The Admissions Process
Please feel free to explore our prospectus. If you want to be part of our school family and apply to come to Hilton College, the first step is to complete and submit an Online Enquiry Form. An Application Form will be posted once the inquiry has been received and the Application Fee of R300-00 has been paid. When this has been received your name will be entered in the database and your family will be placed on the mailing list.
In addition to the completed Application Form each pupil is required to sit a Scholastic Assessment, written in February of the year preceding admission. Because we usually fill the school with first-round applicants, prospective families are strongly encouraged to meet this deadline to provide the best opportunity for acceptance. Completed applications received after this time are considered in our second round of admissions for any remaining spaces.
In order for us to get to know each applicant as well as possible prior to his arrival, we require a number of documents. The first is a copy of his two most recent reports. Then there is the Independent Evaluation Form. This is a reference submitted by a teacher whom the boy feels knows him well. The boy will request this of the teacher. In addition, Hilton College will ask the Head of the boy’s current school to complete a Head’s Confidential Report which is a detailed assessment of the boy’s scholastic ability, involvement in the school and character. This is kept strictly confidential between the two schools. Academic ability, character and extramural ability determine whether a boy will receive an offer of admission. Parents are requested to submit the end of Grade 6 report early in the boy’s Grade 7 year.
Pupils applying for places in Grades 9 to 11 are not usually required to sit the Scholastic Assessment, but are assessed on the basis of their school reports and the interview. The Independent Evaluation report and Head’s Confidential Report may be required.
Most siblings join us at Hilton College. Preference is given to brothers, sons of Old Hiltonians, and families who have strong Hilton connections. However, admission is not automatic and there may be occasions where the school judges that a sibling is likely to thrive in a different academic environment.
Hilton College has a significant enrolment of international students, almost 1/5th. However, in addition to sound academic ability, fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement. For entry to the school a foreign deposit (1 term's fees) will be required for all out of country pupils, in addition to the normal entry fee (1 term's fees) required by all pupils who are admitted. This foreign deposit is refundable.
Prospective Pupils’ Weekend
This is a fun-filled opportunity for boys in Grade 7 who have applied and who are able to spend a weekend in one of our historic boarding houses. It is a chance to have a taste of boarding life and to make new friends. Parents will have an opportunity to learn more about the school and to meet the staff, senior boys and fellow parents.
Scholarships are designed to reward excellence and to celebrate exceptional talent. In recognition of this achievement the scholar is awarded a specific percentage reduction in fees throughout his time at Hilton College.
We encourage parents of scholars who aniticipate that they will experience difficulty in meeting the balance of the school fees to apply at the same time for a bursary too.
For further information click on : Bursaries and Scholarships
Last Updated (Friday, 15 June 2012 15:13)