Admissions Process

Admissions Process

Admissions Process
At BMS we accept applications for new students in all age groups throughout the year. BMS is fortunate enough to be in high demand due to the quality of the program we offer, which unfortunately means we are unable to provide a spot for every family applying. As an international community in a global world, spots become available as families have to move on. We allocate these places in accordance with our admissions criteria.

Step 1: Enrollment
If you’re interested in our school and plan to enroll your child at BMS, we kindly ask that you complete an application form and e-mail it to us at admissions@metropolitanschool.com. When enrolling a child for grade two or above, please submit your child’s last two school reports together with the application form. Please enclose a free translation of school reports that have been written in a language other than English or German, together with an explanation of any grades included in the report.

Step 2: Meeting and School Tour
If we have a vacancy and your child meets the admissions criteria, we’ll invite you to come for a meeting and a tour of the school. It is as important to us that you obtain an in-depth look at our school and the curricula, as it is for us to get to know you and your child better. 

Please plan in approximately 60 minutes for the meeting and school tour. We ask you to bring along to the meeting all of the relevant documentation pertaining to your child’s school career, including any medical records, learning assessments and diagnoses, so that we can best assess and support. If you are unable to come to school in person, we are happy to set up a Skype interview with you.

Step 3: Play-Date or Trial Day and Entrance Test
In order to get to know and assess your child, we invite a group of 8-10 children registered for the Early Learning Center (age 3 to age 5) or grade 1 to attend a play-date between November and April of the year before entry. Students applying to school are invited to attend a trial day at BMS, during which they are allocated to a specific homeroom in Primary or house and tutor group in Secondary School. In both cases they are well looked after by a volunteer “buddy”. Students applying to grades 5-12 are required to sit an entrance test.

Step 4: Decision
On completion of the admissions steps, we will let you know whether or not we are able to offer your child a place at Berlin Metropolitan School. If we offer your child a spot and you accept, we will draw up a contract and send it to you, to be signed and returned by the date specified, together with a copy of your child’s birth certificate and your latest tax return.