ADMISSION TO ST. GEORGE SCHOOL & PRESCHOOL
For the 2017/2018 academic year St. George International School & Preschool accepts applications for:
- Preparatory grade;
- First grade;
- Fifth grade;
- Eight grade.
Admission is possible in other grades, in case of available vacancies.
Application Form submission – at least 10 days prior to the preferred date for entry examination. The Application Form is considered valid when it contains full information required for each section and accompanied by a copy of the following documents:
- Document for completed grade/stage of education when applying after 1st grade;
- Academic script/reference when applying after 1st grade;
- References from previous educational institutions if the applicant has attended any;
- Certificates of courses of competitions if the applicant has attended any.
Entry examinations – within 5 days of receipt of the Application Form, the successful applicants are notified by email that they were admitted to the next stage of the Admission procedure – conducting an entry examinations. The email contains detailed information regarding the organisation, admission invoice and a link to Online examination calendar where they have to sign up.
Admission fee – It is a one-off payment and it is not subject to reimbursement. The Admission fee covers expenses for staying in the School, materials, tests, interviews and further administrative service. It is paid prior to the entry examination and after an invoice is issued. The payment is made via:
- POS terminal in the School building;
- Bank transfer.
Entry examination – it determines the students’ readiness for the respective grade, their learning abilities, level of socialisation and adaptation, level of English. This summarized assessment provides the option for individual approach to the student and balanced combining of the classes in order to achieve effective learning process. The entry examination consists of two stages:
4.1 Sitting an entry exam - on the particular examination day, the student visits the School from 08:00 h to 16:30 h. During the visit the student immerses in the academic environment, takes part in different teaching-learning situations and meanwhile sits the respective exams. Children have breakfast, morning snack at 10:00 h and lunch. It is necessary that the applicant wears indoor shoes.
- Preparatory grade and 1st grade: The applicant sits a test for school readiness in Bulgarian and also a combined test in English;
- Grade 5: The applicant sits tests in Bulgarian Language and Literature, Mathematics in Bulgarian, a combined test in Science and a combined test in English;
- Grade 8: The applicant sits tests in Bulgarian Language and Literature, Mathematics in Bulgarian, a combined test in Science and a combined test in English;
4.2 Psychological interview – within 3 days of receiving the email that the application is considered successful and the applicant is admitted to sit the entry examination, the parents have to schedule an individual appointment with the School Psychologist. The appointment shall be scheduled before or after the entry examination, but no later than 3 days after the latter is conducted.
Results – Within 14 days of carrying out the entry examinations, the parents receive an email with student’s results and recommendations from the School psychologist. If the student is admitted to the School, their future teachers get acquainted with the exam papers, which will assist the individual approach toward the student’s further educational development.
Parents have the opportunity to see the exam materials. If they wish so, an appointment should be made with the Admission and Communication Manager.
5.1 In case the applicant covers the admission requirements within 7 days of receiving the results and after the parents get familiarized with the exam analysis, they should schedule a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer. Within 3 days after the meeting with the CEO, the Admission and Communication Manager sends a written statement to the parents on the decision made about the admission of the applicant.
5.2 In case the results of the applicant indicate that it might be difficult for them to integrate and advance in School, the parents receive a reasoned rejection and recommendations.
In any case St. George International School & Preschool reserves the right to make a conditional or unconditional offer of a place, or reject to make an offer.
Enrollment of admitted students - Within 3 days of receiving the email stating that the applicant is admitted to the School, parents have to submit an Application of Admission and follow the procedure for signing the tuition contract.
In case the applicant covers the admission requirements, but there is no vacancy available for the respective grade, the parents have to submit an Application for Enrollment in a waiting list and they will be informed as soon as there is availability.
Signing a contract and deposit payment
After signing the contract and the deposit is paid, the student is considered to be officially enrolled at St. George International School & Preschool and is registered in the Book of students for compulsory education for students aged 16 and under
The following documents are required when signing the contract:
- Copy of the Birth certificate;
- Personal preventive health card;
- Certificate for transfer issued by student’s previous school (in case of change of the educational institution).