Domestic Students - Private Schools in Minneapolis l International School of MN

Domestic Students

Thank you for your interest in our school. 

Our admissions process is designed to help parents make the best educational decision for their child.  We invite interested families to tour our campus and classrooms throughout the year.  If you haven't done so yet, please schedule a tour with one of our admissions representatives.  We also organize events so visit our Admission Events page to learn more. 

We realize that families living overseas or out of state may not have the opportunity to visit the campus, so please take a look at our virtual tour to get an idea of what ISM has to offer.

If you are applying as an International Student (F-1 visa), please visit our International Students page.

Admissions Process

The formal admissions process begins when you provide a completed enrollment application for your child along with the appropriate fee to our Admissions Office.

If your child has been enrolled in another school, we will need previous school transcripts as well as an age-appropriate recommendation form from a previous teacher or mentor. 

Once all the paperwork has been completed, the Admissions Office will schedule your child's entrance assessment.  At ISM, we approach student testing very differently than other schools.  Our proprietary SABIS® diagnostic testing is not administered to see if your child "measures up" competitively or to weed out applications.  Rather, this testing reveals your child's current academic standing in English and Math, helping us confirm grade placement. 

Because we want ISM to be your child's academic home, we encourage your child to participate in a morning shadow visit (ECE applicants) or full day shadow visit for older students as our guest to meet teachers and fellow classmates as well as get a firsthand experience of life at ISM.

If you are a boarding student, please fill out this questionnaire.


Below are the forms available for download:


To ease the application process, here is a checklist to help you make sure you have everything:

  1. Schedule tour, if you can

  2. Fill out the application

  3. Pay fee

  4. Send school records

  5. Return recommendation form (see above for specific level forms)

  6. Schedule a diagnostic exam for your child and shadow visit

  7. For boarding students only, please fill out this questionnaire

Once the Admissions Office receives all of this inforamtion, we will follow up with you regarding the status of the application. 

Private Schools in Minneapolis l International School of MN

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