- All Applications of Interest must be submitted by the end of February of the year prior to the year of intended entry. Exceptions to this deadline may be considered by the Admissions Committee.
- In order for a child to be eligible to enter Pre-Kindergarten, he/she must be 3 years of age by December 31st of the year prior to the year he/she wishes to enter.
- Applications for mid-year entry are considered on an exceptional basis.
- A copy of the identity card or passport of both the applicant and his/her parents should be submitted at the same time as the application.
In March of the year prior to the year of entry, parents who have submitted applications will be contacted to confirm their interest. They will have to submit a formal Application Form together with some documentation,a photograph of the child, including their child's most recent school report, as well as, if applicable, reports from external specialists. At this stage, references and clearance will be considered, the Administration will invoice prospective parents the entrance fee, to then proceed with the admissions process.
The Application Form and documents must be submitted to the Admissions Office. The process will not proceed until the Admissions Office has all the necessary documentation. Once this information has been received, the application will be registered on the school's database.
The Admissions Office will receive any prospective parents who would like to know more about the School, answer queries and show them around the School facilities.
Interviews, Assessments and Examinations
The Principal and/or Head of Junior or Senior, in conjunction with any other member of staff deemed appropriate, will have an interview with prospective parents. On this occasion they will talk about their child and and get to know the family.
If the candidate already has a sibling at the school, it may be that the reference check, or the personal interview, or both, can be bypassed.
Pre-Kinder & Kindergarten - Open Day
Open Days form part of the Admissions process for entering into Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten at The British Schools. Both Pre-Kinder and Kinder candidates will be observed while playing and enjoying games in groups. Where possible, children will be grouped with peers from the preschool they are attending. The Open Day lasts approximately 40 minutes. The evaluation is not a diagnostic assessment of the candidate, but rather an opportunity to observe behaviours that each child has reached at this stage of his/her personal development, in order to benefit from the School’s Pre-Kinder and Kinder classes.
Candidates for Prep will be assessed in groups and individually. The group observation session lasts approximately 60 minutes. The evaluation is not a diagnostic assessment of the candidate, but rather an opportunity to observe behaviours that each child has reached at this stage of his/her personal development in order to benefit from the School’s Prep classes. The second stage of the process consists of an individual assessment of the child’s level of maturity and basic competency in English and Maths.
Y1 - Y11
Y1 students will only sit for an English and Maths assessment. In other cases, the candidate must sit the Entrance exams in: English, Maths and Spanish.
All candidates will also have an interview with the corresponding psychologist.
Once the Y11 candidate has been accepted, an interview with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Coordinator will be included to evaluate the subject options to choose from.
Upon acceptance, the Admissions Office will send all relevant information to the Billing Department in Administration.
The Admissions Office will send all the accepted families, an Acceptance Folder with documents, to read, sign and send back to school. The family should return the signed documentation together with the Health and Vaccination Cards, a certificate of healthy vision and hearing, by October 1st of the year prior to the year of entry.