The admission process has been designed for transparency and providing equal opportunity to all applicants in line with the ‘Admissions Policy’ of Mount Litera School International(MLSI). This is reviewed from time to time to incorporate changing global requirements. The steps that must be completed for admission at MLSI is as follows-
1. Campus tour – We are passionate about welcoming new families to the school and introducing you to what MLSI has to offer. We are here to help guide you through all aspects of the application process, and we take pride in our level of service and individualised assistance. We organize tours Wednesday at 10.30am and Thursday at 11am and 2pm by appointment only.
2. Registration process – After your tour, you can collect the registration form by paying the application fee.
3. Submission of Registration form – The form needs to be submitted along with the documents mentioned below;
- Two passport size photographs of the child
- One photographs of each parent
- Attested photocopy of the child ‘s birth certificate
- The child ‘s proof of permanent residence (e.g. passport) plus one photocopy
- Attested copy of previous school reports
4. Student interaction- Following the document submission, the admissions team will set up an interaction with your child.
5. Parent Interaction – This is a chance for us to meet with the parents, to understand the family goals for your child’s education and answer your queries before admission decisions are conveyed.
6. Issuance of offer letter – We will email you the admission decision.
7. Payment of fees and collection & submission of Admission Form – In order for you to formally accept this offer, you need to pay the Admission Fee, Caution Money and 2 Post Dated Cheques of Tuition Fee. Please collect and submit duly filled admission form within a week after the admission offer is made.
8. Confirmation letter/ Welcome note – The admission team will send a confirmation email regarding admission.
The MLSI subscribes to all inclusive and non-discriminatory admission practices and hence admits students subject to the following admission criteria-
A. The age criteria
Age criteria for the academic year 2017-2018
|Playgroup||Child must complete 2 years by SEPT.30, 2017.|
|Early years 1||Child must complete 3 years by SEPT.30, 2017.|
|Early years 2||Child must complete 4 years by SEPT.30, 2017.|
|Early years 3||Child must complete 5years by SEPT.30, 2017.|
|Primary Years 1||Child must complete 6 years by SEPT.30, 2017.|
|Primary Years 2||Child must complete 7 years by SEPT.30, 2017.|
|Primary Years 3||Child must complete 8 years by SEPT.30, 2017.|
|Primary Years 4||Child must complete 9 years by SEPT.30, 2017.|
|Primary Years 5||Child must complete 10 years by SEPT.30, 2017.|
|Middle Years 6||Child must complete 11 years by SEPT.30, 2017.|
|Middle Years 7||Child must complete 12 years by SEPT.30, 2017.|
|Middle Years 8||Child must complete 13 years by SEPT.30, 2017.|
B. The admissions categories
Category 1: children of teaching staff
The children of teachers will be guaranteed admission as long as it is believed that the school can meet their particular needs, and all other admission criteria are met fully. Such admissions are to be agreed by the Head of School prior to signing the contract of employment.
Category 2: siblings
We give preference to siblings of students already enrolled in the school. Because of our commitment to keeping families united in a single school, siblings of existing students move to the top of their respective category.
Category 3: alumni
We give preference to children of alumni. All applications for the children of alumni will move ahead of all other applications in their respective category, second only to the siblings category.
Category 4: others
All children who do not fall into any of the above categories
C. Procedure for admission to primary:
Initial interaction with the family by the Head of Primary. Following this the student will then spend some time talking with the Head of Primary/class teacher and in completing some very basic tasks. This will apply for upto Primary 5.
Students seeking admission to grades 6 and 7 will take an admission test to establish their competencies in English and Maths apart from submitting their reports (academic and all other relevant reports) from their previous school.
D. Inclusion policy
Teaching and learning experiences in the school will be based on the principles of differentiation and inclusion. The school proposes to include the philosophy of multiple intelligences while designing instruction. This is supported by the belief and research that all students learn, although they may learn at a different pace and may require different means of input and expression of their learning.
Admission policy for children with SEN:
At MLSI children with Special Educational Needs are defined as those who, despite being placed in chronologically appropriate grades and being provided with opportunities for receiving instruction, are unable to meet expected standards in skills and knowledge without extra support and consideration.
When completing the Admission Form, parents are required to complete the section relating to Special Educational Needs if their child has ever been diagnosed with Special Educational Needs or it has been recommended that they seek an assessment.
If an assessment has been carried out, it is a requirement that a copy of the assessment report be submitted at the time of admission. The school’s Special Educator will examine the report and may meet with the child and the parents. On the advice of the SEN teacher, the Head of School will take a decision on whether the child can be accepted or not. This will depend on the school’s ability to meet the special educational needs of the student.
The school will be able to meet the needs of the students under the following conditions:
- When the student has a learning need which can be met within the school and does not require the full time support of a SEN teacher or other professionals.
- The student is able to access the curriculum with modifications and his/her needs can be met through differentiation in the classroom in the Primary School. The same will apply in the secondary school through special lessons and considerations during examinations.
- The student does not have a behavioural condition or social-emotional issues that require clinical intervention and/or cause interference and disturbance in the classroom, or in any way compromise the safety of other students’.
MLSI will seek to follow the model of inclusion. The students will be placed in the mainstream classroom in chronologically appropriate grades. The classroom teachers and single subject specialists will practice differentiation. The students with SEN will be provided with in-class support by the SEN teacher as far as possible with some amount of individual help in the resource room. The SEN teacher will also prepare an IEP [Individualized Education Plan] for the students. There will be regular monitoring of the programme and the IEP.