Admissions Process

Admission is based on the potential of the student to benefit from an ISPP education, the capacity of the relevant grade level, and the desire for balance and diversity in classes. Applications for enrolment to ISPP may be submitted throughout the calendar year and students are accepted as space becomes available.

Our busiest enrolment period is from May, for the next academic year, which commences in August. Applications are reviewed as they are submitted. While it is hard to predict space availability, ISPP is aware of the urgency that families feel about finding the right school for their children and we work to admit students in as timely a manner as possible.

If you would like start the enrolment process for your child, please complete our Inquiry Form. Our admissions team will contact you with further information about the application process and respond to any questions you may have.

When you are ready to apply, we ask that you complete all application requirements as detailed below. Please note that these will vary depending upon the grade level of your child. Your application will be considered complete and ready for review once the completed online application form has been submitted, all supporting documents are received by the Admissions Office, and the application fee has been paid.

Our Admissions team will follow up with families to ensure that all application requirements are met. Upon completion, the student’s file will be reviewed by the Principal who is responsible for the final admission decision.

Application Requirements

To complete your online application, you will be required to upload electronic copies of the following documents. These can include scans or photographs, or other digital files, but you will not be able to submit your application until they are uploaded. It is helpful for the files to be named with the full name (child or parent) and subject (e.g.; Jane Smith - Writing Sample; John Smith - Passport; Jenny Smith - Photo)

  • PDF files of previous school records/reports for at least the two most recent years (in English). For students younger than Grade 2, please provide any records/reports you are able to access from your child’s previous school.

  • PDF files of any additional reports relating to your child’s learning needs.

  • PDF file of a writing sample from your child for students applying to Grades KG-5. This can be any original piece of writing, drafted exclusively by the student.

  • PDF file of the photo identification page(s) in the parent/guardian and child’s current passports.

  • JPG file of Passport-size colour photos of parent(s)/guardian(s) and child. Photo must be taken within the last six months.

Fees:

You will be invoiced for a fee of $250 USD which must be paid by cash, bank transfer or cheque before your application is reviewed. This fee is non-refundable for successful applicants and non-transferrable.

Health history:

The application will also require you to complete the immunisation history for each child, so please have these details ready.

Recommendation:

The online application process will generate a request for your child’s current school to complete a recommendation form. If you would like the form to be emailed directly to the school, please have the email address ready for the application process. Alternatively, you can download a PDF of the form and provide it to the recommending school. The recommending school will return the completed form directly to ISPP.

Upon review of your child’s completed application, we may also request the following:

  • English language testing (fee applies)

  • Interview with the relevant Principal.

  • Additional information relating to your child’s previous academic experience.

Waiting List

When the number of qualified applicants exceeds the availability of space for a particular grade level, students will be placed on a waiting list until space becomes available. Potential students with a sibling already enrolled in the school will be given priority on the list.

When placing a student in a waiting list, ISPP will strive to provide the family with a realistic assessment of the chances and possible timing for admittance to the best of our knowledge. When a space becomes available within a grade level, the applicants for that grade will be reviewed and placement will be determined based on ISPP’s enrolment criteria and current make-up of the grade level.

The waiting list is maintained for the applying year (August-June) only. If the applicant has not been placed by the end of the applying year, the family will be contacted and asked if they wish to remain on the waiting list for the next school year.