Applying to ISP



Thank you for your interest in International School of Portland! We believe that all children can become multilingual and thrive within an inquiry-based learning environment. We enroll students from families who value language and cultural immersion, actively model ISP Values, and support our school’s mission and vision. We begin to accept applications in September of the year prior to the student’s start date. Once all places are reserved, additional applicants are placed on a waitlist. Admission offers are made strictly on a first-come, first-served basis without any consideration of a financial aid application.


Enrollment contracts for new students are mailed in February, and must be returned with a $300 non-refundable tuition deposit by the end of March. If not returned by the specified date, those enrollment offers become invalid and spaces are then offered to families on the wait list. Applications received after April and during the school year will be offered admission if space is available.


Application Instructions


International School of Portland uses MySchool App, a tool for independent schools, for online inquiry and application. Through MySchool App you will be able to:

• request information and join our mailing list

• sign up for a personal tour or an admissions event

• submit an application and any required supplemental forms

A MySchool App account will also allow you to sign up for a tour or RSVP for admissions events.

To begin your application, please click here. Make sure to create your account using an email address you will have access to throughout the admission season as this will be your primary email contact with our school.

Admissions Requirements

Pre-Kindergarten, or PreK students must: be 3 years old and Potty-trained prior to their start date.

PreK students may start at the beginning of the school year OR on any of our pre-set start dates after their third birthday, as long as space is available:

• Week of October 16, 2023
• Week of January 3, 2024
• Week of February 20, 2024

Lower Kindergarten, or LowK students must: be 4 years old by September 1 of their desired entry year.

Kindergarten students must: be 5 years old by September 1 of their desired entry year.

Grades 1 through 5 students must:

  • Demonstrate grade-appropriate language fluency prior to admission. A language assessment will be conducted by the ISP Admissions team once an application has been submitted.
  • Submit a transcript and teacher recommendation with their application.

Enrollment Schedule options

We offer flexible enrollment options to help our youngest students adjust to the school routine.

Pre-Kindergarten (PreK) or Lower Kindergarten (LowK) students
Children in PreK or LowK may attend International School of Portland 3, 4, or 5 days per week, for either half or full days. 

Kindergarten and Elementary (Grades 1-5) students
Children in Kindergarten through Grade 5 attend five days per week, full days. Kindergarteners have a rest period in the afternoon.


Non-Discrimination Policy

International School of Portland admits students of any race, color, creed, gender identity, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sexual preference, gender identity, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs, or in any other way.