Admission Policy

Applicants for admission to ISC-Koura are invited to send a request for more information to:

Non-Selective Admission Policy

The SABIS® Educational System is highly academically-oriented without being highly selective. The criterion for acceptance in a class is academic attainment, not age. Although age acts as a limiting factor, it is possible to find a three-year age range in the same class. In general, any student willing to learn is accepted.

Some candidates may find that student expectations in our system vary from those of other schools. Our system places considerable emphasis on student accountability, responsibility, and respect of self and others. Thus, our system strives to enforce discipline in the school in order to facilitate student learning and promote good manners. Students who are used to more liberal systems need to adapt our code of behavior, discipline, and general appearance.

Placement Overview

There are no academic requirements for acceptance into Kindergarten (3 to 5 years of age). Prospective students at these levels are interviewed; they must be toilet-trained and able to speak and follow simple instructions.

All other prospective students take diagnostic tests in the core subjects (English, math, French, and Arabic). These tests help to determine if the students have attained the minimum expected standard for each subject. The school then makes final placement decisions. The school can take advantage of various strategies at its disposal to help bring a student to the required level. For example, if a student has not met the minimum standard for a grade level, the option of attending summer school or perhaps taking extra classes in a subject may be available. Special academic support is taken very seriously by the school.