Welcome to the Harare International Admissions Process. We trust this process will be easy to follow and that your admissions process experience will be a pleasant one.
Our application process is fully online. You don't have to complete any paperwork, you can do it all directly via his.openapply.com/apply.
If you would need any help on how to use Open Apply you can go to this online manual: https://help.openapply.com/help?manual_id=56004 or you can email me with any questions you might have.
Please read the below information carefully before commencing the process.
Before starting the process, we suggest that you have the documentation stated in Part 1 saved on your desktop for ease of access.
Gather the following necessary documents in digital format and have them ready to upload when prompted:
Passport copy of each student applying
Head and shoulders or passport photo of each student applying
School reports/ grade level reports/ transcripts (you may need to request these from your current school or previous schools)
Any other evaluations (speech and language or education psychologist reports) if applicable.
Please have vaccination records ready
Step 2: Complete the online application form on OpenApply - uploading necessary documentation
Step 3: Pay the application fee invoice - this will be sent to you once you submit your application- do not submit an application unless you understand that you will be invoiced. The application fee of $500.00 will be invoiced automatically when you submit an application. If you do not wish to be invoiced, please do not submit your application. You can save your application and go back to as many times as you like prior to submission. However, once you submit you are indicating that you are making a full application and you understand that you’ll be invoiced the fee of $500.00
Once we have received your application/s and the application fee, your application/s will be sent for review. We will keep you informed along each step of the process.
After completing Part 1 of the online application, the Principal will have a look at your application and if we have space available we will invite you for an assessment/testing with the relevant School (Elementary/Secondary):
We will schedule an Orientation Working Session with the elementary school principal Mr. Niel Petersen. He will do some fun (maths/reading/writing) activities with your children to get to know them better and it gives you as parents also the opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
EC1 - our EC1 Teacher will arrange a 30 minute session in the classroom to get to know your child better and to assess if they are ready to start in our EC1 class.
We will schedule some tests for your child, e.g. MAP and Language testing.
Admissions testing will be conducted to assist in determining appropriate course placements.
Once these assessments/tests have been completed and the Principal is satisfied that we can accommodate your child at Harare International School then you will be invited to complete Part 2 of the online application.
Medical and invoicing details required.
Only once Part 2 is complete will we invoice you. On receipt of payment then we will enrol your child and they may attend class. Please note that payment needs to be done before enrolment.
Harare International School admits students from the international community in Zimbabwe (overseas students). It also offers a limited number of places to local students (i.e. permanent residents or Zimbabwe citizens). The school admits students of all races, colour, and ethnic origins to all the rights and privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
Admission shall be based upon students’ records and test scores submitted as required by the professional staff to determine:
The potential of the applicant to benefit from the educational services available.
The capacity of the Harare International School to meet the educational needs of the applicant.
The ability of the Harare International School to meet the behavioural or emotional needs of the student.
We welcome prospective parents to arrange a private tour of the school prior to admittance. Please email Katie Turner, our Admissions Officer, on firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Click here to view our factsheet which has some more information about the Harare International School.
Click here to view the Grade comparison chart for 2018-2019 school year
Click here to view the Grade comparison chart for 2019-2020 school year