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Does ISP only accept students at the beginning of the academic year?

No; children may start classes as soon as a place in the class has been offered. Please see the School calendar here.

Is there a deadline for application?

There is no deadline for applications. However, if you know that you want your child to start school at the beginning of the academic year (in August), we strongly suggest that you plan on submitting a completed application before March.

How long does it take before I know if my child's application has been approved?

Within three weeks of the Application Fee being paid and the completed Application being received by the Admissions Office, parents will receive a response from ISP; applications are either approved, rejected, or continued for further review. Please note that an approved application does not guarantee admission for the child. For August entry, class sizes are assessed at the end of April, and as many approved applications as possible are then admitted. Notices of admission are sent to those students. If a class is full, those applications that were approved (but not admitted) are placed in a waiting pool (at the request of the parents). For entry at other times of the year, notice of approval and admission generally take place at the same time.

Does my child need to be fluent in English to attend ISP?

It depends at what level your child will be entering the School. Evidently, the older the student, the more important it becomes that they have a certain mastery of the language. Having said that, ISP has students from over sixty nationalities, and many of our students are not fluent in English when they arrive; our teachers are skilled in making them feel comfortable in class. Based on the outcome of the application, ISP may require an English test; to support students who need help with their English, we offer an "English as an Additional Language" program from Elementary school through Grade 10.

Does ISP accept students with special learning needs?

Yes, ISP has a Learning Support program. A recent “Individual Educational Plan” and Psycho-educational assessment report must be submitted, along with any other pertinent records describing past educational plans and services. Our LS team then determines if ISP’s program is appropriate for the applicant. We can also assist by referring families to learning specialists for diagnostic testing, speech therapy and psychological support.

How is ISP accredited?

What degree do graduates earn from ISP?

ISP graduates enroll in colleges and universities in countries all over the world. ISP graduates earn a U.S. high school diploma, and most ISP students pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB).

ISP College Counselors stay abreast of a wide variety of College & University admission requirements, and work closely with ISP Administrators and Faculty to aid students and parents with course selection and individual applications.

How long is the school day?

School starts at 08:00 and ends at 14:30 (Preschool), 14:45 (Grades 1-5) and 15:00 (Grades 6 – 12). After-school sports and activities then run for an additional hour.

Are parents encouraged to be involved at the school?

Absolutely! The SCA is an all-volunteer parent organization with a mission to support and encourage parents, students, faculty and administration to work together to provide the best possible educational and social environment for the school community. Led by a board of parent volunteers, the SCA assures an open line of communication between the parent community and the school.

The SCA welcomes new families, assists the Athletic Department at home games and tournaments, and supports the Fine Arts department during performances. Class and room parents assist teachers with special activities. Our parent volunteers are happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information on the SCA.

How do children get to and from school?

While many parents drive their children to and from school, there are also many students who use the very reliable public bus/transit service that drops them right at the entrance to the School.


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