Admissions Policy


The purpose of Cedar’s admissions policy is to guide practices to ensure they align with Cedar’s mission to promote a school community that values inclusivity, student success, and well-being.


Cedar International School does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admissions policies.

Applications for admission to the school are accepted throughout the year. Applicants must provide Cedar with necessary documentation to ensure child safeguarding and well-being and compliance with any local laws and regulations, as well as sufficient academic and behavioral information to ensure the school can adequately serve any student it accepts.

Admissions to the International Baccalaureate Programmes at Cedar International School are designed to be inclusive of all accepted students. All students, regardless of programme, are members of an International Baccalaureate community of learners through which the foundational principles, mission, objectives, and commitments of an IB education are interwoven. At Cedar, the Primary Years Programme (PYP) serves students from PreK-3 to Grade 5, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) serves students from Grades 6-10, and the Diploma Programme (DP) serves students from Grades 11-12. All of Cedar’s IB Programmes are inclusive by design, and students of all interests and academic abilities can benefit from participation.

All students who supply the necessary documentation required by the admissions process are eligible for admission if the administration believes that Cedar is able to meet the student’s academic, physical, social and emotional needs. As an inclusive school community, we recognize that each student is unique, and the admission process has been designed with the IB’s philosophy of inclusion in mind. For further details on access and inclusion, please see the school’s Inclusion Policy. The inclusion of students with additional needs or English language support needs is considered on a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of the administration of the school, based on the student’s needs and the resources available to meet those needs. In some cases, if the needs of the student are beyond what the school is resourced to provide, the student may be admitted with the condition that external supports be provided at the family’s expense. Such a decision would be made at the discretion of the Director and continued enrolment would be conditional on the family’s willingness to provide such support for as long as it was deemed necessary by the school.

Download the full policy document here. 

Reviewed November 2022