Thank you for your interest in Wuhan Yangtze International School. WYIS has grown immensely since opening our doors with just seven students in 2003. In this constantly-changing environment, the school has provided a place of stability and community for many international families, and I trust we can do the same for you.
Growing up in Haikou, China, and studying in Xiamen, I was pleased to move to Wuhan with my husband in 2012. I believe that a high-quality education in a safe and inclusive environment is essential for children who live outside their home country.
Please take some time to look through our website and become familiar with who we are and what we are about. My aim is to make the admissions process clear and straightforward so that you can experience a smooth transition into this community. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know when you will be in Wuhan. We’d be delighted to give you a personalized school tour.
COME VISIT US
COME SEE WHAT ALL THE TALK IS ABOUT.
There’s no better way to get a sense of what it’s like to be a part of the community than experiencing it first hand. Your visit to WYIS will include a guided campus tour and an Admission Information Session led by an admissions staff member.
At all of our events, we talk about the full community. This helps set the stage for where you might find your fit globally, academically, and personally. We want you to leave campus with an understanding of the distinctive education experience that offers. Your ability to visit campus and learn more about the admissions process is sure to make a difference in your academic search.
CHECK IN AT THE GATE
In the interest of school security, visitors are required to check in with our school guards and our receptionist. You will receive a visitor’s badge from our receptionist to be worn while on school property.
INFORMATION SESSIONS & TOURS
Just about any day of the week, you can contact with admissions office on school website or call us at 027-8423-8713 to make appointment for a school tour during the working day. The school tour and individual meeting take about two hours.
Drop-in Policy: Our drop-in list opens 45 minutes before each session but does not guarantee entry into the session. If space is available, we will accommodate a maximum of two total drop-ins per party. But still, we encourage you to make appointment in advance.
Holiday Hours: The campus will be closed for all local holidays, as well as some western holidays. Please see the school calendar for a more extensive list of upcoming holidays.
Group tours are generally available when classes are in session. We do not conduct group tours during final exam periods, campus events, or academic breaks. Tours include an information session with an admissions official and a campus tour. For information about group tours please contact email@example.com.
The school considers the following as essential for admission:
- The student must possess a foreign (non-Chinese) passport. As per Chinese law, we cannot admit children who are citizens of mainland China. At least one parent and the student must also have a foreign passport which must be presented at the time of application.
- Demonstrate age-appropriate adequacy in the English language and educational skills as determined by an interview, examination, and/or educational records.
- A medical exam must be completed for all new students.
- All forms and paperwork must be completed. Note: All documents must be in or translated into English.
- Registration fee must be paid before students are placed on the class roster.
- Meet with the teacher and/or principal if deemed necessary
- Complete online re-enrollment.
- Medical examination signed by a doctor for students entering both 5th and 9th grade.
- Pay all re-enrollment fees by the date specified on the re-enrollment page.
Enrollment is based on a first-come basis, but in the event of close submissions, priority is given to the following:
- Children of LDi staff and associates
- Eligible siblings of students already attending
- Students with higher levels of English abilities
If a student has passed the necessary admission requirements but there is no space available, he/she may be placed in a waiting pool. Students will be added to this pool according to the enrollment priority listed below. This waiting pool is dissolved at the end of the school year and parents need to re-apply if they wish to be considered for enrollment for the following school year. We encourage parents to look for other educational options while their child is in the waiting pool.
The school does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnic origin or gender in its admissions or in any school programs.
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
ACADEMIC TESTING AND INTERVIEW
Once a test date is decided upon, a student will undergo a series of reading, written, spoken and listening tests to determine if the student is academically and socially ready for the grade level being applied for. This written assessment will measure the ability of a student to read and write in English, and the interviews will measure the student’s ability to listen and speak in English. Both parts of the admissions assessment may require other academic skills as well. After the admissions assessment is completed, the parents will be informed of the results via email and phone. Upon acceptance, any ELL recommendations and placements will be made as necessary. The school does not practice acceleration of students (skipping a grade) in cases of high achievement. New students who are non-native English speakers may be placed at a lower grade level at the Principal’s discretion. Students will not be placed in a certain grade, class, or level based on the parent’s preference for a certain teacher.
