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Grace International School Admissions

Our goal at Grace International School is to create a simple application process, so your child’s transition is as easy as possible.  
The information in the tabs below will guide you. 
 
To view our Admissions Guidelines & Considerations, and/or contact our Admissions Coordinator to request information, an application, or to set up an appointment to tour Grace International School, please click the button below.

Please Note: 

It is not possible to accommodate unscheduled appointments or tours. So please click the Request More Information link above before making the trip to our campus. We would not want you to travel all the way to us just to be disappointed.

Application Process

* Secondary Applications for the 2020/21 school year will be available January 10th, 2020.

* Elementary Applications for the 2020/21 school year will be available February 1st, 2020.

* Applications for the 2020/21 school year will be begin being processed February 10th, 2020.

  • Check for spaces with the Admissions Coordinator before requesting an application.
  • New student applications received before May 1st are given priority. All parents wishing to apply after May 1st will be considered on a case by case basis.

2020/21 Admissions Application Process

Step 1 – Pre-Application

Contact the Admissions Coordinator by clicking the request more information button above to schedule a pre-application interview and receive link to our online application.

Step 2 – Application

All Applicants must submit a completed Online Student Application with ALL the required questions answered and ALL the required documents submitted together.

   * If the student has a diagnosed learning disability/impairment or has had educational testing in the past, all documents, testing and medical records must be submitted and disclosed with the application. Parents who knowingly do not disclose a disability may negatively impact the student’s changes of enrollment and/or re-enrollment. Spaces for students with disabilities are limited and are reviewed and accepted on a case by case basis.

  • Official Academic Records – Last 2 consecutive years (official transcript for grades 9-12)
Submit online application with the following documents uploaded:
  • Recent Picture of Student
  • Copy of Passport
  •  Copy of Birth Certificate or Household Register (for Korean nationals – in English)
  • Standardized Test Report(s) completed within the last calendar school-year (if student has not taken a standardized test in the last year, parents can check with the Admissions Coordinator for available testing times). 
  • 2-3 References (Elementary – 2 Teacher references |  Secondary – 2 Teacher & 1 Principal/Counselor reference) 

    *All additional documents needed once the application has been submitted can be emailed to registrar@gisthailand.org

Step 3 – Secondary applicants pay 5,000 baht Application Fee
(Elementary applicants pay fee after step 4)

  • Fee can be submitted in person at the school office, mailed, or through direct deposit.
  • For direct deposits, please send photo of payment receipt to registrar@gisthailad.org 

Step 4 – Interview, Testing, and Writing Sample

Native English Speakers:

  Grade K:

  • KRA: All prospective students applying for kindergarten are required to take the KRA (Kindergarten Readiness Assessment). Scheduling is done through our Admissions Coordinator.

Grades 1-3:

  • In House Assessment (case by case basis): May include testing, interview, or writing sample.

Grades 4-6:

  • Standardized Testing: If student does not have previous standardized testing results, our Admissions Coordinator can schedule one for you.

Grades 7-12:

  • Student Interview: Student’s will meet with our Admissions Coordinator in person or via Skype for a 5 minute interview. 
  • Writing Sample: Admissions Coordinator will have the student complete a brief writing sample in person or via Skype.
  • Standardized Testing: If student does not have previous standardized testing results, our Admissions Coordinator can schedule one for you.

Non-Native English Speakers:

Grade K:

  • English Language Assessment and Interview: Students entering Kindergarten will be assessed in their speaking and listening skills. 
  • KRA: All prospective students applying for kindergarten are required to take the KRA (Kindergarten Readiness Assessment). 

Grades 1-6:

  • English Language Pre-Assessment – Interview and Writing Sample: The Admissions Coordinator or Elementary principal will meet with the student in person or via Skype. The Interview will last approximately 10 minutes and include a 10 minute writing sample to determine whether their English language level qualifies them for the English Proficiency Exam.
  • For Qualifying Students who Pass Pre-Assessment: Student must come to our campus for:
    • Standardized Testing: All non-native English speakers are required to take a standardized test at GIS prior to acceptance. Testing dates are scheduled February – April each school year.
    • English Language Proficiency Exam: Students will be assessed in their English  speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Testing dates are scheduled February – April each school year for all students who pass the initial English Language Pre-Assessment.

