Frequently Asked Questions About KICS Admissions
What are KICS’s criteria for admission?
The Admissions Committee evaluates each applicant from a holistic perspective, including school records, age, test results, and overall personal dynamic and work ethic. Ultimately, the Committee’s goal is to get to know each student and how KICS can best support and serve them individually.
My child’s first language is not English. Do you accept students who are still learning English?
Yes! KICS has an excellent English Language Learning (ELL) Program for students whose first language is not English. These students will be invited on campus to meet with an ELL specialist to determine the level of English support a particular student will need at KICS.
My family is not relocating to Rwanda until halfway through the school year. Are you still accepting applications?
Yes! KICS serves a transient community of missionaries, NGO-workers, and Rwandan nationals. KICS is well prepared to admit and serve students coming halfway through the year. Please contact the registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the application process and help prepare your family’s smooth transition to Rwanda.
How does the waitlist work?
If a student meets the admissions criteria but their particular grade is full, that student will be placed on the waitlist. Should a place become available in the grade, the registrar will contact you.
Am I eligible for financial aid?
KICS operates on a need-based financial aid tuition structure. Currently, over 80% of KICS students are receiving some form of financial aid. If you wish to be considered for financial aid, please complete the FAST application (link to application). The registrar will provide a financial aid letter with your family’s individual aid amount with the final acceptance packet.