How to Apply

Applications for entry onto a Green Shoots programme are accepted all through the year. To find out about entry for your child, please follow the simple steps outlined below.

Step One

Contact our Admissions staff via

Step Two

Upon answering all your questions and arranging a school campus viewing, should you decide to apply for enrollment, we will provide you with the link to the application portal.

Step Three

Once we receive a completed application from you and the application fee is paid in full, we will review and consider your child for a place at our school. The decision will be communicated to you in 5 working days from completion of the application for enrolment.

Cách Thức Nộp Hồ Sơ

Chúng tôi nhận hồ sơ đăng ký tuyển sinh tại trường Green Shoots liên tục trong suốt năm học. Để tìm hiểu về việc nhập học cho con của bạn, vui lòng làm theo các bước đơn giản được nêu dưới đây

Bước Một

Liên hệ với văn phòng tuyển sinh của trường qua địa chỉ

Bước Hai 

Sau khi trả lời tất cả các câu hỏi và tổ chức các chuyến thăm quan khuôn viên trường học, nếu bạn quyết định đăng ký nhập học, chúng tôi sẽ cung cấp cho bạn đường liên kết đến cổng hồ sơ dự tuyển.

Bước Ba

Sau khi nhận được hồ sơ dự tuyển hoàn chỉnh và lệ phí nộp đơn đã được thanh toán đầy đủ, chúng tôi sẽ xem xét và cân nhắc cho con bạn một suất học tại trường. Quyết định sẽ được thông báo cho bạn sau 5 ngày làm việc trong tuần (không kể cuối tuần) tính từ ngày hoàn thành hồ sơ đăng ký.

Entrance Criteria

Green Shoots welcomes applications from all potential students and endeavours to meet the needs of those who wish to study with us. While we are a non-selective school, in order to ensure that we can meet the learning needs of all of our students, we have put in place some entrance criteria.


English Language Proficiency
Students wishing to enrol at Green Shoots must have, or must be able to obtain, a working knowledge of English before or upon admission to the school. The level of English required will vary from class to class, with pre-entry English requirements rising with the applicant’s age and year level.

Students entering the kindergarten or lower primary years (Key Stage 1) may be able to learn through exposure to the language within the school environment. Those joining our upper primary (Key Stage 2) or lower secondary (Cambridge Secondary 1) programmes will need a reasonable working knowledge of English in order to engage productively in classroom activities. Students entering our IGCSE programme must have strong English-language skills if they are to successfully complete their Green Shoots programme of study.

The school will ask non-native speakers to undertake an English as an Additional Language (EAL) placement test before enrolment. If the school decides that extra support is needed, we will develop a programme of study for your child. The secondary curriculum has a much higher level of language and vocabulary and students must meet a certain standard in our English proficiency assessment in order to enrol in the IGCSE programme.

Proof of Prior Learning
Green Shoots requires proof of prior learning in the form of school reports issued by a previous school for children from Key Stage 2 and above. We will request this from younger children who have pre-identified learning support needs.

We ask parents to share reports with us so that we can understand your child’s strengths and weaknesses and ensure that our teaching is tailored to fit each individual’s learning needs.

Learning Support
Green Shoots asks parents whose children have pre-identified learning support needs to advise the school of these needs upon application.

While we endeavour to meet the learning needs of all children within our community, we are a small school operating in a community with limited access to community-based services, meaning our learning support resources are limited.

All students with pre-identified special learning needs will be assessed before enrolment with the school and we will inform you whether or not we can meet your child’s needs. If extra support is needed this will be arranged by the school and all costs will be borne by the parents. If special needs identification arises during the course of a child’s enrolment, we may ask parents to work with us to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that will support these unique needs. We will advise you if additional cost for this support will be incurred.

Siblings of students already enrolled with Green Shoots will be given priority over other applicants if there are limited places available in any given class, provided the sibling is applying for a full-time place at the school.

Siblings wishing to enter as part-time or occasional students will not receive priority over new applicants applying to study full time. Siblings are entitled to a 5% fee discount upon joining the school.


For more information, please contact the school.



Does Green Shoots practice selective entry?
We are a non-selective school that believes in opportunity for all and does not offer or deny enrolment based on previous academic achievement. However, non-native English speakers are required to take an English assessment test prior to entry to ensure adequate support is provided. In addition, if we believe a child has Special Education Needs (SEN) we may ask parents to work with us to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) to support these unique needs. In both of these scenarios, any additional support above and beyond what is routinely supplied may be at an additional cost to the parents. The school reserves the right to deny access if our faculty deems a child’s needs to be beyond the school’s teaching capacity.

Is there a waiting list?
We do not currently operate a waiting list system but will implement one if applications for a given age group exceed our capacity.

Does Green Shoots accept applications throughout the year?
Yes, you can apply for entry at any point in the school year and, until the IGCSE programme, may join our school at any time. For applicants wishing to enter Year 10 part way through the year, the school will assess prior learning before deciding whether we can meet your child’s learning needs. Only if your child has followed a very similar IGCSE programme in his or her previous school will Green Shoots consider admitting a new student into our Year 11 programme.
How is year level placement determined?
In most circumstances, a child will enter his or her age-appropriate year level. In special circumstances, we will consider entering a child into a year level above or below this. If you wish your child to be considered for a level other than the one he or she would ordinarily enter, please alert the school upon application.
Does Green Shoots have English-language entrance requirements?
This varies according to the age of the child. Please see our Entrance Criteria section for details.
Does Green Shoots accept students with special learning needs?
We are a non-selective school and endeavour to meet the learning needs of all students who wish to join our community. However, we are also a small school and we do not have a dedicated Special Learning Needs department, meaning we cannot provide the necessary services for those with very unique needs. Please see our Entrance Criteria section for details.
Does Green Shoots ensure international diversity?
Green Shoots is home to over 22 nationalities, none of which dominate. The mix of nationalities varies from year to year and Green Shoots enjoys a vibrant blend of languages and cultures.
Is there a school uniform?
Green Shoots does not have an everyday school uniform, although we have a dress code that is explained in our Parent-Student handbook.

Reception, primary and secondary students wear a uniform for sporting activities, and all students must wear their Green Shoots shirt when participating in school excursions.

Ages and Year Levels

admission-ageAt Green Shoots we will generally place students in the year level that corresponds with their age on August 31st of the year of entry. This is because, for the majority of children, an age-appropriate class offers both educational and social benefits beyond those that may be gained from access to an alternative classroom setting. Many of our classes are multi-level, offering ample opportunity for differentiated teaching within an age-appropriate setting.

Under exceptional circumstances we will consider placement in either a higher or lower year level if we believe that by doing so we can enhance a student’s learning experience with us.

The age tables given here outline which year level your child will enter in the respective academic year.

Ages and Year Levels


admission feeAt Green Shoots International School we try to keep our fee structure as simple as possible so that you, our parents, can clearly see the total cost of educating your child with us.

Unless otherwise stated on the Fee Schedule, all costs associated with your child’s education (such as meals, books, ICT use, etc) are included in the tuition fee. Fees are charged separately only where they may not apply to all students (such as exam registration fees, bus fees, clothing, etc).

An annual Development Fee, invoiced at the beginning of each academic year, helps us build our school to meet your child’s future educational needs. This money may be spent on a variety of different things including, but not limited to: curriculum development and teaching resources; accreditation and international school group membership fees, and campus development.

Fees, and our associated fee policy, for the current school year, are given below. Fees for the upcoming school year are released in February of the preceding year.

Fee Policy Fee Schedule Referral Credit Policy