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Admission Guidelines

Annual registration occurs in the fall and throughout the year. Students are required to attend school between the ages of three (3) and sixteen (16), both inclusive for grades K1 through high school.

All students must pass the school’s placement test – for grade 1 and above. For kindergarten, a child’s placement into a class is made by the professional staff after considering a number of factors to provide the most appropriate learning environment for the child. 

Entrance Age A child must be three (3) years of age on or before  September 1 of the current school year to be admitted to K1; a child must be six (6) years of age on or before September 1 of the current school term to be admitted to the first grade.

Kindergarten Parents/legal guardian/custodians are encouraged to enroll students who are of legal age in kindergarten at the beginning of the school year. Students who have not been enrolled previously in kindergarten will not be accepted after the first thirty (30) days of the school year. 

Students who have been enrolled previously in kindergarten will be accepted at any time. 

The cut-off age for enrollment in all grades is as follows: –
K1    must be 3 years of age  
K2 must be 4 years of age
K3  must be 5 years of age

Elementary school  
Grade 1 must be 6 years of age
Grade 2 must be 7 years of age
Grade 3 must be 8 years of age
Grade 4 must be 9 years of age
Grade 5  must be 10 years of age   

Grade 6  must be 11 years of age

Middle School and High School
Grade 7  must be 12 years of age  
Grade 8  must be 13 years of age  
Grade 9  must be 14 years of age  
Grade 10  must be 15 years of age 


Parents or guardians of children entering school for the first time shall present a certified birth certificate or satisfactory proof of age upon entrance into ECIS.
 Students are required to fill the registration form and submit all documents pertaining to their identity and transfer from another school where necessary.
A student seeking enrollment must submit the following documents:
 A copy of the parent’s/guardian’s passport.  
A copy of the student’s passport.  
A copy of the parent’s valid iqama (resident permit).   
A copy of the student’s valid iqama (resident permit).
 A copy of the student’s birth certificate.  
A copy of the student’s vaccination certificate.   
All academic reports, transcripts and transfer certificate from previous school(s) attended.   
Approval for attending school from the Ministry of Education.   
Financial clearance certificate from the previous school.  
A letter of introduction from the parent’s/guardian’s employer.  
4 passport-size photos of the student.