Admissions Requirements

Those wishing to apply for admission should submit the following documents online on our OpenApply platform.
(All uploaded documents should be in English or translations included):


Early Years Applicants (Discovery and Explorers) Lower School Applicants (Grade 1-Grade 5) Upper School Applicants (Grades 6-12)
  • Application form

  • Enrollment and Payment Agreement form

  • Copy of the applicant’s passport

  • School records/reports for the past two (2) complete school years (if applicable)

  • Lower School New Applicant Survey (filled in online by parents)

  • Early years Applicant Reference Form (Age 4-5); should be filled in by applicant’s teacher (form will be available for download after submitting the online application form)

  • Special Needs students only: Please attach IEP (Individual Education Plan) and recent assessments.

  • Application fee payment 350€ per student (credit card payment)

  • Application form

  • Enrollment and Payment Agreement form

  • Copy of the applicant’s passport

  • School records for the past two (2) complete school years (in English or originals with translation), if applicable

  • Lower School New Applicant Survey (filled in online by parents)

  • Lower School Applicant Reference Form (Age 6-10), should be filled in by the applicant’s teacher (form will be available for download after submitting the online application form)

  • Special Needs students only: Please attach IEP (Individual Education Plan) and recent assessments.

  • Application fee payment 350€ per student (credit card payment)

  • Application form

  • Enrollment and Payment Agreement form

  • Copy of the applicant’s passport

  • School records for the past two (2) complete school years (in English or originals with translation)

  • Upper School Admissions English Teacher Reference Form (form will be available for download after submitting the online application form)

  • Upper School Admissions Math teacher Reference Form (form will be available for download after submitting the online application form)

  • Introductory letter, written by the applicant in English

  • Standardized test results if available.

  • Special Needs students only: Please attach IEP (Individual Education Plan) and recent assessments.

  • Application fee payment 350€ per student (credit card payment)


Once the admissions office has received a complete application, the applicant will be considered for admission. Please note that 
submission of faulty or insufficient information can lead to a reversed admissions decision.

An interview will be conducted when:

  • applicant is applying for a place in the upper school
  • applicant has special needs
  • submitted documents need to be clarified


For additional information, please contact the admissions office by email ISHadmissions@ishelsinki.fi