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Admissions and Tuition Fees

Process and Information on Admissions to Forest International School Paris


Every year we warmly welcome families of all nationalities, from Nursery to Middle School classes.

The process is rapid and efficient, here's what you need to prepare prior to applying.

  • Previous Reports - previous school reports and relevant documentation (when applicable)
  • Medical Records - previous vaccination and medical reports of your child
  • Insurance - every student in France obtains one, call us if you need assistance
  • Meeting - Visit us for an informal meeting with the Principal and/or Deputy Principal
  • Assessment - An eventual assessment by our school psychologist

Timeline

1

Read About the Curriculum and Admissions

Check the terms and school fees.

2

Contact and Visit the School

Google Maps Address

3

Prepare Your Documents

Previous Reports, Medical Records, Insurance, Agree over the Payment terms

4

Enroll Your Child

Register your child or children via the registration form

5

Welcome Pack

Welcome email sent to the parents, first school day: uniforms, meet the parents association, who's who.

Forest International School Curriculum: UK National Curriculum, Cambridge English, IMYC, IPC, Brevets des Colleges, Francais langue etrangere

About Age and Grade Placement

FISP accepts children from ages 2 to 15 (end of Middle School). There is no birthday cut-off date. Essential factors in the admissions decisions and grade placement are the following:

  • Behaviour, age, maturity level (physical, social, developmental)
  • Academic ability; demonstrated through past report cards
  • Knowledge of the English language
  • Space available in the classroom and/or space available in the required support programme.

In all cases, final acceptance and grade level placement are subject to evaluation of all documents, including final report cards or transcripts. Screening for accepted students upon enrollment at FIS may result in changes in grade level placement.

Note: Students who require learning support must submit complete documentation, including all medical files. If you have any questions about your child’s eligibility to apply to FIS, please contact us to discuss your situation.

When space is limited in a classroom, at a grade level or in a required support service program, we give priority to applicants who have siblings enrolled or concurrently applying to FIS.

Check The Standard Classification of Education

For grade equivalences from school systems across the world, please take a look at the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED). The link will open a PDF file.

Languages

The medium of instruction at all grade levels is English. Non-native speakers of English may be required to participate in English as Second Language tests prior to receiving an admissions decision. Admissions decisions will be based on English ability, academic and behavioral criteria, and the availability of alternative educational options, and may be limited based on available space.

Registration and Enrollment Recommendation

It is recommended that newly enrolling students and their parents meet with the Principal or Deputy Principal for class placement and course selection at least one day prior to enrollment. Families with children enrolling from the beginning of the academic year should check with the Office to confirm the dates for required new family welcome and registration meetings. If travel plans delay arrival in Paris, making it impossible to attend one of these meetings, enrollment may be delayed.

Applying After June 1st ?

Families who find out about a move to Paris after June 1 should contact us as soon as possible. Please be sure to confirm space available in your child’s new grade level and to review the documents required to complete your child’s application.

It is often challenging to request confidential recommendations from your child’s teachers during the summer. If you think there is any chance that you may wish to enroll your child at the beginning of the school year, please do request that your child’s teachers complete the confidential recommendations and return them to us as soon as possible.

There is no commitment required on your part to begin an application. We will hold the recommendations until your plans are more certain and you send the required documents to complete your child’s application. It is the responsibility of the family to provide all documents required to complete an application.

Enrollment During The School Year

We welcome applications for mid-year entry from students whose families are newly moving to the Paris area.

As soon as you learn of your family’s possible move, contact us for information about space availability in your child’s grade level. We are not able to “save spaces”, and try to avoid having a “waiting list” for prospective applicants, therefore we will be capable to give you a realistic estimate of space available at your child’s grade.

The documents needed to complete an application for mid-year entry are the same as for students applying for September enrollment. Please be sure to contact us if you have questions about the documents required.

Note: All students must live with at least one of their parents in the Paris region. FISP does not offer boarding facilities.

Leaving FISP or Cancelled Enrollment

Plans change, and emergencies occur. While we try to remain as flexible as possible, please refer to our Terms and conditions listed in the detailed Schedule of fees for more details on cancelling your child(ren)'s enrollment and/or leaving the school prior to academic year end. 


School Fees & Terms

FISP 2018/2019 Schedule of Fees

Tuition fees are annual. The school operates from Monday to Friday, with normal school days on Wednesdays (some of the French schools operate half-days). 

We offer an optional school bus service for pick-up and drop-off, in the area of Saint-Germain-En-Laye, Saint-Nom-La-Breteche, Mareil-Marly, Marly-Le-Roi, Chambourcy, Fourqeux. The perimeter of the school bus service changes every year depending on the parents requirements. Get in touch to learn more.

Annual Tuition fees for a set number of half-days Monday to Friday, for Pre-nursery, Nursery and Pre-school, as defined herein: Morning session 09:00 to 13:00 or an afternoon session 12:00 to 16:00.

All field trips, snacks, organic daily lunches at school & curriculum language classes are included in the fees (excluding French in nursery classes). 

Special Educational Needs (SEN): Annual SEN fees will be invoiced according to the specialist’s initial estimate and may be subject to modifications. 

Discounts: We offer a 5% discount on tuition fees for the sibling(s) in the school, provided they attend simultaneously. There is a 2% discount on tuition fees when using the single full payment option.

View or download the detailed Schedule of fees along with the Terms from this link: FISP School Fees & Terms 2018/2019

DESIGNATIONDESCRIPTIONAMOUNT (Euro)
Application FeeThe fee is payable upon formal acceptance of a place at the school. 
It confirms and secures your child’s place in the school. Non-refundable.
€1,500
Development FeeThis is a one-time, non-refundable fee, payable for all students from Pre-school onwards. 
The fee is devoted to the upkeep of our buildings and grounds. 
€4,500
Pre-Nursery FeesTuition fee, annual. Starts at €4,817 for 3 half-days of school weeks. €16,057
Nursery FeesTuition fee, annual. Starts at €5,352 for 3 half-days of school weeks.€17,840
Pre-School FeesTuition fee, annual. Starts at €6,660 for 3 half-days of school weeks.€20,020
Primary FeesTuition fee, annual.€22,222
Middle School FeesTuition fee, annual.€24,560
Optional
French ProgramOptional daily French programme for Pre-nursery and Nursery €2,180
Bus ServiceDaily between Monday - Friday with Pick-up and Drop-off€5,029

Do you have questions about Admissions?

Drop us a line and we will reply within a working day's time.