The Admissions Process

The Admissions Process

The admissions process at ISF is intended to be personal, welcoming, and informative for all prospective families. Below is an overview of the admissions process at the school.

The Campus Tour

Interested families are encouraged to visit ISF for a tour of the campus and talk with our admissions staff. Appointments can be made by contacting us or you may wish to attend one of our open days.


The Application

To initiate the admissions process, ISF must receive the completed enrollment documents. There is no application deadline, but it is recommended that the admissions process be initiated in the late winter or early spring for the next school year. Applications are accepted throughout the school year subject to availability of space.

You may complete the enrolment documents and e-mail them to us.


School Records

ISF requests that parents/guardians of all applicants provide current school records including transcripts, any test/exam results from the previous two years, and any psychological/neurological evaluations. These forms should be handed in to our Registrar upon initiation of the admissions process in support of the application. A final admissions decision cannot be made without this information.

Diagnostic Testing

All candidates for grades 3-12 must take diagnostic tests as part of the admissions process. Prospective students in grades 1 and 2 are interviewed and evaluated by the Lower Primary Academic Coordinator.

Students applying for grades 3-12 take tests in the core subjects of mathematics, English, and German, if applicable. Candidates wishing to enroll in Grade 11 must also take tests in other subjects.

The diagnostic tests are evaluated to determine if the student has attained the minimum expected standard for each subject at a particular grade level. The final placement decision is made by the school, and the family is informed of the placement.

Admissions Decision

Admissions decisions are made after careful evaluation of candidates to determine the appropriateness of the school and its program of study for each candidate. Results of placement testing and previous school records are considered on a case-by-case basis. Additional criteria for admission include motivation, social and emotional development, willingness to work hard, and the ability of ISF to accommodate the needs of the candidate.

Prospective Student Day Visit

All applicants from Grades 3 and above may request to come for a day visit as part of the admissions process.  These visits take place after we have the results of the diagnostic tests so that we may place students in the appropriate classes.

Visiting students have the opportunity to meet staff members and fellow students and experience the atmosphere of the school. 

 Admissions Checklist:

1. Contact us for more information

2. Schedule a school visit and tour

3. Complete and return the following documents:

  • Enrollment Contract
  • Student Medical Form
  • Copy of birth certificate and/or passport
  • Copy of school reports from the previous two years (if applicable).

4. Contact us to set a date for placement testing      

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