Grade 1-12 Admission Process

Grade 1-12 Process for Applications for Admission for September 2024-2025



 Thank you so much for your interest in Deer Lake School!


Families who are considering applying to Deer Lake School should attend one of our one-hour Open House events scheduled in November. Families will take a short tour of the school, experience everyday school life at DLS, and learn about the application process from school administrators.


We require all families applying to DLS to attend an open house before they submit their application so that they fully understand our DLS culture, philosophy and programs.



(by appointment only)

  • Wed. Nov. 29         9 am                 reservations closed
  • Wed. Nov. 29          10 am              reservations closed
  • Thurs. Nov. 30      9 am only       reservations closed

** Tours are by appointment only.

If you were not able to book one of the above tours, please email Gaileen Woytko, to consider your options.


 Grade 1-12  Application Process for 2023-2024: 

STEP 1: Attend an Open House Session

The dates are listed above - you must pre-register for a tour appointment.


STEP 2: Complete an Application Form and Submit to Deer Lake School

Once you have attended an open house, parents will find the Deer Lake School application form (a fillable PDF) is available on our school website, under Admissions.

When you have completed the application form and all accompanying paperwork is assembled, please email it to Mrs. Christina Luk, our office manager, at She will reply to your email and let you know if you are missing any documentation.

Original Documents with Translation Verified:  Please provide copies of your original documents, and if they are in a language other than English, documents need to be translated into English by a certified translation organization and verified by a notary public.  All original documents will need to be verified by the school at your final registration.


The Grade 1-12 application deadline is February 2, 2024 for the upcoming September 2024-2025 school year admission.


STEP 3: Personal Student Interview and Assessments

Once your application forms have been successfully submitted, the school office will contact student families to schedule an interview.

This 20-minute interview is with your child, accompanied by you as parents. The interview is an opportunity 

  • for our administration to get to know you and your child 

  • to understand your needs and expectations 

  • to review our vision and philosophy of education with you 

  • to address any specific questions you may have about our school at that time.

Based on the information shared in your application, the school may ask to conduct additional assessments of your student to determine if any educational support services may be needed, or the student's English language proficiency level.


Grade 1-12 interview appointments will be scheduled on weekdays February 5-16, 2024


STEP 4: Notification of Acceptance

Following your interview with the administrative team, parents will be notified by telephone with details of your child’s possible admission for the September 2024-2025 school year. Students will be accepted based on space and/or suitable program availability or placed on a wait list.


Notification of acceptance will be no later than Fri. Feb. 23, 2024

The Grade 1-12 application deadline is February 2, 2024 for the upcoming September 2024-2025 school year admission.


If you would like more information about Deer Lake School, or have questions about the admission process, please call 604-434-5844 or email Gaileen Woytko, Director of Operations, 


Before your visit during Open House we invite you to review our website in detail, including

  • Welcome to Deer Lake School, an Introduction to the DLS Family (below)

  • various content relating to school life, philosophy and activities