Who can study at KISC?
The KISC constitution agreed by the Nepal Ministry of Education states that our mission is to provide quality education, primarily for the Christian mission community and Nepali national teachers, based on the sovereignty of Christ. Through the KISC international YK-Y13 school and the EQUIP national teacher training programme, students and staff will positively impact their world.
Who are the staff?
The governing board and leadership team at KISC are all long serving missionaries from the USA, UK, Netherlands, Australia as well as Christian Nepalis. The primary teaching staff are mostly missionaries from USA and UK with local hire Teaching Assistants. The secondary staff comprise of many Christian missionaries and local hire staff from all over the world including Chile, USA, Australia, France, UK, Finland and Nepal.
What do KISC students do when they leave?
Students transition well back into their own countries education as they have received support and counseling on this before they leave, they have developed character traits that help them succeed and students usually find the academic studies relatively easy as KISC has a very rigorous academic standard of education.
Where do KISC students attend university after they graduate?
100% of KISC graduates go on to undergraduate studies, across Asia and in the West. For example The Georgia institute of technology ( USA) Wheaton college (USA), Southampton University (UK) Loughborough University (UK), Handong University (Korea), University of Queensland (AUS) and others from Bangladesh to Switzerland and more.
What are some of the KISC alumni now doing?
Alumni students are doctors, occupational therapists, nurses, lawyers, development workers, running successful businesses, artists, fashion designers, teachers and leading specialists in fields such as global warming. KISC students are globally minded, the only continent that they are not working on is Antarctica!
Does KISC accept students who do not speak English?
All students are assessed on their English language abilities. There is a minimum level of English required to access the learning environment at KISC, as such students who do not meet this are not able to be enrolled at the school presently. However for those who are admitted KISC has a rigorous English as a Second Language teaching programme to enhance the skills of students and enable them to become bilingual. [Details on KISC AEE Policy (Download)]
Does KISC provide support for students with special needs and learning differences?
KISC has a growing student support faculty that can cater for limited special needs such as dyslexia, mild autism, dyspraxia and ADHD/ADD.
What is the school's policy on bullying?
Bullying is not tolerated at KISC. KISC has a bullying policy as a part of student behavior expectations which is clearly communicated to students, staff and parents, including a clear set of consequences.
Is there a school uniform?
No, KISC students do not have a uniform, but they do need to follow a dress code. [Download KISC Dress Code Policy]
Do you have to be a Christian to be granted admission?
No, you do not have to be a Christian to be enrolled at KISC, but families are required “to fully participate in all of KISC’s educational programmes and that parents will encourage and support your child in the general culture, mission, vision and values of KISC and KISC policies.” Priority is given to children of missionary families.
Does KISC conduct and participate in inter school activities?
Yes, KISC students have a number of opportunities to interact with students from other schools in and around Kathmandu. There are inter school sports, dramatics and other events held periodically.
Which countries are represented among KISC students?
Of the 163 students currently enrolled at KISC 22% are from South Korea, 18% are from USA,16% are Nepali, 10% are Indian and the remainder are from Sweden, Brazil, Finland, Pakistan, Singapore, Australia, Denmark, UK, Belgium, Thailand, Germany, Kenya and Lithuania.
What is the average class size?
Year K is capped at 12 students, Years 1-11 have between 12- 20 students. Years 12 and 13 usually have fewer students, but we could take up to 18 students in each class.
How many students does KISC have?
We usually have between 150-170 students from Year K -13.
What are the school hours and what is the daily timetable?
Yes K-6 students start at 8.20am and finish at 2.55pm Monday to Thursday and 2.25pm on Friday. Year 7-13 students start at 8am and finish at 3.05pm Monday to Thursday and 2.35pm on Fridays. School days are Monday to Friday.
What transportation is provided to and from the school?
KISC provides transport to and from school in one bus from the Kathmandu side of the city and two vans within Patan. [Details]
Will lunch be provided for my child?
Students should pack a snack, lunch and water bottle each school day. Other alternatives for lunches include:
How does the application process work?
What are its facilities like?
See KISC Facilities
What extra-curricular opportunities are there?
At KISC we offer a variety of extra-curricular activities including, sport, music, IT and crafts. The after school clubs and electives change each term, please contact reception for the current list of available activities.
What is the curriculum offered in the Senior School?
See KISC Secondary Curriculum
What is the curriculum offered in the Junior School?
See KISC Primary Curriculum
Is KISC an accredited school?
How will I be informed of my primary child’s academic progress?
How will I be informed of my Sencondary Child’s academic progress?
What are the KISC fees?
See Tuition and Fees
Is there an application fee?
When does the KISC school year start and end?
Is there a required interview or admissions test?
Yes, before admission students at all ages are invited to take an admissions test. This is to assess the students’ abilities in comparison to their age group rather than to test them for specific knowledge. For students for whom English is not their first language a further test is requested to assess their abilities to work within the English language. Following successful passing of these tests the family as a whole are invited to meet with a senior member of staff to get to know each other better and discuss what it means to join the KISC community.
Can I visit the school for a tour?
Yes, you can visit the school for a tour but by prior appointment only. Please email email@example.com to arrange.
Is there a deadline for applying?
Yes, we only have two intakes in the academic year. The first is Term1 beginning in August of each year, the deadline for applications to this intake is June 1st of the same year that you wish to attend. The second intake we have is in Term 3 beginning in January of each year. The deadline for applications to this intake is December 1st of the year preceding that which you wish to attend.
When should I submit an application for admission?
As soon as possible! Submitting an application does not incur a fee and does not commit you to attending the school. It is ok to apply even if you haven’t finalized your plans with your sending body. However the earlier we know about your interest the easier it is for us to plan our classes and staffing and to avoid disappointment.
Is there a waiting list?
We do not hold waiting lists for our classes, at each intake we admit as many students as we are able to accommodate. If your child is unable to be accommodated for the intake that you requested you are welcome to re-apply for any following intake. We will keep unsuccessful applications for one year following in order to make re-submission easier for families.
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