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    The Application Process

    Due to the high demand for places at The British International School of New York, the admissions process is selective. Priority is given to children with brothers or sisters already studying at The British International School of New York.

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    In this section you will find details about requesting information, scheduling a tour, your child’s interview and visit, and the required information for application.

    • Please feel free to email the Admissions Office at Admissions@bis-ny.org to request further information and to confirm availability of space, alternatively you may visit  the inquiry page.
    • Should you wish to apply directly, please do so via the  TADS enrollment system accessed by clicking below:

    TADS link ae The Application Process

    After completing an application, families will be contacted by our Admissions Office to schedule their assessments and interviews.

    Registration Period

    The British International School of New York offers rolling admissions throughout the entire year, where space is available. We are always delighted to meet with parents and show them around the school. To sign up for one of our Open Houses, please visit: http://www.bis-ny.org/admissions/open-houses/ or to book a private tour at your convenience please telephone (212) 481 – 2700.

    Entry Requirements

    The procedure for admission to the school varies according to the age of the candidate:

    To complete your application online, please click on the TADS button above.

    Please note that the school requests the following from all applicants (Nursery through Year 9):

    • Application fee of $125 per child
    • Copy of the student’s birth certificate or passport
    • Previous school records
    • Age appropriate Teacher Recommendation Form.

    Please note your child’s school might require a School Records Release Form to obtain the necessary documents.

    Additionally, we request the following which is dependent on the age group of the applicant:

    ·         Early Years Programme  – (ages 3 to 5)

    Pupils applying for entry into Nursery will be contacted after their application is received to set up a parent/child interview with an Early Years Practitioner. Please allow 45 minutes for your interview and be assured that there will be appropriate toys and activities for your child. On acceptance of a place for your child, they will be invited in to school for a classroom visit.

    Pupils applying for entry into Reception/ Pre-K and Year 1/Kindergarten are required to provide past school reports and our Foundation Stage Teacher Recommendation Form. Once we receive your application we will be in touch to schedule a playdate so that they can spend some time with our teachers in the classroom.

    ·         Primary Years Programme -  (ages 6 to 11)

    For entry into the Primary Years Programme (Year 2 / 1st Grade – Year 6 / 5th Grade) we ask that families provide at least 2 years of past school reports and our Primary Years Programme Teacher Recommendation Form. Once we receive your application we will be in touch to schedule an informal interview and assessment.

    ·         Middle Years Programme  - (ages 11 to 14)

    For entry into the Middle Years Programme (Year 7/ Grade 6 – Year 9/ 8th Grade) we ask that families provide at least 2 years of past school reports, our Middle Years Programme Teacher Recommendation Form as well as numeracy and literacy samples. Once we receive your application we will be in touch to schedule an informal interview and assessment.