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Admissions to SIS

The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, or national origin and seeks to accept all qualified students who apply.  Applications for admission are accepted throughout the year. All applications to the school must be accompanied by previous educational records, any appropriate medical records, and proof of age. All students are eligible for admission if it is believed that the school can meet their particular needs.

The school community includes many students for whom English is not their native language. SIS accepts qualified students to early grades with little or no knowledge of English. Qualified students with little knowledge of English may be accepted to higher grades under special agreement with the Director. The Director will make such decisions based on the merits of the case of the individual applicants. Admission may, in any case, be probationary and may be dependent on the child receiving extra assistance in or outside of school.

Placement

Placement in all classes will be made by the Director on the basis of the child's previous educational record, the assessment of the School, and by age.  The initial placement is tentative and the school may reassess the child's placement after the child's abilities have been thoroughly observed in class or through additional testing.  Children entering SIS will generally be placed according to their age.

Special Needs Students

The school will make every possible effort to accept qualified students. Unfortunately, it is not equipped or staffed to educate students with severe to moderate learning challenges, physical or mental difficulties, or certain emotional problems and these students will not be admitted to the school.  Students with mild to moderate physical, mental, emotional, or learning challenges may be admitted if in the Director's judgment adequate provision and /or special programs can be made.  Decisions will be made on a case by case basis taking into account the unique nature of each student.

Please take time to review the information available through the menu to the left. We are happy to answer any questions you have about the admissions process or the school in general.

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Accredited SACS

Suriname International School is accredited with The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). More Info >

Contact Us

Mr. Jaggernath Lachmonstraat 164
Paramaribo
Suriname, South America
Tel +597 432 000

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