The Admissions Office is open Sunday through Thursday from 8:30 am-1:30 pm and will be pleased to answer any inquiries. DAIS accepts applications for students from Pre-kindergarten to Grade 12. All students whose mother tongue is not English may be evaluated by Admissions staff, the Stage Principal and / or Stage Supervisor prior to placement to ensure a successful integration into the standard classroom. Parents of children with mild learning disabilities must apply directly to the Admissions Office. All relevant information will be collected and evaluated to best facilitate the individual learning needs of your child.
All applications made to DAIS are considered on an individual basis. Admission will only be finalized after all relevant paperwork has been completed and received by the Admissions Office. This is also dependent upon the evaluation of previous school records, an admissions examination and a possible personal interview with the Director.
Please note that all students admitted to DAIS must live with their parents or an authorized adult guardian. When a student does not live with a parent or guardian, the Director or his designee will investigate and make a determination concerning a possible waiver.
Age Requirements and Grade Placement
DAIS uses the cut-off date of October 1st for student placement. Applicants for Pre-K must be 2½ years of age, KG1 must be 3½ years of age, KG2 must be 4½ years of age and Grade 1 applicants must be 5½ years of age. Please note that no exceptions can be made.
HOW TO APPLY
FROM PRE-K – GRADE 1, YOU WILL NEED TO COME DIRECTLY TO THE SCHOOL TO RESERVE THE APPOINTMENT AND PAY FOR THE APPLICATION FEE.
The following application process illustrated below applies only from Grade 2 till Grade 12.
Once your appointment has been approved, you will need to pay for the application fee (3 to 7 days before the appointment day to confirm attendance)
On the assessment appointment day, you will need to bring the necessary documents to proceed with the interview, medical assessment and exam placement.
You will be notified of acceptance status within one week. Admittance will be finalized upon payment of registration fees.
The assessment appointment is a 3 to 4 hour process where the applicant will have completed the following:
- Student placement examination
- Student and parent interviews
- Medical assessment by our school doctor