Application Guidelines

To better understand the admissions process at ISHCMC it’s important to get acquainted with certain application guidelines that may affect your application.

Admissions Policy

At ISHCMC we welcome eligible families who can benefit and contribute to a community built on a Culture of Achievement. As an inclusive school ISHCMC’s diverse student population represents a range of nationalities, languages, economic and cultural background and abilities.

Our mission is to inspire wellbeing and learning so that our diverse, internationally-minded community flourish as energized, engaged and empowered learners.

Consideration for Enrollment

Enrollment will take into account the following criteria:

  • Holders of Certificate of Entitlement (COE)
  • Sibling of an already enrolled student
  • Previously enrolled students, provided their record and finance are in good standing
  • Students currently enrolled in another Cognita School
  • Alignment with the school’s diversity policy
  • The ability to contribute academically and to the wider life of the school
  • Alignment with the school’s mission and vision
  • In order of receipt of a completed application form

Placement Requirements

Class placement is based on the student’s educational background and their age on August 31. In exceptional cases, and only with the approval of the Head of School, a student may be placed in a different grade.

The placement will reflect the student’s previous educational experience, age, physical and emotional maturity, language proficiency, academic needs and time of enrollment. Student records must be made available prior to final placement and further assessment and testing may be requested and conducted as necessary.

Grade Age Cutoffs

Student Born Between Grade in 2020/21 Grade in 2021/22 Grade in 2022/23
01/09/02 – 31/08/2003 Year 13/Grade 12 N/A N/A
01/09/03 – 31/08/2004 Year 12/Grade 11 Year 13/Grade 12 N/A
01/09/04 – 31/08/2005 Year 11/Grade 10 Year 12/Grade 11 Year 13/Grade 12
01/09/05 – 31/08/2006 Year 10/Grade 9 Year 11/Grade 10 Year 12/Grade 11
01/09/06 – 31/08/2007 Year 9/Grade 8 Year 10/Grade 9 Year 11/Grade 10
01/09/07 – 31/08/2008 Year 8/Grade 7 Year 9/Grade 8 Year 10/Grade 9
01/09/08 – 31/08/2009 Year 7/Grade 6 Year 8/Grade 7 Year 9/Grade 8
01/09/09 – 31/08/2010 Year 6/Grade 5 Year 7/Grade 6 Year 8/Grade 7
01/09/10 – 31/08/2011 Year 5/Grade 4 Year 6/Grade 5 Year 7/Grade 6
01/09/11 – 31/08/2012 Year 4/Grade 3 Year 5/Grade 4 Year 6/Grade 5
01/09/12 – 31/08/2013 Year 3/Grade 2 Year 4/Grade 3 Year 5/Grade 4
01/09/13 – 31/08/2014 Year 2/Grade 1 Year 3/Grade 2 Year 4/Grade 3
01/09/14 – 31/08/2015 Year 1/KG Year 2/Grade 1 Year 3/Grade 2
01/09/15 – 31/08/2016 EE4 Year 1/KG Year 2/Grade 1
01/09/16 – 31/08/2017 EE3 EE4 Year 1/KG
01/09/17 – 31/08/2018 EE2 EE3 EE4
01/09/18 – 31/08/2019 N/A EE2 EE3
01/09/19 – 31/08/2020 N/A N/A EE2

Special Needs

As an inclusive school we are dedicated to embracing, valuing and educating a diverse group of learners. In cases where students require additional support services we identify the needs of the individual and the level of services available on a case-by-case basis.

In some cases where it is evident that the school does not have the resources to address successfully the individual needs of the student, this will be communicated to the family.