As soon as we receive the completed application, the student’s file undergoes a detailed review by our Admissions Committee. This committee includes sectional principals, counselors, learning support specialists, and other members of the educational team. Certain applications may require some additional steps if we feel it is necessary to enable us to make a decision.
The International School of Prague (ISP) is committed to a fair and transparent admissions process, and wishes to accept all interested, eligible applicants. Admission shall not be denied because of nationality, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, or religious beliefs. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Admissions Policy below, or read all details in one document here.
We accept students throughout the academic year dependent on space and the fulfillment of our admissions criteria.
The application is completed entirely online, and all required documents should be uploaded through the Admissions Portal. The website provides a detailed checklist of documents for each school section and grade (exact requirements vary depending on the age of the child). We consider applications to be complete after we have received all of the required supporting documents and the Application Fee. Information on tuition and Fees, as well as details about the ISP Scholarship program can be found here.
There is no standardized admission test for entry to ISP. However, to ensure that the school can meet a student’s learning needs, we may require further testing/screening. For example, students applying to our Middle School (grades 6-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12), whose mother tongue is not English, are required to take an English language assessment (see the chart below).
|Grade Level||Proficiency Requirement at time of Admissions||Assessment(s) used||Skills Assessed||Purpose of Assessment|
|PK-KG||None||Interview, Pre LAS KG = WIDA||Listening, speaking||Placement|
|Grades 1-5||None||WIDA||Listening, speaking, reading, writing||Admissions & Placement|
|Grades 6-7||None||WIDA||Listening, speaking, reading, writing||Admissions & Placement|
|Grades 8||Social language + Basic Academic||WIDA||Listening, speaking, reading, writing||Admissions & Placement|
|Grades 9-10||Social language + Academic language||WIDA + Academic listening and vocabulary tasks||Listening, speaking, reading, writing||Admissions & Placement|
|Grades 11-12||Proficiency||WIDA + Academic listening, vocabulary and written tasks||Listening, speaking, reading, writing||Admissions & Placement|
Unless additional testing is needed, we will notify parents of the decision within two weeks of our receipt of the completed online application and of the Application Fee. Under normal circumstances, we communicate the decision via email.