Kigali International Community School strives to provide high-quality education in a Christian environment. Kigali International Community School admits students of any race, color, religion, nationality, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to ACSI students. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, admissions procedures, tuition assistance awards, athletic and other school administered programs. We do, however, reserve the right to deny admission to any individual who cannot benefit from enrollment based on past academic achievement, disqualifying disability, or whose personal life-style is not in harmony with the stated philosophy and purpose of the Kigali International Community School.
Key Admission Dates
- February 18th – Start date for Admissions
- March 15 – Early Admissions Deadline
- May 15 – Regular Admissions Deadline
- August 1 – Late Admissions Deadline
- Online Application Form
Complete the online application form for each applicant you are seeking admissions for. Please be prepared to upload the following documents into the online portal:
- Report cards (or transcripts) for the current school year as well as previous school year. If the applicant has completed the school year please provide 2 complete years of school report cards.
- Copy of passport information page or birth certificate
- Passport photo
- Copy of vaccination/health record
- Standardized educational testing results (if available)
- IEP and/or any specialized educational assessment(s) (if applicable)
- Application Fee
Each applicant is required to pay a $300 application fee. This can be paid by depositing or transferring the funds into the KICS bank account. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the bank account information.
- Financial Aid
For families who are requesting consideration for financial aid, please submit the FAST Financial Aid Application.
- Entry Testing
Entry testing is required for admissions at KICS. Once the online application is submitted and reviewed, the registrar will notify you of your scheduled entry testing time. All entry testing is done at KICS. Please read below for further information on entry testing.
- Student and Parent Meetings
If you are a new family applying to KICS our director would like to share with you more about the vision, mission, values of our unique community. During the 30 minute parent meeting you will also have a chance to ask any questions you have about KICS.
While the parents are meeting with the director, the applicants will be meeting with their principals for a student interview. This is a time for your child to demonstrate to the principal why they are the best candidate for KICS! Please tell them not to be nervous but to allow the principal get to know them.
- Admissions Committee Decision
Finally, the admissions committee will meet to discuss each applicants file. Once a determination has been made you will receive an emailed determination letter. If approved, you will also receive a financial aid award letter (if applicable), school calendar, school supply list and any other important information related to each applicant.
KICS Admissions Testing (Grades 1-12)
All applicants applying for Grade 1-12 will be given a computerized test (multiple choice) in the areas of reading and math. The test assesses topics that the student has already learned, and no prior preparation is needed. If your child is young please show them how to use a mouse touchpad prior to their testing time. In addition they will also be given a grade level appropriate essay to assess their writing. At times, an English proficiency test is also needed.
Please prepare your child by making sure they have had enough rest and encourage them to do their very best, taking their time on their assessments as they are an important data point in evaluating placement at KICS.
The testing takes approximately 1 hour for students applying for Grade 1-5 and 1 ½ hours for students applying for Grade 6-12.