Admission to ISD is open year-round to students of all nationalities, faiths and backgrounds. At ISD, we are committed to meeting each student’s needs to the best of our ability. The final decision on acceptance and placement is taken based on the potential of the applicant to benefit from the programmes and educational services available.

Below, please see the cut off placement dates for each grade level.  In cases where the school, along with parents/guardians, believe a certain placement should be reviewed in the best interest of a child, ISD retains flexibility in relation to class placement.

Class Level Cut Off Date
Pre-Kindergarten Child must be 3 years of age by June 1st of year of enrolment
Kindergarten 1 Child must be 4 years of age by August 31st of year of enrolment
Kindergarten 2 Child must be 5 years of age by August 31st of year of enrolment
Grade 1 Child must be 6 years of age by August 31st of year of enrolment
Grade 2 Child must be 7 years of age by August 31st of year of enrolment
Grade 3 Child must be 8 years of age by August 31st of year of enrolment
Grade 4 Child must be 9 years of age by August 31st of year of enrolment
Grade 5 Child must be 10 years of age by August 31st of year of enrolment
Grade 6 Child must be 11 years of age by August 31st of year of enrolment
If you are interested in enroling your child at ISD, please complete a pre-enrolment form for the year you’d like your child to be enrolled at ISD.

Admissions Process

Following the completion of the pre-enrolment form, admissions will contact you to request your child’s school complete an application reference form.

Upon receipt of the application reference form, you will be contacted by admissions to arrange a school tour.  It is important to us that you get to know the environment we learn in, our students and staff.  An informal student interview is conducted as part of the tour (the tour and interview might be conducted via Skype if necessary). 

Following this tour and interview, your child may be offered a place in the school. An applicant will be offered a place at ISD if:

  • there are spaces available in the corresponding grade
  • if the needs of the student can be successfully met at ISD

Should you chose to accept the place offer, you will be asked to supply:  

    • Pay the €1,000 registration deposit
    • Provide copies of the child’s birth certificate, passport and immunisation records
    • Provide a copy of the child’s most recent school report (if applicable)
    •  To secure your child’s placement, a deposit payment of one thousand euro (€1000.00) via bank transfer will be required.

Should you need any assistance, contact our office: admin@internationalschooldublin.ie.