ISH Age Criterion
Admission to ISH requires that students attain the minimum age requirements as stated below as of August 31st. Chronological age is calculated from the date of birth and verification of age (passport or certified birth certificate) is required for all students entering ISH.
Applicants to ISH come from many different countries, differing school calendars, and schools with varying age cut-off dates. After careful review of an applicant’s age, school records, and academic history, accepted students are placed according to the ISH’s curriculum, standards, and expectations.
Applicants from schools following the southern hemisphere calendar, spanning from January/April to November/March (e.g., Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America, Singapore, Japan, Korea), should apply to the grade level corresponding to their ongoing school year. This infers that those seeking enrollment in August should apply to the grade they are currently attending, while those applying for January enrollment should select the grade they are about to finish or have just completed.