Our Admissions Policy
ISF accepts students of average and above average academic attainment.
We are not narrowly selective in terms of previous academic achievement because we focus on the progress that each child can make in our school.
Because of the SABIS® Educational System™ implemented at ISF, we believe that students make greater progress in our school than in any other school.
Each year the academic records and the achievement of all of our students prove the power of the SABIS® Educational System™ and the excellence of our school.
Kindergarten – G2 Entry
There are no academic requirements for acceptance into Kindergarten, although students applying to Kindergarten must turn 3 by June 30 in the year they will enter the program. They must also be able to speak and follow simple instructions as well as be toilet trained.
Candidates for grades 1–2 have a meeting with the Primary School Academic Coordinator, who also meets with the parents of each prospective student.
Students seeking entry to all other grades (3-12) take diagnostics tests in English and mathematics before entry. These diagnostic tests help us to determine the appropriate grades for each student and the correct level within each grade. For instance, in certain grades we may have four levels of English and German, two levels of mathematics, and several levels of French and Spanish. Therefore, it is vital that we place each student correctly, so that he or she is able to progress and learn.
The results of the diagnostic tests are discussed with parents before the final grade placement is made by the school.