The Application Process
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.
In this section you will find details about requesting information and applying, 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 utilize the inquiry page.
- Once you have confirmed that space or a wait pool is available we encourage you to apply directly via the TADS enrollment system by clicking here:
After completing an application, families will be contacted by our Admissions Office to schedule their assessments and interviews.
The British International School of New York is an international school and as such is open for 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/
Our policy throughout the admissions process is to allocate the appropriate placement for our candidates so that he/she may benefit fully from the education we offer. 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. Please be assured that there will be appropriate toys and activities for your child. After you have accepted a place for your child, they will be given the opportunity to come in for a classroom visit.
Pupils applying for entry into Reception/ Pre-K and Year 1/Kindergarten are required to turn in past school reports and our Foundation Stage Teacher Recommendation Form. Once we receive your application we will be in touch to schedule a friendly play date 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 turn in at least 2 years of past school reports, our Primary Years Programme Teacher Recommendation Form and ERB test scores. Once we receive your application we will be in touch to schedule a friendly 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 turn in at least 2 years of past school reports, our Middle Years Programme Teacher Recommendation Form and ISEE test scores as well as numeracy and literacy samples. Once we receive your application we will be in touch to schedule a friendly interview and assessment.