Admission Policy

Mark Twain International School


Mark Twain IS welcomes students ages 2 to 19 from around the world who are interested in taking part in an exciting and challenging international learning experience.

Pre-Primary & Early Learning

We welcome all children aged 2 to 6 that possess academic potential and that have the capability to benefit from the educational climate specific to MTIS, as well as from the values and principles of an IB international education.

Primary School

Students seeking admission by transfer are required to take an interview/a test aimed at evaluating their academic potential. Students that possess solid English skills are given priority. The optimum age recommended by MTIS for enrollment at entry level in the Preparatory Class is 6.

Middle & High School

The admission to the high or middle school is conditioned by a high level of proficiency in English (International Division) or in the two languages of instruction – English, and Romanian. Diagnostic tests and assessed in one of the following subject areas: English and/or Romanian, and Maths.

IB Diploma Programme

Entry into the IB Diploma Programme in Grade 11 is conditioned upon excellent academic results, proficiency in the English language and a recommendation from the school. Students will be tested on their English language proficiency and on knowledge of chosen DP subjects.

Early Admission

Mark Twain International School welcomes students ages 2 to 19 from all over the world, depending on availability of places and in accordance to its entry standards. New and returning students are required to apply/register in advance, between February and April of every school year preceding the one for which admission is being sought.

Basic Requirements

Admission of candidates and renewal of registration for MTIS students are carried out based on:

  • student’s desire and ability to benefit from the MTIS educational environment;
  • school’s capability to address the student’s educational needs;
  • parents’ or legal guardians’ commitment to support the school mission;
  • parents’ or legal guardians’ fulfillment of their financial obligations towards the school;
  • affidavit certifying the student’s health condition.

What Mark Twain IS Students Are Like

All Mark Twain IS students are expected to strive to put into practice the features of the IB Learner Profile and to be inquirers, knowledgeable, communicators, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, thinkers, principled, balanced and reflective.

Academic Entry Standards

MTIS reserves the right to subject the prospective students to an interview and to a test of aptitudes, as well as to allow new students a period of adaptation to the requirements and specific standards of our school.