Why Mabin?

The Mabin School has been recognized as Canada’s first independent Ashoka Changemaker School. Changemaker Schools exist around the world, and are exemplary at instilling the qualities of leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, and empathy.

Our progressive JK-6 school’s greatest advantages include:

  • dedicated, responsive teachers
  • challenging academics
  • an exceptional student-teacher ratio
  • a strong social-emotional curriculum
  • a deep sense of community

The Mabin School has an unparalleled team of passionate experts working together to give each student every opportunity to reach their full potential. The community size of 150 students is deliberate. At this size, every teacher knows every child, and can work closely with families to ensure that students’ academic and social needs are met. Our approach truly puts each child at the centre of their own education.

We invite you to take advantage of our individual tours where you can see our children engaged in their learning and have a chance to meet our exceptional teachers. Tailoring our tours allows us to share the practice and philosophy of the school, and create an opportunity to answer questions from parents of prospective students thoughtfully.

The Admissions Team

Michelle Barchuk
Director of Admissions & Communications
416-964-9594 Ext. 247

Anna Recknagel
Admissions Assistant
416-964-9594 Ext. 223

RSVP to an Open HouseBook a call with Admissions

How to Apply


The first step in our process is to complete an online inquiry form. We will then contact you to answer any questions you may have, and to set up a personalized tour of the school.



Once we receive an inquiry, we will contact you to arrange a private tour. This visit allows each prospective family to see the school in action, meet some of our staff, and truly get a feel for our community.



After the tour, the formal application process begins. The non-refundable application fee is $150, which can be paid online. We encourage you to take a tour before applying.



Once we receive a completed application, applicants and their families are invited for an interview. We offer a unique and cozy interview process where the comfort of your child is foremost in our minds.



The tuition fee is set each year by The Board of Directors. The tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year for a returning student is $25,250. There is also a one-time, non-refundable Initial Registration Fee of $5,000 for new students, due upon acceptance. Below is the Tuition Payment Schedule for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

New Students

Registration Fee $5000

Non-refundable. Due 1 week from date of acceptance letter.

Due DateAmount
April 1, 2017$11,950
July 15, 2017 $6,650
November 1, 2017 $6,650

Total $30,250

Returning Students

Registration Fee $5000

Non-refundable. February 10, 2017.

Due DateAmount
April 1, 2017$6,950
July 15, 2017 $6,650
November 1, 2017 $6,650

Total $25,250

Changemaker Entry Scholarship

Learn more about this exciting opportunity for prospective Grade 5 or 6 students – we are awarding one $10,000 scholarship to a young changemaker!

In honour of being named Canada’s first independent Changemaker School, The Mabin School is offering one $10,000 entry scholarship to a Grade 5/6 student who exemplifies changemaking.

Are you interested in coming to The Mabin School for Grade 5 or 6? Are you a changemaker? To apply for the Changemaker Grade 5/6 Entry Scholarship, apply to The Mabin School and include in your application a short essay or video that convinces our Admissions Team that you exemplify the principles of changemaking: Empathy, Teamwork, Leadership, Problem-Solving.

For more details, contact Michelle Barchuk, Director of Admissions & Communications at or 416-964-9594 ext. 247.

Financial Assistance

There is a small amount of financial assistance available. If you are interested in applying, please visit the Apple Financial Services website. If you would like to talk to someone from The Mabin School before applying, please visit our Book a Call page to book a phone call with our Admissions department.