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About Reception Admissions
Reception is Chinese International School’s entry year programme. It is a half-day programme. Upon completion, students normally move to Year 1 (full-day programme) and beyond. There are 96 places in the Reception class.
Applicants for Reception must have reached the age of 4 years by 31 August of the year for which they seek entry.
For admission to Reception, the school seeks children who are well-rounded and have reached age-appropriate milestones cognitively, linguistically, physically, socially and emotionally. Candidates should demonstrate independence and initiative and the ability to concentrate in a formal setting.
CIS seeks to admit a balanced cohort of students. In assessing prospective students we look to have a balance in language backgrounds (English and Chinese), gender and age. We also seek to have a diverse student mix. Ultimately, to qualify, the student must appear to be a good fit for CIS (based on the observation session, pre-school reports and information provided) and his or her parents must similarly understand and appreciate the CIS mission.
Age-appropriate fluency in the child's native language is considered very important. The child's native language/dialect does not need to be one of the school's two languages (English or Mandarin). The child’s native language/dialect may be Cantonese or another language so long as the child demonstrates that he or she has reached age-appropriate milestones in its use and in other abilities, and thus demonstrates the potential to be a strong language-learner.
When to Apply
Applications will be accepted up to two years before the desired date of entry, but not earlier. The application period begins from September 1, beginning two academic years prior to entry and closing on October 1 of the academic year prior to entry.
|Date of Birth
||Grade Applying For
|1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018
||1 September 2020 to 1 October 2021
|1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019
||1 September 2021 to 1 October 2022
Two-Stage Admissions Process
The admissions process for Reception is a two-stage process. Not all applicants participating in the first stage will be invited to proceed to the second stage.
1. Online Application
Please complete an Online Application no later than October 1 of the academic year preceding the desired year of entry. A non-refundable application fee of HK$2,000 should be paid at the time of application.
The school will review all submitted applications. Based on the information submitted by parents, students will be selected for further consideration in the second stage of the admissions process.