How to Apply
Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in applying to Kodaikanal International School. If you would like to learn more about our school or have your children apply, please follow the steps as outlined below.

  • First submit an inquiry form (one per child). This form will help you create your Open Apply account and provides us with some basic information about your family.
  • Next, book a school tour. Make sure you are logged in to your account when booking a tour. If you are not ready to book a tour yet, this can be done later.
  • When you are ready to submit an application for your child please log in and click "Student Application" .

If you have any questions, please feel free to send us a message through your Open Apply account or you can email us at admissions@kis.in.

The KIS Admissions Team

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KIS Admissions Introductions

Parents who desire to enroll one or more children at Kodaikanal International School (KIS) should apply early in the preceding academic year and should submit an application through our online application platform.

The following documents for each child for whom an application for admission is made will be requested:

Application for admission  one form per family to be fully completed

Parent’s statement
 one form to be completed for each child

Student’s application
– each student applying for grades 4-12 should complete this form

References for applicant
 three different references are required for each application to KIS. References should be obtained from:

  • Principal or Guidance Counselor of the student’s present school
  • Teacher who is currently teaching the student
  • Another subject teacher presently teaching the student, or student’s religious education teacher or youth leader
Scholastic record  An official report of scholastic achievement for the last three years of attendance in school must be included. This form is to be completed, signed and stamped by the authorized school official. This form is unnecessary for a student coming from an American or an International School, but in such cases the school must be requested to send us their official transcript and also a copy of recent standardized test results. Photocopies of school reports to parents for the past three years must also be included.

Photograph  One recent photograph of the applicant (head and shoulders), large enough to display the features clearly, must be attached to the Student’s Application form I-3. We would also appreciate having a recent family photograph.

Passport or birth certificate  A copy and the original passport or birth certificate must be brought to interview, or if no interview, mailed to the admissions office.

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All of the above documents for a prospective student must be received by KIS Admissions office before the application for admission will be processed. All candidates living in SARC countries must arrange an appointment for a test and interview any Monday through Friday. For other candidates, a test and an interview are advantageous but not mandatory.


Admissions inquiries may begin in August of the preceding year of enrollment. Applications which are incomplete or unsatisfactory in any way may result in delay. When all the papers required in support of the application for a child have been received, they will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Decisions are made as applications are completed. KIS reserves the right to make changes in grade placement when deemed necessary. KIS reserves the right to refuse any candidate without giving its reasons for such action. The Management also reserves the right to ask a student to leave at any time at the sole discretion of the Principal.
All new students are placed on “new student probation” which may be continued for up to one year. The student’s record of behavior (and scholarship when relevant) is reviewed periodically and any student whose record is unacceptable may be advised to make other arrangements for continuing his or her education. Satisfactory completion of probation means acceptance in full standing. Parents will be advised by interim reports, as well as by regular quarterly reports, during the probationary period.