Byng Arts Mini-School Application Dates 2013 - 2014

Timeline for Sept '14 Entry

updated September 20, 2013

Please review the dates below and ensure that you have made note of the deadlines and procedures.

Gr. 7 District testing will take place in December.


Dates 2012/13


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Please note change in date

Optional Grade 8 Student orientation: timetables, registration info and lockers assigned to new Grade 8 students (10am-12pm)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

First Day of School for incoming students.  Grade 8 students meet at 1pm in the auditorium.  Please see main school website for more info:

Thursday, September 19, 2013

6:30-9pm – Parent Walk Through.  All parents are invited to experience your child’s school schedule and meet his/her teachers as part of this evening parent orientation.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Welcome Back Assembly – Student-only event during school to further introduce students to the program.

Dates 2013/14


Beginning Friday, November 01, 2013

8 AM to 3 PM - Byng Arts Application packages are available in the Main School Office until December deadline.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

7 PM Auditorium - Parent Information night; Find out more about the program, meet students, staff, and the coordinator, ask questions and pick up the Byng Arts Application package if you have not already done so.

Space is extremely limited. It would be appreciated if only a single parent representative and the applicant attend.

Please note: Parents and applicants will attend separate presentations.

Sunday, November 03 to Friday, November 29, 2013

Current Grade 7 students applying for all mini-school programs (including Byng Arts) - Mandatory VSB test registration begins online. Go to the VSB website to register. This must be done in addition to applying to Byng Arts (see below).

Your test site information will be emailed to you prior to the test. Lord Byng will not be able to provide this information.

Monday, November 05, 2013

Byng Arts Mini-School online registration begins. Go to Applicants must submit both a paper application and the online form to be considered.

All students, please use the application number found on your official application envelope.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Grade 7 Mini School Applicants only - District-wide testing for all Grade 7 mini-school applicants. Time: 12:30 – 4pm.  Testing sites TBA. See the VSB website for updates.

Thursday, December 19 by 2 PM in the Office

Deadline for Byng Arts Registration: Complete application packages (online and paper) due for all grades

If winter report cards are not ready at this point, submit the application as is and forward the report card ASAP. The online form will remain available until January 01 to allow applicants to update missing information.

Do you have questions about the application process ?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Audition times posted on our website by application number. Please note that submission of an application does not guarantee an audition.

Do you have questions about the short-list?

We hope you remembered to record your application number!

Monday, January 27 & Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Byng Arts Mini School AUDITIONS for all applicants - auditions for all subjects will take place on the Tuesday with additional sessions in Drama and Strings on the Monday.

Do you have questions about the Audition Day?

These are the dates, please set them aside as no other dates will be available

Friday, February 14, 2014

Round 1 offers and wait-list posted on our website by application number;
successful candidates notified by

  • email at 8 AM,
  • letters mailed

Do you have questions if you have

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Noon - Deadline for acceptance of Round 1 offers;

Student must not accept more than one offer;

Byng Arts advises VSB of who has accepted offers.

Monday, February 24, 2014

8 AM - round 2 offers made to wait-listed Byng Arts candidates who have not accepted positions elsewhere

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Noon - deadline for acceptance of Round 2 offers

Friday, February 28, 2014

2pm - Lord Byng cross-boundary forms and school enrolment forms due

Date TBA

Lord Byng Secondary will offer a Math placement exam for those wishing to be considered for enriched Math 8 - register when you fill in your enrollment form.


Students with French Immersion will be placed in an upper level junior French Class (French 11) no placement exam is required.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Grade 7 Afternoon Visit 1 to 3pm

Lord Byng Secondary provides an optional afternoon tour and orientation for all new students entering Grade 8.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Optional Grade 8 Student orientation: timetables, registration info and lockers assigned to new Grade 8 students (10am-12pm)

Application & registration for September 2014 complete.