Requirements

Academic Records

All applicants are asked to send in school records for the current year plus the previous two years.

Age/Readiness for Kindergarten and Grade 1

The Leadership Team makes decisions about student placement and is guided by the following:
  • A student entering kindergarten is to be 3, 4, or 5 years of age before September 1 of the admission year to K3, K4, or K5 respectively.
  • A student entering 1st grade is to be 6 years of age before September 1 of the admission year.
  • Previous placement of transfer students.

Health

All applicants must submit a completed physical that includes a satisfactory tuberculosis screening (skin test or x-ray).

Residence

All applicants to OCSI must reside with a parent or legal guardian or in a school-recognized alternative residence (host family or relative). Families are responsible for reporting to OCSI that the student is not residing with the parent(s)/guardian(s).

English Language Proficiency

OCSI uses the following English language proficiency criteria for admission:
  • Students’ English abilities must be at a level appropriate for their grade level in relation to available resources.
  • Parents must understand that OCSI is an English-speaking school and that they are expected to participate in their child’s education by being informed and are responsible for all OCSI expectations and communications.
  • OCSI may deny for any of the following reasons the admission of applicants for whom English is an additional language and whose English proficiency is insufficient: the teaching load of the staff, the class size and educational dynamics of the grade for which the student is applying, and the unavailability of an appropriately trained teacher.