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Admissions policies

Forest International School welcomes the application of all students who meet the eligibility requirements below.

Requirements to apply to FIS:

  1. previous school reports and relevant documentation (when applicable)
  2. an informal meeting with the Principal and/ Deputy Principal
  3. an eventual assessment by our school psychologist

Age and Grade Placement     

FIS accepts children from ages 2 to 10 (end of primary). There is no birthday cut-off date. Essential factors in the admissions decisions and grade placement are the following:  

  1. Behaviour, age, maturity level (physical, social, developmental)
  2. Academic ability; demonstrated through past report cards
  3. Knowledge of the English language
  4. Space available in the classroom and space available in the required support program.

In all cases, final acceptance and grade level placement are subject to evaluation of all documents, including final report cards or transcripts. Screening for accepted students upon enrollment at FIS may result in changes in grade level placement.

Language (Non-native speakers of English)

The medium of instruction at all grade levels is English. Non-native speakers of English may be required to participate in English as Second Language tests prior to receiving an admissions decision. Admissions decisions will be based on English ability, academic and behavioral criteria, and the availability of alternative educational options, and may be limited based on available space.

Student Requiring Learning Support

Students who require learning support must submit complete documentation, including all medical files. If you have any questions about your child’s eligibility to apply to FIS, please contact us to discuss your situation.

When space is limited in a classroom, at a grade level or in a required support service program, we give priority to applicants who have siblings enrolled or concurrently applying to FIS.

Re-enrolling Students

Students who previously attended FIS during their family’s earlier stay in Paris are required to re-apply for admission. The applicant’s permanent FIS records may be used to supplement those required to complete the application. Please check with the Office of Admissions to determine what documents are needed to complete an application for re-enrollment. Re-enrolling students are not required to pay the one-time registration and building maintenance fees.

Registration and Enrollment

Newly enrolling students and their parents must meet with the Principal or Deputy Principal for class placement and course selection at least one day prior to enrollment. Families with children enrolling from the beginning of the academic year should check with the Office to confirm the dates for required new family welcome and registration meetings. If travel plans delay arrival in Paris, making it impossible to attend one of these meetings, enrollment may be delayed.

Applications for September Enrollment
Completed after June 1

Families who find out about a move to Paris after June 1 should contact us as soon as possible. Please be sure to confirm space available in your child’s new grade level and to review the documents required to complete your child’s application. It is often challenging to request confidential recommendations from your child’s teachers during the summer. If you think there is any chance that you may wish to enroll your child at the beginning of the school year, please do request that your child’s teachers complete the confidential recommendations and return them to us as soon as possible. There is no commitment required on your part to begin an application. We will hold the recommendations until your plans are more certain and you send the other documents required to complete your child’s application. It is the responsibility of the family to provide all documents required to complete an application.

For Enrollment during the School Year

We welcome applications for mid-year entry from students whose families are newly moving to the Paris area. As soon as you learn of your family’s possible move, contact us for information about space availability in your child’s grade level. We are not able to “save spaces”, and we try to avoid having a “waiting list” for prospective applicants, therefore we will be capable to give you a realistic estimate of space available at your child’s grade. The documents needed to complete an application for mid-year entry are the same as for students applying for September enrollment. Please be sure to contact us if you have questions about the documents required.


All students must live with at least one of their parents in the Paris region. FIS does not offer boarding facilities.

Leaving FIS/ Canceled Enrollment

Please refer to our terms and conditions for more details on this subject.


2017 - 2018


Feb, 26 -Mar 9: Winter Break

Apr 2: Easter Monday

Apr, 30 -  May, 11: Spring Holiday

May, 21: Pentecost

June, 30: Last school day 


Academic calendar 2017-18


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