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Early Years Applications

Please read this entire document carefully.
 

Early Years Application Procedure

We would like to make sure we provide you with the best service possible during your application to KIS. If you are interested in having your child enroll in one of our Early Years classes, please review the following guidelines.

School visits and tours

Many families would like to see the school. We are happy to provide you with a complete school tour, but we would also like to make sure our children enjoy their school day and have minimal disruptions to their learning. As such:

  • We offer school tours only to families with children who are at least two years old.
  • Please book a tour ahead of time.
  • Please have all family members who are interested in seeing the school join the appointment for your visit. Due to the large demand it may take a long time before we can offer you a second tour.

Applications for families not living in Thailand

As an international IB World school we understand that families from overseas, who may be moving to Thailand during different times of the year, may not be able to work within the application deadlines. We can accommodate the needs of these families outside of the set periods. For families who are unable to visit at all before their move, we can consider the option of an overseas assessment process.

Submitting an application

For our Early Years applicants in Thailand we have three application periods each year. Priority will be given to students who apply during these periods. Please ensure that your child meets the following targets before submitting the application:

  • The child should be completely toilet trained and should feel confident using the bathroom. The child should be able to ask when they need the toilet and be able to pull up and pull down own underwear and use the toilet with some assistance.
  • The child should have good self help skills.
  • The child should be able to spend time away from their caregivers.
  • The child should be able to understand his or her mother tongue language and be able to express his or her feelings.
  • The child should be able to play independently and in a group.
  • The child should be able to eat and drink independently.

Applications can be submitted during the periods below.

 

For application into Early Years 1, Academic Year 2018-2019 (children born between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015) and Early Years 2, Academic Year 2018-2019 (children born between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014)

 

To apply for Term 1 (August 2018) Academic Year 2018- 2019

Application period: October 1, 2017 – February 28, 2018

Assessment period: March 5 – 16, 2018

Parent interview for shortlisted applicants: March 21 – 28, 2018

Assessment result: March 30, 2018

 

To apply for Term 2 (January 2019) Academic Year 2018- 2019

Application period: March 1 – September 30, 2018

Assessment period: October 8 – 19, 2018

Parent interview for shortlisted applicants: October 29 – November 2, 2018

Assessment result: November 10, 2018

 

To apply for Term 3 (April 2019) Academic Year 2018- 2019

Application period: August 1, 2018 – January 31, 2019

Assessment: February 4 – 15, 2019

Parent interview for shortlisted applicants: February 20 – 22, 2019

Assessment result: February 27, 2019

 

For application into Early Years 1, Academic Year 2019-2020 ( children born between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016) and Early Years 2, Academic Year 2019-2020 (children born between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015)

 

To apply for Term 1 (August 2019) Academic Year 2019- 2020

Application period: October 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019

Assessment period: March 4 – 15, 2019

Parent interview for shortlisted applicants: March 18 – 22, 2019

Assessment result: March 29, 2019

 

To apply for Term 2 (January 2020) Academic Year 2019- 2020

Application period: March 1 – September 30, 2019

Assessment period: October 7 – 18, 2019

Parent interview for shortlisted applicants: October 28 – November 1, 2019

Assessment result: November 11, 2019

 

To apply for Term 3 (April 2020) Academic Year 2019- 2020

Application period: August 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020

Assessment period: February 3 – 14, 2020

Parent interview for shortlisted applicants: February 17 – 21, 2020

Assessment result: February 28, 2020

 

For application into Early Years 1, Academic Year 2020-2021 ( children born between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017) and Early Years 2, Academic Year 2020-2021 (children born between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016)

 

To apply for Term 1 (August 2020) Academic Year 2020- 2021

Application period: October 1, 2019 – February 28, 2020

Assessment period: March 2 – 13, 2020

Parent interview for shortlisted applicants: March 16 – 20, 2020

Assessment result: March 30, 2020

 

To apply for Term 2 (January 2021) Academic Year 2020- 2021

Application period: March 1 – September 30, 2020

Assessment period: October 5 – 16, 2020

Parent interview for shortlisted applicants: October 26 – 30, 2020

Assessment result: November 10, 2020

 

To apply for Term 3 (April 2021) Academic Year 2020- 2021

Application period: August 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021

Assessment period: February 8 – 19, 2021

Parent interview for shortlisted applicants: February 22 – 26, 2021

Assessment result: March 5, 2021

 

For application into Early Years 1, Academic Year 2021-2022 ( children born between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018) and Early Years 2, Academic Year 2021-2022 (children born between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017)

 

To apply for Term 1 (August 2021) Academic Year 2021- 2022

Application period: October 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021

Assessment period: March 2 – 16, 2021

Parent interview for shortlisted applicants: March 18 – 25, 2021

Assessment result: March 29, 2021

 

To apply for Term 2 (January 2022) Academic Year 2021- 2022

Application period: March 1 – September 30, 2021

Assessment period: October 4 – 15, 2021

Parent interview for shortlisted applicants: October 18 – 22, 2021

Assessment result: November 5, 2021

 

To apply for Term 3 (April 2022) Academic Year 2021- 2022

Application period: August 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022

Assessment period: February 1 – 11, 2022

Parent interview for shortlisted applicants: February 14 – 18, 2022

Assessment result: February 28, 2022

 

Application Steps for Early Years 1 and Early Years 2

 

Step 1: Complete the Inquiry Form and Visit the School

 

In order for KIS to provide the best service possible, families are asked to first complete an Inquiry Form through our online portal. Please click here to start your inquiry form. This should be done prior to a campus tour. Families are requested to contact the school and make an appointment for a campus tour after your child turns 2 years old. Please do book ahead.

Step 2: Complete the Application Form and Upload Necessary Documents

 

The application to KIS is done through our online portal Open Apply. Complete all fields of the form then finish the application by uploading/completing the following:

 

  • Complete the form Admissions expectations for Early Years students
  • Upload 1 digital photo (passport-like) of each child and parents/guardian, taken no longer than 6 months ago.
  • Upload a copy of the birth certificate, Thai ID. and Residence certificate (Thai citizen)
  • Upload a copy of the student’s and parents’/guardian passport and visa (International citizen)
  • Upload a copy of the school reports if the child was previously in school
  • If the child has been in school before: provide the name and email address of a teacher and of a school administrator on the “Teacher request for recommendation” and “Request administrator recommendation” sections on Open Apply
  • Pay the application fee

 

Step 3:  Schedule the Assessment/Family Interviews

 

The Admissions team will review your child’s application and make the observation appointment with you via e-mail. Please remember each child will have one observation per academic year. If any applicant wants to reapply, they can do so for the next academic year.

 

The parents of short-listed Early Years applicants will, in addition, meet with the Vice Principal. The application is then reviewed taking into consideration the school's admissions criteria which include:

 

  • Level of confidence and independence
  • Proficiency in the English language
  • Experience in an IB programme
  • Previous international school experience
  • Nationality
  • Siblings
  • Class size and seat availability

 

Step 4: Registration

Once a place is offered to a prospective student, the family will be given a time frame within one or two weeks to confirm his/her intention through a letter of acceptance and making the payment. The final steps in the registration process are:

  • Make payment of all fees by the set deadline
  • Complete online Student Services Form, Student Health Form and Student Background Form
  • Collect welcome package and KIS Family Handbook at Admissions Office
  • Purchase school uniforms and have KIS ID card made at Student Services Department
  • Return the signed hard copy of permission slips and “acknowledgement of conditions of acceptance”
  • Attend the new parent/student orientation
  • Continue communications with your child’s teachers and attend the social meetings, academic meetings and workshops provided by the school and the KIS Parents' Association