In the admissions evaluation, which become more formal as the grade level advances, the school attempts to determine if the student is developmentally ready for school and has the basic skills required to enter the grade level in question. English and Math entrance evaluations have been designed by the school to evaluate basic language and math skills reflecting our curriculum. The English evaluation assesses reading, writing and oral language skills; while the Math evaluation assesses basic grade level mathematical skills.
After meeting all the basic qualifications, the Admissions Office will inform the parents about the available dates and times for the evaluation of their children.
All evaluation fees are non-refundable unless a cancellation is made by parents 5 business days prior to the evaluation date.
With the Administration’s approval, a maximum of one re-evaluation will be allowed for a student, in which case additional fees may apply.
The evaluation decision will be made by the Administration's committee after careful review of the results of the admission’s evaluation, recommendations made by the examining teachers, and the previous school's academic and behavior records.
The evaluation results will normally be provided to parents few days after the evaluation. However, the final admissions acceptance results are made after all evaluations are completed around end of February/beginning of March. This is done through the Admissions Office.
BIS reserves the right to deny admissions to any student without stating the reasons, to maintain the confidentiality of references given by the student’s previous school, or when the school administrators believe that it is in the best interest of the school or the student to do so.
If a student is applying for admissions in a certain grade level and he/she did not pass the entrance evaluation in the level which he/she applied for, BIS may offer him/her acceptance to a lower grade level depending on his/her previous records, age, and abilities observed during the school’s entrance evaluation. Thus, it is the family’s decision whether to accept or deny this offer. However, the family cannot request a change in grade once they have accepted the offer.
School faculty interview children and submit their recommendations to School Administration.
BIS's Educational Psychologist completes the entrance evaluations for students seeking entry to the inclusion program. Before meeting with the applicant, the Educational Psychologist will review the application file and the provided Psychoeducation evaluation report. The initial evaluation includes an English assessment and a Math assessment. A short cognitive abilities test may be conducted during the initial evaluation session. The Educational Psychologist may request an additional testing session and/ or an interview with the family on a needs basis.
˗ One will be conducted by the BIS Speech and Language Pathologist if needed.
˗ Another one will be given by the Arabic resource room teacher.