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All Grade levels listed below are full or nearly full for the 2019-20 school year:

  • Grade 2 (FULL)
  • Grade 3 (3 spots remaining)
  • Grade 4/5 (FULL)
  • Grade 6 (2 spots remaining)
  • Grade 7 (FULL)
  • Grade 8 (1 spot remaining)
  • Grade 9 (FULL)
  • Grade 10 (2 spots remaining)
  • Grade 11 (1 spot remaining)
FULL grade levels will no longer be accepting new applications. Please email the Admissions office at info@cisprague.org to be placed on the Wait List for those grade levels.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

We expect all enrolling students to have academic English language proficiency as outlined below:
  • Grades 1-2 students with all levels of English may be accepted, unless the maximum ratio of ELL students for these two grade levels has been reached. For more information regarding ELL ratio maximums contact the Admissions office at info@cisprague.org.
  • Grades 3-5 students must have an A1 (CEFR*) English language competency level.
  • Grades 6-8 students must have an A2 (CEFR*) English language competency level.
  • Grades 9-10 students must have a B1 (CEFR*) English language competency level.
  • Grades 11-12 students must have a B2 (CEFR*) English language competency level.

*CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Students applying for Grades 3-10 who do not meet the minimum language requirement may still be accepted at CISP, but in a lower grade level to allow their academic English skills to improve. These students will be required to enroll in ELL classes as a condition of their acceptence to CISP. Students enrolled in the ELL program are not permitted to take Czech (as a foreign language) classes until they have completed the ELL program.

Students applying for Grades 11-12 who do not meet the minimum language requirement will not be accepted for enrollment at CISP.

If you would like to test your English language level, follow the link here for free practice exams www.examenglish.com.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

CISP reserves the right to admit students on the basis of academic performance, English language proficiency, religious commitment, lifestyle choices, and personal qualifications including a willingness to cooperate with CISP administration and to abide by its policies. 
Please contact our Admissions Team by completing the Inquiry form. You may use the form to request additional information about CISP and to arrange a tour of the school prior to applying. During your tour we will explain the admissions and enrollment processes and answer any questions you may have about life at CISP or Prague in general.
 
Feel free to contact us at info@cisprague.org if you have additional questions. 
Please note that students applying to Grade 1 must be 6 years old by 1 September of the school year they are applying. No exceptions will be made. 
 
The following documents must be uploaded as part of the online application:
 
1. School records (report cards/vysvědčení) from previous schools translated in English or Czech;
Grades 1-5:  1 full year report,
Grades 6-10:  2 full year reports,
Grades 11-12:  3 full year reports

2. Language Placement Survey 

A non-refundable Application fee of 4000 CZK is due at this time of submission. Applications are not considered complete until requested documents and fee have been received. 

Once your completed application is received by the Admissions Team we will contact you to schedule the Entrance Exams and/or Interviews. Students must be present in Prague for the entrance exams, as these exams are not available online or via Skype call.
 
Readiness Interview (Grade 1 only): Your child will have a short interview* with our Grade 1 teacher. During the interview the teacher will determine the following:
  • If the student is ready physically, socially, and academically to begin Grade 1
  • What the student's English language proficency level is and if they will need English Language Learner (ELL) classes

*If your student does not speak English, we request that parents arrange for an interpreter (not a parent) to accompany the student to the Interview.  CISP can arrange an interpreter for Czech or Korean speaking families only. 

ELL Exam (Grades 2-12): All non-native English speaking students are required to take the ELL exam first. This exam consists of the following sections:
  • Written
  • Oral
  • Reading Comprehension
 
Wide Range Achievement Test, WRAT (Grades 2-12): This exam is required of all students applying to CISP and consists of the following sections:
  • Word Reading
  • Sentence Comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Mathematics

Parent/Guardian Interview with School Director: This is an informal interview with the School Director*. During which time parents are free to ask questions about academics and school life in general at CISP.  This interview provides our School Director with an opportunity to meet new families and learn about your student. 

*Interview may be conducted by School Principal or Guidance Counselor, when the Director is unavailable. 

