Our YCIS Admissions Team looks forward to providing you with friendly, efficient service when you enquire or apply to our Kindergarten, Primary, or Secondary Programmes.
We welcome applications from eligible students of all nationalities, cultures, and educational and language backgrounds who share and support the YCIS philosophy, objectives, and values that shape our community. We understand that international families need flexibility due to last-minute relocation that may happen all throughout the year, so we encourage you to contact our international school Admissions team directly to find out about place availability.
To be eligible to apply to an international school, families must submit foreign identification and other documents that meet the regulations of the local government. For detailed questions about eligibility, please contact us directly.
Year level and programme placement of students at YCIS is based on several factors, including academic performance, English language proficiency, skill development, prior years of schooling, social development, date of birth, and learning needs.
In addition to a review of previous school records, admissions assessments may also include a one-on-one meeting or interview, a written placement test, an external assessment (for children with significant learning needs), and/or an online English language evaluation. Following assessment, the school will make the final decision regarding the school registration and appropriate year level and programme for your child.
When assessing applications and arranging classes, our aim is to sustain a multicultural environment and balanced student community.
We admit students who we believe will benefit positively from the educational programmes we provide at YCIS. In order to be admitted, students must be able to access the regular curriculum without the need for services beyond our Learning Support and other available programmes and services.
When a year level becomes full, we will maintain a waiting pool of applicants. Children with enrolled siblings at YCIS receive priority in the admissions process.
YCIS Network of Schools – Internal Transfer
All YCIS schools operate under the same educational philosophy, pedagogy, and curriculum. We understand expatriate families sometimes need to be relocated around China and Hong Kong in particular, so we make it very convenient for enrolled students to transfer (not requiring the normal application process or fee) to any school in our network. YCIS locations include Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, and Qingdao (in China), and Silicon Valley (in the US).
Internal transfer applicants do need to meet the eligibility requirements of the local government, and will be assessed for admission and placement.