Overview

We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about TIS!

Here in Admissions, our dedicated team is ready to guide you through our enrollment process and provide answers to any questions you may have. Our commitment is not only to new students and parents, as we also continue to nurture our close relationships with current students and parents.

Please spend some time to browse our website and find out more about our great school and caring community. If travels brings you to Tianjin, we invite you to come in for a visit.

Daniel Bao

Director of Admissions, Marketing and Communications

Enrollment Information

New Students

The school considers the following as essential for admission:

  1. As per Chinese law, we cannot admit children of Chinese citizens living in China unless one of the following conditions are met;

    • Where at least one parent holds a foreign passport and is legally working,visiting or studying in Tianjin (tourist (L) visas are excluded).
    • Where the parents and the child all hold foreign passports, and the child lives in Tianjin with a legal guardian.
    • Where the parents have either a Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan residency permit and hold a Mainland Travel Permit (Hong Kong/Macau residents) or Return Permit (Taiwan residents). The parents should
      also have the required border control stamps as well as work and live in Tianjin.
    • Where at least one parent has a residency permit and proof that they have lived in the country of permanent residency for at least 2 years. The child will also be living with at least one parent or a legal guardian in Tianjin.
  2. Demonstrate age-appropriate adequacy in the English language and educational skills as determined by an interview, examination, and/or educational records.
  3. A medical report must be completed as well as the submission of your child's most recent immunization record.
  4. All required forms and paperwork must be completed and submitted. Note: All documents must be in or translated into English.
  5. An Enrollment Deposit payment is required to reserve your child's space.

The school does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnic origin or gender in its admissions or in any school programs.

2019 - 2020 Grade Placement
D.O.B Grade Age Testing
2015.10.1 - 2016.9.30 FC 3
2014.10.1 - 2015.9.30 JK 4
2013.10.1 - 2014.9.30 K 5
2012.10.1 - 2013.9.30 1 6 Language
2011.10.1 - 2012.9.30 2 7 Language
2010.10.1 - 2011.9.30 3 8 Language
2009.10.1 - 2010.9.30 4 9 MAP & Language
2008.10.1 - 2009.9.30 5 10 MAP & Language
2007.10.1 - 2008.9.30 6 11 MAP & Language
2006.10.1 - 2007.9.30 7 12 MAP & Language
2005.10.1 - 2006.9.30 8 13 MAP & Language
2004.10.1 - 2005.9.30 9 14 MAP & Language
2003.10.1 - 2004.9.30 10 15 MAP & Language
2002.10.1 - 2003.9.30 11 16 MAP & Language
2001.10.1 - 2002.9.30 12 17 MAP & Language

Students are ordinarily placed in the appropriate grade indicated by their previous schooling.
If a question regarding placement arises, the following factors are considered in parent/school discussions;

  1. School records
  2. Chronological age
  3. Evidence of maturity
  4. Results of entrance or standardized tests

The school does not practice acceleration of students (skipping a grade) in cases of high achievement. New students who are non-native English speakers may be placed at a lower grade level at the principal’s discretion, but not more than one grade lower than chronological age. Placing students lower than this hinders their social development. Students placed one grade below their chronological age may have an opportunity to be promoted to the class corresponding to their chronological age at the end of their first year.

Students will not be placed in a certain grade or level based on the parent’s preference for a certain teacher.

Enrollment Process
  1. Complete the online application form
  2. Complete PowerSchool Registration (an email will be sent from a liaison)
  3. Set up a testing day at TIS
  4. Complete all necessary testing (RMB2000 application fee required) and admissions interview
  5. Submit required documents (student's passport, current transcript or copy of school records)
  6. Upon acceptance, pay the non-refundable Enrollment Deposit to secure a seat.
  7. Submit a completed Student Medical Report and Immunization form before the student starts school.
Returning Students
  1. Complete online re-enrollment.
  2. Medical examination signed by a doctor for students entering 1st, 6th and 9th grade.
  3. Pay all re-enrollment fees by the date specified on the re-enrollment page.
Waiting Pools

Enrollment is based on a first-come basis, but in the event of close submissions, priority is given to:

  1. Children of LDi staff and associates
  2. Eligible siblings of students already attending
  3. Students currently attending other iSC schools
  4. Students with higher levels of English abilities

If a student has passed the necessary admission requirements, but there is no space available, he/she may be placed in a waiting pool. Students will be added to this pool according to the enrollment priority listed below. This waiting pool is dissolved at the end of the school year and parents need to re-apply if they wish to be considered for enrollment for the following school year. We encourage parents to look for other educational options while their child is in the waiting pool.

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