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Thank you for your interest in applying to Chinese International School. We serve students from Reception to Year 13. Below is an overview of our application process which varies slightly for each year level. Please click here to determine which year level is right for your child(ren) and explore below to learn more about the application process.  We look forward to receiving your application.


Reception is our entry programme at CIS for students who have reached the age of 4 by 31 August of the year for which they are seeking entry. Reception is a half-day programme and there are openings for 96 students. We accept applications up to two years in advance.

Year 1-6

In our Primary school, our curriculum is taught in both English and Chinese (Mandarin). Each homeroom is headed by a team of two teachers, one representing each main language.


Year 7-13

Our Secondary school is larger than our Primary school and therefore we are able to offer approximately 50 new places in Year 7. Students are also welcome to apply for Year 8 and above.

Year 10 - CIS Hangzhou

We offer a unique opportunity for our Year 10 students to spend the full academic year living and learning on our second campus in Hangzhou. Our extraordinary programme is an integral and required part of a CIS education.

Year Level Requirements 


*Observation Sessions and Parent Meetings for Reception age applicants will only take place for those who advance to Stage 2 of the application process.