Olive Grove Elementary School

If you have any inquiries regarding the status of your child on the waitlist, please send an email with your child’s name and birth date to  info@olivegroveschool.ca. You will receive a response within 1-2 business days.

Registration on the waiting list does NOT guarantee your child a spot.

JK to Grade 8: current waiting time for new families is 3+ years

Before clicking the “Waiting List Registration” link above, please note the following:​​

  • There is a one-time, non-refundable fee of $50 to register on the waiting list
  • If a spot becomes available, you will be notified via email. If you do not accept a vacancy, your name will be removed from the waiting list.
  • If a spot is not available during the year, you may move to the waiting list of the following year at no extra charge.
  • Students will only be registered into the grade based on their birthdate (according to the Ontario system).
  • All information provided must be correct otherwise the registration is void.
  • All applicants must pass an assessment test.
  • Priority for the waiting list is based on:
    1. Children of full-time staff
    2. Siblings of current students
    3. Date of registration to the waiting list
  • Unfortunately, there is no priority for admission to MAC OGS based on donations or volunteer work.

Admissions 2019-2020

Students must pass the admission test in order to be accepted to Olive Grove School.

For 2019-20 school year, students on the waiting list, who are candidates for admission, will be contacted for assessment whenever spots become available. The full registration package will be emailed to candidate parents.

For those parents who decline the invitation for admission will lose their priority on the waiting list and need to re-register in the waiting list for future admission opportunity to MAC OGS.

For candidates who have been contacted by the office for potential admission to OGS, please print the registration package or pickup one from the office. Please take note;

  • All candidate students will be assessed before admission can be granted.
    • JK, SK and grade 1 candidates’ assessment will be administered one to one by our teaching staff. Parents are not part of this assessment process.
    • Grades 2 to 8 candidates will have a written assessment and may involve a personal interview.
    • Assessment results will be communicated to parents via email. The result can be one of  the following:
      • Admission granted
      • Conditional admission granted
      • Admission declined
      • Re-assessment required

Approximate waiting periods

As of March 2019, spots will be available in the 2019-2020 academic year only if a current student withdraws from the school.  Please keep this in mind when registering on the waiting list.

The following number of students are on the waiting list for 2019-2020.

Grade 8: 122 (approx waiting time for new families: 3 years)
Grade 7: 145 (approx waiting time for new families: 3 years)
Grade 6: 134 (approx waiting time for new families: 3 years)
Grade 5: 192 (approx waiting time for new families: 3 years)
Grade 4: 211 (approx waiting time for new families: 5 years)
Grade 3: 197 (approx waiting time for new families: 5 years)
Grade 2: 250 (approx waiting time for new families: 5 years)
Grade 1: 160 (approx waiting time for new families: 5 years)
SK: 215 (approx waiting time for new families: 5 years)
JK: 272 (approx waiting time for new families: 3 years)
PreSchool: 95
Toddlers: 50