Admissions

Admission Policy
Choithram International exists to provide quality international education in English for 3 -­‐19-year-old students.The school welcomes applications from students regardless of gender, ethnicity or religion. The school makes every effort to accept all qualified students who possess good study habits who apply, subject to limitations of seats.

Admission Criteria
• Admission is open to students who can profit from a challenging, international, university preparatory education offered in the English language. As the academic programme is demanding, with a strong language component, students with good reading habits and language base will be given preference for students who are admitted in MYP or DP.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE
•Enrolment is possible only when the admission is open (generally between Dec to June) – subject to
availability of seats.

The first step to admission is inquiry at the front desk.

• A registration fee of Rs 1000 for PYP and MYP and Rs 5000 for DP is to be paid to the school administrator
to cover the necessary material and administration costs.

• The student then needs to appear for a written test of English and Mathematics (mandatory) and any
other subjects that he/ she are opting for (relevant for DP). The admission tests are as per the age appropriate and phase appropriate based on national and international curricula. The tests assess the skills and knowledge. The
purpose of the tests is to gauge the level of student’s understanding of the subject. Accordingly the school provides learning support if required based on the performance of the student.

• Written examination will be followed by personal interaction of the parent and the child with the
coordinators followed by interview with the Head of school. The ultimate discretion lies with the Head of school.

NOTE: In keeping with the philosophy of international education, CI does offer places to expatriate students who
do not yet have fluency in English, but who can demonstrate a need for international education. To be allowed to
complete the programme, the student in this case must acquire sufficient language skills within a reasonable period of time and demonstrate it in academic performance.

Procedure for Parents

1. Where feasible, arrange a visit to the School by setting an appointment with the Principal or the Coordinator.
2. Request application forms from the School’s Administration.
3. Complete and send in the application forms. The forms are also available on the website and can be filled electronically.
4. Send in a copy of transcripts and report cards of the previous two years where applicable.
5. Send in a copy of birth certificate or passport and two passport size photographs.
6. Arrange for student to sit for the entrance test
7. Parents must declare any physical or learning disability at the time of admission. All students who come under special learning needs are informed to the head of school and coordinators so that appropriate support could be provided.
8. After acceptance parents will receive an invoice for payment of tuition (according to current fee structure.

The school attempts to accommodate:
1. All expatriate children for whom the school can provide an adequate educational program
2. Students who have already come from another international school.
3. Students of parents who intend to move abroad in the foreseeable future
4. Students of Indian and parents who can demonstrate a particular need for an international education.

The school reserves the right to exclude students, or to require special supplementary measures at parent expense, if the student’s goals or abilities significantly impede academic and social achievement. The school reserves the right to limit enrollment as well as to exclude students at any time. The following guidelines for exclusion of students will be observed by the School Head:
1. Students not benefiting from the academic program due to lack of interest or effort, persistent behavior problems, or failure to maintain a satisfactory level of performance.
2. Students who do not adhere to the policies, rules, regulations and Student Discipline Code of the school
3. Students Dismissed From Other Schools: CI reserves the right to refuse enrollment to students who were dismissed from other schools for academic, disciplinary, or other reasons. Students failing to reveal such a record at the time of enrollment may be subject to expulsion when school officials learn of the record.
Probationary Enrollment: The Principal may grant probationary enrollment to a student on a term-by-term basis. When a student is admitted on probation, the reasons for the probationary status will be given in writing. A student, who does not meet the terms of the probation, may be dropped from enrollment at CI or placed on continued probation.