Admissions Welcome

CIA PP International School welcomes applications from, and admits, individuals regardless of race, gender, status or religious affiliation. A policy of selective admission is followed, however, based on the applicant’s former scholastic achievement, character recommendations, and the passing of entrance examinations. Admission to, and continuation at, CIA PP is dependent on evidence of good character, intellectual competence, support for the philosophy and mission of the school and an expressed willingness to conform to school regulations.

Admission to Preschool K2, K3, K4, and K5

I. A student’s grade level placement is determined first and foremost by his/her age. A child enrolling in Preschool classes must have reached the required age on or before September 15 of the year of admission:

  • K2 – 1.5-3 years old
  • K3 – 3-4 years old
  • K4 – 4-5 years old
  • K5 – 5-6 years old

II. An Entrance test for K5 is given to the student to evaluate his/her readiness for the lessons.
III. An ESL student, even though his/her age is right for the level, may be placed in a lower level, subject to regular appraisal, when the entrance test result shows this to be necessary.

Admission to Grade School

I. A new student must pass an entrance test before acceptance to any level.
II. The grade level placement is generally the following:

  • Grade 1: 6-7 Years old
  • Grade 2: 7-8 Years old
  • Grade 3: 8-9 Years old
  • Grade 4: 9-10 Years old
  • Grade 5: 10-11 Years old

III. A student could be placed in a level lower than expected for his age-group (see under II above) for the following reasons:

  • Poor result of the entrance test or
  • Lack of readiness for the lessons at the expected level or
  • An ESL student who, even though his/her age is right for the above grade level, has an entrance test result showing this to be necessary.