When is the best time to apply to CIS for future enrollment?
The Admissions Committee reviews applications throughout the school year for the following year's enrollment. For Secondary and Elementary students, January through May is a good time to consider enrollment as academic records from the current school year are generally available and can be submitted with your application. Applications are accepted for all grades as early as September of the year prior to enrollment, with the understanding that a decision may not be made until the following spring when class sizes have been finalized. The re-enrollment process for current students occurs in March/April each year. Applications for Nursery are not accepted until January of the enrollment year. A Nursery Interest Form may be filled out prior to this to be included on the notification list.
Are students accepted for mid-year enrollment?
Yes, the Admissions Committee will consider mid-year enrollment provided there is space in the grade level requested and the application includes the most up-to-date academic records and progress reports from the student's current school. Admissions occurs throughout the school year for all grades if space allows.
What academic records are required for an application?
For Kindergarten, progress reports from any relevant early childhood programs may be submitted but are not required. Elementary and Middle School students in Grades 1 through 8 must submit a complete set of academic records from the past two years in any previous schools, including any standardized test scores, if available. High School students must submit report cards from all high school years. Official transcripts and report cards must be sent to CIS by the previous school.
Are students required to take an admissions test?
Standardized test scores should be submitted with your application, if available. An admissions test may be administered if these are not available or at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.