Admissions Information

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Admissions Information

We accept students from different backgrounds without discrimination. New students can join SSM-FCIS throughout the academic year subject to space availability.
 
Admissions timeline: 

The average application processing time is about one week after we have received all the necessary documents.
 
Age Guideline:
The table below indicates our age guideline. The age/date indicated is a general guideline for grade level entry. We understand that children are coming from different educational systems and varying developmental stages. SSM-FCIS will consider acceptance of students below or above the indicated age if the child is eligible. The school reserves the right to decide on the grade level of a child. Students joining our Early Childhood education programme must be completely toilet trained.
 
Birthdate 31st July
Grade Level Age
Pre-Kindergarten 1 3
Pre-Kindergarten 2 4
Kindergarten 5
Grade One 6
Grade Two 7
Grade Three 8
Grade Four 9
Grade Five 10
Grade Six 11
Grade Seven 12
Grade Eight 13
Grade Nine 14
Grade Ten 15
Grade Eleven 16
Grade Twelve 17
English Admissions Requirements for SSM-FCIS:
A student whose native language is not English or is coming from a school where the language of instruction is not English, is required to sit for an online English test.

Students applying to Shattuck - St. Mary’s Forest City International School for the secondary school (grades 6 – 12) are required to demonstrate minimum proficiency in English by taking a recognized English assessment such as the TOEFL or the IELTS. 

When deciding admission for an applicant, the admission department, working with school administration, considers the student’s score on the English Exam along with his or her strengths and weakness in other subject areas.  

A general guideline for required scores is shown in the table below.  A student might be admitted at the lower end of the indicated range if they have demonstrated strength in the other academic areas of math, science and mother tongue.  Conversely, a student might not be admitted even at the top of the range if they have not demonstrated success in other areas.
 
Grade Level Requirement TOEFL Score IELTS Score
TOEFL or IELTS score not
required for Grades PreK3 – 5
   
Grade 6 20-30 2
Grade 7 25-35 4.5
Grades 8-9 35-45 5
Grade 10 46-120 5.5-9

Early Childhood:  No formal testing of students.

Lower School:  EAL support will be given to students who do not meet the required English level. The online English test might be done in the Admissions Office or off-site (e.g., in the student’s school or home).

Upper School:  Students must meet the minimum language requirement to gain entry to the grade level. As part of Admissions process, online English testing is required.

All high school students must meet the required English proficiency. Limited support is available for students who require EAL. Online English testing will be required during time of Admissions.
 
Learning Needs Requirement:
We will make the effort to cater to individual learning needs. We can accept students with learning needs as long as we have the resources to adequately support his/her academic needs.

SSM-FCIS management reserves the right to accept or reject an application. There might be a situation where we might not have adequate resources to support a child’s special need. Having the child’s best interest in mind, we might decline an application.
 

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