Admission to the school is based primarily on a student's willingness to put in the effort to achieve his/her full potential, not high "innate" ability. Placement into classes is determined by academic attainment, with age acting as a limiting factor. Students applying to enter Grade 1 and above must take diagnostic assessments to determine correct placement.
Students who are found to be behind academically are rarely refused. Instead, they are offered one of several different solutions, depending on their academic needs. These may be:
Special Lessons: Students found to be weak in one subject are scheduled for extra tutoring periods in that subject until the level of the class is reached.
Intensive Courses: Intensive courses are offered for students who have either not studied in English before or whose English and/or math is weak. This accelerated program brings students up to the required level in the shortest possible time. When the administration considers that students are ready, they join regular classes. Students who begin to slip back for one reason or another may also benefit from one or more intensive courses, a decision taken by the School Administration.