Admission FAQWe answer your frequently asked questions
How much is the application fee?
Will WISS accept transcripts and teacher recommendations in other languages?
How are WISS students selected?
We are interested in visiting the campus. Is WISS open for drop-ins?
How long does it take for the Admissions Office to process my completed application?
Whom should I contact with additional questions about the school?
What type of curriculum does WISS follow?
- Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students aged 3-12
- Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 11-16
- International Baccalaureate Diploma (DP) for the final 2 years before University.
- Career-related Programme (CP)
The IB Programme is taught through an inquiry-based method which is based on the premise that children should learn through understanding. This method is student-lead but teacher directed meaning that teachers guide students through their own learning. Please visit www.ibo.org for further information.
How will I know how my child is doing?
What kind of assessment will WISS use?
- Formative assessment Formative assessment is interwoven with the daily learning and helps teachers and children find out what the children already know in order to plan the next stage of learning. For example observations, discussions, projects, tests and quizzes and portfolios.
- Summative assessment Summative assessment takes place at the end of the teaching and learning processes and gives the children opportunities to demonstrate what has been learned. Summative assessments may evaluate students’ abilities in any combination of the following: acquisition of data, synthesis of information, application of knowledge and processes.
- External Assessment Grade 6 to Grade 10 follows the IB Middle Years Programme, which follows an external monitoring and moderation process. Grade 11 and Grade 12 follow the IB Diploma Programme and sit IB examinations. For students in Grade 3 to Grade 10, WISS annually administers the International Schools Assessment created by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) (acer.edu.au), the organization that also creates the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the international comparison test. This allows parents, students and teachers to examine how some of the more traditional literacy and numeracy skills are progressing compared to other international schools.
Further questions about assessment and curriculum can be directed to our admissions office and we will put you in touch with the appropriate staff.
How many students are in one class?
When does the WISS school year begin and end?
What are the school hours?
Does the school provide transportation for students?
Does WISS accept students in the middle of the year?
Where are WISS students from?
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
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- New Zealand
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- South Africa
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- United States