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Admission Process Overview

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 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. 
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 all requested documents and the Application 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. Testing typically takes place May -August and is scheduled by individual appointment.
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 proficiency 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 relative) 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
  • Listening 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 Acceptance 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 Family Portal. 

Step 1. Complete the electronic portion of the Enrollment Packet through the FACTS Family Portal. 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)

Step 2. Pay the 6 000 CZK Enrollment Fee (per student) and first tuition payment

Step 3. Sign and return originals of the following documents:

  • Educational Commitment Contract
  • Financial Obligation Contract 
  • GDPR Consent Form
  • Parent/Student Handbook Agreement (students Grades 6-12 must also sign). Read the Parent/Student Handbook prior to signing. This document informs you of all CISP policies and procedures. 
  • Travel Form 
  • Chromebook Agreement (students in Grades 6-12 also sign)
  • Student Code of Conduct (only Grades 6-12, parents and students must sign)
  • Permission to Leave Early/Arrive Late (only Grades 6-12)


In addition, the following form must be completed by a doctor in the Czech Republic. This is valid for two years. 

  • Assessment of Medical Fitness


The following documents are required for those students living with a Legal Guardian (other than a parent):

  • Legal Guardianship Contract  
  • Appointment of Legal Guardian form, signed and notarized in the CZ  


All new families must attend required Orientation.

During this meeting, enrollment documents will be reviewed, and receipt of fees and first tuition payment will be confirmed. Families will receive training on the FACTS Family Portal where parents can track their student's progress in classes, follow homework and missing assignments, and keep current on events and activities happening at CISP.  The student's first day of classes will be decided once Orientation is completed.

After this, the student will be considered enrolled at CISP, and parents will receive an email confirming enrollment.

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
  • 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 be accepted at CISP in a lower grade level to allow time for their academic English skills to improve. These students will be required to enroll in ELL classes as a condition of their acceptance 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:

Information for 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.

Parents are responsible for finding and registering their child with a fully accredited Czech school of their choice.  This is referred to as kmenová škola (§ 38 par. 3).  At the kmenová škola, the student 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

Once your child is registered at a základní škola or kmenová škola, parents will make an agreement with its director about when the exams take place and what exactly the student 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
  • 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 known
  • The subject’s year plan/course plan
  • Contact for the Czech language teacher at ZŠ
  • Any recommended literature