Entrance Test

All students applying for Grades 9 and 10 must write an entrance test.

The entrance test is a 2.5-hour, primarily multiple-choice, test that is designed to test the ability of students in mathematics, reading, comprehension, and writing. You cannot study for the entrance test but keeping up with regular school work and daily reading will increase your chances of success. There are no questions about subject-specific areas like science, geography, or the like.

Applicants are offered a choice of two dates for writing the test. This test will take place at St. Paul's High School on the following days:

  • Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, February 10, 2024, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 To register for your entrance test, simply indicate your preference in the designated area on the online application form.


Julie Paterson

Admissions Coordinator
(204) 831-2327

Tips for Students Writing

Remember, the Entrance Test is just one part of the application process. Although doing well in the test increases your chances of success in the admissions process, the process includes the assessment of many factors (application form, clergy and teacher recommendation forms, report cards, and interview). Relax and do the best that you can!

The best preparation you can have for this kind of test is to come in with a positive frame of mind and well-rested (be sure to get a good night's sleep).

Please bring a pen, pencil, calculator (does not have to be a scientific calculator), and water bottle. Dress code is casual. 

Drinks and a light snack will be provided by the St. Paul’s High School during the break, however, students are welcome to bring something more substantial if they would like.

The best preparation you can have for this kind of test is to come in well rested and in a positive frame of mind.