Admission to CIS is open to all students, whether a foreign national or one of Indian nationality. As CIS maintains a very good teacher to student ratio (approximately 1:10, one of the best in the world), class sizes are restricted. Preference is given to expatriates, foreign passport holders, and non-resident Indians, in that order.
Our academic year is from June to May. The threshold admissions at the Pre-Nursery is three-year old. To maintain the unique character of CIS, certain numbers of seats are kept reserved for admissions to various classes throughout the year.
Application forms can be obtained from the school office on any weekday between 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. and on Saturdays between 9.00 a.m. and noon. Alternatively, application forms can be downloaded from the school website ( http://calcuttais.edu.in/downloads.html). Intending applicants will then have to register by paying a fee. As a part of our admission process for classes Pre-Nursery to Upper-Nursery, once the application form is submitted, the candidate will be called for an observation. However from class-1 onwards,candidates have to qualify the written admission test in Mathematics and English. Successfull candidates will be called for an observation session with our school counsellor followed by the interview of parents with our Board and Management.
Many students from other schools join CIS at the 'A' Levels and IB Diploma Programme, for obtaining international high school certifications, which is very helpful for their higher studies abroad.
For admissions to 'A' Levels and the IBDP, a 'cut-off' mark is decided every year depending on the general performance of Class 10/ IGCSE students and the availability of seats. This is followed by the usual entrance test and interview.