Applying to ISP

You have decided that the International School of Paris is the right fit for your family! The Admissions Team is here to help you throughout the application process.

We ask for different elements as part of the application file. These elements help us get to know your child(ren) and family better and prepare for a transition to our community. 

Academic testing or interviews are not standard but may be requested in some circumstances. 

We designed a clear and transparent application process but you can contact the Admissions Team at any time if you have questions.



What Is the Application Process?


Submitting an Application

Applications are submitted online through the ISP OpenApply Portal. 

The OpenApply platform guides you as you complete the necessary application documents. Some forms are completed directly in OpenApply, while other documents must be scanned and uploaded to OpenApply. 

Please note that all documents written in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by an official translation.  

Application Checklists

Before you get started with the application process, please consult the application checklists to understand which documents are requested for each age group. You can make your way through these checklists at your own pace. 

Application Timeline 2021-22

We continue to accept applications after September 2021 and can welcome new students throughout the academic year, dependent on space availability.

Application Timeline 2022-23

Families can submit applications for the 2022-23 academic year (September 2022 - June 2023) from December 2021 onwards; first acceptances are announced in February 2022. 



How Are Applications Reviewed and Acceptances Sent?

We begin our application reviews in December of the current year for the next year. However, December is NOT an application deadline. There is no deadline for applying to ISP. We accept applications throughout the year and we regularly welcome new families after the beginning of the academic year. 

Some grades fill up quickly and so we always encourage families to begin the application process as early as possible. Please contact the Admissions Team for the latest information on space availability per grade. 

Once your application is complete the Admissions Committee will begin a review of your file. The process typically takes 10 to 15 working days. The Admissions Committee is composed of members of the Admissions Team, the Primary or Secondary School Principal and the Head of School. Additional colleagues may be consulted for specialist advice, including the Wellbeing Team or the Learning Support Team. 

If you application is successful, you will receive an official acceptance letter with instructions on completing the registration process and securing your child(ren)'s place at ISP. 

If we have reached our maximum capacity in a grade level approved candidates are placed in a waiting pool. Please see the Admissions Policy for full details on how we manage this situation.