REQUIRED ENTRANCE TESTS
Readiness Interview (30 Minutes)
GRADES 1 – 3
Language Services Department Test (30 Minutes)
Readiness Interview (30 Minutes)
Entrance Test (2 Hours)
Language Services Department Test (1 Hour)
Readiness Interview (30 Minutes)
Students are ordinarily placed in the appropriate grade indicated by their previous schooling. If a question regarding placement arises, the following factors are considered in parent/school discussions: 1. School records 2. Chronological age 3. Evidence of maturity
Students must meet the required age by September 30 of that school year to be admitted to the class and demonstrate readiness to begin school (as evaluated by the entrance assessment). Regardless of age, a child may be refused admittance if evaluated as not ready.
EARLY CHILDHOOD 3 (ECC 3) MINIMUM AGE: 3 years old
EARLY CHILDHOOD 4 (ECC 4) MINIMUM AGE: 4 years old
KINDERGARTEN (K) MINIMUM AGE: 5 years old
Students must meet the required age by September 30 of that school year to be admitted to the class.
GRADE 1 MINIMUM AGE: 6 years old
Provide proof of successful completion of the prior grade and educational fluency determined by a school-administered test.
GRADES 2-5: Provide proof of successful completion of the prior grade and educational fluency determined by a school-administered test.
GRADES 6 AND ABOVE: Provide proof of successful completion of the prior grade and educational fluency determined by a school-administered test.
Wuhan Yangtze International School strives to provide an excellent education to all students, supporting each individual’s needs. As such, it is vital that we understand the specific needs of the student, in order to prepare and teach effectively.
WYIS asks that parents inform the school if there are any known learning disabilities. It is important that WYIS confirms the ability to meet the needs of those with disabilities prior to admissions. In some situations, the school may not have the resources necessary for successful learning. In these instances, we will commmunicate with parents regarding whether admissions is possible or how to obtain the needed resources.
Wuhan Yangtze International School does not offer boarding or home stay facilities for students. We believe that parents are ultimately responsible for the education of their children and that cooperation between the school and the home is necessary to ensure that students reach their fullest potential. As a result, and in the best interest of the student, WYIS has established the following guidelines concerning residency of parents:
- At least one parent or guardian must have full-time residency in Wuhan or a nearby community.
- Guardians are only permitted to function in lieu of parents in unusual circumstances with the permission of the school administration.
- If both parents of a Grade 9-12 student must leave Wuhan during the school year but would prefer to leave their child(ren) in the school until the end of the semester, an appropriate guardian must be appointed and school approval must be obtained as soon as possible.
- An Ayi does not constitute an appropriate guardian for a child.
Tuition Payments and Refund Policy
Wuhan Yangtze International School determines tuition on an annual basis, which is assessed at the time of registration. It is payable in accordance with an approved payment plan. Late fees will be assessed where appropriate.
Parents may choose a payment plan in correspondence with the finance office. Parents must take all necessary measures to pay all school fees. If a student applies and is accepted into the school some time after the commencement of the school year, tuition will be charged for the full quarter of entry and all subsequent quarters.
Tuition payments for students who withdraw will only be refunded for quarters not attended. Once a quarter is started, full tuition for that quarter must be paid. Report cards, diplomas, and transcripts will not be released if payments are not complete. No portion of tuition shall be refunded for a student dismissed by expulsion or for disciplinary reasons.
No tuition payments can be transferred from one student to another.
A tuition account must be current to within sixty (60) days by the end of the semester in order for a child to continue in school the second semester. All tuition accounts must be paid in full before a child can re-enter the school. In the event that payment has not been received in full within sixty (60) days after the due date, the student(s) may be removed from the school. The terms and conditions for payment must be fully and promptly met.
Our tuition and fees schedule is located here: Tuition & Fees - 2019/2020