Admission & Entrance Exam Preparation
We have successfully trained thousands of students for admittance to over 50 independent elementary and high schools and specialized programs including: University of Toronto Schools, Upper Canada College, Crescent School, Branksome Hall, Bishop Strachan & more. We also work with students applying for and transitioning into prestigious School Board International Baccalaureate and specialized STEM programs.
Our students are admitted at five times the average admission entry rate for their program of choice. We believe this is due to a holistic approach that integrates school selection, application support, mentorship for interviews and essays, and specialized entrance exam preparation. Admissions are no longer about grades and reports cards. Quite the contrary, admissions officers for elite programs are looking for students who demonstrate the potential to make a transformational impact in the world. We love working with students to build authentic and compelling narratives that help them to shine.
Because schools often change entrance requirements, our hands-on team ensures students are prepared no matter what the format of the examination will be!
(Students may register for BOTH Summer and Fall English and Math Preparation courses. The material does NOT repeat.)
Which courses should I take?
- Trying for a Canadian Independent School? Take an Admission and Entrance Exam Preparation Package (contact us for info!)
- Trying for UTS Stage 1? Take English and Math Preparation.
- Trying for UTS Stage 2? Take Interviews and UTS Stage 2 Preparation.
- Trying for IB? Take English, Math, and Science (optional)* Preparation.
- Transitioning into IB? Take our Transitioning into IB Workshop (Grade 9 or 11)
*Some IB schools take an interdisciplinary approach to testing, so scientific writing preparation may be useful.
Got in? What next? More Brain Power!
Most of our Entrance Exam Prep students continue to study at Brain Power after being accepted to the gifted/specialty program of their choice. In fact, many Brain Power students attend gifted day-school programs, both private and public; why? because the Brain Power focuses on academic acceleration and complexity that is specifically tailored for high-potential students. Here is one of our students giving his reasons for staying at Brain Power after being accepted into UCC:
“I still come to Brain Power after being accepted to Upper Canada College because Brain Power educates in a way no other institution can. It provides me with some of the most useful writing and oral skills I can possibly ever need. Most of all, I love going and spending time with others who want to enrich themselves, and enjoy great teachers who are also great friends.” Ernst Ma – UCC and Brain Power student