The admissions process for me was meeting with their guidance counsellor myself first and then bringing my daughter in with me to meet one of the faculty and the principal. I took to everyone I met, and so did my daughter. Touring the classrooms, the students make such a point to say hello and introduce themselves. They all seemed so bouncy and happy, and were so confident! Jean, who deals with admissions, is a lovely woman who kept us informed as to the process and very responsive to my questions.
Our admission experience at Linden was very comfortable - and it was certainly a factor in our daughter's accepting the school. We really enjoyed the warmth and friendliness of Linden students at the Our Kids Expo, which made us want to explore the school further. At the Information Night we attended at the school, we met the principal, the admissions counsellor, several teachers, a cheerful Linden grandparent, and a really well-informed Linden student who was a true inspiration. We had a school tour then and again on the day of my daughter's school-day visit. The student led tours of the school are a really lovely experience. And my daughter felt welcomed by them. An interview and academic test followed. Our daughter was assured that the academic test was more a measure of where she would be placed than a requisite hurdle, which helped her feel calm. Jean Geary, the admissions counsellor, is an amazing asset to Linden. She is warm and knowledgable about student life. And, as a parent of a former Linden student, she has an insider's perspective as well as an administrator's. I've also seen the new "Welcome packets" which Linden now gives to girls on offer day. And, they're pretty fantastic. Among the contents are tickets to the school's spring events, such as Art Show, the school play, and Music Night. So, girls can really feel welcomed to Linden several months before they enter school.