We are delighted you are considering KISC (Kathmandu International Study Centre) for your children. At KISC we are seeking to provide excellent education based on Biblical values. KISC was founded primarily for the mission community, and they remain our core focus. However, we welcome many other expatriate and Nepali children who are interested in an excellent, international education. As a school we desire to be outward looking and so we support Nepali schools through our teacher training programme, EQUIP (Read more →).
Before you decide whether to apply to KISC do read through our Foundational Statements and look through our website for more information on what goes on at the school.
To attend KISC your children must have a foundation in the English language. For admissions purposes we have tests to measure their academic levels as well as an English test for those who speak English as a second language. Please review more about our Academic Enhancement Policy.
If you have a child that will be entering Year K or Year 1, and you are unsure of what your child should know going into a new school, please refer to the expectations for Year K and Year 1.
To enable the admissions process, please act respectfully and have patience with our staff as we answer your questions as quickly as possible. Further criteria on which admissions is based is in the Admissions Policy & Placement System.
Please check the placement chart below, according to your child's age by August 1st.
When submitting your application, be sure to return the application with copies of your child's birth certificate / passport and a recent school report.
Please continue researching the website in order to apply, download forms, or to contact us.
We recognize some students may need a bursary to attend KISC. For information please download the form to apply for a bursary. Bursary applications must be received no later than March 19, 2017.
You can check our calendar dates here.
Tuition & Fees
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the full up-to-date KISC Tuition & Fees chart.
Frequently Asked Questions
IS THERE A WAITING LIST?
We do not hold waiting lists for our classes, at each enrollment 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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Students transition well back into their own countries' education systems as they have received support and counseling on this before they left. 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.
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.
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 and children who require an international education.
IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE?
Yes. To cover costs of the admission process and testing, the fee is $50 per student.
IS THERE A DEADLINE FOR APPLYING?
KISC strongly prefers to admit students in Term 1 (August) which is the beginning of the academic year. Applications open in January and are due by end of June.
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
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, and students who do not meet this are presently not able to enroll at the school. 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 proficient. Please see AEE Policy for detailed information.
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. Please click here to see it in detail.
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 AVERAGE CLASS SIZE?
Classes are normally capped at 20.
IS THERE A SCHOOL UNIFORM?
No, KISC students do not have a uniform, but they do need to follow a dress code. Please click on KISC Dress Code Policy to read in detail.
WHEN DOES THE KISC SCHOOL YEAR
START AND END?
KISC academic year starts in early August and ends in late June.
WHERE DO KISC STUDENTS ATTEND UNIVERSITY AFTER THEY GRADUATE?
Almost 100% of KISC graduates go on to undergraduate studies, across the world, although many take a gap year. 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 many others from Bangladesh to Switzerland and beyond.
ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?
Here is our Scholarship Form. To find out more, download.
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 okay to apply even if you haven’t finalized your plans. However, the earlier we know about your interest the easier it is for us to plan, check if there is space in the relevant classes and to avoid disappointment. We recommend applying in good time as space is limited in many classes.