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Changchun American International School (CAIS) is the first and only International School in Jilin Province and it is the only International Baccalaureate World School in the North-East of China which enrolls 3-19 years old students.


School Entrance Examinations


All applicants will be interviewed by the Principal or Coordinators of the School. Some diagnostic tests will be arranged to help Admissions understand that some applicants may have special learning needs or need placement according to ability or previous experiences.


(I)  Pre-K to PYP2


Applicants should be at least 3 years old to start to study in Pre-K. All students who apply to Pre-K and K should been trained to stop using diapers and they should have basic abilities to eat and go to the toilet by themselves. PYP 1 to PYP2 applicants need to show their report card from their current school(English or Chinese).


(II)  PYP3 and above


All applicants who apply for PYP 3 and above are required to provide two years of transcripts or reports in English or Chinese from their current school. For those applicants who are not English native speakers or have never studied under an English speaking education or IB system, they need to take an entrance examination arranged by CAIS. It is usually a test of English and Mathematics for the appropriate year(Chinese applicants also need to have written and oral test of Chinese)


Candidates applying for entry into MYP5 (Year 10) must be able to demonstrate that they are capable of passing the evaluation at the end of MYP 5. Candidates applying for DP1 (Year 11)will be assessed and interviewed as to their suitability for the IB Diploma Program.


Students must file a complete application and submit all documents as required by the Admissions of the school and pay the school fees before they start. The Admissions documents list is as follows:


a. Application Form

b. Two photographs(Student and parents)

c. Copy of passport( front page& visa page) (Student and parents)

d. Health information and records

e. Immunization record(Prek-PYP1Students)

f. Transcripts/Reports( translated to English)

g. Parent Contract

h Tuition Statement

i. Insurance Statement

j.Emergency Release Statement

k.Pick-up/ Drop-off Statement

l.Library Lending Agreement

m.Photo waiver

n.Student Achievement Wavier

o.Student’s Visa Statement


To be successful at CAIS, students must be willing to work hard and be committed to our programme. Teachers provide the support necessary for students to become confident, independent learners. Additionally, we expect parents to be supportive of and involved in their child’s education.


CAIS also expects students and parents to understand and support the school’s aim to serve a diverse population. Our students come from a variety of racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Admissions, teachers and students always work to maintain an environment that welcomes students from all over the world.