GILLESPIE ACADEMY


Admission Information
Academic Requirements

Gillespie Academy accepts applications from prospective students who are at least 18 years of age and have completed grade 12 or its equivalent.

Application

The application deadline is May 31st. Anyone who applies after this date will be charged a late fee of $300.00.

*UPDATE* The application process for the 2016-2017 school year is now closed. We have already reached our cap of 20 students. The application process for the 2017-2018 school year will open on January 1, 2017.

Applicants must submit:

  1. A completed application form, which is available at the bottom of this page.
  2. Two completed recommendation forms. One from your pastor, and one from a former teacher or school administrator (to be mailed directly to the school).
  3. Either official transcripts of grade twelve work or an equivalent. [Official transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended, or home school transcripts should include the subjects studied, time frame in which the work was completed, grade assigned for each course, and a signature from the parent (as school administrator)].
  4. A short persuasive letter to accompany your application explaining why you want to attend Gillespie Academy.

All applications will be reviewed by a committee and are subject to its approval. The school will notify the applicant of the decision about admission.

Academic Calendar

FIRST SEMESTER: September-December 2017

September 5...................................First Day of Semester 1
October 16-20..................................Mid-Term Break
December 8....................................Last Day of Semester 1 Classes
December 11-15...............................Final Exams

SECOND SEMESTER: January-April 2018

January 2......................................First Day of Semester 2
February 12-16................................Mid-term Break
March 30........................................Good Friday (No Class)
April 6..........................................Last Day of Semester 2 Classes
April 9-13......................................Final Exams

April 19........................................Convocation Service

Costs

The students will be responsible for boarding costs and books.

Tuition - $3500.00 ($1,750.00/semester)
Books - approximately $300.00-$400.00 (for the whole year)

Payments are to be made prior to the beginning of each semester. If a student withdraws or is dismissed, reimbursements will be made as follows: 0-2 weeks > 80%, 3-4 weeks > 60%, 5-6 weeks > 50%, 7 or more > 0.

Regarding financial assistance: Gillespie Academy has deliberately chosen not to seek official accreditation with any government agencies. This choice is made to allow Gillespie Academy full control over course requirements and content. The consequences of this choice are that students attending the Academy do not qualify for financial assistance from the government, and that some RESP's will not recognize Gillespie Academy as a valid educational institution. We will, however, supply proof of enrollment at any time.

Housing Arrangements

It is ultimately up to the individual student to ensure their living arrangements are taken care of, however, Gillespie Academy does offer to facilitate placement by providing a list of contacts/possible homes.

Student Life & Conduct

Students of Gillespie Academy are expected to strive to maintain high standards of integrity and be exemplary in their conduct in all areas of life, including academic work, personal conduct, personal, church and community relationships.

"Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity." I Timothy 4:12 (ESV).

During the academic year, students are required to be active participants in their local church (including attending services at services, prayer meeting, etc.). While we do not require all students to attend Grace Presbyterian Church, we do expect them to attend a local church.

Students should be prepared to match their class time with study/preparation time outside of class (i.e. for each 3 credit course, they will spend 3 hours per week in class and should expect to spend a minimum of 3 hours per week doing work for that class outside of class time).

Application Form

Download and complete our application form. Completed forms may be emailed to Gillespie Academy. Reference letters must be sent via regular mail.

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Arranging a Visit

Prospective students are warmly invited to visit the Academy for a day. It is a wonderful opportunity to sit in on classes and to meet the current students and their professors. To schedule a visit please contact us at admin@gillespieacademy.ca.


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