Enrollment Process

We currently offer Preparatory to Grade 10 (Year 1 to 11). Grade 11 (Year 12) will be added in  the 2022/23 school year

Each year, around January, we invite families to register on our waiting list for the following school year. In March / April we start registering siblings of children already at RICE for Year 1 (Preparatory), since siblings receive priority. We then invite families on our waiting list, for Year 1 only, to bring their child for a Place Assessment. The purpose of the Place Assessment is to ensure a child is ready to start in Year 1. The Assessment examines English, Maths, and Amharic. Places are then allocated according to the number of spaces available and the assessment result. In mid-May we invite interested families for other Grade levels depending on spaces available. Families who have been on our waiting list for 2-3 years receive priority.

The following process will be followed for all new applications who successfully pass the Placement Assessment and are then invited to register:

An Application Form must be completed and given to the school office accompanied by the following before it will be considered:

  • Copy of the child’s most recent school report (if applicable)
  • Copy of the child’s birth certificate
  • Copy of the child’s passport (if available)
  • Copy of current vaccinations
  • Three colour passport-sized photos of the child
  • Application Fee of 600 birr (non-refundable)
  1. Students requiring placement two or more years either below or above the Year recommended for their age will not usually be accepted. The table below provides a guide used to determine the appropriate age for any given Year.
  2. Successful applicants are normally admitted to RICE at the beginning of the school year. Students will only be accepted after this in exceptional circumstances.
  3. Successful applicants will be expected to pay a 10% Place Reservation deposit once the Application Form has been approved. This represents the first 10% of the annual tuition fee. Failure to pay the deposit will mean the child’s place may be offered to another family.
  4. For the purpose of maintaining quality education in the classroom, RICE limits class sizes respective to the physical space in a classroom. The maximum class size for any Year is 24 students per class.

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