You are most welcome to visit the school and have an informal discussion with or without your child. This can be done by fixing a prior appointment with the Head Admissions. A meeting can also be arranged with the Principal or any other faculty member that you may wish to see.
Admission to SDIS is open to all students, whether a foreign national or one of Indian nationality Our academic year is from June to May. The threshold admissions are at the Pre-Nursery Class eligible for three-year olds. To maintain the unique character of SDIS, certain numbers of seats are kept reserved for admissions to various classes throughout the year.
Application forms can be obtained from the school office on any weekday between 8.30 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. and on Saturdays between 9.00 a.m. and 1 .00 p. m. Short- listed candidates and parents / guardians are called for discussion and appraisal. For senior classes, candidates are required to take an entrance test before admission is granted.
Parents are requested to be frank and honest in providing information in the admission application form. Adverse information if any, whether scholastic or behavioral, will not be a ground for refusal of any admission request. Any such information would in fact help the school to create a suitable environment for your child, once admitted.
The interview is as pleasant and non intimidating as we can make it. It is normally conducted by Head of Admissions, School Director, the respective Principal. We are interested in knowing about the child's/ student's educational development, use of language, social skills, academic enthusiasms and extra-curricular interests. The aim of the interview is to find about what the student knows, understands and enjoys.
While coming for the interview please bring with you the following:
• Examples of the applicant's school work in the form of exercise books, portfolios etc.
• Primary applicants (up to Grade 5) should bring at least one book which they are currently reading inside or outside school.
Primary school candidates are examined by the Primary Head. This is an oral interaction and the child may also be asked to perform some simple activities. Admission seekers for Grades 6 have an oral interview and a written test. Testing is done for Basic English and Mathematics.
Admissions during the year
Parents may register at any time during the year for admission in the current year and will be interviewed whenever a place is available.
On being offered a place parents will be given two weeks time to pay the admission fee (if the student is not joining immediately) and security deposit to secure the place. No student shall be allowed to attend classes unless an ID number has been generated. ID numbers are issued on receipt of fees. Parents further need to fill and submit various forms and declarations that would be given along with admissions acceptance letter. Before allowing the student to take up his/her place a transfer certificate should be lodged with the admissions office from the earlier school of the student.
Overseas applicants shall follow the same procedure as stated above. Exceptions will be made on date of placement assessment.
Grant of Admission
If the admission is granted School shall issue an Admission Acceptance Letter and Fee Proforma Invoice to the Parent/ Legal Guardian. Parents/ Legal Guardians are required to do the following within 15 days of date of Admission Acceptance Letter in order to confirm and reserve the space for their child.
• Submit the duly signed duplicate copy of Admission Acceptance Letter
• Deposit Admission Fee and Refundable Security Deposit as detailed in the Fee Performa Invoice.
Upon receiving the same in order the Admission Office shall intimate the Student’s ID Number. This is a unique number allotted to a particular student and should be included in all communication made with school there from.
Subsequently following documentation should be completed not later than 15 days prior to student’s joining the school:
1. The complete form should be submitted along with the following documents
2. Copy of the last progress report card from the previous school
3. Copy of birth certificate (please bring the original for verification)
4. Original Transfer certificate from the previous school
Please check and verify your contact details and mailing address in your web section in Parent’s Login. Any change in your contact details should be intimated in writing to the Communication office firstname.lastname@example.org
Procedure for remitting payments
All cheques/ drafts/ remittances to be made in favour of SRI DHARANI EDUCATIONAL TRUST payable at Chennai All Cheques/drafts/remittances must clearly state (a) Invoice Number (b) Student’s Name (c) Grade Applied For and (d) Student ID No. if allotted.
All domestic payments can be made by way of Demand Draft or Cheque payable at Chennai.