- How do I apply for my child to attend NIS?
- Is there a deadline for applications?
- Is testing necessary for my child to attend your school?
- Is there a waiting list at NIS?
- What are the tuition fees?
- Do you offer any discounts or scholarships?
- Can I visit the school before I make a decision?
- My child does not speak any English or can only speak a little English. Can they attend NIS?
- Do you accept students with special educational needs?
- Does my child need a laptop or an iPad?
- Does NIS have a uniform?
- Does NIS provide meals during school time?
- What are the usual school hours?
- Does NIS provide school bus service?
- What is the profile of the student body?
- What is the profile of the teachers at NIS?
- What do I do when my child is leaving NIS ? What are the Clearance and Transfer Procedures?
Usually, families go through the following steps before their children get enrolled in NIS:
- Step 1: Enquiry and/or school tour
- Step 2: Submit online application through NIS website (www.nis.china.org)
- Step 3: Optional assessments - find out more from Admissions Team
- Step 4: Confirmation of acceptance
- Step 5: Orientation
- Step 6: First day
As an international school we have new students starting anytime of the school year.We do not have a specific deadline. Applications are accepted throughout the year and students are admitted based on space availability in accordance with NIS’s Admissions Information. We encourage families to send the completed application and supporting documentation as soon as possible.
NIS does not have a testing/interview process to determine admissibility. However, there is an online test for students in Grade 3 and above in Maths and English which is used for diagnostic purposes and the Admissions Department will help to arrange this with you directly.
For students entering Grade 9 and above there will be an assessment to determine English language levels.
See FAQ below dealing with non English speakers.
As an inclusive school, we do accept students who don’t speak English or only speak very limited English, as long as we have space for them. For non-native English speakers, NIS offers a comprehensive English Language (ELL) programme to support their study. However, from Grade 9 and above, the limitation of the students’ English level may become a barrier to their learning and realisation of personal excellence at NIS. In this situation, admission decisions need to be made case by case on the basis of interviews by our English teachers.
In pursuance of our mission statement we are a fully inclusive school and as existing space and resources allow, students with special needs will be admitted in accordance with the School’s admissions procedures. Decisions regarding admission and services for students will be made on a case by case basis within the parameters laid down by the school. NIS provides Learning Support for students who have barriers to learning, and who require special support to participate in the school’s programmes. Learning Support is provided by specially trained teachers to assist students in their learning. However, since there is limited access to specialized support services in Nanjing, NIS may not be able to meet the needs of students who require a high level of support. It is recommended that parents of students with special education needs contact the school before they decide to move to Nanjing.
All students from Grade 5 – 12 are required to have an Apple laptop. All students from Grade 1 - 4 are required to have an Apple iPad. This can either be arranged through the school or you can buy it yourselves and bring it into school for setting up. However, it is worth contacting the school beforehand to check whether the machine is up to date and is the correct specification.
You must inform the Admissions office by email of your child's leaving date. Before leaving NIS, both parts of our clearance form must be completed in order to release school records, reports or deposits if applicable. There are two types of form. One for PS and the other for MS and DP. The first page on both forms is to be completed by parents. The next pages by students in MS and DP, and with help from teachers in PS. One form per student. You will also find information about Transfer Documents with a Korean and Chinese translation below. If you need any help please contact either Main Reception or the Admissions Office.
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