Admissions

Your consideration of Trivandrum International School (TRINS) for your family is a thrilling prospect for the school. For the last 15 years, students from across the globe have been welcomed into the warm and diverse community of the school.

TRINS is an inclusive day-cum-residential school and home to students from more than 18 different countries who bring with them diverse talents, cultures, and languages. Providing a true student-centric learning and living experience is the commitment of the school. The diverse needs of the students are addressed by the school, offering a strong foundation in all aspects of learning. A spirit of international awareness and understanding within the whole school community is fostered, encouraging mutual respect by actively supporting internationalism and inter-culturalism which positively influences the lives of the students. Each child is recognized and nurtured as a unique individual which helps to develop the qualities and skills necessary to become confident, self-motivated and independent beings of the society.

Throughout the academic year, a rolling admissions policy is adopted by TRINS. The interested parents are strongly encouraged to apply early due to the limited number of seats at TRINS. The admission policy follows varying admission procedures due to various national and international school systems, academic year dates, and the transience of families within the international schools. The procedures ensure fairness for all students by enrolling them in the grade level appropriate to their age or their previous grade levels. This also allows a hassle free admission process during transfer of schools.

The International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (PYP) authorizes TRINS for the curriculum of K1 to Grade 5. The Cambridge University’s International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) accredits the curriculum for Grade 6 to 10. The Cambridge AS & A Levels and Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) authorizes it for Grade 11 and 12.

Students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 are accepted by TRINS and offered a challenging, balanced and student-centered curriculum led by a dedicated and talented faculty. The students are grounded and encouraged to be lifelong learners through their early years in the school. During their Middle and Senior School, the students are trained to achieve success in their University years and beyond. Overall, the learning experiences at TRINS nurture and inspire excellence, foster intercultural competence, and empower engaged, ethical world citizens.
A school that embodies a love of learning for students and teachers alike, you are welcome to experience it all with a visit to the campus.

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The admissions team is excited to partner with families as they consider their educational choices for their children. TRINS assures you that the primary goal is to ensure your child’s success through every step of the admissions process and after.

The admissions process looks at the character of a child academically and socially to make sure TRINS is the right fit for the child.

Admissions at the TRINS is a five-step process. The following information will assist every prospective family and student in understanding the admission procedures at TRINS. Please include all the necessary documentation required for processing an application for admission.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to all grades requires the past two years’ scholastic, as well as co-curricular records from previous schools that highlight academic and personal growth.
  • Submission of copy of birth certificate or passport is a must.

While you visit the school, it would be ideal to visit when the school is in session.
If you are unable to visit the school, the admission office can arrange an interaction with your child via telephone or Skype.

The admission process is as mentioned for both Indian and International Students.

  • All applicants must meet the Age criterion.
  • Applicants need to appear for a Proficiency Test and a Personal Interview.

Based on the review of the performance on the TRINS admissions entrance test, previous school records (for G1 to 12 applicants) and personal interview, a decision to offer a place to the applicant will be made by the Coordinator/Section Head and Principal.

TRINS has a clear set of practices that are for gathering, disseminating, and maintaining a prospective student’s information. The school respects the privacy of students and their families. The school strictly maintains the confidentiality of personal documents that begins with the admissions processes at TRINS.

TRINS does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, admissions policies and other school-administered programs.

The school invites applications for the following classes:
Kindergarten – K1 and K2 (EY)
Primary School – Grade 1 to 5 (PY)
Middle and High School – Grade 6 to 10 (Cambridge IGCSE)
Senior School – Grade 11-12 (Cambridge AS & A Levels and IBDP)

Enrollment for Early Childhood

In the Early Years, students will have an interaction with the curriculum coordinator which will cover generic topics and social etiquettes.

Enrollment for Grade 1 to Grade 10

A Proficiency Assessment will be conducted to ensure that the student is placed in the appropriate grade. Assessment focuses on checking students’ competency in English, Mathematics and Science. The assessment includes vocabulary, writing, reading, comprehension, mathematics, and speaking skills. The tests are based on the past content the student has covered. The duration of the entrance tests are as follows:

GRADE

ENTRANCE TEST DURATION

1 to 3

30 minutes

4 to 5

45 to 60 minutes

6 to 12

2 hours