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ADMISSIONS

Admission Process

Thank you
for your interest in ISG

Our Admissions Team is here to help and guide you through the process.
In the following sections, you will find all the information to learn about the application process and to feel comfortable and confident in your decision.

1

Enquire

We will be happy to learn more about you and your family and to answer your questions! As a first step, please fill out the online form.
You are also welcome to contact us by email or by phone.

 

2

visit

The ideal time to visit the campus and to experience our learning environment is between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. You can book your visit on the website or by contacting us by phone. If you are not in Genoa, we will arrange a virtual call at your earliest convenience.

 

3

Apply

We invite you to read the information below to find out how to start the application process that is differentiated based on the age of your child.
The Application process starts with a registration online.

 

Applicant's profile

Applications are welcomed from all students who can benefit from a challenging, international, university preparatory, English language education and exhibit respectful, responsible behaviour.

ISG enrols children from age 3 to 18 (Pre-School through Grade 12). Enrolment and grade placement depend on the assessment of academic performance, and a screening for the English language.

Admission to ISG is based upon available space and upon the ability of the school to offer a program suitable for the applicants’ educational needs. The Language support and Special Needs departments are involved in the admissions process in order to guarantee to the child the best support and integration in class.

When to apply

The process

Children are welcome to join us at any time during the school year and into any year group, space permitting. The enrolment period for the current school year remains open throughout the year. In general, the enrolment period for the following school year opens in October.

The Admission process is differentiated based on the age of the child. Please read the information below organized based on the age, the academic background and the English Language proficiency of the child and the school sections.

1. APPLY ONLINEThe first step in the admissions process is the completion of the online APPLY FORM. Please note that you will be asked to create a password to login. Students applying to Early Years will be admitted according to the availability of space. No previous knowledge of English is required.2. VISIT THE SCHOOLOnce you are registered, you can book your visit directly on the website or by contacting the school by phone. We recommend to visit the campus preferably between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. If you are not in Genoa, we can arrange a virtual call on Google Meet at your earliest convenience. You are welcome to bring your child to school.3. COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION ONLINEOur Admissions Officer will send you a detailed pro forma and the instructions to complete the registration of your child online.4. PLAYGROUP OPPORTUNITYThe Playgroup is a great opportunity for our perspective Early Years students to start familiarising with our learning environment. Children will take part in games and activities under the supervision of our Pre-School teachers.APPLY NOW

1. APPLY ONLINE

The first step in the admissions process is the completion of the APPLY online form. Please note that you will be asked to create a password to login.

Please upload the following documents:

School records or transcripts for the previous 2 school years, when available (it is not compulsory only for children entering Grade 1).
Any standardized test results (MAP, IOWA, WrAP, ERB, etc.) that have been completed by the student.
Documentation identifying specific learning needs, including Individual Education Plans (IEPs) if they exist.
The student’s Portfolio, when available.
You must request a letter of presentation from the current homeroom teacher of your child. Please note that the letter can be written in English or the native language and must be on the school of origin letterhead paper and sent from the school to info@isgenoa.it.

2. ENGLISH ASSESSMENT

ISG will conduct an assessment to determine the level of written and spoken English. The results of any previously taken standardized testing (MAP, IOWA, WrAP, ERB etc.) should also be submitted to the school. Students who require additional support with their English language skills will be enrolled in a modified programme with English as a Second Language (ESL) support.

3. COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION ONLINE

Our Admissions Officer will send you a detailed pro forma and the instructions to complete the registration of your child online.

APPLY NOW

1. APPLY ONLINE

The first step in the admissions process is the completion of the APPLY online form. Please note that you will be asked to create a password to login and to upload the following documents:

  • School records or transcripts for the previous 2 school years.
  • Any standardized test results (WIDA, MAP, IOWA, WrAP, ERB, etc.) that have been completed by the student.
  • Documentation identifying specific learning needs, including Individual Education Plans (IEPs) if they exist.
  • You must request the current English and Maths teachers of your child to fill out our online reference form. 
 

2. ENGLISH ASSESSMENT

ISG will conduct an assessment to determine the level of written and spoken English. Students who require additional support with their English language skills will be enrolled in a modified programme with English as a Second Language (ESL) support.

 

3. COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION ONLINE

Our Admissions Officer will send you a detailed pro forma and the instructions to complete the registration of your child online.

APPLY NOW

1. APPLY ONLINE

The first step in the admissions process is the completion of the online APPLICATION form. Please note that you will be asked to create a password to login and to upload the following documents:

  1. School records or transcripts for the previous 3 school years.
  2. Any standardized test results (WIDA, MAP, IOWA, WrAP, ERB, etc.) that have been completed by the student.
  3. a Language Proficiency Certificate (all students, except for English native speakers)
  4. Documentation identifying specific learning needs, including Individual Education Plans (IEPs) if they exist.
  5. The current English and Maths teachers of your child will be asked to fill out our reference form through the online application system. Please note that the reference can be written in English or the native language.
 

2. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

ISG requires students entering Grade 9 through 12 to demonstrate increasing levels of language proficiency:

  • Students entering high school in Grade 9 must be able to demonstrate at least an intermediate level of proficiency in English (Level B1/B2, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages),
  • students entering in Grade 10 or above must be able to demonstrate at least an advanced level of proficiency in English (Level C1/C2, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). 

Students with English levels below this may still be admitted to ISG, but will be expected to undertake an intensive English language course at an additional cost in order to reach the required level of language proficiency.

The student must submit a Language Proficiency Certificate. ISG is officially accepting the Duolinguo Test results, as well as other recognized certifications (TOEFL, Cambridge, IELTS, etc.). The student has the option to take the Duolingo test via the Duolingo English Test dashboard and get results in 48 hours, which can be sent directly to ISG by selecting “The International School of Genoa” in the sharing box. 

3. COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION ONLINE

Our Admissions Officer will send you a detailed pro forma and the instructions to complete the registration of your child online.

APPLY NOW

School Structure

grade placement

Grade comparison chart

The students’ placement is generally based on the year of birth and the academic background of the child. Factors such as native language development, social and emotional development, previous school progress reports, teacher observation, and parent comments will be used to determine the appropriate grade placement.
The cut-off time is December 31st: in general all students born in the year of reference are placed in class together.