Admissions | Policy

Procedures and Policy
Thank you for your interest in the International Section of the Korean International School. Please read the following information before you complete your application form.
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In addition to the completed application form, the following documents are required:
  • A completed application form
  • One passport size photo of your child
  • Copies of school reports from the last two years (where applicable)
  • ID document or passport copy of parents and students
A reference from the current school will be requested for applicants from Years 4 -13

It is important that all relevant documentation regarding academic competence, emotional and social needs are provided with the application form. This is necessary for the school to ensure the needs of all applicants can be met within the International Section. If this information has not been made available at the time of admission the school reserves the right to withdraw the place, which is based on the internal assessment that the individual needs cannot be met.

The applications are processed according to the date the application form and accompanying documents are received. A letter acknowledging receipt of the application will be issued and the child placed on the waiting list. Priority is given to siblings and therefore the position on the waiting list can change. Parents are encouraged to inform Ms Jenny Choi at jchoi@kis.edu.hk of any change in their information.

The International Section uses the following guidelines to place each applicant in the correct year.

KIS - International Section
Birth Dates for 2019-2020 School Year
ReceptionSeptember 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015
Year 1September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014
Year 2September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013
Year 3September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012
Year 4September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011
Year 5September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2010
Year 6September 1, 2008 to August 31, 2009
Year 7September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2008
Year 8September 1, 2006 to August 31. 2007
Year 9September 1, 2005 to August 31. 2006
Year 10September 1, 2004 to August 31, 2005
Year 11September 1, 2003 to August 31, 2004
Year 12September 1, 2002 to August 31, 2003
Year 13September 1, 2001 to August 31, 2002

Age Guidelines for Reception Class
2020-2021September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016
2021-2022September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017
2022-2023September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018
2023-2024September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019

Assessment / Interview:
All applications are processed a year ahead of entry. (This includes those children with sibling priority).

Application forms will be accepted for children eligible for:
  • Reception and Year 1 between September 1st and November 30th
  • Year 2 to Year 6 between September 1st and December 31st
  • Secondary between September 1st and December 31st
  • Springboard Programme between September 1st and November 30th
The entrance assessments will be as follows:
  • Reception and Year 1 between January and February
  • Year 2 to Year 6 between February and March
  • Secondary between January and March
  • Springboard Programme between January and June
The medium of instruction for the International Section is English and all applicants are required to complete an English assessment. Applicants may also occasionally be required to complete a Mathematics assessment.

These assessments will be followed by a short interview with the Principal, who will then meet with the family to discuss the outcome of the assessments.

The final decision of acceptance and class allocation will be made by the Principal following the interview.

For details of the assessment and interview procedure for the Springboard programme please refer to springboard.asp

For further information, please contact Ms Jenny Choi at jchoi@kis.edu.hk

Waiting Pool
If the applicant has completed all qualifications to be accepted to KIS. but the current grade level has no vacancies, or if the applicant requires Learning Enhancement Services that are currently at capacity, the applicant will be placed in our waiting pool until an available space opens up.

The applicant may stay in the waiting pool for a period of Six Months from date of notification.
Then the admissions department will issue you a letter to request for a re-test and updated information to continue to stay in the waiting pool for another year.

If you choose not to and would like to still enroll in KIS at a later date, you must go through the application process again.

The waiting pool does not operate on a first come first serve basis. There are certain criteria the admission team uses to decide which student will fill up an open spot. Such criteria includes, gender, sibling priority, nationality or learning enhancement needs.