Once Entrance Exams and Parent/Guardian Interviews have been completed, the Academic Advisory Team will review your student's application. This team will meet to determine grade placement and whether concurrent enrollment in ELL classes will be required for your student. Grade placement is based on the following factors:
  1. Current age of the student and their age appropriate grade level. 
  2. Academic English language skills.
  3. Entrance exams/interview results. 
  4. Grade reports from previous schools and most recent grade level completed.
  5. Anticpated parent/guardian involvement. 
After the Academic Advisory Team has made a grade placement recommendation, you will be emailed the official Enrollment Offer Letter.
 
This letter will state into which grade your child has been accepted and whether he or she will be required to enroll in ELL classes.  It will also include instructions about completing the Enrollment Process through the FACTS ParentsWeb. 

Online Enrollment allows families to complete all necessary paperwork to finalize their student's enrollment.

Your acceptance letter will include an Enrollment deadline date, by which time the following steps must be completed and all signed forms returned to the Admissions office. Complying with the deadline will ensure your student's space at CISP.

1. Complete the electronic portion of the Enrollment Packet through the FACTS ParentsWeb portal.

2. Sign and return originals of the following documents:

  • Educational Commitment Contract (ALL parents for each student)
  • Financial Obligation Contract (ALL parents for each student)
  • GDPR Consent Form (ALL parents for each student)
  • Parent/Student Handbook Agreement (ALL parents must sign, additionally students Grades 6-12 must also sign). Please read the Parent/Student Handbook prior to signing. This document informs you of all CISP policies and procedures. 
  • Travel Form (ALL students)
  • Student Code of Conduct (only Grades 6-12, parents and student must sign)
  • Chromebook Agreement (only Grades 8-12, parents and student must sign)
  • Permission to Leave Early/Arrive Late (only Grades 6-12, parents must sign)
  • Legal Guardianship Contract (only students living with an approved Legal Guardian)
  • Appointment of Legal Guardian form, signed and notarized in the CZ (only for students living with Legal Guardian)

3. Upload clear, color pdf files of the following:

  • Student's Passport (photo page only)
  • Student's Visa or Biometric card (front and back, non-EU students only)
  • Student's Medical Insurance card (front and back)

4. Pay Enrollment Fee of 6 000 CZK

Once all four steps are completed and receipt of your payment is confirmed, your student will be considered Enrolled at CISP.  Parents will receive an email confirming Enrollment when all steps have been completed.

 

Once all Enrollment documents have been received. Parents will receive an email confirming their student's place in his/her class at CISP.

This email will also include video links for FACTS ParentsWeb training. 

ParentsWeb can be used to track your student's progress in their classes, follow homework and missing assignment, and keep current on events and activities happening at CISP.

 

CZECH CITIZENS/PERMANENT RESIDENTS

Czech citizens (passport holders) or Foreigners with Permanent Residence, must fulfill the Czech government requirements in education. According to the law Act.No 561/2004 Sb., § 38 par.1 letter c), this can be done only partially at CISP.
 
In addition to what CISP provides, you must register your child at a fully accredited Czech school referred to as kmenová škola
(§ 38 par. 3).  At the kmenová škola, your child will be expected to take either semester, annual, or biennial exams (§ 38 par. 5).  The children take exams in the following subjects according to Vyhláška No. 48/2005, § 18 – 21:
  • Czech language – all years of ZŠ
  • Vlastivěda – Grades 1-3
  • Člověk a jeho svět - Grades 4-5
  • History - Grades 6-9
Parents are responsible for finding and registering their child with the Czech school of their choice.  
 
Once your child is registered at a základní škola or kmenová škola, you will make an agreement with its director/administration about when the exams take place and what exactly your child will be tested on.
 
After registering your child, please provide the following information to the CISP Admissions Office:
  • Signed CISP Czech Citizen/Permanent Resident Agreement (form is available in the FACTS ParentsWeb Portal)
  • Copy of the Enrollment letter (Rozhodnutí o přijetí k základnímu vzdělání) or Transfer letter (Rozhodnutí o přesunu žáka)
  • Copy of Annual exam results (vysvědčení) rozdílových zkoušek z jednotlivých předmětů a ročníků
Please also communicate the following information to the CISP Foreign Language Department Head:
  • How frequently will your child take the exams, dates if possible
  • The subject’s year plan/course plan
  • Contact for the Czech language teacher at ZŠ
  • Any recommended literature