Kindergarten students must be five years old on or before September 1 to attend kindergarten. If you have a child who turns five in the summer prior to the beginning of the school year, and you are unsure if your child is ready for kindergarten, you may want to consider the factors on our Kindergarten Readiness Information sheet.
For students applying for entry above Kindergarten level at MIS, the admissions staff reviews each applicant's completed registration packet. Students considered for entry will be those that, upon evaluation and review of the registration packet, meet all of the following criteria:
The student has the academic ability to be successful at MIS. To determine this, the admissions staff reviews standardized test scores, report card grades, and teacher recommendations. A student who is not passing all subjects may not be considered for admission.
The student has demonstrated history of appropriate motivation and effort. This includes being attentive in class, consistently completing homework, and being prepared for class. This is determined by review of the conduct and effort portion of the report card, and the teacher recommendation.
The student has consistently demonstrated cooperation with school rules and treats classmates and all school personnel with respect and kindness. He/she has demonstrated good conduct and citizenship in class, halls, playground, cafeteria, on field trips, etc. A student who has been suspended or asked to leave any academic environment may not be considered for admission. To determine if a student meets this criterion, the admissions staff reviews the conduct and effort portion of the report card, teacher recommendations, observations of a student's behavior while on campus, and insights from the admissions interview.