Admissions Criteria

Passport

The SMIC Private School English Track accepts students with valid foreign passports, or are permanent residents (with valid green cards) of a foreign country.

Age

  1. All English Track Grade 1 applicants must be 6 years of age by September 30th.
  2. All Chinese Track Grade 1 applicants must be 6 years of age by August 31st.

Applicants are not permitted to skip a grade upon entering the SMIC School.

Entrance Exam

All English Track applicants must be proficient in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English.

Entering Grade 1: An English assessment will be given which includes reading, writing and speaking

Entering Grade 2-12: An English assessment will be given which includes reading comprehension, writing and an oral interview. A Math assessment will be given based upon grade-appropriate content.

Special Needs Students

Our school does not have the personnel and equipment resources to work with students who have specialized schooling requirements. As a result, we do not offer programs for students with special needs.

Chinese Program

All new students are given a Chinese assessment in late August and students are placed in an appropriate-level Chinese class.There are 2 types of Chinese programs at the SMIC Private School - Yuwen (for native Chinese speakers) and CSL (Chinese as a Second Language). Within the CSL (Chinese as a Second Language) program, there are various levels in which students can be placed depending on their Chinese proficiency. We offer a very solid Chinese language program at the SMIC Private School.

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