It is always exciting to welcome new students to ISB. In order to be maximally accommodating, registration at ISB is possible throughout the entire school year (assuming there are free places in the classes). While we understand that every family's situation is unique and therefore might require a individualized registration process, the following is the preferred registration procedure at ISB.
Prior to formally applying to the school, families are welcome to visit ISB anytime. ISB staff members will be happy to provide a tour of the facilities, to introduce families to teachers and students and to answer any questions they might have about the school and the registration process. These visits are best timed during the school day in order for visiting families to observe the school in action.
To arrange a visit, please contact:
Mobile - Head of School: +420 776 490 120
Mobile - Early Years/Primary Principal: +420 725 726 095
Mobile - Secondary/High School Principal: +420 731 558 586
Once the decision to register at ISB has been made, families should provide the school with the following documents:
- the completed registration form - download here [PDF 490kB]
- a copy of 1 parent's passport
- a copy of the student's passport
- translated copies of the most recent progress reports from the student's current school
- all pertinent documentation detailing the student's education thus far (Behaviour Plans, Individual Education Plans, Special Educational Needs documentation, Advancement Plans, etc.)
Once the registration package is received by the school, it is then necessary to confirm incoming students' current stage in their education and their needs.
For Secondary students, a date and time is arranged when the incoming students are assessed in in order to be sure that they are placed in the most appropriate classroom and to determine whether any additional support is necessary (EAL, SEN, Advancement, etc.). In most cases, students are placed with their peer group; however, in order to be sure that all students are appropriately challenged each and every day, the school prefers to use internal assessments to make this determination. It is preferred that these assessments take place prior to the projected start date.
For Students Who Do Not Speak English or Beginners
We are an inclusive school when it comes to admission of students who do not speak English yet. For students entering Primary or Secondary years, ISB does not recommend placing students in a lower grade level. Instead, the school will recommend that the student receive EAL support in accordance with their needs and will monitor their progress carefully.
For students entering Secondary and High School, it is possible that an individual education plan (IEP) will be recommended in order to ensure that the student is given time to attain a minimal level of English proficiency prior to starting the Cambridge IGCSE or IB DP. These decisions will be made collaboratively, with families included in the process. The aim in these situations is always to do what is in the student's best interest.
For Students Entering High School
Before students are registered to the high school, they are assessed so that their current stage of learning and English proficiency can be determined.
The assessments will allow the school to place the student in the best year group. Please note that a student’s current progress and/or English proficiency may result in the school recommending an extended study in plan in the high school.