The admission has started: How to get into Heritage International School
The Heritage Admissions Office receives the candidates’ files for grades 1-8, at 45A, Dacia Blvd., Chisinau. The Admissions Office operates under the regular schedule (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and will accept requests including during the Easter break.
Parents are invited to book a presentation tour by calling 062022210 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A starter pack folder is provided to all parents intending to pursue admission into Heritage International School. This pack includes all sets of documents and information regarding the school policies and practices. Additional information: www.heritage.md/en/admission
Assessment of English language skills
All candidates (grades 1-8) will be assessed to determine their level of understanding and use of the English language, if this is not their native language. Heritage applies the widely accepted WIDA learning and assessment model, which assesses the learner’s specific skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking. Students who have not previously studied English will be accepted for the placement test and will receive language development support through the Intensive English Programme until their proficiency level meets the expectations of the curriculum.
The Academic Placement Test
To study at Heritage, students in grades 2 to 8 will take an academic placement test (first grade learners are exempt). The assessment is free of charge and includes two tests – language (Russian or Romanian) and Mathematics. The minimum pass mark for admission is 70% in each test; if an applicant does not meet the minimum requirement in academics, admission may be declined.
What do Heritage learners study?
Heritage International School was approved as a Cambridge School by Cambridge Assessment International Education (Cambridge International) and currently offers Cambridge International Primary and Secondary Education.
The Curriculum of Heritage International School represents a visionary approach to the learning process with two options:
- Bilingual Pathway (mainly for local students, but not exclusively), combining the national curriculum with the Cambridge International curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum (in primary classes),
- Cambridge Pathway (mainly for foreign students, but not exclusively), combining the Cambridge International curriculum with the International Primary Curriculum (in primary classes).
Apart from the academic program, extracurricular activities play an important role in the educational process at Heritage – they provide great developmental benefits and help the students enhance their academic, artistic, athletic, social and personal skills. Clubs for all levels are held in the second part of the day, mostly free of charge. The students can attend: languages clubs, movies club, club for volunteers; STEM education, Robotics; volleyball, basketball, football, swimming and other sports; drama, ballet, music and school band, modern dance, drums, voice interpretation and many more.