!) in your home;
  • Everyone 18 and older in your home submits a Criminal Records Check;
  • English is the primary language spoken in your home;
  • Open mindedness and interest in welcoming a new member of the family into your lives.

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please click below.

Referral Program

The highest compliment we ever receive is a new-student referral. The trust and confidence that demonstrates is meaningful, appreciated, and valued. That’s why we have introduced a referral program.

  • Refer a local day student, receive a tax-free $1,000 tuition credit if you have a student attending PCS or a taxable cash payment.
  • Refer a Canadian boarding student, receive a tax-free $1,500 tuition credit if you have a student attending PCS or a taxable cash payment.
  • Refer an international boarding student, receive a tax-free $2,000 tuition credit if you have a student attending PCS or a taxable cash payment.