Admissions

Join the VTT Family

WELCOME


Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Talmud Torah

VTT delivers an inspirational experience by blending the power of community with an outstanding academic program. The result is students who are lifelong learners, engaging the world through Jewish traditions and values. Starting with our exceptional early childhood program, the VTT educational approach promotes critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity, enabling students to acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence they will need to meet the challenges of a century in which change is a constant. Individual needs are met by recognizing and supporting diverse learning styles. In addition, students are encouraged to develop their unique strengths and interests through the STEAM disciplines, athletics, drama, music and the visual and performing arts.

We are holding a virtual Early Years Open House (birth years 2017, 2018, and 2019) on Sunday, November 14th for the 2022-23 school year. Click here to register and to receive the Zoom link. We are also holding in person school tours this year. Email Tammy Kalvari, Admissions Manager, to book one!

Our Admissions Office is fully operational and we are here to answer your questions. If you have never visited our campus, click here to view photos of our innovative learning environment and our energetic school life.

For those exploring a Jewish education for the first time, Judaic studies promote reasoning, civil discourse, logic, history, and learning how to question and be a student. There is also an inherent character-building and values component to any Judaic studies curriculum. You might appreciate this fascinating article: "Talmud-Inspired Learning Craze Sweeps South Korea."

And in case you need any more convincing of the value of a Jewish day school education, check out this article: Ten Reasons to Send Your Student to a Jewish Day School.

Jewish families from a broad spectrum of religious, national and economic backgrounds are welcomed into our inclusive school community. Every member of the VTT family is valued.

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The Value of a Jewish Education


VTT students come to appreciate the value of Jewish traditions, learn to communicate using the richness of Hebrew language, develop a vibrant connection to the State of Israel, experience the joy of Jewish practice and develop a uniquely Jewish lens on the world. With a solid academic foundation, our graduates are accepted to and excel in the schools of their choice. VTT alumni are leaders in their respective fields living lives informed by Torah and based on a strong moral compass grounded in Jewish ethics and teachings.
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BOOK A TOUR


As a graduate of both Jewish elementary and secondary school and as a parent of three children who have graduated from Vancouver Talmud Torah, I have great passion and conviction for the cause of Jewish day school education. I personally encourage you to learn for yourself the difference a VTT education can make for your family. Feel free to email me, Jennifer Shecter, at [email protected] with days and times that are convenient for you, or call me at 604.736.7307, x3474. I promise to get back to you within 24 hours.

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HOW TO APPLY


To get started, follow these steps for Grades 1-7:



FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD AND SENIOR KINDERGARTEN


Follow these steps:



TUITION

View our school fees for the 2021-22 school year.


AFFORDABILITY

The VTT Board and leadership team are proud to offer an affordability program aimed at helping more families enroll at VTT and stay through graduation. To learn about our Affordability Discount Program (multi-student discounts of up to 30% for students in senior kindergarten and grade one and up to 20% for students in grades 2-7), click the button below:


The deadline to submit your ADP Certification is Monday, May 10, 2021.
VTT will also continue to provide substantial tuition assistance to make a quality Jewish day school education available to families regardless of financial circumstance. Last year, we provided over $1.4 million in tuition subsidies to our families. The deadline to apply for TAC is Thursday, May 10, 2021. To apply, click the button below:

APPLICATION AND ENROLLMENT TIMELINE


Applications for Grades One to Seven should be submitted by mid-February. Pending space availability, families may apply outside these deadlines. All applications are reviewed by our admissions committee.

  • November 14, 2021

    EARLY YEARS OPEN HOUSE (Virtual)

    Rishonim, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten

  • November 22, 2021

    NEW APPLICANT DEADLINE

    Rishonim, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten

  • Starting in December

    EARLY YEARS OFFERS OF ENROLLMENT

    Rishonim, Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten

    Offers of Enrollment emailed to current and new years childhood families

  • 1 week to complete

    EARLY YEARS ENROLLMENT DEADLINE

    Rishonim, Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten

    Deadline to enroll

  • End of January

    GRADE 1-7 OFFERS OF ENROLLMENT

    Offers of enrollment emailed to new families applying for Grade One to Grade Seven

  • TBD

    TUITION ASSISTANCE DEADLINE

    Deadline to apply for Alternative Tuition Plans


For questions regarding the admissions process, please call or email our enrollment manager, Tammy Kalvari, at 604.736.7307 or [email protected].

A VANCOUVER TALMUD TORAH GRADUATE WILL:

VALUE

Value a life that is informed by Torah, as well as Jewish traditions, rituals and culture and develop a strong moral compass grounded in Jewish ethics and teachings.

TAKE

Take responsibility for self, family and community and will understand their obligation to foster and model the principles of Tikkun Olam as proud members of K'lal Israel (the Jewish Community).

THINK

Think critically, continuing to develop analytical and problem-solving skills, while applying a love of learning to the lifelong pursuit of knowledge and new ideas.