Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for TPS/Nursery – 18 months

EFI accepts children from 18-months old into the TPS (nursery) if they meet the following conditions:

  • Are 18 months old by August 29, 2022. Children who turn 18 months old before the 31 January 2023 can be admitted on the day of their 18 months. Therefore, for the 2022-23 school year, only children born before July 31, 2021 are eligible for TPS/Nursery. Children born after this date will have to wait the 2023-2024 school year.

Admissions during the school year are possible subject to available places.

Summary

  • 18 months from August 29, 2022

  • The child must know how to listen

  • Choice between half-days and full-days
  • Children must be sufficiently autonomous so that they can follow instructions given by the teachers and assistants, and move around with the group
  • In TPS/Nursery, families can choose between half day and full day.

Admission requirements for Cycle 1 – from PS/Pre-Kindergarten to GS/Senior Kindergarten

From PS/Pre-kindergarten (3 years old) to GS/Senior Kindergarten (5 years old), there are no particular admission requirements.

Children enter the class that corresponds to their age, before December 31 of the same school year.

In PS/Pre-Kindergarten, families can choose between half day and full day.

Admissions during the school year are possible subject to available places.

Summary

  • No specific conditions
  • Possibility of registration during the school year

Admission requirements for Cycle 2 – from CP/Grade 1 to CE2/Grade 3

Students are admitted after an interview with the school’s educational management according to the following conditions:

  • Have a good recommendation from their previous school
  • Have a solid enough grasp of French to be able to integrate into the French-taught classes. Families whose children do not have a sufficient level of French will be offered preconditions for the student’s admission such as: intensive French classes in the months leading up to the student’s admission, specific “intensive French” arrangements during the first months of school, possible French lessons outside the classroom. These arrangements will be jointly agreed upon between the school’s educational management and the family.
  • Families whose children do not have a sufficient level of English will be offered pedagogical recommendations in order to ensure the good integration of the students at school.

Summary

  • Good recommendation

  • Sufficient grasp of English and French

  • Admission into class corresponding to their age

  • Admission possible during school year

Children enter the class that corresponds to their age before December 31 of the same school year.

Admissions during the school year are possible subject to available places.

Admission requirements for Cycle 3, Cycle 4 and High School – from CM1/Grade 4 to 2nde/Grade 10

Students are admitted after an interview with the school’s Principal according to the following conditions:

  • Have a good recommendation from their previous school
  • Have a solid enough grasp of French to be able to integrate into the French-taught classes. Families whose children do not have a sufficient level of French will be offered preconditions for the student’s admission such as: intensive French classes in the months leading up to the student’s admission, specific “intensive French” arrangements during the first months of school, possible French lessons outside the classroom. These arrangements will be jointly agreed upon between the school’s educational management and the family.
  • Families whose children do not have a sufficient level of English will be offered pedagogical recommendations in order to ensure the good integration of the students at school.

Summary

  • Good recommendation

  • Sufficient grasp of English and French

  • Admission into class corresponding to their age

  • Admission possible during school year

Children enter the class that corresponds to their age before December 31 of the same school year.

Admissions during the school year are possible subject to available places.

Learning a foreign language is largely done through exchanges, games and interactions with fellow native speakers of that language. It is thus absolutely necessary that the main languages of the school are spoken fluently by a majority of students so that this learning-by-immersion can take full effect. It is for this reason that EFI is careful to make sure that students’ profiles in each class is well-balanced.

Waiting lists

Student admission decisions are made by the school’s Principal based on the criteria described above and on the number of places available in each class.

Once your enrollment form has been submitted, a decision will be communicated to you: admitted to the waiting list; conditionally admitted; not admitted.

The waiting lists functions in the following way:

  • Priority 1: students already enrolled at EFI
  • Priority 2: brother or sister of student already enrolled at EFI
  • Priority 3: students who have been enrolled at EFI in the past
  • Priority 4: new students, through the process of submitting the full registration file to the school’s administration