Application Procedure and Timeline

PW Mini Info Night - Monday, October 7, 2019

Prince of Wales Mini School Information Night for all interested students and their parents at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of Prince of Wales Secondary School (2250 Eddington Drive).


On-line Registration for the mini Test - thursday, October 24 to Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Vancouver School Board requires all applicants to write a District Alternative Programs Test. Register on-line and follow the prompts. No late registrations will be accepted. Please note that registering on-line for the test does not register you for admission to Prince of Wales Mini School. You must also complete and submit an application to PW Mini School.


Test for all District Alternative Programs - Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Vancouver School District students will be given a place and time for the test when they register. All other students (private school, home-school, etc.) will receive an email telling them where and when to take the test. No sample questions or information on the content of the test is available to parents or students. No test results are given to parents or students. The test consists of a Math component, an English component and a Cognitive Skills (puzzles) component. The test will begin at 1:00 p.m. and last approximately 3 hours (with breaks). Students are advised to bring a pencil, pen and eraser to the test and to arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to the time of the test.


Grade 7 application deadline - Thursday, December 19, 2019 (by 3:00 p.m.)

To apply to Prince of Wales Mini School, please submit the following information:

1) a completed Prince of Wales Mini School Application Form

2) photocopy of your Grade 6 Term #2 report card (with teacher comments)

3) photocopy of your Grade 6 Term #3 (Final) report card (with teacher comments)

Do not submit any other materials. Grade 7 report cards will only be collected for successful applications during the interview phase.

Application forms must be received at either PW Secondary School – Main Office (2250 Eddington Drive) or PW Mini School (4750 Haggart Street) by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 19.

Incomplete applications will be disqualified.


Students selected for an interview will be contacted - tuesday, January 21, 2020

Students selected for an Interview at PW Mini School will be contacted on or before January 21. We receive more than 300 applications each year. Based on our selection criteria we will short-list approximately 100 students to be interviewed. Due to a limit of time and resources, we regret that we are only able to contact successful interview applicants.


Interviews for short-listed students only - Thursday, january 23, 2020

One hour in duration, during the day. Applicants being interviewed are asked to submit their Grade 7 Term 1 report cards.


First round offers of acceptance - Wednesday, february 19, 2020

First offers of acceptance will be made via email.


Deadline for acceptance by applicant and parent (first offers) - Friday, february 21, 2020

Acceptance must be emailed to Prince of Wales Mini School at pwmini@vsb.bc.ca by 12 noon.


second round offers of acceptance - wednesday, february 26, 2020

Second offers of acceptance (students on the wait list) will be made via email.


Deadline for acceptance by applicant and parent (second offers) - thursday, february 27, 2020

Acceptance must be emailed to Prince of Wales Mini School at pwmini@vsb.bc.ca by 12 noon.