Admissions

Welcome to TRINS

We are thrilled that you are considering our school for your family. For the last 15 years, we have welcomed students from all over the world, India and Trivandrum into our warm and diverse community. We understand the challenges and opportunities of making an international move as well as the questions that arise when moving a child from an Indian school to an International curriculum.

Trivandrum International School is an inclusive day-cum-residential school and home to students from more than 18 different countries bringing with them diverse talents, cultures, and languages. The school is committed to providing a true student-centric learning and living experience. We address the diverse needs of our students, offering a strong foundation in all aspects of learning, to challenge and prepare them for a successful future. We foster a spirit of international awareness and understanding within the whole school community, encouraging mutual respect by actively supporting internationalism and inter – culturalism, positively influencing the lives of our students. We recognize and nurture each child as a unique individual and we are dedicated to developing in our students the qualities and skills necessary to become confident, self-motivated and independent people. We actively promote the qualities of respect and tolerance, as well as environmental and social awareness. Our students are encouraged to contribute and become committed and valued members of the School, so that ultimately they become responsible citizens of the world.

TRINS adopts a rolling admissions policy throughout the school year. However, interested parents are strongly encouraged to apply early due to our small class sizes. Due to various national and international school systems, academic year dates, and the transience of families within international schools, our admissions procedures follow our Admissions Policy, and at all times seek to ensure fairness for all students by enrolling them in the grade level appropriate to their age or according to their previous grade levels.

Trivandrum International School is authorized with the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (PYP) for K1 to Grade 5. It is accredited by the Cambridge University’s International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) for Grade 6 to 10, it is authorized with the Cambridge AS & A Levels and Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) for Grade 11 and 12.

We accept students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 and offer a challenging, balanced and student-centered curriculum led by a dedicated and talented faculty. Our Elementary and Primary school ground our students and encourage lifelong learners. Our Middle and Senior School provides success in the University years and beyond. Overall our learning experiences nurture and inspire excellence, foster intercultural competence, and empower engaged, ethical world citizens.

We encourage every prospective student and their parents to come visit our beautiful campus. A walk through campus will help you visualize your child in a school that embodies a love of learning for students and teachers alike. By the time you leave, you’ll understand why 15 years of seasoned expat and local families have chosen TRINS.

We look forward to meeting your family, answering your questions, and helping you through the admissions process and transition to TRINS. We will be happy help you upon filling the inquiry form we shall get in touch with you with more details.

Please go through the website thoroughly, to know us better.
See you soon!
Moumita Mitra
Admission Coordinator
Email: admissions@trins.org

The admissions team is excited to partner with families as they consider their educational choices for their children. As we take you through our admissions process we want you to know that our primary goal is to ensure your child’s success at TRINS.

Our admissions process looks at the character of a child academically and socially to make sure TRINS is the right fit for him or her. We welcome diversity and hope that families stay with us for their child’s entire academic journey.
Admissions at the Trivandrum International School is a five-step process. We trust the following information will assist every prospective family and student in understanding our admissions procedures. Please include all the necessary documentation required for processing an application for admission.

Our Process

For all grades we require 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.

We would love to have you visit us when school is in session.
If you are unable to visit us, the admission office can arrange an interaction with your child via telephone or Skype.
The admission process is same as mentioned for both Indian and International Students.
All applicants need to meet the Age criterion.
Applicants need to appear for a Proficiency test and 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 we use for gathering, disseminating, and maintaining a prospective student’s information. We respect the privacy of our students and our families; we keep the confidentiality of personal documents, beginning with the admissions process.

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

Trivandrum International School began its first academic year in 2003. 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 EY 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 a student is placed in the appropriate grade. Assessment focuses on checking students’ competency in English, Mathematics and Sciences. The assessment includes vocabulary, writing, reading, comprehension, mathematics, and speaking skills. Our tests are based on the past content your child 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