Welcome to Admissions

Thank you for showing interest in the International Village School Chennai. We are an international school offering a full range of learning opportunities for students. We welcome applications from students of all nationalities, throughout the school year, which runs from August to June.

Before you start the application process for your child, please carefully read through the information below.

We are currently open for Early Childhood (ages 2, 3 and 4), Kindergarten and Grades 1 and 2. For the school year August 2019, we are accepting applications for grades Early Childhood (ages 2,3 and 4), Kindergarten and grades 1 to 5.

Admissions Process

Parents interested in enrolling their child, should first use the Enquiry Tab above to fill an enquiry form which will give you an application link.

Upon submission of an application, your child will enter our applicant pool. Our Admissions Office will review the application, once we receive all the required documentation. Students who meet our requirements will be invited with their parents, to attend an admissions interview. Students are admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Online Application

To complete an application, you will need:

Supporting Documents

Fees

Parents completing the admissions process will need to submit the registration fee immediately upon acceptance. The registration fee is a one-time non-refundable fee.

The tuition fee will need to be submitted within one month of receipt of invoice.

Payment can be made by Visa or Mastercard or by cheque made out to “The International Village School”. The school fee for term 1 should be paid prior to the student starting school. The second term fee should be paid no later than November 23rd and the third term fee should be paid no later than March 15th.

Age and Grade Placement

EC 2 2 years old

EC 3 3 years old

EC 4 4 years old

KG 5 5 years old

Grade 1 6 years old

Grade 2 7 years old

Grade 3 8 years old

Grade 4 9 years old

Grade 5 10 years old

From Grade 2 onwards, assignment to a grade level is based on previous school records, within the age requirements.

We welcome students from different countries and differing school calendars. Applicants from countries, whose school year finishes during December-March, will continue for an additional semester in the grade most recently completed. After careful consideration of the application, students are placed in the appropriate grade level, which meet our curriculum, expectations, as well as performance on any test the Administration may wish to administer.

The School recognizes that there may be differences in opinion of parents regarding grade placement. However, the Superintendent reserves the right to make all final determinations regarding placement.

For our youngest learners, initial grade assignments are made by birth date, so that they receive age and developmentally appropriate foundations.

School Hours

School starts at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. We offer a half-day option for Early Childhood (2,3 and 4-year-olds).

Scholarships

The scholarship is designed to provide tuition fee assistance to families in need of financial assistance. There is a limited number allocated each year. Scholarship applicants apply through the regular admissions process and must meet the general admissions criteria. Scholarships will be awarded following the admissions acceptance process.

English Proficiency

Non-native English-speaking students will be given English as an Additional Language (EAL) test to determine if support is needed. The following criteria will be used by the Admissions Office to determine whether a student will be invited to take the EAL test:

Frequently Asked Questions

1 . What are the school hours ?

School starts at 8.15 a.m. for all years. The academic day finishes at 12.30 p.m. for the Early Years, and 3.15 p.m. for Kindergarten and all other grades.

2 . Offer of Place ?

Once we have received your completed online application, we will assess your child’s eligibility for admission and notify you regarding acceptance. When a place is available, an offer will be extended by email. The registration fee is required within one week of acceptance of admission. The first day of attendance, if not the first day of the academic year, will be mutually agreed to between parents and the Admissions Office.

3 . Student Support Program ?

Our School makes every effort to provide a meaningful education for all students. We do not have a comprehensive Support Program and may not be able to admit students whose needs are beyond our scope. Children with student support needs will be assessed to determine whether the school has sufficient resources to provide appropriate support.

4 . How does my child get to and from the school ?

The school offers a bus service to all students at an additional cost.

5 . Does my child have to join on a specific date ?, When will be the first day of school for a new student ?

The first day of attendance, if not the first day of the academic year, will be mutually agreed to between parents and the Admissions Office.

6 . What happens at the beginning of a new academic year ?

Our school will organize a 'New Students Orientation' for all new students and parents prior to the school year. More details will be shared with families after they have accepted an offer for their child at our school.

7 . Does a candidate for admission need a medical examination ?

When parents submit an application form, a school health form will also need to be submitted. Please note that until these forms are completed, your child's first day of attendance will be postponed.

8 . Does the school offer After School Activities ?

Yes. We offer a diverse Pursuits program for our students. Our expert teaching staff will work hard to make sure that our students have an engaging and interesting extension to their school day. We will offer a wide assortment of fun academic, creative, and sport activities.

9 . What is the security like at the school ?

Every visitor must report to the Security Office at the school gate; only visitors with prior-appointments are permitted on the campus after showing proper identification. The visitor will be issued an ID badge to wear on the school premises and submit to the Security Office again when leaving. All parents and staff have a School ID card that is issued by our Security Team when joining. School ID cards must be worn when on campus.

10 . Is there a school uniform ?

Our school uniform consists of a School t-shirt. Black shoes are compulsory.

11 . What do I in order to make an online application ?

  • Student identification (passport or birth certificates) and a high quality recent photo.
  • Parent identification (passport, visa or Aadhar card) and photo.
  • Past school reports with English translations if necessary.
  • Standardized testing result if available.
  • Completed health form.

12 . What languages are taught ?

We are an English speaking school and offer French, Hindi and Tamil as additional languages.

13 . EAL- English as an Additional Language ?

Non- native English speakers are welcomed. English testing can be used to establish if a pupil may need English as an Additional Language (EAL) program and arrangements made to accommodate this.