Admission to International School of Dublin (ISD) is open year-round to students of all nationalities, faiths and backgrounds. We are committed to meeting each student’s individual needs to the best of our ability. Acceptance and placement is based on the potential of the applicant to benefit from the programme and educational services available.
1Express an Interest
Prospective families first express interest in ISD by completing one pre-enrolment form per child for the year of application.
Upon receipt of a pre-enrolment form, a member of the admissions team will contact the family and request the child’s school complete an application reference form.
This helps the school to gain a more detailed picture of each child’s academic and social progress.
3School Tour and Interview
Upon receipt of the application reference form, the family are contacted by the admissions team to arrange a school tour. An informal student interview is conducted as part of the tour (the tour and interview might be conducted virtually if necessary).
Please note: A pilot school morning is required for any child with special needs, enrolling in Pre-Kindergarten and any child enrolling in formal schooling for the first time.
This is an exciting and useful experience to gain a sense of the child’s interest, comfort and needs in our school setting. During the pilot, we use an informal assessment checklist, based on age appropriate developmental milestones, to provide information and gauge the child’s readiness and suitability to join the school.
4Offer of a Place
The family are contacted by the admissions team to inform them if they will be offered a place in the school. The applicant may or may not be offered a place at ISD.
An applicant will be offered a place at ISD if:
- There are spaces available in the corresponding class
- If the child can successfully access the curriculum
Upon acceptance families are issued an acceptance letter and are required to:
- Pay the registration deposit (non-refundable)
- Provide copies of the child’s birth certificate, passport and immunisation records (translated to English where necessary)
- Provide a copy of the child’s most recent school report (translated to English where necessary)
- Provide educational needs assessments (if applicable)
For further information, please see our extensive frequently asked questions section.
Alternatively you can use the admissions contact information below:
Team lead: Louise Kearns