Grades 7-12:

  • English Language Pre-Assessment – Interview and Writing Sample: Our Admissions Coordinator will meet with the student in person or via Skype for approximately 30 minutes. 
    • Interview: Last approximately 10 minutes 
    • Writing Sample: 1-2 writing samples to determine whether their English language level qualifies them for the English Proficiency Exam (12 minutes each).
  • For Qualifying Students who Pass Pre-Assessment: Student must come to our campus for:
    • Standardized Testing: All non-native English speakers are required to take a standardized test at GIS prior to acceptance. Testing dates are scheduled February – April each school year.
    • English Language Proficiency Exam: Students will be assessed in their English  speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Testing dates are scheduled February – April each school year for all students who pass the initial English Language Pre-Assessment.Scheduled by the Admissions Coordinator. 

*** For all students grades 4-12 who do not have standardized test results:

NWEA MAP Testing can be arranged through our Admissions Coordinator. It can be administered at the same time as the English Proficiency Exam for Non-Native English speakers February – April. The Test evaluates Language Usage, Mathematics, and Reading. It takes 2-4 hours to complete and results are available within 5 business days. The cost is included in the application fee. 

Step 5 – Admission Team Reviews Application Portfolio

Before and Application can be reviewed by our Admissions Team, the following must be completed:
  • Application Complete and Submitted
  • 2 years of academic school records included in application (official transcript for grades 9-12)
  • Submission of 2-3 References
  • Standardized Test Report completed within the last calendar school-year
  • 5 minute Interview and writing sample on campus or via Skype (with Admissions Coordinator or Elementary Principal)
      Non-Native English Speakers:
  • Additional Interview and Writing Sample
  • Additional Standardized Testing and/or English Proficiency Exam for non-native English speakers. 

         ***It will take 10 working days to process an application once all the above are completed.  

 Step 6 – Nurse Reviews Medical Records

Once the Admission Team has approved your application, our School Nurse will review your medical records. If any documentation is still missing or incomplete she will contact you at that time. 

***All documentation must be submitted before an acceptance letter can be issued. 

Step 7 – Upon Receiving an Acceptance Letter

Once a student’s application is approved by the Admissions Team and receives full medical clearance, his/her parents will be sent an official letter of acceptance. If a child does not meet the requirements for any reason, a letter of explanation will be sent. If a child meets the requirements for acceptance, but no space is available in the appropriate grade, the child will be put on the waiting list.

Complete before school starts; start assessing visa status before making travel arrangements:

  • Verify non-immigrant visa status. If required, submit the visa request form
  • Visa Request Form to the main office to receive the documentation necessary to apply for a non-immigrant visa. For more information, see Visa Requirements.
  • Pay your entrance fee, as described under Tuition & Fees
  • Read the Parent and Student Handbook [Elementary PSMO 2018-2019] [Secondary PSMO 2018-2019]
  • Read the health policies listed under Health Service
  • Familiarize yourself with the Acceptance Package, including information about ordering uniforms and lunches

Step 8 – Registration, final Acceptance, & Placement/Course Requests

A letter of acceptance does NOT guarantee a student’s place in Grace International School. A student’s place is guaranteed only when the entrance fee is paid. The entrance fee is due within four weeks of the date on the acceptance letter or the student’s first day of school, whichever is first. 

Once a student is fully registered: 

Elementary Principal: 

  • Sends a letter of introduction and works with grade level teachers on class assignment. 

Secondary Principal: 

  • Sends a letter of introduction.
  • Secondary Academic Counseling Team will contact the student to begin the course request process.

Step 9 – Welcome to Grace International School!

Our 2020/21 New Family Welcome will be on August 4th, 2020. You should receive specific information about the exact time and location in July. We look forward to meeting you then.

In addition to the items noted in the New Student Application process, students coming from a Homeschool environment will need to include the Homeschooling Affidavits with your application. Upon reviewing your child’s application you might be requested to submit additional sample work, but please do not submit it unless you are requested to do so.

If you need help getting your standardized testing documentation, your options include:

  • Contact Admissions Coordinator at admissions@gisthailand.org to request MAP testing.
  • Contact other local educational consultant resources for testing availability such as the Asia Educational Resource Consortium.
    • Test results in language arts, reading, and math are required. Results in additional subjects, while not required, help the school understand your child’s needs more fully.

All students wishing to return to Grace International School for another school year must submit a completed re-enrollment form with all questions answered, along with the applicable re-enrollment fee as specified on the back of the form. [Download]

A student who withdraws and who does not attend GIS for two school years or more must begin the application process again. For tuition and fee purposes, they will be assessed payments as a new student.

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